Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Flash Fiction - 5

With all the Ammani-related comments for my previous attempt at flash fiction, I couldn't resist attempting a quick tale a la Ammani. So here I go...

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Caring

Her father-in-law was coughing as he lay on the bed thirsty. Her mother-in-law was tired as she cooked alone in the kitchen. Her son was waiting so she could help him with his homework. She sat in the living room crying. The mother-in-law in Metti Oli was so cruel.

20 Comments:

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Kaps said...

Good one man.....the Ammani virus is spreading faster than email viruses.
Thanx 4 Blogrolling me.

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Zero said...

Isn't the link pointing to some other blog and not jikku.blogspot.com which I think is Ammani's blog?

 
At 4:59 AM, Blogger ioiio said...

Hehehehe.. so typical.. so true..so short

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger Arvind said...

World over, non-serial watcher's 'emotion' about the serial lovers, has been 'more than adequately' expressed....wonderfully so...

(m-i-l in kitchen dhaan konjam udhaikudhe ;) - may you be gang up the m-i-l and d-i-l ?)

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

ippo than metti oli kitta irunda nanga (anti serial ppl) vidupatirukom, neenga ippo ada patthi pesanama? anda pera sonnala nan angarundu escape!!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

kaps, thanx!

zero, thanx for pointing that out... fixed it.

ioiio, thanx :)

arvind, all for some effect :)

srivatsan, LOL

 
At 10:44 AM, Anonymous ram said...

bj, nice one...i dont think i can ever write flash fiction which seems to be art in itself...coz i usually need time and space to write something...but will dabble in it once i'm done with my current story...

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger kaleidoscope said...

Balaji, that was very good :D

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger AF said...

Good one Balaji. But I guess even the MIL watches Metti Oli.

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, yeah defly an art in itself. looking fwd to you dabbling in it.

kal, thanx!

af, thanx! and in real life both d-i-l and m-i-l probably watch metti oli. but in my reel life only d-i-l watches :-)

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger G3 said...

nice one! :)

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Anon said...

She was an only child. Her father was dying of cancer. Her mother, who had stayed home all her life, had to cope with his treatment and run the household. Her husband demanded his early morning coffee and refused to give in to her pleas to visit her parents. "The usual 2 visits a month will do" he said. She wiped away yet another tear....

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

gayathri, thanx for visiting... and thanx :)

anon, that was very touching... but why post something so good anonymously?!

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous ram said...

anon, that was poignant....

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Anon said...

Oh well, 'coz I didn't want to be branded a feminist. I just wanted to paint a not-so-good son-in-law to your not-so-good DIL. :P

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, ram's and my comments should've made it clear that that wouldn't been our response at all! its only your writing that would've been praised :)
and being chauvinistic wasn't the intention of my story either. the recent post on tamil serials just led to it...

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger ammani said...

Good one. Though it took me a couple of reads to 'get it'. Nothing to do with your clarity. It's not my time of the day :)
Flash, not in the pan, I hope.

 
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