C is for Choices #AtoZChallenge

CSameer folds the newspaper after having read every teeny bit of news about starlets and the smallest columns.  Dia, as usual, was reading on her Kindle.  He looked around the house.  It was neat,  as usual.  He walked up to the balcony and spent some time watching life pass by.

‘Do you want tea?’ he asked Dia.

She nodded without looking up.

Sameer spent the next few minutes preparing tea and brought the steaming hot cups and put it on the low table.

Dia put her Kindle down. 

‘Is that an interesting book?  You have not put it down since yesterday,’  said Sameer.

‘Uh.. hmm.. It’s really wonderful.  You should read it.  Why don’t you read books Sameer?  It is a whole new world.  It has so much of magic but the book is really believable.  Do you know it is about wizards and witches?  And they call us people ‘Muggles’.  In fact,  I have been thinking, does this world really exist! The wizards, who are boys really,  just pass through a wall at a railway station and they enter into a completely different world with steam engines.  It must be so exciting.  I wish we really had a world like that. ‘

‘Hey, there is a football match today,’  interrupted Sameer and flicked on the TV.

The match had already started with the audience singing and screaming and Sameer was totally engrossed in the game in 2 minutes.

Dia finished her tea,  picked up her Kindle and went back to read.


***This has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is A to Z in the life of Dia and Sameer, a geek and non-geek couple.  Short stories on their approach to daily life.  Do you know people like them?  Do share the stories with me. ***


23 thoughts on “C is for Choices #AtoZChallenge

  1. This is a very similar story at my place. Just the house isn’t so spic and span 😛
    Lata – I am enjoying these short stories a lot!

  2. Lol.. Boys will be boys! No wonder.. I can so relate this with my husband. And the way you are bringing this tale is very amusing 🙂


  3. Dia is a Potterhead! She has all my love and support over Sameer. <3
    I know how hard it was for Dia to convince Sameer to read. I've been trying to get all my friends to read the Harry Potter series (yes, there are a few people who still haven't read it :P). And they just don't listen to me!
    What's tomorrow going to be? Waiting! 🙂

  4. This seems to be a classic case with most men. They are so much into the idiot box and we women have so many other modes of entertainment. Lovely description!

  5. Lol Lata this made me laugh. It’s a scene our of my life. No one can convince the other one. Oh and I wondered too if the Hogawarts world really existed, it’s so perfectly crafted.

    1. When I read HP first, I was in the magical world for days. HP had just been released and a colleague had a hardbound copy from US. He insisted that I read it. I was forever changed.

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