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A Dinner never Lies

I used to love reading and watching movies. my favourite genres were thrillers and horror. yes i had a dark side and every now and then i used to let it out and pamper its wants and then hide it behind this sweet romantic exterior.
But that was Yesterday,Today i am minutes away from being someones dinner and the table tells me its going to be quick and painless.
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They say if you watch horror movie once in a while
you will have nightmares full of gore and vile
but if ever you cross that 500 movie limit
devil himself will pay you a visit
Devils look or form you will never know
he may come as a thing,a person or a cow or a crow
and if this happens to be on friday the first
you will be on his menu quenching his thirst
~a very drunk man
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Yesterday
And i woke up to the shrill sound of kettle..
it took me a while to realise i hadn’t put anything on the stove.
what if there has been an intruder,of course what else can it be?
boy some gutsy fella making tea for himself like this.should i call police or surprise that fellow with the base-ball bat near….
i sat up and saw the Television still on and  a psycho, killing people while the kettle screams for attention…..ugh so there hasn’t been any intruder
and then came a voice from  the television,”so are you going to switch me off or do i re -incarnate as a human to do that”
“excuse me!” i said and realised i was talking to TV
“yeah like she will, come on get up you lazy bum”, said the sofa i was sitting on
..and i jumped up away from it..what the,…are these things talking NOW
“look at her expressions”, said the wall clock,”Hey Miss you have been watching horror movies back to back for last one week and this is shocking?”
“well now that you are up will you please clean me dry,said the vase,”cos these flowers have been inside me for past one week and now i look like hugging a dead body”
“well at least she uses you”, complained the ashtray,”i was picked up after heavy bargaining and not only she doesn’t smoke she doesn’t care to clean the dust off me.”
i was not over the shock yet but was able to breathe and move and i decided to go to the kitchen and ……..well maybe have some water and gather some sense of whatever i witnessed just now.
may be splashing my face with ice water will wake me up from this nightmare i am having
But as soon as i entered the kitchen the sink said “well hello! look who decided to pay us a visit, if it isn’t her Highness herself…to what do we owe such an honour mam”
i was stunned at the rude behaviour of the sink but before i could say anything or react further, it said “see the dishes here ,yeah the brown yellow ones,they were still white when you put them here and unless you are trying to see how long it takes for a dish to change colour kindly do wash them.i am done carrying so much weight and would love to breathe some fresh air.”
Oh there was so sarcasm in the air inside the house…
this cant be happening..what is this..am i dreaming,what kind of nightmare is this…
just then the fridge said,”she doesn’t seem well, what happened darling want some juice .”
“use me my expiry date is tomorrow!”, screamed the yogurt,
“hey me first”‘ said the pear ,
“guys chill she can’t eat everything.Miss if you ain’t gonna eat me kindly throw me in the garbage so that some poor guy can”, said the half eaten pizza from 3 days back.
i ran to the bedroom to change dress and go out for some fresh air when one of my black dresses said,” yeah use me you devil..abuse my body as much as you can but you can’t touch my soul..my soul fled the day it saw who was going to wear me.”
“tell me that”said the weighing scale
“hey i look gorgeous when i wear you “i told the dress ,”and i have lost oodles”
“OMG, said the mirror,”guys she really believes it”
I had tolerated enough and i had to get out so i decided to leave house in my pyjamas but as soon as i went out the hose pipe in the garden said,”err miss i don’t think you are ever going to use me, can you keep me in the garage, it gets dusty out here in summer”
Garbage can shouted hey miss,
the garage,the road,the toad,
the car,the tree from near and far
the birds flying up ,the snakes slithering down
the rats,the cats,the bats,the flying hats
they all spoke and shouted and screamed
no this can’t be i must be trapped in some bad dream
help me someone i cried and i ran
i ran and i ran and i ran
I ran and didn’t stop till i saw some familiar faces
and told them everything i just heard and Saw,they didnt look amused or shocked at all!
Mrs A advised cucumber juice
Mrs B said yoga
Mrs C told me to try looking up-side down
Mrs D suggested homeopathy
Mrs E shook her head and said i was too thin
please i begged tell me something which you know for sure will work,i am in deep trouble
Mrs F sneered and said well excuse us dear if you think your problems are big wait till you hear mine
“look at the bright side, you are still alive,arent you”, said a lamp post near by and smiled and that was when something hit my head and i blacked out…..

