Painfully Neat

Painfully Neat

Few things in school could put a smile on a girl’s face. More so if she was in a boarding school. Having a teacher commend her for being ‘painfully neat’ is one of those things. We are always hearing the same stories about school life. The cold water showers early in the morning, the punishments…

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You are an Alcoholic

Alcoholic Man

It starts with a kiss (doesn’t it always!). Your lips touch the glass (or bottle) with naïve curiosity. You take a sip and taste the liquor on your tongue. Doesn’t taste so good, you think. You wonder what the fuss is always about. You feel it burn your throat slightly as it makes its way…

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Coloring within the lines

Coloring within the lines

My daughters have answers to every question asked. Check out our conversations recently: Hailey: (Makes a sound; half-belch, half-hiccup, half-cough) Me: (Teasingly) Did you just belch? Hailey: No! I don’t belch. Me: You don’t? Hailey: No. I am not a boy! Me: (Rolls eyes in defeat) Me: (Offering Hailey her 4 o’clock tea) Do you…

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