Help, there is something in my nose!

By Vageesha Mishra

John gasped at the television screen when an arrow shot through the fragile roof of the hut. Fantasy films were his favourite. They made him wonder at the existence of such a world within his own. And if they did, could that mean he had hidden powers too like the protagonist who was currently summoning a smoky fire through his bare palms.

Popping another black chickpea into his mouth, John followed every action with utter awe, drowning out the noises in the background that announced the arrival of the guests.

He threw another one toward his mouth except it never made it. The tiny piece of chickpea got wedged between the walls of one of his nostrils. A terror stricken John, in panic breathed in instead of letting out the air through his nose.

In a split second, it got stuck. John held his breath as another round would have caused the solo bean to drive in further towards the wind pipe.

He needed a real life superman, so he called out for one in sheer helplessness.

“Mooooooooom. There is a chickpeas stuck in one of my nostrils. What to do? What to do? Help.”

She came running into the room, with everyone else close on her heels. With a white face, she half scolding, half pleading, asked if he were alright.

John nodded.

“Try sneezing it out and under no circumstances should you pick your nose,” she warned throwing alternatives one after the other as they failed. Others joined her.

“Mom, it’s going in further!” John cried out.

“Alright you breathe with your mouth. Let’s take him to a doctor. Hurry up.”

They rushed out to a nearby clinic, grabbing their wallets.

“What happened?” Asked the staff at the clinic stifling an evident laugh on seeing anger in her eyes. He was loud enough to draw the attention of awaiting patients.

“Doctor is on his way, it’ll take a while. There is no other way I’m afraid, we’re going to have to operate,” he said looking at a ghastly looking John.

“What?” John uttered, slapping a hand over his mouth.

“Mom?”

“How did you get that thing in your nose in the first? How do you do such things? Ah!” His mother threw the inevitable question at him bringing much peace to the spectators who were dying to know the same.

“I don’t know. But surgery?” John spoke in tears, feeling fear and shame at the same time.

“There must be something we could do. He is breathing in, please think of something,” she pleaded to the team.

“Well there is something. Not sure it’d be effective but it’s worth a shot since internally the nostrils are connected,” said one of the man in uniform.

He directed John to lie down on his back on a bed. In his white scrub, he dashed towards the supply room and rushed out with a straw in one hand.

Keeping his eyes on John, he threw him an assuring look.

Placing one end of the straw at the nostril that was free of any obstruction, he blew in with a velocity. At this point, everyone one in the room seemed to be on the edge of their seat, waiting for the climax.

The air forced the chickpea out of its confinement into the open surrounding of the clinic room. John’s eyes followed its path as it landed swiftly on the bed beside him amidst the cheer and hoot of people around him.

“It’s done, kid. No need for that surgery, eh!” Said the man, winking at him.

Before adding, “If I were you, I’d cover my nose before eating them the next time!”

A red faced John continued to stare at tiny little piece of pain that laid along the white sheets.

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By twinklingwords

You know this is a real life story. It was not a little boy but a little girl aka me and it happened when I was I guess 6 or something! Such a drama kid I was๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Happy Festivities Everyone! Have a lot of fun!

Picture – Pixabay


88 thoughts on “Help, there is something in my nose!

      1. Ab main kal subeh hi pad raha isse. Needs a fresh mind, aur plenty of time so that I can relish every word that you’ve written. Ek bhi line nahi padi abhi tak. Take care. Good night, re. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Superb Girl! while reading this real life story,i could not take my eyes off from this cute,chubby girl for a single moment.She is so attractive.I still go back time and again and keep my eyes on this cute Junior Vageesha. I really enjoyed this story.Thanks for sharing this.This incident has also happened in my ear a long time back.
    God bless you! Wish you a very happy Holi!

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    1. Hahaha! Arey thank you so much for such sweet and kind words of yours. Thank you for reading it and with such pure sincerity, sir! It really means a lot.
      I was a dramebaaz kid and yeah a chubby one too๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Oh no, how did you get that one out?
      Happy Holi to you and your family sirโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you so much for such a kind comment. Can I confess something? Back in class eleventh, my English teacher who was also my favorite had the same name as yours. Whenever I get encouraging words from you, my heart feels happy doubly thinking how she would react to my writing skills! Thank you and have a happy day โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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      1. Whenever I sit for writing my youngest daughter will be keep on interrupting :-). I feel very happy about your words dear , eight years before I was a teacher hope many children liked me. After coming from there I came to know some missed me. Your words took me back into those memories. All the best, be happy always.

