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The cyclone saga – End

Is the power back on ?


Then it time.

For what?

To go shopping.


The power and network situation didn’t look good. I knew we would have to go shopping. I groaned, I didn’t want to, but had to.

We borrowed S’s car. He was happy to – he had a shopping list of his own. I cursed him as I drove the car. She made lists of stuff that we had to buy. I prayed that shops would be open. We found one not far ahead. Lucky us.

I insisted we buy twice of what we need – water cans, veggies, noodles, cereals, stuff in boxes * 2 times – stuff to last a good month, forget days. Then we returned. Only to find the power supply had returned too.

Moreover, M our help had left back the meat we had told her to take. Now there was too much of everything – too much meat, too many veggies, too many boxes. Now what?

I looked at her. She walked into the room, looked at me, left the door ajar. A light drizzle began. I kept the bags, followed her in, shut the door. K went to his room to meditate with a beer. The cyclone outside has passed.

Inside though….  

Photo credits: Rudra Chakraborty – unsplash – geulgram. Writing credits: Soni Anthony Abraham.


Published by appamprawns

soni writes about children and people in controlled spaces, in his quest for appam stew. homi writes in the hope of being able to buy prawns to make patiyo.

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