Brand of Ethics

“I would advise you to stay. You are too callow to understand the ways of the world out there.” “I’m not comfortable here.” “You have been given everything you need.” “Really? All I need is a level playing ground to up my game.” That was a decade ago. I’ve learnt there are no level playing …

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Untouchability

“Why should I be here, a few levels below?” “Social distancing is the new normal.” “But why is the seating arrangement not at equal level?” “Some people need more care, owing to their precarious health conditions.” “The contempt you’ve always held has come to the fore. The pandemic is being used as a cover to …

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Foodies

“Tell me what will you like to eat. I don’t get Indian food habits. Some of you are non-vegetarian, but won’t have pork and beef. Some call themselves eggetarians - no meat. There are fishetarians too - no meat, but all seafood is fine….” I’m amused at his exasperation, and decide to instigate him further. …

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Black Swan

“I don’t know how to interpret your composure - indifference or strength?,” she looked perturbed, just as she always reacted. “It’s just composure, nothing more or less,” I make a bold assumption that she will understand, “When I started my journey as a life coach, I was not prepared for the boutique of emotions and …

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Narcissism

A change in placement, pattern or taste would have been welcome. She was tempted to add some new seasonings in the tray several times. But one had to follow a set of rules in that house. There were things titled “I just love this”, and others were “Yuck”. No middle ground was ever visualised or …

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Power

“It was never meant to be an equal world. Paucity of resources created inequality amongst competing tribes, and we invented power.” The young assistant eagerly types his bytes in her device. The celebrated anthropologist does not know his words are worth a fortune, especially after that trip with the ruler of the land. “Did you …

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The Witches Garden

"Turn around, and your expression will tell me the story." "Promise you won't scream...." the voice sounds different. Turn around she does, and I don't scream. I'm mesmerised into silence by her beauty. I know I'll key in my credit card number next, and buy what I can't afford. The manner in which witches are …

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Recognition

I found you somewhere there, in those toys for garage sale .... (maybe your bloated ego) Really? You cared enough to find me? Only you could have chucked out that red doll - so precious to my deprived childhood, and hoped to see me amongst buyers. Tell me, who was looking for whom? https://only100words.xyz/2020/10/15/three-line-tales-246/

Different Destinations

smart “I’ll be back in a jiffy.” He said. Time is measured differently by riders of  different vehicles. He did not return. She was the single parent to a child she was carrying then.  She is proud of his success, and the fact that he flies around the world. He may find his father some …

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Long Roads

It’s a long and arduous journey. I’m not sure if I’ll make it.  If you do, will you turn and look at the road you traversed? Yes. If you do, will you regret or celebrate it? It depends on what happens enroute. What do you thing will make it worth celebrating? Overcoming all obstacles on …

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