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      2. Oh so you had been a teacher! Haha what a coincidence, although I just realised, ma’am had a different surname.
        I’m so happy that it made you happy, teachers are so important, they shape you and help you become who you are. That’s why your students miss you, still, I’m sureโ˜บ๏ธ

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  2. Reading through the story with great amusement. The climax came at the point when I realised that it was a real life story and not a fiction. We all need a good laugh. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Isabelle! I look forward to your comments especially because you are yourself a fabulous storyteller โ™ฅ๏ธ thanks a ton! Haha must be thrilling to realise it was a real story at the climax! I’m so glad to hear your kind wordsโ˜บ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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  3. I enjoyed reading it Vageesha. Great story! It was really you? That must have been frightening. Quick thinking for that one who let it out or else what would have happened ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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    1. Hi Winnie, so good to see your comment! Thank you so much since I admire your work greatlyโ˜บ๏ธ
      Haha yes! It really was me! It was very frightening. My entire family had been really scared. We still thank the person mentally for the quick thinking or surgery would have been the only alternative ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Jab main chotta baccha tha badi shararat karta tha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I can relate to it haha..yaar mere toh cut mark hai eyebrows par that happened at age of 2๐Ÿ˜› but nose wala bas thoda saa chichi hai๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚
    Take care & have a great colourful day with positive vibesโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜‡

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    1. Hahahaah! I’m laughing so hard, Prashant. Tumhare comments padte hi mann acha hojata hai. Eyebrows wala na common hai๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‹nose Wala uncommon (so I was more creative in draame!) Jokes apart I hope you had recovered fast. Yeah definitely tacky!!
      Thank you, re. Agar aapko Meri writing pasand ayi to yay! Because aap bhi khud bhi kamal likhte hain.
      Thank you. Have a very colourful day to you as well, Light and positive vibes๐ŸŒธโ˜บ๏ธ

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      1. Arre! Kya baat…cut marks over eyebrows looks cool & lucky too.
        Recovery bhi ho hi gayi hogi, mujhe toh yaad hi nahi๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
        Tera sab theek thak hai naa..haha
        I told you to try out writing on several platforms as you’re fabulous & flawless in storytelling.
        Ye itna formal kyuuuu…main ro dunga, you’re equally wonderful writer ๐Ÿ˜…
        Have a great great day ahead with smiles๐Ÿ˜‡

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      2. Yar haan TOI ke alawa bhi koi aur platform hain kya?
        Ro dunga, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Formal nai, re, just khushi ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜
        Haan they do look cool, meri ek friend ko bhi hai. Main mast! Aisa rough tough look lagta hai.
        You tooo!

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      3. Khushi aisi jo rula de๐Ÿ˜…
        Next story Vageesha ki khushi๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        There are many platforms available but i’ll charge for consulting…haahaa
        yourstoryclub.com par try kar.
        Stay happy and cool๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡

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  5. Ye lo, aur main soch raha tha fiction hai. ๐Ÿ˜ Fir she twist! You sure like twists, but you write so fabulously great! Savoured every line, the excitement, the anticipation, the dash of humour, the tension. Great piece! *Claps* ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    You are a good storyteller, no doubt about it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. Yaar narration skills achche hain, bilkul effortless read hoti hai. Start once, then you’ve to finish. Happy holi. A writer you are. Hmmm. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Rishuuuu! Do you know your sweet and sincere comments have totally (absolutely) made my day?! Eh! You’re so kind, yar. Pragya is so right in calling you one of the best people hereโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ you indeed are, re. Pakka!
        Thank you so much for making sure you read every word time nai tha tab bhi nikal kar (how sweet!) And then leaving me so much encouraged with your words because if an expert like you finds my work cool for different reasons, dude I think they might are! Eeeeeeh so I am so happy right now. Doing a mini joy dance๐Ÿ•บ
        Happy Holi to you tooโ˜บ๏ธ and have lots of fun, re๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป

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      2. Arre itna khush, Ha Ha Ha. ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Totally unexpected. Time to thaa re. But I had to read it aram se, like you read your favourite novel! Happy that your are happy! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ
        And, thank you, re! ๐ŸŒธ

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  6. Haha! TW, thank you for the laughs. I know it is no laughing matter but your words did anyway. Do you know that I did it too and not with chickpea but the removable end of a ball point pen that comes with transparent shiny ball-point pens those days. I am not sure how I did it and all the panic that ensued as I was all of two years then. But mother says that they snorted it out of me. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So here I understand that superheroes need not always dress in fancy clothes but just a white coat will also do.
    Happy holi to you my dear friend. Enjoy the festivities of colors.

