Kitty turned 2 last month. We cats have nine lives so when I say “Kitty turned 2”, what I really mean is 2×9=18, she turned 18!! So, as a responsible citizen of the cat world, I told her that its high time she learned to drive a car. Mommy is not going to be around forever so kitty should learn to stand on her own feet! She corrects me by saying that cats have paws, not feet!
So, I give her my car keys. Before jumping into the plush seats I tell her to trim her nails. I do not want a single scratch on my rat-leather seats, you see! Then, I teach her the ABCs – Accelerator, Brake and Clutch. So off we go, driving slowly.. there is not much traffic so kitty says “Mommy, you know that scene from fast and furious? I want to re-enact that scene” and before I could say no, she pressed hard on the accelerator. After a while, red-and-blue-blinking-lights car, the one that goes “woop woop”, started following us!
Word Count: 174
Image Credits: Enisa
Mandy was the child of a single parent. He knew that his dad toiled to make ends meet. They lived in a small thatched hut across the village. It was Mandy’s birthday but daddy could do nothing special other than making him a thin-looking oat pancake for breakfast.
There was news that a clown by the name “UPSIDE DOWN FROWN” was in town. He visited houses, left gifts for children and a smiley across the doorway to indicate his visit. Who was he and how did he look was something that nobody knew.
Mandy had heard his teacher talk about the famous children’s novel – Charlie and the chocolate factory… He knew he could not ask daddy for a book. After school, a tired-looking Mandy went home and… that was his best birthday ever, for he saw a smiley on the wall! And guess who was waiting for Mandy inside the house! Mister Willy Wonka himself !
Word Count : 155
Image Courtesy : Grant-Sud
“Something is not right! This..this murder scene… It is too perfect!”
“What do you mean by ‘too perfect’, detective?”
“The victim’s wife said she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood when she came home. And the safe was open and its contents all gone.”
“It’s a bio-metric safe. And it recognizes only … Where is the victim’s wife? She is the murderer!”
By the time they reached the port, the ship was already sailing. And there she was, the victim’s wife, along with her accomplice, waving a ‘goodbye forever’ to the detective and the policemen!
Word Count : 98
Image Credits: BarbCT/Gallimaufry
It was our anniversary last week and I decided to bake a cake for Aditya. He loves choco-lava cake from the patisserie across the street. After some googling and a little bit of research, I decided to try a microwave version of choco lava cake, which is also known as choco lava in a cup. Since it was supposed to be for a special occasion, I decided to add a very special ingredient, rather, two special ingredients – lots of love and lots of chocolate. Well.. they say too much of anything is bad… Looks like my choco lava cake got a bit too much of chocolate! The result ??? There was a mini choco-volcanic eruption in my microwave!
Word Count : 119
Image Courtesy : ArtyCaptures.
Post submitted for PJ’s FFFAW.
My brother and I love to go on long cycling trips. They say twins do everything together. True that! We are inseparable. We are roommates, best friends for life and siblings. I cannot imagine my life without him! My life would have been incomplete if not for him; a void that could never be filled. Those petty fights we had as kids, our first heart-break, our first love (our girlfriends were twins)…I have never felt lonely, nor has he. We have always been there for each other and we know we can count on each other for anything and everything! Some relationships are definitely meant to last forever.
Word Count: 109
Image Credits : Dorothy
The sea was like a warm and comfortable blanket of cerulean blue. The water was so crystal clear that I could see tiny fishes. The sand was silky smooth! The beach cottages along the shore, rows of palm trees, and a tiny beach shack selling fried fish – I was in a paradise!
It was all Tony’s idea, to go on a honeymoon. I don’t think I could call it a honeymoon because its been almost 15years since Tony and I got married. He says that as long as he is with his ‘honey’, every trip is a honeymoon! Tony is very romantic, unlike me. I, am a tom-boy. I prefer surfing and paragliding while he prefers lazing around on the beach chairs. They say opposites attract. Well, that’s so true! The only thing that Tony and I have in common is love – unconditional love for each other.
Word Count: 147
Image Credits: TJ Paris
Post submitted for FFFAW – Aug 8, 2017
“Grandma, you cannot climb these steps anymore, let’s take the bridge.”
“No my child, I prefer to go by these steps. They bring back memories of olden days when Tony and I used to play here.”
“Who is Tony?”
“Ah Tony! The most handsome lad in our street. I was so smitten by him and he, by me. We were too young to understand the meaning of love. ”
“What happened to Tony, grandma?”
“Those were tough times, my child. Tony enlisted in the army. I never saw him again. How I wish I could see him one last time before …”
“Grandma, are you talking about Tony Williams? The old man who owns a candy store in London?”
“Is he young, tall, fair and has blue eyes?”
“Blue eyes, yes. But young? He’s old! ”
“Ah! I should pay a visit to the candy store sometime. May be, he is my Tony.”
Word Count : 150
Image Credits: J.S. Brand
Post submitted for PJ’s FFFAW.
Psst PJ, I used to blog under the name supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, so I am not new to FFFAW. 😀