Monday, 21 July 2014

The Mind Reader

I was busy staring at my Computer-screen as usual, figuring what to write for #WhatTheBlack & for #WOW of BlogAdda.

I chanced to look at my daughter.

She was seriously looking at her Maths text-book, trying to complete her home-work.

"How does one solve this problem? What is "Percentage" anyway? God knows why they give us these sums to solve!"

I realized that I had been blessed with the power to read minds!

I was now reading a school-student's mind!

Thanks to my power, I now knew what exactly was going on in my daughter's mind!


Daughter's mind: "Should I ask this to Mamma? No, as usual she's busy with her Computer! No time for me! Wonder why she spends full-time taking part in these online & Blogging contests when she doesn't even win anything!"

I wanted to butt in & protest saying- Hey! Listen, Sweetheart! I quit my job to be always there for you.... Of course, you can ask me anything! Be kind to me, dear! I did win a few prizes some months ago, remember?

But, I restrained myself as her mind was working actively!

Daughter's mind: "Wonder when she'll win a Smartphone! I better hope she does soon now that I have dropped her phone & damaged the touchscreen."

My poor damaged Smartphone is looking for a replacement...


I then thought that my gadget-lover daughter wants me to get the latest Black(colored) Smartphone!
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New Black Smartphone ; Source
Daughter's mind: "Had Mamma given me more attention instead of her Computer, I would have benefited & understood a large percentage of this chapter-"Percentage"..."

I felt pretty guilty. True that since last July, ever since I joined Blogging sites like BlogAdda, I have spent most of my waking hours with my Computer...

Daughter's mind: "Mamma doesn't even have time to buy the stuff that I need! When will she get the Black Print-Cartridge for our Printer? I have to complete my School-Project... I need to print..."

I then remembered that I urgently need a Black Print-Cartridge for our Printer!
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Black Print Cartridge ; Source

Daughter's mind: "Ah! Yet another pen-refill is over. Wonder when Mamma will buy Black Ink Gel pen-refills for me... She had promised me! I have been asking her to go to the market for the last 4 days!"

Yes! Black Ink Gel Pen-Refills are much needed to fill up & give company to the empty pens! 

I wanted to tell my daughter- I'll get it, dear! No worry!

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Black Ink Pen-Refills ; Source


But, I spoke no word as I wanted to read more of her mind...

Daughter's mind: "Oh! How I wish I had a magic hat- the big black magic hat that magicians use to pull out rabbits & ribbons! I would have used to pull out all the above things I need & would never have to bother my Mamma, who is full-time glued to her Computer...!"

What a great thought! Even I want this lovely Black(colored) Magic Hat from which I can pull out anything!
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Black (Magic) Hat ; Source


Daughter's mind: "How lovely will it be if Mamma gets Black Forest Cake for Papa's birthday!"

Today is hubby dear's birthday. A yummy Black Forest Cake will be perfect!
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Black Forest Cake ; Source

"Yes, dear! I plan to pick a Black Forest Cake for your Papa's birthday and Black Ink-Gel Pen-Refills & Black Print Cartridge for you now. Will get the Smartphone later. Sorry about the Magician's hat though!" I grandly announced to my daughter.

She was startled! 

"Did you just read my mind, Mamma?" my daughter asked wide-eyed.

"Yes! Let me teach you the concepts about "Percentage" first. Then, I'll read your Papa's mind too! What does he want for his birthday? Does he crave Black Forest Cake too? Let me see what secrets I can unravel..." I answered with a wink! :D



This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com 

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This Story has been chosen a s a WOW post HERE.

44 comments:

  1. Wow, how clever you are, anita!! Pretty mom :) No one can beat you in combining prompts! Loved all blacks :) Am sure you are going to get your phone replaced! All the best!! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Priya for such kind words & wishes :)
      Delighted that you loved reading this!

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  2. its the bond between mother and child that helps too i guess :) .. lovely post !
    best wishes for birthday :)

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    1. Yes, that deep bond connects & certainly helps :) Thanks Ankur!
      Conveyed your wishes to my hubby! It's his birthday today :)

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  3. hahah Moms usually become very smart mind readers :).

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    1. Yes indeed, Rachna :) Moms are the best :)

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  4. Yet again, awesome...
    Beautifully scripted and mashed both the prompts uniquely.
    Loved it.

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    1. Thanks a ton, Lancelot, for your kind words yet again :)
      Glad to know!

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  5. very nice...being a mommy automatically makes you a smart brain reader :p

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    1. Thanks Priyu :)
      Yes, Moms have some great & smart powers like brain-reading :D

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  6. Exciting. Sometimes it feels good to be greedy. Wish you luck to win it all.

