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Saturday, 24 August 2013

A prank

Every Sunday  Priya gets up by eight'o clock in the morning. On week days she is up by five'o clock . She has to prepare lunch packets for  Vinay, her husband, Mona,her daughter and Vikram ,her son. She finishes all the kitchen work,takes a quick bath and pushes off to school. Today is Sunday. When she opened her eyes she saw the cuckoo clock on the wall. Oh God! It was eleven'o clock. She was shocked. How could she sleep  till mid day! The children must be hungry.They must not have taken their breakfast.  She was very upset.Frantically she rushed to the wash room  and  hurriedly dashed back. She  approached the kitchen and found that it was closed. She wondered whether no one else had got up.She peeped into the children's bed room but no one was there. She thought that Vinay must have gone to the gym, but where were the children.She sat down  dejected, on the sofa. "Why do I have  such splitting headache?"Suddenly she remembered that last night she was coughing and Vinay had given her cough syrup. Now she realised why she slept for such a long time.Her eyes were still droopy and she was feeling languished. She was half asleep when she heard some weird sound  emanating from the guest room. She was nervous. Who can it be? She cautiously moved towards the room. "Who is there"', with these words she pushed open the door. Oh! what she saw inside made her wonder! Vikram was sitting on a rocking chair with   earphones plugged in his ears and father and daughter, with their back to the door, were doing something on the study table.They made a right about turn on hearing the sound of the opening the door. Vinay  looked astonished and said,"Oh dear how are you?" Priya asked what were they doing,whether they had had their breakfast. Vinay held her hand lovingly,"Yes dear we are done with breakfast. I was helping Mona in a project which she has to submit tomorrow."  He lead her outside and made her sit on the sofa and said,"You are not well. You take rest. We have ordered lunch from  outside. Dont worry about  lunch." Priya again drifted into sleep on sofa. It was two'o clock when she woke up by the sound of  loud music and laughter. She was surrounded  by her school staff and her family. All of them,in one voice said loudly,"Congratulations"'. Priya was confused. It was neither her birthday nor her anniversary. What was all this! Vikram and Mona came with a cake on which the word Congrats was written. There was confusion writ large on her face.  Vinay, now stepped forward and said, " Last evening there was a call from  your  Department that you have  been promoted as a Principal.It was Vikram's idea to give you cough syrup, which  will make you  sleep so long.The children wanted to give this news to you as a surprise. He called your friends to congratulate you. How did you like his prank? The whole room reverberated with loud clapping and laughter.





This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. In this a story is weaved using the three words, earphones, cough syrup and prank.

14 comments:

  1. That was an impressive piece, Ushaji.

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    1. Thanks Sarala for your words of appreciation.

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  2. A very pleasant and a happy prank! :D

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    1. Thank you Shilpa for such pleasant comments.

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  3. Now, I am laughing! Nice Prank!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya. Happy that you liked it.

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  4. Lovely :) What a sweet story.

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    1. Hi Ava nice to see you here. Thank you for such lovely comments.

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  5. Sometimes life gets so monotonous with the daily drill that we need such a pleasant surprise and a such an adorable prank to break it with the loved ones, very nicely woven Usha!

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    1. Yes Padmaja ,when some good news is broken as a surprise, it becomes more accelerating, Thanks for your words of appreciation.

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  6. Sweet simple pleasures in life :)

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    1. Yes Jaishree such simple joys make life worth living.

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  7. Such a nice prank, and such a good surprise for her.

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  8. Yes Rama these little pranks bring joy in daily humdrum life.

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