2021: Blogging A-Z Challenge: Covid Craziness: D


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Das rupaiiya, bas.” Ten rupees only.
The countdown timer at the signal was at 67.          

are you entertaining him for, Riya?” remarked Tarun, scrunching up his nose in
distaste at the lad in ragged clothes.

“Where did
you get it from?” Riya pressed.

Didi, you want?”

“This is so
dangerous,” she reiterated.

“You buy? Das rupaiiya. Take one,” he pushed.

Tarun eased
ahead as the lights turned green. Riya shuddered in her seat, watching the boy
in the rear view mirror, vowing to cut up masks before disposing them as the
boy continued to peddle used masks as new.   

Note: This 100-word micro-fiction is written for the Covid Crazies 2021 Edition of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. The entire list of 2021 posts can be accessed here

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Bharati Patil

OMG!! Shuddered at the thought of it. Call it opportunistic, just as selling flowers at traffic signals, straight from the graves!

Saying sarcastically though

Eating a samosa on a newspaper cutting on the streets can be compared to it. We need to keep our hygiene and brains at home for this, during this Era of life. However, we all are dying slowly anyways and some are trying to win the race with faster ways.


Tabhi mai sochu, corona phirse kaise. Abb tah 3rd wave bhi aayegaa, phir.


Nice one ����

Parul M

Harsh realities:~(

Jayashree (pagesfromjayashree)

Oops! Not all may be so vigilant and may end up buying too…. sad !

Jayashree (pagesfromjayashree)

Sad part is someone has to sell used Mask.


Harsh reality. Turning the misfortune of others into their own fortune..


Absolutely! Someone told me about the horror stories of those graves-flowers .. shudder! Never ever bought again!


Definitely sarcastic! Sigh, when will this all end!


arre, shubh shubh bolo!!!


Thanks Sujit!


Indeed. Good, bad, ugly – no matter what, but fact of life.


True, and the fact that there are so many being sold near trains and bus depots and not sealed, scares me. Of course, seals are a dime-a-dozen too! Good to see you're working on A-Z too! Wish you the best! Challenge buddies! 🙂


There are situations where it is 'Has to' – and there are those that saw an opportunity and capitalized. All kinds of people, all kinds of people!


Very true 🙁 Sad and true.

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