Ginger, Gingery and Gingerly

Gingerly is the Daily Word Prompt today. Gingerly…. I don’t get why gingerly means what gingerly means. This is what Cambridge Dictionary says it means – Gingerly – in a way that is careful or cautious But why? Ginger is ginger, as in this   Okay, also this   Not the girl, people, the color of her hair. Okay, some…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #19: Just My Rotten Luck!

Perhaps the only time luck was on my side was when you waltzed into this tiny town. You were who I’d been looking for. The answer to my fervent prayers. The epitome of the gallant knight that every girl lost in her fantasies dreamed of. The panacea for my lonesome, paltry existence. But typical of…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #17: Something Broken

A four-year-old says to his babysitter – ‘What is cloaked?’ ‘Covered.’ ‘Then what is clocked?’ ‘Something to do with time, or achieving something. Please, not now. I’m trying to find my phone. I don’t know where I put it… Did you see my phone?’ He doesn’t answer. After a while. ‘What is croaked?’ ‘Aargh! Can…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #16 – The Choice

Her head was feeling cluttered already. Three cups of morning coffee had still done nothing to unclog her brain pores. She was still standing where she had been standing for the past 2 hours – before the mirror. ‘This isn’t helping. I need a shower…. a cold one.’ Throwing off her dressing gown to the…

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Genius School Kids

Everyone of us has been through times in school when we blanked out during an exam and didn’t know the answer to that one question. A normal kid would simply leave the space blank, or at best, write a word of apology addressed to the teacher. But these kids, they’re PURE GENIUS! They had guts…

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You, My Love

You, my love, you confuse me.  You’ll eat a whole chicken,  A full serving of fried rice, And still crib about being hungry.    You’ll rant about how I misplaced a pen,  But your own wardrobe will never be tidy.  You’ll tell me you hate lies,  Yet lie to me about your shitty day.   …

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Silly Questions And Their Not-So-Obvious Answers

Ever faced a situation when someone asks you a very, very obvious question and you itch to give them a nasty answer to make them realise that they’re being Captain Obvious? You start wondering why would they even choose such words when there are a thousand different ways of making a comment just for the…

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