“What are you doing Nani?”
“I am measuring the rice for cooking.”
“Why do you ritualistically put in some extra rice grains and then put back some in the container?”
“Traditionally we cook a little extra for an unexpected guest and make sure to keep some for tomorrow.”
“As if that tiny bit will help!” I scoffed. “Superstitious nonsense.”
“No harm done…”
“My cook’s son lost his job. There’s an opening for a driver but she refused.”
“The astrologer advised against it.”
I scrolled down for the Friday Fictioneer photo.
Damn. Where could I spot a flying crow at night?
Note: For the uninitiated, myna birds are very powerful and accurate fore-tellers.
- One for sorrow (which can be dispelled if you spot a flying crow)
- Flying one for success
- Two for joy
- Three for letter
- Four for boy
- Five for gift
I have no idea where this originated from but it is 100 % true especially the one for sorrow. Although I’m not sure if photos count 😉 Psst just in case you can’t find a flying crow, make a circle with your forefinger and thumb and cut (open it) with something (thrice!). 😀
Well I confessed mine 😛 What’s yours?
Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting it and Douglas M Macllroy for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.