Point, Set, Game

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet Dachshund dog along for company.  One day, the Dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the Dachshund discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.  The Dachshund thinks, “I’m in deep trouble now!” Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the Dachshund … Continue reading Point, Set, Game

Birth of Horror

This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s true. John Bradford, a young Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm.  The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stop. John , desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed … Continue reading Birth of Horror

Thinking on the feet…

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village money lender. The Money lender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful Daughter. So he proposed a bargain.  He said he would forgo the farmer’s debt if he could marry his Daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the Proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let Providence decide the matter.  He told them that he would put a black Pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would … Continue reading Thinking on the feet…

Journey to…

You see the seeds of this thing were planted as far back as July of 2006 (almost two months before I started this blog). We, my post-grad group, wanted to relive the days of the yore and have fun together again. There were many trips that were planned but died a natural death due to non-feasibility. The trip that we finally were able to manage was a flying visit to Coorg in 2008 year end. After that trip we had decided that we were a bearable company for each other even after four years and wanted to do an encore. … Continue reading Journey to…

Marriage & Ferris Wheel

A husband and wife went to the city fair. The wife wanted to go on the Ferris wheel, but her husband wasn’t comfortable with that, so the wife went on by herself. The wheel went round and round and suddenly the wife was thrown out and landed in a heap at her husband’s feet. “Are you hurt?” he asked. “Of course I’m hurt!” she replied. “Three times around and you didn’t wave once!” Continue reading Marriage & Ferris Wheel

Daddy’s Day At School – II

(Read Part I here) “My Daddy couldn’t be here, Because he lives so far away, But I know he wishes he could be, Since this is such a special day. “And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know, All about my Daddy, And how he loves me so. “He loved to tell me stories, He taught me to ride my bike, He surprised me with pink roses, And taught me to fly a kite. “We used to share fudge sundaes, And ice cream in a cone, And though you cannot see him, I’m not standing here alone. … Continue reading Daddy’s Day At School – II

Daddy’s Day At School – I

Her hair was up in a pony tail, Her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy’s Day at school, And she couldn’t wait to go. But her Mommy tried to tell her, That she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, If she went to school alone. But she was not afraid, She knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates Of why he wasn’t there today. But still her mother worried, For her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, She tried to keep her daughter home. But … Continue reading Daddy’s Day At School – I

Old Guy Wisdom

Very Interesting as long as you don’t have to experience it. I started out with nothing…and I still have most of it. When I was young, I would go out and sow my wild oats, then I would pray for a crop failure. But when did my wild oats turn to prunes and all bran? I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart. Funny, I don’t remember being absent minded. All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair. If all is not lost, where is it? It really is easier to get older than it … Continue reading Old Guy Wisdom

Magic Words…

In the very earliest time, when both people and animals lived on earth, a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal could become a human being. Sometimes they were people and sometimes animals and there was no difference. All spoke the same language. That was the time when words were like magic. The human mind had mysterious powers. A word spoken by chance might have strange consequences. It would suddenly come alive and what people wanted to happen could happen . . . all you had to do was say it. Nobody could explain this: … Continue reading Magic Words…

The Murder

She did not feel anything. There should have been remorse, guilt, even uneasiness would have been fine but she did not. The situation had worsened demanding her to go a little further everytime. She gave in every single time promising herself that it would be the last. This empty promise reminded her of her daughter, the center of her world. Rhea, like other children would promise the world when guilty. She smiled as she thought of her lovely daughter. When she had Rhea she did not know how her life would about to turn upside down. It had. And she … Continue reading The Murder

Recession Proof…

This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more. He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers. He started offering home … Continue reading Recession Proof…

Next Time!

Something that happened recently reminded me of my school days. Some of you may have read my flash fiction stories. These were written as a part of contest submission and around 5 days back the results were announced… I did not win. Don’t be smug that you second-guessed; ofcourse I did not win or else this post would have been titled I Rule All… or something to that effect. Not the first prize, neither second, nor even the third. I was shocked. Grudgingly I went and had a look at the winning entries (more to find fault than anything else, … Continue reading Next Time!

Malice…

[as the elevator doors open] Andy: Speak of the Devil Jed: And the Devil shall appear Dr. Jed Hill: I’m the new guy around here and I want to make friends, so I’ll say this to you and we’ll start fresh. If you don’t like my jokes, don’t laugh. If you have a medical opinion, then please speak up and speak up loud. But if you ever again tell me or my surgical staff that we’re going to lose a patient, I’m gonna take out your lungs with a fuckin’ ice cream scoop. Do you understand me? Jed: I have … Continue reading Malice…