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2 Short Stories: EarPhones, Cough Syrup & Prank

Sunday, August 25, 2013 34 Comments


Take 1
It was 2:00 am in night. She gulped almost a bottle of cough syrup and went to her bed. She was restless with her cold and seems sleeps evaded her. She plugged in her earphone and started listening her favorite numbers. Her head was dizzying and soon she went in a deep slumber. Morning, they called her to get ready for school but she didn't wake. It must be another prank to skip the school again, they thought. 

Take 2
The man diluted few spoon of cough syrup in a glass with 1/3rd of water. He went to his wife who was listening old songs on her Walkman. He went near her and took off her ear phone and pretended having drunk rat poison. She looked at him, screamed in fear and fainted on the floor. He was astonished on her reaction and felt guilty on his act. He threw his glass and went down on his knees, explaining his act. He didn't realized that his simple joke could have such an impact on his wife. He took her to bed and tried waking her up. He even massaged her feet and hands to wake her up. He was almost in tears when she half opened her eyes and winked at him. So you think only you can play a prank? She said smiling naughtily towards him.

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34 comments:

  1. I drink cough syrup so I can pretend I am drunk and then throw the ear phone across room so when someone comes to my help, I can yell "Hey this is a prank".

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    1. Ah! That's the perfect take! Kudos.

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  2. Loved the second one...:)
    The first one was kinda sad..:(
    Overall nice..:)

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    1. Thanks Sampat. The second one is not sad...pl read again!

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    2. The second one isnt...but the first one is...and I was just talking about that one...
      The second is absolutely hilarious..:)

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    3. Ooops...the first one was attempted to made sad or intriguing... Then I realized the latter works better. Glad that you liked it :)

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  3. The second one is too good Ekta!

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    1. Thanks Shaivi! I am glad that you liked it.

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  4. Playing a prank by drinking cough syrup is so like putting on earphones to listen to a God-Man talking of hypocrisies!

    By the way, loved both takes.

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

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    1. Thanks so much! And your post on Tamarind Rice is soo cool. Loved it :)

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  5. beautiful stories.. loved the second happy one whereas first one made me sad :( overall wonderful take on the prompt :)

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    1. Thanks...but why did 2nd one made u sad? I thot it is funny..no? :)

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  6. Really a wow, Ekta. Loved the second one more.

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    1. Thanks soo much Diwakar. Glad that you liked it. keep reading!

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  7. lol... my gloomy cranky mood certainly changed...
    you really have a style girl... loved your post

    new here, following you :)
    do drop by and say hello sometimes....

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    1. That's awesome! Lovely to have made ur day...pl keep witing, Angel!

      Oh yes, will do :)

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  8. wow! how u can use 3 words and create exactly opposite moods? amazing! and 3 perfectly unrelated, ordinary words.

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    1. Thank u soo much...It is on the moment gift of God. Glad that you liked it :)

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  9. The first one was quite a bummer :

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  10. Great Composition..The Flow from the first one to the second is simply amazing.. :)

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    1. Hey Harsha..Thanks so much. So nice to see you here. keep reading :)

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  11. Second was really nice ! :) first one was good too ! :) Keep up the good work

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    1. Thanks Suresh. Glad u liked them. Keep reading :)

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  12. Three common ingredients and two completely different flavors, really nice, short and crisp, emotional and funny too.

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  13. Cough syrups might not be fatal, but they do contain a lot of alcohol to make us sleep for hours at length, under the guise of a medicine.
    Heartbreak is a separate issue :D

    Nice post!

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Yes indeed. They have this soporific properties. And yeah... heartbreak is a big issue :)

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  14. Glad the 2nd story ended on a happy note! Prank played on Prankster:)

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    1. Haha... thanks Anita. Sometime playing a prank on prankster falls flat. Some r sporty enough whereas some fades.. thanks for liking it :)

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  15. Sometimes pranks prove disastrous.

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