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Sehri Tales 2020 - April 29

  • Published at 10:40 pm April 30th, 2020
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Winning Sehri tales of Ramadan, day five

Top entities for the prompt ‘Spice', by popular vote

Writer: Amreeta Lethe Chowdhury

An umeboshi

Sits on a rice ball's back; what

If I'm good, really?

Writer: Alifa Ayman

Two to three cardamon, maybe some ginger

My water's boiling hot, time to put the black tea over

I see the weather's outside is quite playful, all calm and light and breezy

Ooh, let me go grab a book to pair my spiced tea with

Ahhh, I can smell the tea hitting to my senses

Hopefully, my migraine will now be long gone and blend outside into the eerie...

Writer: Marwa Kazi Mohammed

The elderly couple in front of me have been together for 30 years, they look strikingly in love and they now want to spice up their marriage.

I am a marriage counselor. I wasn't very good at it.

Until 3 months ago I woke up and realized, every time I saw a pair of people together, there were numbers on top of their head. Only I can see.

It took me a while to understand what that number means. Once I did, it made me damn good at my job. The number on top of their heads is a measure of their compatibility on a scale of 1 to 10. The highest I've seen so far is 7. Today I've seen the lowest. A giant zero on top of this elderly couples' heads.

"Even love gets a little boring in 30 years," the quiet lady said. "We just want to spend the rest of our marriage having fun," added the charming old man.

All that is okay but, the giant zero? 30 years? In love? How??djhkslhdnak???

The couple is looking at me expectantly. I gulp, "So, I have a brochure for this. I'm going to walk you through it. Why don't you try some of these and we'll see what happens?"


The elderly couple walk out of the office, burst into laughter and shed their skins to reveal Zeus and Hera. They have been messing with mortals for years now, in an attempt to spice up their marriage.

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