Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A nice cup of tea!

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.


Shared @ Theme Thursday


  1. So nice and so simple :)

    Expressed beautifully. Keep it up :)

  2. Very nice read Tarang. Loved the ending! :D

  3. @ Tan: Thanks a lot!:)

    @ Rachit: Thank you so much!:)

  4. That was so beautiful and touchy!

  5. Short and sweet. perhaps this is what is going on in the mind of night watchmen every night :D

    I like your writing style.


  6. @ Me: Thank you!:)

    @ Arti: Yes, maybe (This exactly I thought:)). I'm glad you liked my writing style:)

    @ Snehal: Thanks!:)

  7. silence screeched loudy...ha..I can almost hear that silence! :)

    visiting from theme thursday....

  8. You captured me from the beginning ... nice story ... nicely segued into an ending with my exact thoughts ... there isn't anything better than a cup of hot tea (or rather, for me, it is a pottered mug of hot tea)

  9. Wonderful .... this reminds me of the kind of 'flash' of a story I get from Sunday Whirl wordles ... just so vivid !

  10. Great story, it captures how a security guard might be working and thinking.

    Yes, a cup of hot tea is just wonderful and with green tea being an antioxidant, what more could you ask for.

    Thanks for playing Theme Thursday, hope you had a lot of fun.

    God bless

  11. Relationship of love of a couple is wonderfully presented by the story.

  12. @ Betsy: :) Sometimes silence says a lot. Thanks for visiting:)

    @ Becca: :) Thanks! I'm glad you liked this story:)

    @ Dr. Pearl: Thank you so much! Glad you liked it:)

  13. @ Mrsupole: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it:)
    It's a pleasure to participate in Theme Thursday:)

    @ Anup Sadi: Thank you!:)

  14. Good use of description, effective wrap-around. =)