The Spiritual Old Man|پیرمردروحانی


“192nd story”

A very neat old man with long white beard and hair, walked into a small jewelry store. The owner was alone and welcomed the old man.

The only thing that the old man said, was: “I am your good angel.”

Then he sat on a chair in the store.

The owner laughed hard and said: “You do look spiritual, but I never thought you would be an angel.”

The store door got open and a decent couple walked in. They asked for a neckless that was hanging on the shop’s window.

While the owner was getting that neckless, he noticed that the lady sat on the lap of the old man.

The owner said: “Why are you sitting on that old man’s lap?”

The lady said: “What are you talking about? Are you alright? What old man?”

The couple bought the neckless and walked out of the store.

The old man said: “You are the only one who can see , or hear me. I told you that I am an angel. This happens only to uprightness people like you. Here this tissue has been brought from heaven.

Wipe your face with it and wash all your sins. From now it would be like you were born fresh, no sins in your life.”

The Jewelry owner got scared and at the same time excited. He grabbed the tissue and wiped his face carefully with tears and prayers and thanked God for this miracle.

When he woke up, his store was wiped out. The old man and the couple were a team, and took everything he had.

Categories: Short Story

55 comments

  1. I never thought the old man was a burglar until the end. What a beautiful story I enjoyed reading it.

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  2. Few years back this gang was caught red handed. A drama and many tv programmes were made to highlight this kind of plunderes.
    Am surprised that this gang has reached everywhere 😂

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  3. how awful
    how funny
    sap zap just like
    that instant piety
    and poverty as well
    do tell

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  4. 💜 A Friend of Mine Sez that if Ever Someone Steals then Their NEED!!! is More than The Victim due to MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues) of The Stealer; ergo Being Poor in Soul like a Sad Sex, Drug, Alcohol Addict et al…it’s NEVER!!! The Substance, Money or Materialism; it’s ALWAYS!!! The Mood and a Good Mood Means ?????????…

    …💛💚💙…

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  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    G;;OTIOUS STORIOUS!

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  6. I’M SORRY, LELAH===I DID TRY—BUT MY WORSENING CARARACTS IN BOTH EYES MAKE READING VERY DIFFICULT—I HAVE TO RENEGE ON MY PROMISE TO BRVIEW YOUR BOOK. I CAN BARELY SEE WHAT I AM TYPING HERE! I’M SORRY!

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  7. Such an unexpected end to the story, yet very wise.

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  8. Omg how horrible! I mean it’s a well-developed piece of flash fiction, but the plot twist though. Sadly, this story can happen in my country. Thieves nowadays have to be very creative in their modus operandi.

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  9. I didn’t expect that ending but now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. Only the blood of Christ can wash away our sins. Angels watch over us but when it comes to our sins, only God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit can deliver us. This was truly a great story but a terrible outcome for the store owner.

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  10. So unexpected, it gave a case of mental whiplash… lol wow.

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  11. False prophets are plentiful,amen

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  12. May I know what you have written in Urdu in the title of your post? Recently I have been learning to read Urdu but I am not able to read this one

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  13. Wow, what an unexpected ending I enjoy the story the burglar so smart

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  14. What a simple yet beautiful story. A classic Laleh. It show, how weak and gullible we humans can be in the name of the divine. Gives me a lot to think, how religious beliefs can blind us at times, however I personally believe religious convictions are necessary. We just need to be careful that our beliefs does not make us blind.

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  15. so simple yet so potent in meaning !

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