six word story #111

Food satisfies hunger, but not greed. I am not a fan of people who are extremely picky and waste food thoughtlessly. Being picky is alright but that's not an excuse to waste food. When there are so many people who are starving and struggling to get at least one square meal per day, it feels … Continue reading six word story #111

One-liner Wednesdays #26

Hunger (noun) The primal feeling that makes you grab and stuff food into your mouth as soon as you can get your hands on the said food, without bothering to click a photo for Instagram. Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. Please click on the link to know more … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #26

Food for thought #2

What's worse than finding a worm in a fruit/vegetable? You think that's bad enough? Think again! Still can't come up with anything worse? Finding half a worm would be much worse indeed, especially if you have eaten the said fruit/vegetable. What are your thoughts? But on the bright side, you can safely assume that the … Continue reading Food for thought #2

Three Line Tale #15: A new normal…

The lockdown had robbed the birds of their easy sources of food. Gone were the days when visitors to the park would feed them. They had fend for themselves now, perched on poles, careful to maintain a safe distance. This post was written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 221 prompt by Sonya. … Continue reading Three Line Tale #15: A new normal…

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: M is for Magic

Magic (noun) The phenomenon you keep wishing for in real life (even though you know very well that it doesn't exist* ) each time you open the refrigerator and stare at the contents expectantly as if waiting for your favourite meal (or even a snack!) to appear out of thin air. *You know it's non-existent … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: M is for Magic

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

Jar (noun) The one thing in your house that absolutely refuses to open until your hands turn red with the sheer effort of trying to open the damn thing and the contents spill because of the force! I'm always in trouble with jars of jams, sauces, pickles, and honey. especially when I am opening it … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: J is for Jar

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

doubt, google

Idea (noun) The one thing you need in excess at the moment when you realize that you don't have an ingredient in the middle of cooking a dish! I'm a lazy idiot who's not exactly fond of cooking. However, the current lockdown has forced me into the kitchen to cook three healthy-ish meals every day. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: I is for Idea

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

Confused (adjective) When you find yourself in a state where you can't tell if the food you have cooked (read: fried) is burnt or fried to perfection (almost!). I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #10 of the lockdown here in India. I'm safe in the confines of my … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

#AtoZChallenge: Fate (tiny tale #13)

He emerged from the gutters, smiling to himself. Fishing out the 100 rupee note was worth getting his only shirt covered in dirt. Fate had led him to his first square meal in two days. Author’s Note: I have said this once, I'll say it again - #NeverWasteFood On a lighter note, do check this … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Fate (tiny tale #13)

#AtoZChallenge: Breakfast (tiny tale #9)

She dumped the remnants of her breakfast into the bin. Outside, on the streets, a homeless girl combed through trash bins for food. #NeverWasteFood Author's Note:  I've always loved to pit contrasting elements against each other. One of the very first poems I'd ever written was about an alligator who kills a fawn (young deer) … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: Breakfast (tiny tale #9)

tiny tale #5: Desire

chocolate, food, temptation, craving, diet

Resisting the siren call of temptation is tough; And self-restraint wasn't her strong suit, as far as chocolate is concerned. She gave in to her desire, and devoured half the chocolate cake. Dieting was a bit too overrated in her opinion, and guilty pleasures couldn't be ignored for long! This post was written in response … Continue reading tiny tale #5: Desire