#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Z is for Zero!



A number that is bad if it is your account balance, but would be wonderful if it was preceded by a non-zero number and a huge number of zeroes; also, a number that would be wonderful if only we could use it in association with the COVID-19 cases.

Although the news doesn’t look hopeful, I hope and pray that we get there soon enough.

On an entirely difference note, at home, we used to have this inside joke that if we don’t prepare well for an exam, we would end up with zero, also referred to as “Aana mutta” in Malayalam, which roughly translates to “Elephant’s egg”. It was a direct reference to what our scores would be!

I have had a lot of people reaching out to say that they loved this series. I have a good news for them – The A2Z one-liners may be over, but One-liner Wednesdays will continue. ๐Ÿ™‚ Check back every Wednesday at 8PM IST for more interesting one-liners.

Do keep a lookout for my A2ZChallenge Reflections post! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’ll be up in a few days.

It was an honour to participate and successfully complete my third A2ZChallenge. I have had a lot of fun this April. I have made so many friends and I have found a lot of blogs that I will continue to follow even after this A2Z. The A2Z also helped me return back to active blogging and I got back to writing fiction after a break! ๐Ÿ™‚

As for my #A2ZChallenge community, thank you for sharing great tips to open jars, slice onions without crying, reduce the “saltiness” of a dish, and for helping me believe that I wasn’t the only one who was very unfortunate when it came to running into trouble with auto-correct, cooking troubles (yes, “smoked” is a whole new flavour!), dealing with dust, misplacing my keys, standing in queues, forgetting my umbrella at critical times and so much more! Thank you for your faith and encouragement. This lockdown got a whole lot easier thanks to you and A2ZChallenge. Stay safe, take care. Do keep visiting. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had thought about publishing these one-liners as an ebook. But procrastination reared its ugly head.

I look forward to the next AtoZChallenge and I have already decided that my theme will be flash fiction. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was glad to be the source of some humour and inspiration to you during these very difficult times. I hope you had as much or even more fun than I did. The fun and humour will continue. Keep checking regularly for other flash fiction pieces – tiny tales, short stories, and six word stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is day #37 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

If you are feeling bored or facing lockdown blues, do check out this post:

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

A-AutocorrectB-Binge-watchingC-ConfusedD-DustE-EnvyF-FamilyG-GermH-Heroes | I-IdeaJ-JarK-KeyL-LyingM-MagicN-No | O-OnionP-Painkiller | Q-Queue | R-Revenge | S-SaltT-Touchscreen | U-Umbrella | V-Vanish | W-Worry | X-x | Y-Yawn | Z

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92 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: Z is for Zero!

  1. How exhausting is it to already plan the next A to Z?๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
    But let me put it like this. I’m impressed. Truly.
    Zero was also made popular by a certain actress years ago as a waistline number ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Ohh yes, but then I realized I have a lot of time on my hands. This was the first time I took the challenge without having 26 ready to publish posts. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคญ I love to plan in advance. But after this year, I know that I’ll be able to complete the challenge even without much preparation. But with fiction, it’s better to be prepared!
      Thank you so much. Your poems have inspired me a lot too. So much that I’ve started writing a lot of poetry these days! Something that I didn’t think I could manage!
      Thank you so much for your support. I hope that we can be in touch even after this challenge. I’m so glad to have come accross you in the course of this challenge. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  2. Zero has immense potential..its the starting point for me..I have enjoyed your posts..congratulations on finishing the challenge …you know your theme already! wow that is some planning ๐Ÿ™‚ already looking forward to it

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    1. Yes. Though it tends to be associated with a lot of negativity, it does have its merits! Fiction was the theme of my very first A2Z challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚ My blog really took off after that. So I thought I’ll return back to roots and revive a much neglected part of my soul’s blog. I love to plan. I was scared of this A2Z challenge for the very reason that I hadn’t planned my posts in advance! And now that I have the tie, I thought I’ll prepare for the next one. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your love and support. It has meant a great deal to me. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I’m so glad you enjoyed the challenge!

    Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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    1. Thank you so much, Lenni. This challenge has been quite a roller-coaster ride, but one that I have enjoyed immensely and can’t wait to experience again.
      We are safe. I hope that you and your family are safe too! Thank you so much for reaching out to me. It means a lot. โค๏ธ


  4. Congratulations on successfully completing the challenge. I’ve read only some of your posts but loved them. Planning for next year already? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking forward to it.

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you so much. Ohh yes, since I have a bit of time on my hands, I thought I’ll start in advance so that I’ll be ready by April (procrastination is a major factor that has to be accounted for, you see ๐Ÿ˜‰)
      I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you so much for dropping by. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  5. Congratulation on successfully finishing the challenge! It is always a great accomplishment.
    I enjoye reading about your reflections and learning about the lockdown in your country. Strange as it may be, this thing is bringing us together, I think. We’re all experiencing the same things. I hope this make us better human being.

    Today, May 4, the lockdown is finally easing here in Italy. We’re in for a new phase. Let’s hope for the future.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am happy to know that you enjoyed this series. Adversity dies tend to bring out the best in people and bond them across many barriers that would have prevented them otherwise. I also hope that we come out this crisis as stronger, better and kinder beings.
      I’m glad to know that the lockdown restrictions are being relaxed at last! I’m so happy to hear that Italy is headed for a better phase. Stay safe. Take care!


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