Story Of My Life


The utensils in the kitchen and the onions hold my attention span for a longer time than the Zenga blocks.

The mud in the garden is more delectable than the curd-rice Mommy feeds me.

The pictures on the TV captivate my attention more than the words in my books.

I don’t know, I am always, somehow silently drawn by the strange pull of these unconventional and ‘unapproved’ things.

Am I allowed to follow my heart?

Now, see I am playing drums with this dustbin in this shop here. And I will be hearing anytime now, their oft repeated word, NO!


This is a fiction written for Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday – A Picture Prompt

2d514474-672f-49c4-929e-6b3f8dc84559_zpsbca51962Linking it to January 2014 Ultimate Blog Challenge and NaBloPoMo

To read posts by fellow friends and UBC and NaBloPoMo participants, click here Jairam, Kajal, Kathy, Michelle, Nabanita, Richa, Suzy Que, Sheethal. Yes, we can do we with some more cheering and support. :)

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59 thoughts on “Story Of My Life

    • After repeatedly listening to the do’s and dont’s, I am sure the kids do know what is expected and what is not!! Thanks Kathy, glad you liked it! 🙂

  1. Nice one! Simple and so real….

    No is a word we must speak seldom…let their curious minds and energetic spirits take their flight, and we will see they aim for the sky. Very well written Shilpa.

  2. Ha ha… Well done Shilpa. 🙂

    The word “no” and the shocked look on mom’s face. Whenever I see such pics, I get reminded of my daughter at age 1 , who managed to chew nicely into a battery(thankfully just changed shape only) in the time that I was cleaning up the tissue mess that my son(age 3) had created! I still get nightmares! :O

    • OMG!! I can visualize the scene. Battery?? God!! Kids at this age are quite a handful. Poor moms of kids in the age group of 2-6!! Thank God we are past that stage!! 😉

  3. This is my first time on your blog, and I’m extremely happy that I discovered it.
    Simplicity is one thing I highly admire in writing, and in your writing simplicity along with brevity makes it an excellent read. The choice of words, and the flow is so natural that you don’t even know when you are done with the story.
    All the best. Looking forward for your next post.

    • That’s an interesting perspective Sheela and now the more I am thinking about it, I realize that you are absolutely right! 🙂 Thanks, glad you enjoyed this post 🙂

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