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Daily Prompt- Locked and Sealed

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Daily Prompt- Locked and Sealed- Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)?

 

I hope it will not be called bragging if I say that I am very good at keeping secrets.

Still I can recall one incident where I was guilty of spilling the beans, unintentionally though.

When I was in school final, we were four very close friends since class eight, we shared everything between us.

One day my closest friend KK asked me whether I can keep a secret or not. I said yes and she told me that her parents have arranged her marriage and soon she is going to get engaged. She requested me to keep my mouth shut as she herself will tell other friends and give us a party. I was very happy and wanted to share it with all but she made me promise to keep quiet.

Next day when all were chatting in lunch break one of my friend complained that we did not have a party for a long time. Suddenly I said that KK is going to give us one nice party soon.

All friends forced her to tell her the reason for the party. Unwillingly she told them.

It was a slip of tongue, I apologies to her but she did not forgave me and stopped talking to me since then.

My friends also requested her to forgive me but she was adamant.

We resumed talking after sometime as we both were dying to talk to each other.

Since then I have never revealed a secret.

 

Spraying monkeys with "love hormone" makes them act nicer to each other

 

Daily Prompt- You, Robot

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Daily Prompt- You, Robot-  Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it?

 

Wow!

It is true God sees but late.

When I needed someone to help me I would have loved to have a robot to save me from cooking. I always hated cooking. It’s very time-consuming job and if you are cooking for your family it’s thankless also. You can’t make every member of your family at the same time. Children need something, elders another.

Making some special dishes is okay but daily cooking is a tedious, tiresome job. But surprisingly now at old age I don’t hate any job. Perhaps more I am unable to do some jobs the more I cling to them to keep myself active.

After much thought I think I will make my robot my driver. I love to go outdoors and have to depend on my husband’s mood. Nowadays I hate driving and searching for parking places. It’s a nice idea to give it driver’s job. Please God really hand me a robot so I can go out wherever and whenever I want.

 

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Waiting/ Wake Up Call

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Five Sentence Fiction – Waiting

 

WAKE UP CALL

 

The world was waiting with bated breath; my team members were chewing their nails as it was cricket world cup finals between two recognized rival countries making the match more interesting.

 

Last over, last ball and I was the last batsman to take the strike, only four runs needed to win.

 

I looked equally menacingly at the bowler; corrected my stance: it was either hit six or be doomed.

 

Someone wailed in my ears ‘ wake up silly, wake up’

 

Oh no! Why mother comes always at the wrong time or was it the dream always comes at the waking time.

 

 

Daily Prompt- Uncanned Laughter- Carol or Parole

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Daily Prompt- Uncanned Laughter-  A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you (or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.

 

Its an old, at least 43 years old faux pass but I still feel ashamed of it, a word I misused in my haste to show my knowledge.

It so happened 43 years ago my newly wed elder sister came to visit mother and me with his christian husband on the christmas eve afternoon. After chatting for sometime they got up to go but my mother insisted them to go after dinner.

My bro-in-law declined saying he has to go with friends at night for…

Before he could finish, to show how much I know of their culture as I had studies at missionary school, I chirped in

‘Mother let them go they have to go for PAROLE’

Full marks to my BIL, real gentleman he is, very quietly without even smiling, he corrected ‘ carol, indu, carol.’

With great difficulty my sister suppressed her smile. I still feel  embarrassed when I remember this.

Afterward we all had a good laugh on that.

 

Friday Fictioneers- 18/7/2014/ OPTIMISM

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Copyright – Adam Ickes

 

Word Count 100

Humor

OPTIMISM

Life can be very boring, sitting whole day in a corner, watching workers doing their job, even for a stuffed goat.

Do you believe in animism? I do. I have soul like plants, winds and mountains. I can’t speak but I can understand everything.

When one day one worker scolded her pretty daughter for not studying properly and failing in the same class again and again that if she fails one more time he will marry her off to me.

Since then life has become a bit interesting. I am waiting for her to fail.

Optimism makes life bearable.

 

First version of FF

HOPE

I was assigned the most important job in the office to keep  watch on fellow workers.

I knew they despised me and whispered to each other, ‘ see that back biter, sitting there whole day like a stuffed goat, doing nothing and bleating all the time.’

I might have resigned long back but one day I overheard the boss threatening that pretty worker, ‘ look you silly goat! You make too many mistakes. One more mistake and I will make you marry that goat and resign.’

Since then I’m waiting for her to make a mistake. Hope keeps a man alive.

 

( Which one is better friends. Feedback please.)

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt- An Odd Trio/A Nonsensical Tale

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Daily Prompt- An Odd Trio- Today, you can write about whatever you what — but your post must include, in whatever role you see fit, a cat, a bowl of soup, and a beach towel.

 

 

 Nonsensical Tale of a cat, a soup bowl and a beach towel

 

The cat was looking at the empty bowl of soup indignantly. ‘He could have put some milk in it before sleeping’ she grunted.

‘You can eat some carrots instead’ poked the rat that was nibbling the corner of the beach towel, the man sleeping on the floor has wrapped around his waist.

‘You are a nincompoop’ said the cat.

The rat ran to the dictionary to find the meaning of it.

The dog who was shredding the other end of the beach towel laughed.

‘What’s so funny’ inquired both the cat and the rat.

‘It’s the way you run to the dictionary every time she says some funny word instead of doing your own work makes me laugh.’ said the dog and laughed again.

The man, who was still inside the beach towel, woke up with a start at the noise they made.

The  towel fell on the ground. They all started laughing. He collected it and again wrapped around his waist.

‘Oh! I’m late again for the breakfast. Instead of chewing my towel why don’t you all do something?’ He complained.

‘You know we can’t cook’.

They all circled around him.

‘I’m hungry’, the rat said,’ there are no breadcrumbs on the floor.’

‘I’m hungry, no milk in the bowl’ whined the cat.

‘I’m hungry too.’ The dog barked.

‘I’m hungry too’ said the man.

For once they all agreed on something.

He fetched something for everyone from the kitchen then they  all ate together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader’s Choice Contest Entry: Confusion by Indira Mukhopadhyay

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Reader’s Choice Contest Entry: Confusion by Indira Mukhopadhyay.

Five Sentence Fiction – Companion

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Five Sentence Fiction – Companion

Someone said ” Truth is stranger than fiction” methinks funny and lovely also.

 

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Companion

He was my companion just for three years and in three years he taught me a lot of things, such as humor, selfless love, how to get whatever he wanted without even muttering a word and how to listen patiently before succumbing suddenly to his undiagnosed illness.

Once when he was one year old, he came running to me, kept his head on my stomach and started whining, I patted him with love and scratched his ears thinking that he was missing me and needs a little pampering.

Just then my maid servant came running furiously, she asked me not to pamper the scoundrel as he had pulled down my mother’s freshly washed white sari and was stamping on it with muddy feet and now the cunning fellow has the guts to seek your sympathy as he was sure to get a smack from her.

The reason behind this was that he got a scolding from my mother for digging out all the newly planted saplings while playing in the garden and was warned not to enter the garden again.

My adorable dog Kutkut  showed his displeasure in this way.

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My affectionate dog Kutkut

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 1

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 1- Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

I have a huge collection of odd ball pics, here are some of them.

Six Word Story Challenge: Dilemma

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Six Word Story Challenge: Dilemma

( I had a dilemma over one of my sketches whether I should post it or not but now as it fits the bill…)

Dilemma

‘ To publish  or not to publish.’

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Sketch by Indi

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