Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Remote Control

A writing prompt app gave me this prompt and here is what I came up with...



A remote control that controlled the entire household! When Maya heard about this remote, she scoffed. Why would I need such a device? The stranger on the road had just thrust it into her hand and walked away smiling.

And then her day turned downhill. After she got home from work, she just wanted peace. But Misha's homework had to be looked at and Mayur had a test the next day. The mother in law needed to be taken for a dental checkup and her maid had not turned up.

At this time, that remote control seemed like a great friend. she would just freeze everything and sit back. She could sleep, read, listen to her favourite classical music or catch up with a friend. She had just reached into her bag to get the device out when Misha walked into the room. She had completed her homework without any help. This was the first time ever and she was ecstatic. She had a big grin on her face. The mother in law heard and hugged Misha.  She got a box of laddoos out of the kitchen and handed one to everyone. Mayur fell into the role of the older brother and playfully teased Misha. And Misha teased him back.They were both laughing while their grandmother looked on indulgently.

Maya realised that the tension she had been feeling had evaporatedand was replaced by a warm happy feeling. She had forgotten all about the remote. If she had frozen them all, she would have missed out on such awesome happy family time. She breathed a sigh of relief that she had not used it.

"I was right. I don't need it", was Maya's thought before she woke up.