CFFC: Different Shades

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is all about one color. Hmm a bit tough but let’s see what I can come up with and what all I can get away with 😉

MistThe mist blows in wiping out all color from the picturesque scene

SkyHey look! The mist clears to reveal the blue sky – okay fine blue & white.

PondyThere! That one color enough for you? You can’t even make out where the sky ends and the sea begins 🙂 What? Green and the white disqualifies the photo? Darn it…

Blue seaToeing the line, here’s just a bit of the blue sea 😀

CoralView of the corals in the sea through a glass-bottomed boat

SeagreenAnother cropped up view of the sea just for the challenge. Is the sea green because of the corals or vice versa?

InkyThis is one of my personal favorite photos taken while traveling between islands at Andaman and Nicobar Islands – unedited.

MehendiThe bride to be decorates her hands with mehendi – just before she dons the colors of her husband’s life and family.

TreetopsGreen tree tops

 

 

The grand finale – amaltas in full bloom just before they bid adieu for the season.

And it is time for me to say goodbye too – thanks for visiting and leaving me a note 🙂

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 143

SPF: To Cut a Long Story Short

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To Cut a Long Story Short

Words 203

“Dad why is the crowd outside the gate shouting traitor, traitor?”

“They are upset that I ordered machines that may take away their jobs.”

“But why did you order them?”

“It wasn’t my decision. Besides, they were given the option to learn how to operate them. But I guess it’s easier to throw stones.”

“They’re mean!”

“Go and have lunch.”

“It’s so hot here Mamma.”

“The dining room is cooler.”

“Mamma, do you like cooking in this heat?”

“I love the smile on your face when you see your favorite dish.”

“But you don’t like cooking?”

“Do you like studying?”

“No.”

“But you like coming first?”

“Yes. But I love cricket even more! You don’t let me to play cricket but you force me to study.”

“Cricket is not essential for your survival. Education is. Besides, if you are really passionate about something you can always find a way to pursue it.”

“How?”

“You could do your homework quicker, wake up earlier?

“Mamma…”

“Call Bhaiyya for lunch.”

“Bhaiyya! Lunch!”

“I don’t want any.”

“Why?”

“I HATE Dad.”

“Why?”

“He wants me to become a doctor. But I hate academics. I love only music.”

“I think you only love to sleep. And throw stones.”

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Flash fiction are typically involve two or a maximum of three characters. This one had four, not including the crowd outside the gate! So what do you think? Did it work? Do let me know – thanks!

Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting the challenge and the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by the prompt click here

 

Just 4 Fun # 39

Good Morning!

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It’s hot isnt it?

India

But I guess the heat is all for a good cause 😉

Hot

😀 😀

Cremated

Here in India, we don’t need to resort to such drastic measures – Mother Nature is by and large very kind to all of us.

Amsterdam

Now there’s a thought 😉 But just in case I ruffled any feathers…

Fluff

Hope you found something that you enjoyed – none of which are mine by the way. I received all of them as forwards/shares and am just keeping the fun going. Do drop in on Rekha’s blog for some more minion fun stuff.

Have a super week and don’t forget to have some fun as well 🙂

And do let me know your favorite – or better still post your own and leave me a link I will be along in just a bit.

Righting a Wrong

The bar door swung open and she automatically turned around.

She paled under the heavy make up and instantly turned her back to him.

What was he doing here? When had he gotten out of jail? And of all the places why come here? Had he come looking for her? Hadn’t she hidden her tracks well enough?

She slipped on her over large dark glasses and fluffed her blonde wig. She wondered if she could slip out before he…

“Hello Gorgeous.” He loomed behind her.

She froze.

“Let me buy you a drink.” His voice was low, seductive.

He hadn’t recognized her!

“No thanks,” she mumbled.

“Just one drink Baby,” He leered at her

Shuddering she jerked her arm away.

He caught hold of her arm. “Don’t act so pricey!”

Blood rushed to her head. Enough was enough. She knew how to handle unwanted customers.

She turned back to the counter. “Drink is on me.” She signaled the bartender.

“Cool.” He ran a finger down her bare arm.

Her wavering resolution firmed.

Instead of the usual one tablet, she dropped five tablets into his drink.

Nobody paid any attention to his slumped body or her when she left the bar.

Tears of regret streamed down her cheeks.

If only she had taken the doctor’s advice and opted for the abortion 22 years ago.

***

Linked to the Daily Post’s prompt notorious.  Thanks for reading and for leaving me a note.

Young ‘un

LimegreenThis youngster seems to be too shy to bring out all the gold 😛

For Becca’s Sunday Trees – 288

Hanky-panky on the Road

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Photo (c) Roger Bultot

Hanky-panky on the Road

Words 100

“Is the presentation okay Ma’am?”

“Yes. But include talking points.”

“I don’t need…”

“I do. How far we from the dhaba?”

“About an hour.”

“I had only a glass of milk and a banana.”

“Would you like a matthi?”

“They are heavy. That’s why I skipped breakfast.”

 

“Ma’am, what should I order?”

“I am full. I had too many matthis. But the stuffed parathas are nice here.”

“Shall we share one?”

“Make it two. And lassi.”

“Okay.”

“When you pay the bill, ask for an extra bill.”

“Why?”

“Reimbursement is impossible without the bill. I’ll keep one. Just in case.”

***

Phew, this one was tough to squeeze in 100 words. Please feel free with your confusions and questions!

Dhaba: A roadside eating joint

Matthi: A popular Indian salty snack.

Lassi: Yogurt based drink.

Paratha: Indian flatbread.

 

Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the challenge and Roger Bultot for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 142

 

 

 

Haiga # 5

Two

you and I

are no longer

together.

You have a new soulmate

while I have found

myself

A/N You may think this is the same photo as in the previous haiga but this one has three birds – can you see? At first I saw only two but just before posting I noticed the third in the bushes giving the picture a twist. And I had to redraft the ‘poem’ – how was it by the way?

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