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your wishes. Luck is much needed!
      Not exactly greedy, except for the Magic-Hat! Rather, NEEDY for all other Black items mentioned! :)

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  7. i get it as a mail alert all about these blogging contests but i never go through them. Seriously have no clue which contest and for what. i go through your post because as a post with or without it being a contest post is a great one. Can't write posts like this even if i wanted to. Find them entertaining sometimes, sometimes deep and comforting resonating with some of my own un typed thoughts.
    Now going through this one i want to tell u this. Many a times i start speaking on the other person's behalf just because i think he or she might be thinking such and such...funny na Anita. From all you know the other person might not be thinking at all...might not be listening or maybe thinking but not on that same plane as yours. Hahahaha.
    That Black Forest Cake might all be ur imagination for instance. Trust me i did it one time thinking the same only to realize he wanted something else...totally different...unimaginatively different. It would've made him happier although he didn't complain and was kind with a formal and courtesies laced thank you and blah blah but you know it don't you. Many days later in one of the conversations rather arguments he spilled the beans...hahahaha.
    Enjoyed this one too.
    But it scares me Anita when i come to think of it...what if someone could...Read ur mind...spooky for me, how about you???

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    1. Thanks Shivani for your candid & heartfelt comment :)
      You are too modest...I'm sure you can write great posts for contests!
      I can totally identify with the thought-resonation as it has happened many times with me too.
      Yes, we try to be mind-readers and guess & judge, and then realize what the other person really wanted...!
      It is sweet when others accept our offering without complaints! Strengthens bonds :)

      There is a Hollywood Movie- 'What Women Want'. That shows the advantages/disadvantages of reading minds! :)
      If we can really read minds, we will know the truth & how people put on a 'fake act'. Will remove the masks that people wear. But, how many of us can tolerate/accept the truth?! :)

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  8. truly exceptional writing combining prompts with such mastery is appreciable, I also haven't won anything in contests except some participation and runner's up prize but I enjoy participating in them.

    Here is my wow post : Inhuman Mind

    #whattheblack post : Black Is Beautiful

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    1. Thanks Cifar for your kind words :)
      Congrats to you for your wins! It may be remembered that the competition is tough & many don't even earn a consolation prize... Has happened with me for many contests...
      Like you, even I enjoy taking part in contests.
      I am proud to have won a few grand prizes & a number of consolation/runners up prizes! I feel rich gifting away those T-shirts & Mugs that I usually win :)
      Will check out your post!

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  9. hahahah this was witty..and how creative of you to give such an awesome take to the contest.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Red :)
      Glad you found it creative & witty :) It is reality :)

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  10. That was a beautiful take on combining the prompts. Lovely post. :)
    Best wishes for your hubby's birthday.
    All the best for the contest. May you get the phone replaced. :)

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    1. Thanks Kiran for such appreciation & so many wishes :)
      I conveyed your b'day wishes to my hubby :)
      I feel blessed. Thanks!

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  11. I love it, how you weave together two or more prompts, Anita.
    Well Written.
    All The Best! :)

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    1. Thanks Poonam for your encouragement & support & wishes :)
      Thanks for making me rich :)

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  12. Magic hat, I so want that!

    And what an interesting way of writing on the contest prompt.

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    1. How we wish, Saru!
      Our Magic Hat would take care of everything... Only if life was this easy :)
      Thanks for the appreciation! Means a lot!

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  13. Nice one Anitha!!! Cleverly linked to both the contests

    Please visit http://mythoughtstheyare.wordpress.com

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    1. Welcome here! Thanks for reading & for your appreciation :)
      Over to your Blog now!

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  14. That's a good one. Liked how you combined 2 prompts in a post, Anita! :)
    Good luck for the contest :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Shilpa :) Delighted that you liked it :)
      Wishes much needed. All the best to you too :)

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  15. I am just thinking how will the black magic hat get that black forest cake out :) I would not want the cake damaged and the cream all over :) he he he he

    Bikram's

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    1. It's a magic hat, Bikram! It'll manage perfectly fine without smudging or spoiling :)
      How lovely it'll be!

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    2. oh yes .. as long as the magician makes sure he hands over the plate with the CAKE offcourse to ME :) and NO sharinggggggggggggggg :) he he he he

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    3. Better is to take the magic hat away, what do you say? Like the hen that lays the golden eggs :)
      We can take out as many cakes or whatever we wish & share with all :)

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  16. That was wonderful, Anita. Looking inside your daughter's mind and the conversations- that was wonderful. Wish you all the best.

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    1. Thanks Jayanta for reading & for your appreciation & wishes :)

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  17. A great post showing your unique ability to combine the prompts! I loved it. Children have these small worries in their small world! Wish we could read their minds!

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    1. Thanks Ratna for your nice words :) Delighted that you loved to read this!
      Yes, if we could read our kid's minds, we would know a lot...
      These days Depression & Suicides are pretty common. Parents could have helped before it's too late...

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  18. reading minds .. hmmm make sure to read it at right time and right content only .. :P :P
    congrtsss for this victory :)))

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    1. Thanks for such wise counsel, Bhavana :)
      Agree with you. When we have such amazing powers, we better use them properly!

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  19. as always! Out of the box and creative filled :D

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    1. Lovely to get your inaugural comment on my Blog!
      Thanks for stopping by & for your kind words :)

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  20. Cool post Anita.. even I want that Magic hat :P. All the best :)

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    1. Seriously Meera! Wish we had it :)
      Best wishes to you too :)

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  21. Enjoyed!
    could even picture your daughters jaw dropping down!
    p.s. if u can find a place that sell those magic hats
    or a place where they teach to read minds,
    then call me at the earliest!

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    1. Thanks Disha!
      Cool imagination :)
      P.S.- Ditto for you too! There are many takers in the queue :)
      Need Superpowers!

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