FFfAW #70: The Beady Eye


“Atishoo!” Nandini sneezed. “I am going to lie down. Finish your homework.”

Nandini tottered away stopping only to pop a pill.

“Didi,” Polly nudged her elder sister, “let’s go out.”

“But Ma said to finish homework.”

“It’s so warm and sunny outside. Please Didi.”

“But Ma…”

“Ma is sleeping.


“But why?”

“Don’t nag Polly.”

“Please Didi.” Polly made a woebegone face.

“What if Ma gets to know?”

“She is sleeping.”

“She has eyes at the back of her head.”

“Who says?”

“Ma says.”

Polly hesitated. She marched off.

“Where are you going?”

“To check if she has eyes behind her head.”

“Polly wait!”

Standing on tiptoe, Polly peered at her mother’s head. Polly fell over with a muffled shriek and tore out of the room.

“What?” Didi asked wide-eyed.

“A green eye.” Polly gulped. “Staring at me.”

“You are in trouble!”

Nandini found them studying. “Darlings.” She bent to kiss them.

Didi reached out to tuck the dangling bead necklace behind the sari.


Words 164

Written for the FFfAW – 70th challenge (100 – 175 words). Thank you Priceless Joy for hosting it and Nonnaci for the photo prompt. Click here for more prompted stories.


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31 thoughts on “FFfAW #70: The Beady Eye”

      1. Of hanging a necklace on my bedpost that my children would interpret as me having an eye in the back of my head that always sees what they are doing. 😄 That’s how I interpreted it anyways?

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      2. Oh yes I guess that could be one interpretation. But here she was wearing it and as she was lying down, the necklace shifted and got entangled in her hair. You can try that! 😀

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  1. Loved this one and had a laugh! Siblings studying together do lots of things other than studying 🙂 esp. if didi takes charge.
    I think your post has a huge gap after the last lines, which means the like buttons have to be discovered by scrolling down.

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    1. I am sure Polly is smart enough to work it out on her own. And soon enough she would pull the rug from under her Didi 😉 Thank you for dropping by 🙂


  2. “The beady eye” sure is beadilicious… rofl !! She marched off and came back tearing out of the room… awww, loved the reactions, the impishness, the cheekiness, and the perfect serendipity!!

    Love the colours emanating out and its curves!!

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