Artist-Sarbajeet Mukherjee

Curio’s new friends-5 by Stuart Young

There are so many things in this beautiful world that are synonymous with happiness.
Smell of earth and the way world looks after the first showers, even the sunlight looks all fresh and clean..
The smell of something being baked or grilled,the croak of frogs in the rain,the sound of crickets chirping in the night.
Going for a trekking and finding out a mango tree all dressed up with fruits and then sit near a stream and eat them getting all messy
hugs,smell of books,hearty laughter ( don’t know any other way),dancing and singing
watching kids play games in park,their mischiefs and pranks,their excuses so cute
watching clouds form patterns and playing the guessing game
splashing in the puddle…
 when our loved ones find a reason to smile 🙂
and for those who are happy souls the list is endless…
And if you are wonderfing why i am singing this ‘happy-appy’ song its cos one of my friends
 Stuart has launched his book in a fabulous event recently.I will be sharing some pics of that event later in this post.
And cos there is an air of happiness around I am feeling generous too,so the 5th part of the Curio series is all yours to read and enjoy,which by the way may have something to do with love or at least the beginning of it
“when the same world all of a sudden wears a spring look
when the stolen glances have all the beauty of rainbow”
In this part of the series curio might have met someone but to know more you will have to read it and find out
and that someone may have liked him too,Nope, no way, no more read it and find out
there may be a triangle of….. hey i told you its a secret,and no one keeps  secret as I do …..
Stuart is so good with teasing his readers,4th part was about surviving the harsh weather and the rough sea  and 5th is about making friends, but for how long will this calmness and serenity last?
hmmmm….oh but this is life…unpredictable with sweet sour events on platter
Click the image  to read the book in Google document
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Now the very special part of this post
Stuart Young’s book (HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE,One day at a time)launch was on may 20th
Please click the Book Cover below to know more about the book launch and to get more information on where you can buy your copy
or you can click the top widget on the right side widget bar to take you there
[About this book-Stuart says This book started off as a series of Tweets – “Take the opportunity today to hug someone you love, just for the hell of it! That was the first one, then out came another and another and pretty soon I was thinking of them every day. As the days ticked on I found myself thinking of more and more opportunities, each one having the possibility to change my life on that day, sometimes in a small way, sometimes in a BIG way. Eventually I decided to do one a day for an entire year and document my experiences in a journal ]
and for the launch pics click the image below,which by the way is a cake..drool
Have a great week and  remember a hug a day keeps demons away or something like that  🙂

The Lambretta Girl

This is a story
Story of the Lambretta Girl
But tell her that and she would tell you to change the title to story of a girl whose Father had a lambretta.
Ok,Fine whatever the title,this story has two heroes,the Girl and The Lambretta.
This girl was born on 16th of may on summer of 73 to Parents who knew just one way to live life-to be alive and aware at all times.
she grew up in a house where giving,sharing and caring for others was as normal and as easily done as breathing.
They used to travel a lot,short or long trips,meeting relatives, trekking,morning walks,going to shopping in the nearby city,you name it..
They would just get up,take whatever needed and go out to celebrate life.
That was where and this was how she learned to live life.
And although trekking and morning walks were fun,nothing could ever come close to when she would stand in the front space of lambretta or share the front seat with her Dad.
Oh the joy when you zoom past all that is on either side of the road
the air greets you first,the rush
you see the scenery and the people first,the pride
and you fight demons and creatures from the other world clearing the road for your father,the victory.
It was something else,had everything, great stories are made of.
And in those rides sometimes her parents would take a pause in a mango garden which was en-route to the city,where under the trees were Dragons to be killed,fairies to be freed and people waiting to be rescued, A warriors work is never done she would often say.
And when finally her royal carriage-The Lambretta, would land in the city, they would be greeted by all the earthlings,given royal salutes and grand welcome.
And while her parents would get busy shopping,she would help as many people as she could with one hand cos her mom or dad would never let her out of sight and hold her hand the entire time.
Things would get difficult ,try sword fight with one hand while one of your parents is holding your other arm.But she would never give up,after all it was her kingdom.
And one day and she wont be able to tell you the exact date,but when events are this unfortunate and heart wrenching who remembers the date,right?
This day she was asked to start sitting on the back seat( do I hear gasps and cries?)
Her father told her she had grown tall and now she would have to vacate that dream seat for her little brother.
Oh imagine the shock
Did I hear someone saying what’s the big deal,it’s not a big problem?
hey problems cannot and should not be compared ever,Had she heard you she would tell you that and hundreds of stories about how each problem is big in its own way and how she could never ever tell which one hurt more,a thorn or math.
Argue with that?
Oh how she wanted to tell her parents,what a big mistake they were making in giving the prestigious and most dangerous seat to her little brother,who not only couldn’t fight like her but also had no idea what a great thing day dreaming was!
who would save the world now,and if the news gets to the underworld and it would she knew that,those creatures would rise again and this time with renewed strength.
Finally the day came when she had to sit in the carrier of the scooter,which was the last seat and mostly used by people to carry inane things.Oh the shame,she hid her face with her mom’s Saree and didn’t/couldn’t enjoy the ride at all.
All the demons were laughing and the earthlings were looking at her with pity.
No,this can’t be happening she thought,she had to take control,she had a  world to save.
so she thought why not save the world from here,the last seat and make the three people sitting before her,her  bodyguards,after all she was a warrior princess,she could afford some of them,couldn’t she?
and soon law and order was restored in her kingdom and people were told princess was back and this time with bodyguards.
You may think of this as a silly story…
No problem, The Lambretta Girl would not take offence,simply cos super heroes cannot/do not explain how they saved zillions of life and not ever,even for once blow their own trumpet.
so think what you want to and say what you want to,for  only the Girl with Lambretta knows how many times she flew across continents to save you life
For she is
Oh she is
Wow she is
The Lambretta girl
And she would stand in the front
Or sit in the back
And fight the demons
And save the world
For she is
Oh she is
Wow she is a
The Lambretta girl
She would look ordinary
And dress up like a commoner
And her weapons would be invisible
But her strikes would be powerful
For she is
Oh she is
Wow she is
The Lambretta Girl
Under the dining table lies her kingdom
And Lambretta is her royal ride
And whenever you need her help
Just shout help me oh Lambretta girl
For she is
Oh she is
Wow she is
The Lambretta girl
And she will reach you fast
And fight for you
And stand by you
Till you hug her good-bye
For she is 
Oh she is
Wow she is
The Lambretta girl
So this is a story of a Lambretta and a girl
The girl not so girl like
A tomboy
Climbing up trees
And playing with sand and mud
A misfit
Bad in studies
Good in dreaming
Would choose to be a warrior than be a princess
And oh Yes that’s me.

