CFFC: Inside Out

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about Inner and Outer. Come join me as I weave in and out of here and there 😉

kalimpongInside a hotel suite in Kalimpong, West Bengal

gandhi-ashramInside Gandhiji’s room in Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.

city-palaceAn insider’s view of the outside of the City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan India.

outsideOr would you prefer an evening view?

banglesInside view of a bangle shop in Punjab. Newly married girls wear the entire ‘cylinder’ of bangles (comprising of individual rings). If you like you can read more about the custom here

treeCaught up in the frenzy of Cee’s photo challenges, the termites obligingly nibbled away the outside of this tree to give us an inside view 😉

Hope you had fun – which one is your favorite?


SPF: Mired

Photo (c) C.E.Ayr


Words 195

He rocked on his heels as he took in the picturesque scene.

Not a blade, not a ripple out of place – just the way he liked it. Streamers and balloons heralded his arrival but what he liked best was the trumpets blaring his entry. He frowned, he would have to make it clear, he didn’t much care for the pink stuff – he was after all a man.

He squinted into the distance – what an eyesore!

“Hey you! Get out of the way. Can’t you see Me coming?”

“Go on ahead. I am not in your way am I?”

“You bother me just by being! Get the hell out of here.”

“How would you manage without me?”

“Huh! Are you crazy? What do you do – except clutter the place?”

“To me it looks as if you are the one blocking the path…”

“You…you nobody! How dare you speak to me like this? Don’t you know who I am? With just a twitch I can blow you out of existence.”

She snickered. “Sure you can.”

“Are you challenging ME?”

“Chicken.” She thumbed her nose at him.

“How dare you? Charge!”

Smirking, she edged towards the riverbank.


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

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WPC: Recreate

The theme for the Daily Post’s photo challenge this week is repurpose – recycling or re-purposing an object into a clever new use. Well to tell the truth, I am not clever enough to do anything of the sort. But I am clever enough to know and click works of amazing people who are expert at this art 😉

The first to come to mind is of course Nek Chand of Chandigarh’s world famous Rock Garden.

archwayAn arched path in the garden – notice the material it is made of?

archway2Broken light fixtures – ingenious isn’t it?

entranceAnother gateway – made of broken crockery

dollbangleDolls made of broken glass bangles. Married women wear colorful glass bangles particularly in North India. Nek Chand collected heaps of broken glass bangles and created not only rows and rows of dolls but also peacocks and other decorative items for his rock garden.

stoneMoving on, here’s a table lamp fashioned out of a piece of stone – beautiful isn’t it?

threadAnd finally, isn’t it fascinating how just a few colored strings can be re-purposed into almost anything in the hands of the right one – like that of the Officially Amazing Crochet Queen, Svkuki.

Thank you for visiting and do let me know your favorite re-purposing 🙂

For readers of MS, here's Chapter 118 and for fans of IPK and readers of SS - A Tangled Web - 3

WPS: Why on Earth!

This is my entry to the flash fiction challenge What Pegman Saw inspired by any view of a given location on Google maps. The challenge is to write a story in 150 words or less.This week’s location is of Buffalo N.Y. suggested by Y. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here

screen-shot-2017-01-31-at-6-57-03-pmTo see the location Google maps, click here

Why on Earth!

Words 142

As I walked down the street, the roads lengthened, elongated, stretched and merged. Rows and rows of houses and not a person in sight.

Would I die of thirst in a foreign country?

Dare I knock on a door?

Where oh where did the one with streaked hair live? Surely she would spare me some…

I stilled.

Mesmerized I rubbed my eyes.

A clear blue lake with the faintest of ripples encased by the greenest of greens.

Parched, I stepped forward only to draw back in fright. Whoosh!

A massive black apparition emerged from the waters.

Shaking off the droplets and turning its curly horned head, the buffalo grinned at me, flapped its wings and took off into the sky.

Hmm, not a particularly graceful ascent, but definitely an interesting piece with a lot of movement, I thought just as I woke.


Thanks for reading – look forward to your reactions.

Just 4 Fun #23

Another week and another Monday. Too soon don’t you think? Actually worse for me – after about 22 months consisting of only Sundays, I am back to Monday blues. Not really – at least not yet 😉

Anyway time for some laughs


Children say (and think!) the darndest things don’t they? And the fallout is usually this:


But then it’s probably the fault of the education system


Now if only there was some way to keep the children pure and unsullied by ‘adult’ expectations…

Below are letters that children have written to God

Dear God:

1. I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday. That was cool.

2. Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You keep the ones You have already made.

3. If You watch me in church on Sunday, I’ll show You my new shoes.”

4. I bet it is very hard to love everyone in the whole world. There are only four people in our family and I’m having a hard time loving all of them.”

5. In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation?

6. Did You mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?

7. Who draws the lines around the countries?

8. Thank You for the baby brother, but I think you got confused because what I prayed for was a puppy.

9. I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big, but not with so much hair all over.

10. I think about You sometimes, even when I’m not praying.

11. We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said You did it. So, I bet he stole Your idea.

12. Please send a new baby for Mommy. The baby you sent last week cries too much.

13. Could you please give my brother some brains? So far he doesn’t have any.

14. Thank you for the nice day today. You even fooled the TV weather man.

15. Please help me in school. I need help in spelling, adding, history, geography, and writing. I don’t need help in anything else.

So which one is your favorite?  I know it’s a tough call, but I think mine is 3, 4 and 6 😀

Have a super week ahead!

Disclaimer: Over the week, I get a lot of jokes and life philosophies as shares. Some are too good to pass up. Here I share those that appealed to me or tickled my funny bone. Hope you like them too. Please note none of this is stuff is mine – I am just keeping the fun going!

If you too have something worth sharing do leave your link in the comment box or create a pingback to this post.

Have a great week ahead and don’t forget to have some fun too.

The Buxom Lady


See what I mean 😉 😀

For Becca’s Sunday Trees – 272

Have a super Sunday!

The Last Bastion


The Last Bastion

Words 102

“Wow!” Suresh stared at the gleaming vintage car, quite out of place in the rustic surroundings.

“Maharaja Pratap Chand’s car.” The decrepit grandson reclined on a charpoy under a tree.

“A goldmine Grandpa! If you sell it, our family fortunes will take a turn for the better.”

“We won’t sell the last symbol of our Royal heritage.”

“Of what use are symbols if we are dead?”

Grandpa pulled at his hookah.

“Would you consider renting it?”

“We, of royal families, don0t dabble in petty businesses.”

“The film industry would give good money.”

“If they need it, they may borrow it. For free.”


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

Thanks for reading – would love to hear from you 🙂