Recollect (verb) When you are desperately racking your brains, willing it to somehow uncover the identity of the masked person in front of you before they figure out that you didn't exactly recognize them! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #56
Lost (adjective) When you go to extreme extents to keep something safe and secure that you end up forgetting where you have kept it! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come up with a one-liner. Please click on … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #54
Punctuation (noun) One of those things that create a world of difference between "Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma"! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come up with a one-liner. Please click on the link to know … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #53
Sports (noun) Something that almost everyone enjoys watching from the sidelines but few dare to take up professionally, but only a select few people manage to have highly successful careers, This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come up … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #52
Assumption (noun) Something that you believe to be true without bothering to confirm it, that has the potential to gift you lots of regrets when you end up getting (royally) screwed! This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. The challenge, as the name implies is to come … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #51
Yawn (verb) Definition 2: That involuntarily move that you don't have to cover up anymore by pretending to drink water (or something even more creative) thanks to the physical masks that we are required wear. Click here to see my first alternate definition for Yawn. This post was written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #50
Even with his secret (from the non-magical people) rescue missions (for the non-magical people), Uncle Albert had a lot of time on his hands. Aunt Rosie suggested he take up a project to combat his boredom. She had recommended completing the project without resorting to the slightest bit of magic. The project she had in … Continue reading The silver lining – a short story
Mama Duck was not having a good day or even a good week for that matter. Only a week ago, she had been ecstatic because her eggs were finally hatching!While she attended to her hungry newborns, her attention was momentarily diverted when the last egg hatched. And the last duckling imprinted on Mama Hen instead … Continue reading The runaway duckling – a tiny tale
Ahimsa might be a wonderful policy but it is certainly not my policy when it comes to cockroaches and mosquitoes. Since I have already established myself as an accomplished mosquito killer, (through my posts Killing spree, R is for Revenge, and SoCS – Zz) I thought I would share my experiences with cockroaches. Don't get me … Continue reading Dealing with Cockroaches!
Somewhere in a part of the world where the novel coronavirus was spreading like wildfire and humanity was still unsure about how to contain the spread, there was a girl called Anu who was anxiously counting down days until the eventful day.Though the cases kept increasing, the ones in power did absolutely nothing in their … Continue reading tiny tale #81: The long wait…
Anna measured out all the ingredients in her vast kitchen. She didn't bother checking the recipe. She was fairly certain she could pull it off. This was not the first time she had baked a chocolate cake.An hour later, the cake was in the oven. Her sink was overflowing with measuring cups, flour sifter, broken … Continue reading tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries
One would assume that one mistake would be enough. One might even think that humans would learn not to repeat the same mistake over and over again. An invisible virus shook their world and brought them to their knees. Things got so worse so fast that many humans went into "hibernation" mode. They stayed holed … Continue reading short story #22: A Statue’s Musings
Alarm (noun) The annoying third wheel in the beautiful relationship between you and your bed who never lets you sleep for as long as you want until you hit the "snooze" button several times or throw it away just to shut it up! I hate it when my alarm goes off and I realize that … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #24
"Aaaarrghhhhh", Aisha screamed at the top of her voice, jumping away in alarm. It had always been an impulsive response, the usual response that eight-legged monsters-to-her/spiders-to-others managed to elicit from Aisha. She was terribly accomplished when it came to screaming like a banshee, whenever she saw a spider that looked like a descendant of Aragog. … Continue reading short story #20: The story of an eight-legged monster
Forgetfulness (noun) The "special effect" your brain pulls off when you least want it to - birthdays, anniversaries, names/faces of certain people, keys, spectacles and much more! What about you? Did you find this relatable? Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #23
Busy (adjective) When you can't believe that 24 hours, a week, a month or even a year has seemed to pass in the blink of an eye and you haven't even completed half the things on your "to-do" list. What about you? Did you find this relatable? Ever since work started post lockdown, I have … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #22
Twice (adverb) The minimum number of times it takes most people to correctly connect a USB cable!* *as long as it's not a Type C cable! 😀 What about you? Did you find this relatable? Written in response to today's One-Liner Wednesday challenge from Linda G. Hill. Wherever you are, I hope you are safe … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #21
Donnie was intrigued and a little bit scared too. Mike had said that he had a surprise for her. That was all that he had said. The very thought of his surprises made her smile. One time he had managed to set off the fire alarm as he almost burned their kitchen down, trying to … Continue reading short story #15: Surprise!
Clumsy (adjective) When Mother Earth loves you so much and is really possessive of you that she pulls you down for hugs every now and then. Most of my friends tease me by saying that I walk as if I don't know how to walk/as if I'm going to fall down anytime. Clumsiness is my … Continue reading One-liner Wednesdays #20
To the normal people (as Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie called the non-magical folk), Happy, Wonder, Sweety, and Naughty appeared like cute, miniature snowmen. But in reality, they were the trusted, enchanted minions of Uncle Albert. They stood guard and watched over "A Cup of Love" cafe - Uncle Albert's latest project for the non-magical … Continue reading short story #13: A Cup of Love
When I started the #AtoZChallenge2020 started, we were in the starting stages of a lockdown (which hasn't ended yet). I did not have a single post ready in advance but I managed to successfully complete the challenge for the third time. Yay! 😀 If you have missed out any of my one-liners. Fret not. Here … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge 2020 – The Reflection Post
Zero (number) 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 … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Z is for Zero!
Yawn (verb) Definition 1: An involuntary action that is contagious and very hard to suppress, which tends to make regular appearances in the middle of lessons, meetings and conferences, but doesn't carry deadly consequences like its distant cousin: sleeping. Covering your mouth is one of the best ways to suppress a yawn. 😛 Back in … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: Y is for Yawn!
50 years later, the sight of the abandoned car in the middle of a deserted farmhouse brought back memories.Agnes and Dave had driven to the open field.Agnes had taken Dave up, on his word.Something that he hadn't expected her to do.But he had obliged, delighted at the idea of spending more time with her.So here … Continue reading short story #12: Grandma Agnes’ tryst with driving
Was that a knock?"Mia..is that you? What happened, baby?"Seema sighed and turned away from her computer. It was impossible to work without getting interrupted!The door opened and in walked her 8-year-old."Mama, do you have some fabric glue ?".Seema decided to play along. "Sure, darling. What's it for?""Umm..it's for a project. I'll show it to you … Continue reading tiny tale #69: Mama’s girl