Tasteless

Pic: Dale Rogerson “Taste,” said my grandma, “is a function of all that you put in the pan, how and when.” I followed her advice religiously, while cooking meals for a husband who did not love me.  Very few words were exchanged between us. We lived in different worlds with different priorities, and blamed each …

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Strategic Moves

It is a movie that keeps me glued. Maggie serves me lunch on the couch in front of the TV. Lucky to have a wife so understanding…. Suddenly, the movie stops, and a moderator is asking some questions related to the movie. The audience has to guess what will happen next, and type it out …

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Whom do you work with?

“Why should anyone want to shift these statues? They have been a major attraction for visitors to the museum, and pictures get splashed all across social media.” The Curator of the Museum was furious at unplanned moves. “Actually, Sir, we have shifted all the wax statues from the other side to another section….” The junior …

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Megaliths of Belief

“You don’t have a choice in the matter. You’ll have to do this, since it has been the family tradition.” “I do have a choice, of walking out.” So she did. MEGALITHS OF BELIEF is the title of her new book, the tagline is  Structures we create around it. https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/09/19/weekend-writing-prompt-175-megalith/

Kettled

The politician is trolled for referring to the economy class as ‘cattle class’, and this in a country where a majority cannot afford to fly. He was panning the new cost control measures being imposed on members of parliament. His father watches the news on TV with a fading vision, too old to remember what …

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Convergence

Friday Fictioneers Out on the streets, I know convergence of views holds no meaning. A houseful of people scrambling for their own safety, fight suspicion, as they want to know where the other had been, and what is the likelihood of contamination. A pandemic has only highlighted existing divergence and mutual distrust. I scribble on …

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Starry nights

Background with Starry night sky. Falling Snow Effect. Galaxy I envy stars. They reflect borrowed light, and make the night worthwhile. They twinkle unashamedly, unmindful of their tiny size. They are a constant in the sky, not afraid of the density of passing clouds. Denizens of the earth write stories and songs around them. In …

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Lullabies

“We couldn’t have done it without you, Officer!” The Commissioner smiled as he pinned the medal on my shoulder. Operation Forest Trail had been successful beyond expectations, and all criminals who engaged in poaching and illegal cutting of trees were arrested. “Inspector Mario, will you share with us the secret of your terrific tuning with …

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On the cards

“Are the social media posts ready?” “Yes. Are you sure all should be released at the same time?” “Listen carefully now. The posts will be released from different accounts within an hour, and the team to engage on the posts needs to get active immediately. You will get the cue, as soon as news starts …

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