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    1. Hahaha! Hello my dear friend โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ nah nah it’s totally fine. We still laugh recalling the whole mess up on my part! I still don’t know how it got there in the first place!
      Ohho. That must have been painful. Honestly you could snort it out! That’s such a relief to hear, wowโ™ฅ๏ธ
      Am so so glad you found this worth a laugh, served the purpose my friend, so happy to hear that.
      Happy Holi to you and your family as well. I’m sure little princess would have loved the colourful festival hereโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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  7. Vageesha? Woahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    What a read!! โคโค
    This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! The way you begin to weave an imagery is worth a thousand claps! I could see each and every line forming so brilliantly in front of my eyes and damn the transitions! You’re indeed a great writer! Transitions are the most difficult part and you own them like a pro! Hats off to your talent and skills. Ye lo, mera dilโคโคโคโคโคโค

    Coming to the story, hahahhahahaa๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    The story and the narration go hand in hand so smoothly that I could have never imagined even in my wildest dreams ki ye tumhari daastaan hai! Emoji nahi hai yahan to express my right emotion. Socho! Hahahaha.

    What a read!โคโคโค
    I always wait for your next post patiently because I know, aag lagne waali hai!โคโค

    Xoxoxoxoxoxoxo๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โคโคโค๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Kya bolun ab! Dil khooosh hogya ekdum yeh sab sun karโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ kisi ko encourage karna na art hai jo tumse seekhna chahiye. Am so happy right now, ki falling short of words! You’re too too kind.
      Thank you and lol your comment was witty too,so I laughed ek do baar!
      Haanji aisi kurafat pata nai kidhar se hogyi bachpan main, gharwale pareshan, main khud dari huyi but sab acha huya shukra haiโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ
      Thank you! You know I wait for your posts too, bohot zyada. They give food for thought and inspire me to write moreโ™ฅ๏ธ Take care, love. Have a super awesome day and I don’t know why it didn’t show ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Koi glitch hoga shayad. Xoxo๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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      1. Witty laga? ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”Oh no.
        Aree…I am a fan of yours, okay?
        Aajkal sab ulta-pulta ho raha hai. I have taken a break from writing and more importantly from blogging. Hahaha. Mind clog ho gaya hai bilkul.
        I have turned to reading now (Last time, literature 3-4 saal pehle padha thha๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ถ).
        Vageesha, I love your writings. I mean it. It’s me who has lost the spark. I’ll be back soon. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
        ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โคโคArree kabhi e-mails bhi padh liya karo. Tum toh mere hi jaisi ho. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โคโคโค
        ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

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      2. Heyloo! Arey muje tumhare comments genuine lagte hain and I so look forward to them. They make my day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ Witty toh ache sense me tha, main khush bhi ho rahi thi aur hans bhi rahi thi kahi kahi. Tumne bilkul mast likha, no need to worry over that, love๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ Thank you so much, love, itne pyar ke liye, sending some love to you, Pragyaaaa ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ
        Lol! Meri ajeeb bimari hai. Abhi dekha, Maine padhliya tha and was under impression ki reply bhi kar diya. Hazaar baar karti hun main aisa, so silly me๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
        Break acha. But likhna na jaldi, I miss your work already. Literature reading is โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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      3. Lol. Your comment is so cuteโคโคโคโคโคโค
        I guess writer’s block ka season chal raha hai meri life mein๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. I’m just reblogging other’s work now๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ.
        But I have written something๐Ÿ˜‹editing and omitting chal rahi hai. Haha. Par I’ve definitely lost the spark.
        I am waiting for your next post๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โคโคโคโค๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

        PS:- More hugs๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
        PPS:- Moreeee๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
        Hahaha๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โคโคโค

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  8. Nicely penned story. Flow was intriguing. Good that you escaped surgery. Yes, we all are naughty at that age and there are many strange encounters that we made. Some of those naughty movments would stay as marks on skin for the rest of the journey.

