This is Shweta’s forty fourth post for her Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. This is my forty fourth entry for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. This week’s theme word is leave. All of them are six words except for one book that has more than six words. Selavu means leave (time off) (vacation) in Telugu. Shweta please choose the first one. The story behind that one is yesterday I found out that my boo Luther Lawrence passed away on Tuesday from cancer complications. I never got to say goodbye to him because I haven’t seen him since late January early February when he came to our Tommy Hilfiger store to shop. I miss him and love him. He was working the day that I walked in to Tommy Hilfiger with my application and turned it in. He was also one of the first people that I worked with on my first shift at Tommy Hilfiger on March 23rd, 2017. He was the only one that remembered that March 23rd, 2018 was my first year anniversary with Tommy Hilfiger. On January 1st, 2020 this was his reply to my happy new year’s wishes: Happy New Year, hon! Love you too! All the best in 2020! Make me proud! I promise to make you proud Luther boo! Here’s a link to Shweta’s blog https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/saturday-six-word-story-prompt-6wsp-44-june-27-2020/

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The first picture is the last time that I saw Luther when he stopped by Tommy Hilfiger to shop. The second picture is the bracelet that I bought from his Etsy business. I know that he loved me and now he is another one of the many angels looking down on me from Heaven. Ironically yesterday when I went to work I decided to wear the same shirt that I wore in the picture. The story of this shirt is back in 2017 Luther was like Siri why don’t you try wearing other colors instead of always wearing shades of blue. I think you would look good in this pink blouse.  I tried it on after my shift and everyone said that I looked cute in pink. I ended up buying it and I was wearing it when Luther’s friend Alex told me that Luther passed away.

1.) Why did you leave us, boo?

2.) I hope he will leave America.

3.) This Is Where I Leave You

4.) All That You Can’t Leave Behind: Why We Can Never Do Without Cricket

5.) Leave Only Footprints by Jaihind Sumal

6.)  French Leave by Sheri Cobb South

7.) There Will Be No Leave Today

8.) Did  you watch Aadivaram Aadavaallaku Selavu(Kavali)?

9.) Have you watched When Will You Leave?

10.) Will you watch Leave No Trace

Jonathan Tropper (who was born on February 19, 1970) is an American screenwriter, novelist, and producer. He is the internationally best-selling author of six novels that have been translated into over thirty languages. His last two novels, This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go were both New York Times best-sellers. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Cinemax television series Banshee (2013–2016) and the creator of the Cinemax television series Warrior (2019–2020). Jonathon Tropper wrote This Is Where I Leave You in 2009.

If one were to do a nationwide poll of Indians born after Independence and ask which is the one date they remember most, the answer may well be 25 June 1983, the date on which India won the Cricket World Cup. It is often said that cricket in India is like a religion; nothing could be more misleading. Religion has scarred the nation more deeply than anything else. Cricket is the balm that heals. In our collective consciousness, there is nothing quite like cricket. As the most visible expression of national identity, as an obsession or a dream, cricket is the only thing that possibly unites a country as diverse and as contradiction-ridden as India. In this brilliant book, All That You Can’t Leave Behind: Why We Can Never Do Without Cricket the book’s author Soumya Bhattacharya shows how we have made this game our own, given it our own colour, our own customs, our own codes. And how cricket in turn has come to permeate every aspect of our public life, from popular culture to politics so that, when a game is on, the rest of life happens strictly between overs. This book even ties in to Battalion 609 an amazing Bollywood movie that I watched this week that had to do with a Cricket Match between the Indian Army and the Pakistani Army.

Jaihind Sumal the author of Leave Only Footprints: Indian Migrants in Kenya lives in my birth state of South Carolina and is visiting the UK for a short period where he is discussing his moving book. The book is an intimate family history. It is the story of a family going from riches to poverty in colonial India and a mother’s foresight to send her children to a country thousands of miles away. It is about the struggles of a family to settle in a new country with its own political internal conflict with their colonial masters. This is a story of Indian migrants in Kenya, which has been captured in personal stories, in their historical context, as seen through the eyes of two generations of a family embarking on this journey. The proceeds from the book will go to the charity, “Carolina for Kabira”, working with children’s education in slums of Kabira (Nairobi, Kenya).

French Leave by Sherri Cobb Smith is a regency historical romance novel. Now forced by bankruptcy and scandal into exile in France, Lord Waverly expects never to return to his homeland until, staggering home from a gaming hell in the wee hours of the morning, he encounters a young novice escaping from a convent. When she asks him to escort her to England, promising that her English grandfather will reward him handsomely for her safe conveyance, Waverly reluctantly agrees. Alas, Waverly soon realizes the enormity of his task. When he delivers the irrepressible Lisette to her grandfather’s home only to discover that the old man is dead, Waverly is left with no alternative but to offer her the protection of his name. And when he is unexpectedly reunited with the woman whose marriage precipitated his flight to France, Waverly begins to discover that his marriage of convenience is likely to prove very inconvenient indeed.

There Will be No Leave Today is a 1959 student film by the Russian film directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Aleksandr Gordon. Based on a real postwar incident, the film is about an army unit trying to dispose unexploded bombs to save a small town. It was Tarkovsky’s and Gordon’s second film, produced while being students at the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). The film was aired on Soviet Central Television in 1959 and consecutive years on Victory Day. For a long time it was thought to be lost, but was rediscovered in the mid-1990s.

Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu Kavali is an 2007 Telugu-language movie that is directed by Raja Vannem Reddy. Sivaji plays the lead role. Suhasini Maniratnam, Brahmanandam, Kondavalasa, Venu Madhav, Krishna Bhagavaan, and Prakashraj also starred in the movie. The film was released on February 23, 2007. The music was composed by Vandemataram Srinivas.

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (Guest, When Will You Leave?) is a 2010 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Ashwni Dhir, and produced by Amita Pathak. Loosely based on the short story Tum Kab Jaoge, Athithi? by Sharad Joshi, the film stars Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal and Konkona Sen Sharma. It was released on 5 March 2010. The film was a success earned nearly double its budget and was a commercial success. It received numerous nominations at Indian award ceremonies.

Leave No Trace is a 2018 American drama film directed by Debra Granik and written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the 2009 novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock. The plot follows a military veteran father with posttraumatic stress disorder (Ben Foster) who lives in the forest with his young daughter (Thomasin McKenzie). The novel is based on a true story. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was theatrically released by Bleecker Street in the United States, on June 29, 2018. The film received universal critical acclaim, with praise for the performances of Foster and McKenzie, and, after Paddington 2, it is the second-most reviewed film to hold an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.