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So there was this guy and he wanted to propose to this beautiful gal. He went to the flower shop and brought some roses, next he stopped at the chocolate shop and brought some chocolates. He then wrote a letter and dropped the package at her door step. Rang the doorbell ! and ran away. She opened the door and picked his package. She  looked around as far as she could to see who it was that had rung the bell. When she couldn’t see anybody she closed the door and went inside.

The boy kept wondering if she had read the letter or what she felt ! But he could never know !

None of us want to be that boy ! do we ? Only to be left in agony and pain. 

The way out – Usher in technology !

Want an innovative way to pop the question.. “Do you love me ?”

Act cocky.. “Whose your Daddy ?”

An interesting website built by my friend let’s you do that ! Here in the link.

The fun part is the person you send the question to cannot press No ! Just register in a few easy steps.. upload a background image, customize the question and the answers and have fun.

The add-on, the website doesn’t leave you wondering if the person opened the link, which option did they try to press first etc. Once the person opens the link and tries to press Yes/No or any of the customized messages. The website stores all the info which can be viewed in your user profile.

Whether it’s your loved one, a friend, or a sibling.. you can use the website to have fun ! Go on try it out !  http://nowletmeknow.com/

Those of you who try it out,  let me know your feedback.

 

The Rider

This is another entry for the  Friday Fictioneer‘s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Open to all , ready to rack the right side of the brains!.

The objective is to write a 100 word story based on a photo prompt.

Copyright – Sandra Crook

Genre: Fiction

The Rider

 “It’s time for me to get going.. again, welcome to the neighborhood son” said old man Joe

On his way out he remarked “Now how did get your hands on that antique?” amused to see junk fashioned into the shape of a bike

Long story.. you wouldn’t believe” replied Johnny

Don’t run around with that in this town.. especially during night times. The mafia will have your head” said Joe pointing a gun fashioned out of his palm, towards Johnny’s head

Well after tonight there might not be a problem at all” replied Johnny

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For those wondering what this was about a hint – Ghost Rider 🙂

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To see what other Fictioneers’ are upto click below

 



Friday Fictoneer – A Dream

This is another entry for the  Friday Fictioneer‘s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Open to all , ready to rack right side of the brains!.

The objective is to write a 100 word story based on a photo prompt.

I found this latest photo prompt quiet challenging. This was what I came up with.

 

Genre: Fiction

Word Count: – 104 (oops!)

A Dream

Martin! It’s the most beautiful steed I have seen! Look at the beautiful surroundings. “

Aren’t you glad we came here. I can hear my voice echoing far beyond the mountain. Come let’s help him drink water.”

Annie watch out he could be dangerous.”

Oh! don’t be such a sissy. I will race you to him.” .. and that’s when my foot hit the rock and  I got hurled towards the gravel. The next instant, I woke up on the ground,beside my bed, and realized it was a dream.

Serves you right for calling me a sissy” Martin chuckled

Comments/Suggestions/Criticism are welcome !

link to other Fictoneers story here

An amazing story !! 🙂

EL Appleby: Short Stories

My internet is fixed after weeks of problems, so I’m celebrating by posting my Friday Fiction two whole days early – because I can! 🙂

For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.

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Wilting Wilfred

‘It’s so humiliating,’ Wilfred sniffed, as he stared glumly out of the window. ‘I used to be such a manly man. And she knows I’m allergic to flowers.’

If he’d known his wife Tabitha’s little secret, he’d never have slept with the lovely long-legged Clarissa. Or at the very least, he’d have been a lot more discreet.

Atishoo! Wilfred sneezed for the hundredth time that morning, causing his petals…

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Letter to my friends – Nov 11, 2011

Hi Everybody ! 🙂

‘she is so lovable’… ‘I asked her to marry me’.. and she said ‘that’s so sweet but let’s be frnds !!’

before u guys raise an eyebrow… this is not me proposing a girl 😛  but Siri’s response to an iphone 4S user !! 🙂 😀
guess all of u have heard abt Siri by now.. the apple 4s software to which u can talk in human language…
i was amazed and a little spooked to be honest that a non living – non brained — u know non non being cud actually reply like how human’s did !!
and wondered if in the distant future humans wud actually be buying humanoid frnds in shops since their real frnds wud be too busy !! and whether the artifical and real wud get merged !!
 
and then.. I saw an article abt Tintin, the latest Spielberg movie and a discussion abt the uncanny valley..
The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of robotics and 3D computer animation, which holds that when human replicas look and act almost, but not perfectly, like actual human beings, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers
Orginally the term was coined by robotics professor Masahiro Mori, who also said that –  as the appearance continues to become less distinguishable from a human being, the emotional response becomes positive once more and approaches human-to-human empathy levels !! completing the reverse trend of valley (V) … interesting eh ??
wat this wud mean is that human’s wud actually start associating with robots in a way they do with their real life frnds, the way they do with other humans ! and being able to communicate like humans is wat Siri seems to be providing to quiet an extent…
 
Could robots ever replace the warmth of a human frnd by their cold metal / codes and wires doesn’t seem to be plausible situation but then the article did spook me !
 
