Adit looked on with pleasure at the bridge spanning before the waterfall. “The tourists will love it, Devaj!” he enthused. “We’ll make money hand over fist! Is it ready yet?”
“Not yet,” said Devaj, studying engineering drawings. The two sat, overlooking the bridge.
“Is that a Lord Ganesh beside the bridge?” Adit pointed to the elephant-headed idol.
“You like? It turns blue when removing the obstacles of business.”
Adit groaned. “You believe that stuff?”
Devaj stared at the blueprints. “If you’d seen what I’ve seen, you’d believe too.”
“Ridiculous!” spat Adit. “Mystical mumbo-jumbo.”
“In time, you’ll understand,” murmured Devaj.
That’s when Adit realized twelve tourists were already crossing the bridge. “Devaj? How much weight can the bridge support right now.”
Devaj didn’t even look up. “Without attaching the main supports? Not even a monkey. Why?”
The tourists safely crossed and passed the Lord Ganesh, glowing blue. Astonished, Adit said, “You know, I think I believe that Lord Ganesh helps after all.”
Devaj grinned, unaware of the narrowly avoided disaster. “See? That wasn’t so hard.”
Lord Ganesh: Elephant-headed Hindu god. Known as the remover of obstacles, especially to business opportunities. Thus, he is nearly always present in any Indian business. http://www.lotussculpture.com/ganesh1.html
Written for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers writing challenge. Look here to see what others have written in answer to the picture prompt above: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/fffaw-week-of-07-29-2015/