An Urban Cacophony

cacophony A stream of cars Horns honking, radios blaring. Newspaper hawkers Shouting the days headlines. A cement mixer, Churning to repair a road. A fire engine Clangs en route to a fire. A siren wails, Signalling an ambulance. A mob gathers Shouting political slogans. Always some noise Suggesting panic and urgency. Such are the Sounds, Of an urban cacophony! Written for FOWC with Fandango– cacophony … Continue reading An Urban Cacophony

Mac and Cheese saves the BBQ

It was virtually the first sunny weekend this summer. Last Saturday had been overcast, and the one before it,though sunny, had been fairly cold. Tom and his wife Sally had taken their chances and invited their newly wed neighbours to a barbecue lunch. Sally had really taken pains over this  lunch so she was glad to be rewarded by fine weather. She had bought the … Continue reading Mac and Cheese saves the BBQ

The Elephant In the Room.

The salon was packed to the rafters. This was no surprise today, the beginning of the holiday season. Each new person who entered noticed a peculiar smell. Some attributed it to the lotions and potions being used for various treatments. Others thought it was simply the result of too many people in a closed room. As time passed, the smell grew intense. No one wanted … Continue reading The Elephant In the Room.

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Our tendency for overcommitment

We have a tendency to overcommit, To pack as much as possible into every day. Planning a task for every moment, Our lives become overscheduled. Juggling family, work & community, Why do we forget our time is finite ? written for: Word of the Day Challenge — commit FOWC with Fandango — finite   You may also enjoy: 7 Little Stress Busters 5 Easy Ways … Continue reading Our tendency for overcommitment

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The Desire for Comfort Food

A desire for comfort food, Plagues us in times of stress. In tacit agreement with our emotional chemistry, Our body makes us crave familiar treats.. Warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, Chicken baked in a rich creamy sauce. Favourite flavours and aromas comfort us like a warm blanket, Or bring joy like a surprise package in the mailbox .   Written for FOWC with … Continue reading The Desire for Comfort Food

Lisa Tells A Story

Lisa was a little girl with a fertile imagination. She loved to create stories about fairy creatures. Pixie, gnomes, fairies and elves all featured prominently in the tales she spun. Lisa told these stories to her younger siblings and cousins. She tried telling them to her classmates but they were not interested; they just wanted to talk about PlayStation and X box. Once Lisa wrote … Continue reading Lisa Tells A Story

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The Garden on the Balcony

It was Tuesday evening, Dr. Elizabeth Strange was just back from the laboratory. Instinctively, she turned on the lights and then turned on some music. The apartment was filled with the melodious tones of Chamber music. Elizabeth worked as a genetic engineering research consultant. Her calling was a noble one, but involved long hours and high levels of alertness and accuracy. Her home, particularly her … Continue reading The Garden on the Balcony