Well the weekend is coming up I hope all of us have real warm blooded frnds to hang out wit and not rely on Siri to answer the question ‘I m alone will go out with me for a cup of coffe !! 😉 😛
 
happy weekend !!!!!!! 🙂

A cyclonic experience – 25th May 2009

wat could possibly be different.. it was an ordinary Monday morning… didn’t wanna go to office .. but then like the 100 other Monday’s when i have woken up and wished it wasn’t Monday 😦 but found no alternative n had to pack myself to office… i convinced myself a day spent at office ain’t gone be so bad !! :)so away i went…
it was drizziling a little .. a welcome relief i thought some respite from the schorching heat !! :)reached office ..was happy i had gotten up early not been lazy !! it had started raining cats n dogs by the time i had secured myself inside the four walls of the office :)!!!

mother nature it seemed to have suddenly woken up n in her playful pranks probably wanted to play holi !! 🙂
i felt really happy watching through the glass window.. the sprawling salt lake behind me !! 🙂 serene and beautiful 🙂 with the wind creating the waves and ripples in the water.. the lake had put on the illusion of being a desert !! 🙂

an hour later my colleagues reached off and by then the sky had cracked open !! and the wind god had unleashed his fury!! the lake had got transformed into a ocean rather than a calm desert !! n dat is wen i overheard my colleagues discuss about AILA hitting Kolkata !! n yet i didn’t understand them fully!!

later on my roomie working in the same office called me at arnd 12 and asked if i was ready to pack the bags for home !! amazed i asked him wat for n realized as he explained the outside fury was no ordinary rain but a cyclone supposed to hit bengal !! we brave boys decided to stick on n carry on our duties !! 😉 haha !! actually we just went n had our lunch !! a big queue wit everybody in office deciding to stay inside !! nobody dared to go out !!

the cyclone had torn off the plastic roof from building and had knocked down the iron shutter at the other block !! it was scary as the debris started flying down the floor ! and the wind created a ferocious loud racket as it tried with all its might to rip off the roof !! and blow away anything that stood in its way.. post lunch it was pretty clear that everybody wanted to pack their bags and go home.. my roomie came to my desk asking to pack up for the day .. but as fades wud have it there was a critical ticket which popped up at the very moment .. so started the running arnd ! as i told my roomate to hang on for 15 mins more i got scrambling to get the job done ! we finsihed the thing and came out n for me for the first time in the day it was time for reality check !!

huge trees had comes crashing on their knees and the roads had got blocked… everywhere people were scurrying for their home.. all arnd u cud see hordes of people like ants pouring out from every direction your eyes could see.. buses where filled with people overflowing !! we cudn’t get buses at the bus stop nearest to our work place and so we decided to start walking towards the next stop to try n catch a bus… fortunes didn’t seem to change as the buses were filled with no scope of getting into them.. luckily we saw a bus with some gap n got into it…cramped to the max with people putting their elbows in my eyes, stomach, nose well u guys get the picture !! me and roomie got down at a junction near to our home..and started walking the rest of the way !!it was raining and the winds i m sure was strong enough to have blown away a skinny person !! 😉 !! the met dept guys predicted winds at arnd 90 kmph !!
completely drenched and exhausted by all the scampering arnd we made it to our home :)the rest of the guys were already there !! 🙂

the entire thing though made me think how the families living in the slums wud be spending this night 😦 if the wind and rain wud leave anything that they cud salvage something out of .. saw pictures of taxis being crushed by trees on news channels … imagined how the guys life wud have changed today .. his entire livelihood depended on this car in which he probably spent more time than in his home..read the newspaper the next day and was sad to read a story that a mother and her son 33 years old where sitting in an auto and a huge tree fell on the auto and killed the boy on spot while the mother was untouched…:(

they wudn’t have imagined wen they slept the day b4 dat mother nature wud enact such a cruel fate.. n that life for some of us wont remain the same hereafer ..mayb its just life’s way of saying… though not in the most polished way dat make the most out of today !! for 2mrw is something u never know 🙂 life is short .. so we ought to enjoy the fullest of today and not wait expecting for 2mrw 🙂