This is my response to the Creative Prompt provided by Preeti Shenoy. Her third book Tea for two and a piece of cake is going to release on 14th Feb.
The prompt for today is a quote by Bernard-Paul Heroux. "There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea." ~Bernard-Paul Heroux
Harish came out of his small cottage, tightening his shawl around his body, as gushes of chilly wind hit his face. Silence screeched loudly in the cold night. He looked around. Darkness shrouded every corner. Just one streetlight was blinking as if to fade any moment. Calm stillness yawned in every house. Maybe everyone has slipped under their warm quilt, throwing all the worries on him. Harish thought. Two street dogs let out a stifled cry, trying to find a warm and safe place in the colony.
He couldn’t help visualizing himself snuggling in his not so warm quilt with his two small kids. Harish rubbed his eyes. This is not the time to sleep for him. He took out his whistle and blew it, penetrating the eerie silence, as he started to take rounds of the colony. After all he is the night watchman. Security guard! They have to stay awake at night. Cold or hot. Doesn’t matter.
He envisioned the misty morning when he would return home. His wife will welcome him with a warm smile and a nice and hot cup of tea, like every day. A smile appeared on his face. There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be diminished by a nice cup of tea.
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