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    1. Hi Ravi, thanks a bunch for your valuable comment โ˜บ๏ธ
      Thank you so much for appreciating my work. Hahaha! Yes, I’m so glad I was lucky otherwise what would have happened. The scars remain, yes!

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  9. Woah, this really happened to you? Thank goodness you got out of that alright, and without needing surgery, too! That man was truly a real-life superhero.

    You have a way of telling a story that carries suspense all throughout the piece and keeps your readers at the edge of their seats! Well done, Vageesha!

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    1. Yes, Carla! That did happen to me indeed. My family still wonders how it actually happened, I’m clueless myself!
      I’m so glad it didn’t come down to other means, what a angel the guyโ™ฅ๏ธ
      Thank you, Carla. Your words always brighten up dayโ™ฅ๏ธ thank youโ˜บ๏ธ

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      1. My pleasure! It was a really good read. Plus, it reminded me of a childhood experience of mine as well. We were at a restaurant and I choked on an extra-big bite off a cheeseburger (I was super hungry, haha). I couldn’t speak or breathe. When my mother noticed, she gave me two whacks at the back of my neck, and thankfully the still-whole bit of cheeseburger flew out of my mouth when she did! Haha.. I guess we were both kinda careless as kids. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. Hahah I’m not going to lie, chocking on a piece of food is terrifying! It feels like one isn’t going to survive this storm. Kudos to your mom for quick thinking and robust whacking that forced it out and glad you were safe. But imagining the commotion in the restaurant, that must have been a show for the onlookers!
        Oh yes I was a very careless kid which why I become equally opposite growing up๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading about your experience, Carlaโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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      3. It didn’t cause much of a ruckus beyond the next table, I think, because of the quick resolution.

        Great to know you’ve grown up to be more careful! I try to be careful, too, but I’m still fairly accident-prone. ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Looking forward to your next story, Vageesha! โค

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      1. Hey!! I’ve been mostly busy with my college and some stand up gigs. Sorry for not being more regular here on WordPress. We can talk about it on Facebook if you want to. And I have quit eating chickpeas eversince I read this LOL๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      2. Stand up gigs? Woah, they sound cool. Comedy or poetry reading?
        Sorry, Abhishek, not active on FB. Hahaha, arey, please don’t say that!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Chickpeas are going to miss you!
        It’s alright. I hope we’ll get to read your work someday. No worries.โ˜บ๏ธ

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      3. Trying my hands at comedy. Not sure for how long, but I’m enjoying it so far. And chickpeas aren’t going to miss me for long, I’ll be munching on them very soon. You don’t use facebook!! Where do you get your memes supply from, and don’t say that you don’t love memes

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      4. Oh wow! Sounds interesting. Make some post here na, whenever you have some time on your hands. About the chickpeas – Yeh huyi na baat!
        Hahaha! FB is annoying, yar. My life is definitely happier than yours even if it isn’t let me just pretend it is๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        My meme supply comes from Insta, yo. Memes are love, memes are love!

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      5. Will try to make some post for sure. And I don’t know if your life is happier than mine, but what I know is that life can sometimes suck and memes make it more bearable ๐Ÿ˜œ And insta is great too… what’s your insta handle BTW

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  10. This reminds me of an incident back when I was a child Vageesha, wherein I deliberately put the seed of the tamarind tree inside one of my nostrils and it somehow got stuck just to see what it felt like being breathless (face palm). Luckily I managed somehow to get that out of the nostril ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. It was you! OMG! You must have been quite something when you were a kid :). Thank God for the quick thinking man who saved you from getting a surgery. Know one of my friend’s kid as well who stuck a marble into his nose and had to be rushed to the doctor. Very well-written Vageesha.

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  12. Inquiring minds wish to know: how do you feel about chickpeas these days? Maybe better to add olive oil, garlic, sesame paste, lemon juice and blend it all together — and call it hummus! Might be easier on the nose! You write charmingly, Twinkle.

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    1. Hahaha thank you my friend for reading this and leaving a quirky, fun filled response! I love hummus by the way, yum yum! And sure, haha so much easier for the poor thing. I love chickpea although yes, the fear around tiny things would possibly remain for this life๐Ÿ˜‚
      Did anything like this ever happen to you?

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    1. Hey thanks a bunch, Sundaram โ˜บ๏ธthat’s so kind of you. I’d been a funny kid you know, my parents were always worried about my safety!
      I am Vageesha, by the way. And so are you, today’s poem, motivated me a ton.

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