The Day Pansy Went Pansy; #fortnightfridayfables

“Oh! Yo, Master! Oh, what the heck is this?” Woof, woof! Scampering around on his furry little paws on the tiled porch, making a really irritating ‘pitter-patter’ sound. “MASTER!” Howls aaaaaaaoooooooo…. woof, woooof! Scratches the mesh door furtively to come inside. Master comes thumping in through the kitchen, bangs open the mesh door, only to find his…

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Guest Post – Day 2: Couple on a Rickshaw

Hello Everyone! Day 2 is here and I’m back with another Guest Post, like I promised in my earlier post. This time I have the pleasure of posting a story on faith from a very thoughtful, down to earth and pleasant writer. There is a certain vintage-y quality to his writings that I quite admire.…

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Instant

  Instant messaging, Instant pics, Instant coffee, Instant cakes, Instant meals, Instant mails, Instant loans, Instant sales.   Instant marriage, Instant love, Instant arguments, Instant divorce, Instant life, Instant doom, Instant success, instantly fooled! Life is naught now, But a string of instant instances, Where forsaken lies, Our will to live, to strive, Convoluted stands, The meaning of time. Time’s…

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Today I’ll Watch TV

Dedicated to all the homemakers and women out there.   Today I’ll watch TV, I won’t scrub the floors, Won’t do the dishes, Won’t even adhere, To Husband’s wishes, Coz today I’ll watch TV.   No, I won’t take the trash out, I won’t unlock the gates, I won’t water the plants, nay, Not even…

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Morning Tea

Morning beckons,  The kettle is on,  I retrieve the lemongrass,  Ginger and peppercorns.   You nudge me in the side,  An excuse to tickle and touch,  I give you a knowing smile,  The brew simmers,  For there’s no rush.    A hint of Darjeeling, A touch of sugar, As I turn off the kettle, Your wink…

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Savoring the Monsoon

Drip, Drop, Plop, Skip, Jump, Hop, She follows the raindrop’s trail, Trying to catch its tail, Sliding on the rose trellis, And the balcony rail.   “Quick, Mumma, it slips away”, An upward glance she lays, On her Mother, standing guard, Over her innocent play.   The coltish mind reasons, “There’s other tails to catch”.…

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Shower Memes

 That crappy moment when it’s freezing outside,   you’re taking a shower, and suddenly, the water turns cold!!            I’m the first one… Which one are you?    Happy Showering, folks!   Pradita Kapahi, 2017    

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