Start Of A Dangerous Adventure

Write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must include a speeding car, a phone call, and a crisp, bright morning. (Wildcard: you can swap any of the above for a good joke.)

So it was a crispy, bright morning with some blue skies and a few clouds but the sun was shining bright and yet it was a cool, cool morning. The kinda of morning that makes you say, you don’t want to waste it sitting around at home when you could be out and about enjoying the beautiful day. So that was what was in front of me so I quickly shaved, took a shower and went out for some breakfast and coffee.

I sat and enjoyed my breakfast and coffee for a while, taking in the scenery and watching people walking by or sitting down for their own breakfast. I got another coffee to go and walked towards my car and decided to head to the park and after an hour or so there I thought I would head to the mall for some shopping. So I was on my way when I got a phone call – I usually don’t talk on the phone when I’m driving so I ignored it as I glanced at the caller id and saw that it was a blocked number. No idea who would be calling me on that but I ignore it and drove on. But the phone kept ringing and it was annoying me like crazy.

On the 5th ring I thought I’d pick it up, could be important and I answered “Hello”. I got a funny kinda buzzing noise as I put the cell phone towards my ear which irritated me and also made me drop the phone. As I tried to shake it off a speeding car came up from behind me and drove parallel to my car and honked at me. I looked over and this stunning redhead with long flowing hair tried to get my attention. It was working but she told me to pull over. What was going on? So I did at the first chance I got and stopped the car. She parked hers in front of mine, came over to my car, opened the passenger seat and grabbed my phone and then threw it in an empty lot. I was angry and looked at the lot and then back at the woman and just about started to ask, what her problem was when there was a loud explosion.

The phone had exploded and there were black marks on the vacant lot. People gathered near the explosion spot and there were gasps and moans. I was shocked and didn’t know what to say. The woman had just saved my life and I had no clue as to who she was. I looked at her and said “Thank you but how did you know?” She just put her finger on my lips and sushed me. Then she “Roshan, you are in danger. There are people, powerful people, who are out to kill you because they think you saw something that you shouldn’t have. Come with me and I’ll keep you safe. I’m a secret agent.” And with that she pulled me towards her car and let me into the passenger seat and we drove off!

Prompt from The Daily Post at

Burger, Hair Cut, Movie!

I went out today meaning to get some good food, in particular a burger and catch a movie. Also there was the small matter of getting a hair cut. You see even though I am balding my hair, especially at the back and the sides had grown quite long. Not yet shoulder length but getting there. So much so that I’ve been getting questions about joining a 80s/90s hard rock band!

So I decided to leave for Panampilly Nagar and get me some burger love and a shake. The day was warm enough with some bright sunshine bearing down on us by midafternoon to desire some cooling off and a shake was in order. I booked me an Uber and went to The Burger Junction, stopping by only to buy some medicine. I ordered me a nice, juicy, beef patty burger with onion rings and bacon added as toppings and scarfed that down with a cookies & Nutella shake. Delicious!

Then I went to Chitoor road which is were the current hair saloon I go to for getting my hair cut is located. However there was a huge waiting time there with atleast an hour or so wait until I could get to my turn. I had to wait in the streets outside as there was no place to sit in the small saloon (they only have 3 chairs for people to get their hair cut and a small bench where you can wait). So after a few minutes of waiting there, I decided to leave. As I walking to Center Mall, I saw another small hair cutting saloon, run by two guys from Lucknow, UP and went in. It was a narrow, hole in the wall with a small bench for people who would have to wait and just two seats. As it was empty, I was quickly seated and I told the guy who would be cutting my hair how I wanted it cut.

But then I had to repeat it, in Hindi! He spoke very little English and no Malayalam at all. Nice, dude – pick up the language if you have been here for 5 plus years. Anyway I managed to tell him to cut it short at the back and the sides and that done, I walked in the heat upto Center mall and waited for an hour in the lounge, chatting on Whatsapp in the meantime, until 3:40 pm when the movie started. I got me a medium Coke and some cheese popcorn and enjoyed the film. By 6 I left and came back home.