Tuesday, December 19, 2006

An intruder

Winter crept in to our home last night. Did I forget to shut a window? Was the front door unlocked? Or did she break in, sliding a thin icy finger through the key hole, turning it this way and that before a tell-tale click let her in? I could hear her wandering about rattling windows and banging doors shut. I was too scared to come out and ask her to leave. Like a squatter she crouches in a corner, trying to be invisible. But the chill in the air and drops of water on the window panes give her away.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Me like! Funny, but I posted a 55-worder with a faintly similar intruder theme like an hour ago!

Arun Verma said...

A great read! Like always!

p.s. How've you been?

Shyam said...

Shoof: this one is really good :)

Balaji said...

new fan of ur writing here. these 100-worders have me hooked. this 1 was excellent :)

TomCruiseChellum said...

I ma reading your 100 words regularly. Good show. As always.

smallfontkuttebaspam said...

It meats me how u manage to produce this sort of stuff everyday

smallfontkuttebaspam said...

It meats me how u manage to produce this sort of stuff everyday

smallfontkuttebaspam said...

Sorry for spelling mistake. As a well known editor of a news magazine says "Akshara doshaha shantavyaha" (Sanskrit for please bear with spelling mistakes). It was supposed to be beats me and not meats me. (I am a strict vegetarian)

Anonymous said...

My list of favourites is growing long Shoefiend. This one's lovely.

S said...

this one is brilliant...esp i like it the way the intruder has been she-fied. keep 'em coming.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

venkat - :) poor santa

arun - thanks! I've been doing well.. will drop you a line soon!

shyam, balaji, tcc - thanks!

sfk - Your errors are forgiven. How do you say that in sanskrit?

Abhipraya, S - Thank you!

anjali said...

coming a bit late to the party....this is lovely!