Ya-aawn

There is a tree
that lives in my backyard,                                         
in her youth she was infamous
for her loud snores and yawns,
and as all other trees were taken
the arboreals who lived on that tree
had no choice but to tolerate all that
but one day she took it too far
she yawned like she had never before
and she yawned and yawned and yawned
till it looked like she was crying and
Stretched her branches as far as she could
to shake off her laziness
Oh how could she, asked the clouds
and gossiped about it with the sun
Leaves and fruits fell down in bunches
oh! said the leaves,its not autumn
Ouch! said the fruits, that is so not fair
Oh you think you are the only ones hurt,
Asked the monkey and a squirrel
who had fallen on ground with a thud
Monkey said my bum would be red whole day
how would i explain this to my girlfriend
Squirrel started laughing and
Said your bum is always red
Not funny said the monkey
and pointed at squirrels bum which was red too
together they gave the tree a cold hard stare
They asked the tree to apologise and behave.
right then all of them heard a faint crack
they looked up at the nest on the tree
crack became louder
and out was a baby bird’s head                                 
what was that, the baby squeaked
Oh that made Mama bird so mad
Look what you did, she asked the tree
My baby is one day too early
and her first words are not
Mom I am hungry!
To calm her down the squirrel said
Oh but what a cute little baby you have
That warmed up Mama birds heart and
she smiled with pride and said Yes she is
but I am not going to forgive the tree
and while they got busy loving the baby
and hating the tree
A cat and a dog who were playing
in the house came running
To see and be the part of the fight
Meow said the cat, she meant hey you guys have rights
You should report this incident, call the police
Woofs said the dog, call animal protection and sue the tree
Monkey said I will, first let me have some fruits
Squirrel said me too, after my stomach is full
and house well stocked
Mama bird had a baby to feed
and teach her new chirps
Meow and woof looked a little disappointed
and they called the tree boarders lazy and greedy
A snake who saw all this from his hole,came out
and hissed at both the cat and the dog
for talking like humans
Some worms even heard the hiss
using harsh words like humanoholic
Nearby an owl was watching all this
with sleepy eyes
He said hoo hoo hoo
Which clearly meant oh my god
and me oh I was carrying little bubbah
on my shoulder that day and
he said bub bub bub bub baaa and yawned
which shocked everyone
look what happens when you ya-aawn
and stretch your hands that wide
such a bad example was that tree
who still lives in my backyard
©Somkritya
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