Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Rhythm of the Marketplace

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe



     The marketplace was bustling today.  I had a monstrous list of things I wanted.  My little boy looks forward to market days with so much to see and do!  Still after traipsing through the stalls and waiting in endless lines, he becomes restless.  

     While waiting at the bakers he became fascinated with the metal wastebasket reserved for the wrappings that accompany the samples.  He stood drumming happily on the lid a musical rhythm to the amusement of those surrounding us.   With him occupied, I busied myself filling my basket and purchasing an assortment of fresh-baked breads for the upcoming week.

This is a fictional tale in response to the picture prompt for the  Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday writing prompt.  A special thank you to Vidya Sury for providing the picture for today's prompt.






36 comments:

  1. Cute...just the apt description of the picture. Nice!

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    1. myriadrainbowhues, I am pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Shilpa, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. Kids can be so difficult to manage at such places. Good one Kathy. :)

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    1. jyothisdayout, they sure can!! I thought it would get easier as they get older. That is what I get for thinking! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  4. Ohh that was a vivid description ... a nice take on the prompt Kathy :)

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    1. Nabanita, considering I have never been to such a place I am breathing a big sigh of relief at your comment! I am so pleased you liked it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words! ♥

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  5. Kathy this a very cute story. A nice take on the picture prompt.

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    1. Usha, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. Well mothers with kids in supermarkets need more of these drums then Kathy :D

    Richa

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    1. Richa, I hate taking my kids grocery shopping with me but I don't have much choice. It would be so nice if they could find something to occupy themselves besides bickering. UGH. LOL Slowly, they are learning to act and that I will not put up with their shenanigans! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. The little boy's mom finished shopping , unhindered, as he drummed. good idea.

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    1. Kalpana, sometimes those little distractions are the only way to get the shopping done! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  8. Lovely take on the prompt Kathy.

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    1. geeta, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  9. I think in a perfect world it would be 'to the amusement' of the other shoppers. But maybe it's b/c I'm not a parent that I would be more annoyed than amused by a kid banging on a metal lid. Cute story though!

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    1. JoJo, that could very well be. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments! ♥

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  10. Great short, Kathy! I can hear the little guy drumming now.

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    1. Martha, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  11. Isn't it a blessing when they can find something that keeps them occupied and entertained. Such a cute story.

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    1. Suzy, it surely is! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  12. Cute story! Those trash cans are so fascinating :)

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    1. jannatwrites, isn't that the truth? We as parents can spend hundreds of dollars on toys for our kids and they have more fun playing with trash or banging on a trash can! LOL Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. ♥

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  13. Wonderful boy who knows how to create his own pastime...
    lovely take on the prompt...

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    1. shellymona, I agree completely!!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. payal, I am so pleased you enjoyed it!! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  15. Great idea Kathy. Next time I go shopping I'll look out for a trash can maybe!

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    1. tulika, you have to use whatever is handy!! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. Perfect take on the prompt! :)

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    1. Sheethal, I am so pleased you enjoyed it!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  17. A very talented boy who also gives space to his Mom to do her own thing. Nice take on the prompt Kathy :)

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  18. Good one, Kathy. The trick that many Moms use as the child prefer mom to do her own stuffs so that he can play, undisturbed:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/100-words-on-saturday-2014-3

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