six word story #93

Too much water ruined the upma.

This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #56: Water. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers.

Author’s Note:

Upma (or uppumavu as it is called in my mother tongue) is a South Indian breakfast that is made from dry-roasted semolina. Too much water can totally ruin the upma. And yes, no prizes for guessing – I have ruined upma by adding too much water. I have done it so many times – more than what I an count!

This prompt really threw me. I couldn’t come up with anything else in 6 words! So here is my half-baked attempt.

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65 thoughts on “six word story #93

    1. Oh, too much water is like kryptonite πŸ˜‚
      It turns mushy and you’ll most probably have to throw out the ruined batch and start all over again.
      Must have been a close call, huh? I’m glad that they weren’t ruined.

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    1. Oh whoa. That’s such a coincidence. Sometimes I end up roasting it too much that it becomes charred…I mean, smoked πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much πŸ’–
      How did you manage to save it, HS?


  1. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Didn’t expect this tragic story here. Good one! And of course, this is the saga of every homemaker. Personally I like my upma watery, love to have them warm with that smooth texture sliding down my throat, instead of battling with hardened lumps of semolina,wondering whether I should break the chunks or chew them in my mouth πŸ˜…

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    1. I was kind of running out of inspiration. Haha. Now that’s a very positive approach to a watery upma. In my case, the water becomes too much that I have to let it boil and simmer for a while to attain that smooth texture. My grandmother prefers the soft upma too. πŸ˜ƒ


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