The Stallholder ~ a Short Fiction Story by John Hansen

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  1. surovi99 profile image84
    surovi99posted 2 years ago

    John, this is a wonderful fictional piece of writing, and everyone should read it to get its important message. Here is the link: … tion-Story

    Hi John,
    I feel humbled and am amazed that you were inspired by my recent piece of fiction, "The Empathetic Cashier at the Market." I am happy with your take on the fictional prompt, and I think the stall holder has to teach us all something vital and significant. Thank you so much.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rosina, thank you for sharing the link to my story and also the very generous comment. I also appreciate the inspiration that your original story gave me.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      What a pleasing story! I have often seen some vegetable and fruit vendors doing such acts of kindness, for the poor people.
      Well thought of story, with a beautiful message. And, this is interesting to note that Rosina’s prompt story inspired you to write this.
      The beauty of HubPages— Fellow writers motivating and inspiring each other.
      Thank you John and Rosina, for this wonderful read.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Chitrangada.
        Yes, I have also witness some fruit and vegetable holders being generous to the poor or children. There are still some good people in the world.
        I needed a writing prompt and Rosina provided it through her story so I am grateful. Thank you for reading and have a great day.

  2. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 2 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your story John. I like the fact that you were inspired by Rosina's story and the prompt. You gave us a good story with an important message as to how we treat others. I love that message!

    Thanks for posting John's story Rosina.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Pamela. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed my story and felt it had a valuable message.

      1. Eurofile profile image97
        Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for sharing this, Rosina. John has written an engaging and thought-provoking story. It restores our faith in human nature. I was willing the stall holder to give some fruit to the girl.

        1. Jodah profile image90
          Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Hello Liz, I am happy that you found this thought-provoking and that it restored your hope in human nature. What more can we ask for in a story? I am glad the stallholder didn't disappoint.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful story of kindness.
    His mood was not dampered at all by the one who walked away in a gruff.
    He knew his bottom line, but knew that kindness & helping someone is more important when they are in need.
    A good feel story...thank you.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Brenda, thank you for reading my story. We need to focus on feel-good stories in at the present time, and know that there are people who can be kind and refrain from greed, even if they are struggling themselves.

  4. Misbah786 profile image85
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    John, this is a wonderful story with an important and beautiful message.  Kindness is a choice. Kindness, in my opinion, brings people together and fosters an atmosphere of love and support. As Pluto said, "Be kind, because everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

    Thanks Rosina for sharing the link to John's hub.

    Take care and keep smiling. Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Blessings always!!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Misbah, thank you for reading my story and I am glad you found it beautiful with a worthy message. I have been away for a couple of days with little Internet service so it was nice to arrive home to your comment.

  5. vidsagster profile image86
    vidsagsterposted 2 years ago

    A beautiful story John. It feels so good to know that there are still good people in this world. Thanks Rosina for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading my story, Vidya. Yes, we need to spread more stories of people showing kindness and doing good deeds. Have a great day.

  6. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    Your story has a lovely and important message, John. The description of the scene reminded me of an outdoor market that I visit in the summer. The vendors there are friendly, but I've never seen them express the kindness that the stallholder in your story did.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda, it is pleasing to know the markets in this story reminded you of the summer outdoor market that you visit. I am sure most stallholders are nice people but display various levels of kindness.


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