The Itchy Palm…

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. This year, I’m planning to do short pieces of fiction (not a series), or a poem based on a word with that letter.

The Itchy Palm…

“I told you not to touch the pieces of yam before I put it in water. Didn’t I?” my amma scolded. “The dish won’t be ready just by cutting the yam, Chinnu!”

But I saw her smiling as she took some wheat flour and made a paste with it and applied it on my palms.

“Mummy!” the voice breaks my thoughts and I see my little daughter standing before me, scratching her right palm vigorously. “It itches!

Like last year, I’m taking the challenge along with my friend Bhavya. We’re writing on the same themes each day, and giving each other the themes on alternate days. Day 25, the word chosen by us was ~Yam~.

(© 29th April 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

14 thoughts on “The Itchy Palm…”

  1. 😀 that felt like a scene out of my own life! Stuff like that always happen between Mom and me. I always end up paying the price for doing something she asks me not to but still continue doing stuff 😛

    Nice post Leo 🙂

  2. HAHAHA, story of my life. I used to put my hands into EVERYTHING before it cooled down and Mum used to yell and console at the same time 😛

    • Likewise, Cookie Crumb 😀 Wasn’t a fun scolding, but was nice to hear the soothing side too 🙂 More an exasperated tone, than an angry one, alle? 😛

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