Friday, February 24, 2012

Theme 1 - At the Grocer's

So here we go, the first theme of the series, "At the Grocer's"

Here are the responses:

From @thegodlet : The ripe tomatoes. Shiny skin stretched tight over their luscious bodies. They were begging to be cut open. Just one carefully placed slit, and their life would come oozing out in a slow slush. Seeds and juice mixed together. Delightful. I couldn’t wait to go back home to my kitchen knife. And my overweight neighbour.

From @nelsonnium : It was love at first sight. Curves, perfect, a sense of freshness, water drops glistening on perfect, taut skin, yet; an object for sale. A quick few words, a wad of cash exchanged, and now his for the evening. Nervous, he turned; tripped and fell. A melon’s carcass splattered on the pavement. “Another one, please?”

Mine (@vivekisms): I ask for half the supplies compared to last month. I think the grocer knows. Yes, we split. I go for films by myself too. So? I die? Don’t want to go home. Can’t eat by myself, again. The paper bag with ‘half’ the supplies tears. Spills onto the road, to the sea. I weep.

From @69fubar: A can of Mountain Dew rolled and thunked into the cash machine. The cashier waved it in front of a scanner which pinged. Picking the can, the cashier went to end of her table and rolled it towards the scanner again. And again. And again. In a closed grocer's shop. Everyone else was gone.

From @BlueToothFairy_ : I was looking for a new baby formula at the grocer’s, pondering over which to use, now that he was 23 weeks. A man in rags smelling of sweat and evil, walked to me. “The world is going to end. Do you still care about raising him?” He asked. “I hope you’re wrong.” I replied.

From @nimue_ : She picked her stuff like colors – yellow bell peppers, green beans, cottage cheese, ripe tomatoes , onions , and spices. He watched her with a curious look. Finally he asked , “Darling, are you cooking tonight ?” “Not today. But very soon I will.” “Then this shopping ?” “My cooking classes begin tomorrow.” she declared.

From @_poohi : It became a media event. Who could be so unimaginative that they'd hold a wedding at a grocery store! It was rumored that they met there for the first time. How romantic! But it wasn't true. The couple honeymooned for free at Shimla and the grocer opened a new shop the next month.

From @textuallyhorny : She was there. At the counter. May be the only reason I went to the grocer’s every alternate day. May be I never accepted that as a fact just like I never accepted the change back. She did not know how but her kitchen got replenished every alternate day. I never asked. She never complained.

From @Freelosopher : Hungry and almost broke, he headed out to the grocer's. She was buying vegetables. A familiar face that once meant love. Their eyes met. She saw the hunger. An imperceptible nod later, he handed the money to the cashier and took the packet. They walked out together. She asked, "Your place or mine?"

From @Ser_NM : He sat at the store on the corner of 5th and 22nd day in and day out, thinking today would be different. They came and went, some made small talk others less inclined. It did occur that while the world kept going on, for him this was it, "Lemons, get your Lemons, fresh lemons, yup, lemons"

From @themodestninja: A haze of kisses and muffled cries, it was their fucking best yet. Sex in the stacks. The store had closed, they were spending the night there. And he wasn't complaining. She crumbled under him for perhaps the third time. Almost suddenly, the alarm went off. Then he woke up with a very wet underwear.

From @gauravjagwani : The list was ready. And, I was too. I entered and spotted God. I wondered what could be on his Groceries’ list. The ingredients to make the perfect man, I guess. At the checkout, he gave his card. ‘We only accept blessings and wishes’, the cashier said. ‘Then, let me shop some more,’ said God.

That's it...A wonderful night this has been. Thank you all.

3 comments:

  1. wow !! such freshness ! not even found at the grocer's store !

    Loved @vivekisms post a lot :)

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  2. It became a media event. Who could be so unimaginative that they'd hold a wedding at a grocery store!

    It was rumored that they met there for the first time. How romantic!

    But it wasn't true.

    The couple honeymooned for free at Shimla and the grocer opened a new shop the next month

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