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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



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


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.





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…)


‘ To publish  or not to publish.’


Sketch by Indi

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS- 7 February 2014/ Suggestion

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FF is a wonderful challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff, which I can hardly make on time. This time due to computer problem I could not post in time, submission were closed hence I am publishing it here just for fun.

Copyright - Dawn M. Miller

Copyright – Dawn M. Miller


Word count- 100



This was the tenth time she touched each one of the lamp, rubbing them expectantly.

Nothing happened. Not a single thought; let alone a story came to her mind.

Shopkeeper inquired curiously, whether she was looking for some magic lamp.

At first, she denied but then confessed that she was supposed to write a story on lamps but was unable to do.

‘Buy one, take home and sit staring at it, it may help.’ he suggested.

‘Will it work?’ she asked.

‘Yes, it always works for me.’

‘You come up with a story?’

‘No, it helps me sell one lamp.’

Five Sentence Fiction – Frozen

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Five Sentence Fiction – Frozen’



We human beings are very clever.

We always find an excuse to justify what we love to do.

Bobby loved non-vegetarian food.

He loved birds also and started working for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization, but now he found it difficult to eat fresh meat, as he could not stand killing animal by himself or for his sake.

Therefore, instead of becoming a vegetarian, he started taking frozen meat, though outwardly feeling guilty, on the pretext that he was not involved in the killing process and once when it is killed, why waste it.

Five Sentence Fiction – Sparks

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It all started with a playful discussion over future planning.

They were both working couple so she told him that when they will have a child she would keep it with her mom so she does not have to leave the job.

‘Nice, so she can raise one more brat like you.’ It was just a slip of the tongue, which he regretted but the harm was done.

There was friction, spark, firework, storm and then heavy rains.

Looking around the room after aftermath, they both started laughing, she has not even conceived yet.


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