27 two-line stories!!

Good things come in small packages!!
Good things come in small packages!!

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on - Robert Frost

When life’s learning can be summed up in three words, why not a short-story be summed up in a line or two? Everything in this world has become fast and many do not like to read pages of description. Long descriptive “How are you? mails” have now changed to short “hru? FB messages”. So, I just tried to convey a message of a short story in maximum three lines. I'm making a first attempt. Hope you like at least some of it.

  1. When I called her, her phone was engaged.
    When I met her, she was engaged.
  2. Yesterday he was in “Dancing with the stars” (American Dance show in TV).
    Today he is dancing with the stars. That’s Life.
  3. She died. May her soul rest in peace.
    Why is that I’m not able to take rest in peace.
  4. Divorce judgment day!
    It was a success but still a failure.
  5. Deaf husband.
    Dumb wife.
    Secret of a successful marriage life.
  6. Mother says its cereal bowl for breakfast.
    Children said "it is not cereal, a serial bowl."
  7. After marriage, the only thing that got built up - my score in credit history.
  8. He and she in research lab.
    Their chemistry worked out.
  9. He married her because she was smart.
    She married him because his phone was smart.
  10. His phone was smart. She married.
    He was not smart. She divorced.
  11. We lived together in Facebook.
    The day after marriage, her status said Married.
    My status was still single.
  12. Tears in her eyes.
    We got married.
    Now tears in my eyes.
  13. Cooking by newly-married wife.
    Husband called 911 for murder attempt
  14. Valentine's Day! I went with red roses but she already had one! Remembered my teacher’s word: Be punctual!
    I was invited for their 1st year wedding anniversary.
    I went on time. Her husband said I wish you had been punctual last year!
  15. He came near her.
    She came near him. Lights went off.
    Both remembered about Electricity bill.
  16. Stay hungry – Steve Jobs.
    Stay hungry – No job!
  17. Father told “You can kiss the bride now”.
    Their son was the first to congratulate them.
  18. First day of salary.
    ATM machine said “No money in ATM. Try later.”
  19. Doctor said – Stop smoking!
    He stopped going to the doctor.
  20. His hand was over her hand.
    Opposites attract – teacher was explaining magnetism.
  21. Mother asked, where is you doodle kit?
    Child answered, "wait mom! Let me google it!"
  22. She said shut down!
    He said shut up!
  23. They asked what is Object Oriented Programming?
    She said oops! (OOPs)
    They said you are appointed!!
  24. She said I see your face in my book.
    He said I don’t face any book except Facebook.
  25. I got her an ice-cream.
    She melted.
    I got frozen.
  26. Apple fell down – pull of gravity.
    I fell down – full of insanity.
  27. Maths exam. Question was to prove a + b = c. I left it in choice.
    Life exam. Question was to prove I + U = V. But I didn’t have a choice.

Believe all the stories conveyed the meaning behind it. It was fun writing these stories but it so happens that we become more verbose than ever when we try to attempt such tasks. I will be happy to accept improvisations on these stories from you all!!

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makusr 5 years ago from India

Sankari, Your attempt worth attempting. My attempt to attempt your attempt was attempted and Iam tempted to say it was worth attempting.

Namaskar,

MAKUSR


Sulabha Dhavalikar 5 years ago

Ha!Ha!


Sundararaman S 5 years ago

Sivasankari - as always you rock! Keep writing...


Anand Kalyan 5 years ago

Nice one Sivasankari! Eppavea Kodamppakathula oru thunda pootu vachuru... India return annona, unnaku media la nalla future erruku... enjoyed reading those two-line stories!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

These stories, I would rather call poetic stories, are awesome. You write about everyday truths.


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Drummond1758 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

That's for the laughs and the wisdom. Really - there's a lot of wisdom in some of those.


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Makusr!! Your comment itself says that I can expect an interesting hub from you!!


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Sulabha!


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Vinaya and Drummond for your great comments!


meenajayasuriyan 5 years ago

thivalluvar rendu variyila kural sonnathai pola neenga kathaiye solla aarambichittungala.nallathan irukku. koncham thamillaiyum sollungalen.anand sonna mathiri kodambakkathu karangallukku tamilla soonnathan puriyum.romba nallairukku. thodarnthu eluthunga.


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Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

Hi Sankari, your articles are poetry.i enjoy reading and laughing. Keep it up. Please keep on writing..


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Ruchi!


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sofs 5 years ago

A great read... had a couple of good laughs... Thanks for sharing :)


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks for motivating me sofs!


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Zabbella 5 years ago from NJ-USA

This was great! My favorite was

#10 "He married her because she was smart.

She married him because his phone was smart."


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Zabbella!! I was expecting somebody to tell the most favorite and you did it so!


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SunSeven 5 years ago from Singapore / India

Excellent work Sivasankari.

Best Regards


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nikipa 5 years ago from Eastern Europe

I really enjoyed the reading!

Beautifully done!


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks SunSeven and nikipa for your sweet comments!


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jayshreerajakumar 5 years ago

Great one Sankari


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Jayshree!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I really enjoyed this. I like #5 the best :)

Deaf husband.

Dumb wife.

Secret of a successful marriage life.


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sankari.nayagam 5 years ago Author

Thanks Susan for such sweet comment!


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur

Dear Mrs. Shivasankari, i don't call these as stories.They are well knit jokes, at the maximum. A short story must create a situation,bring before us some( or, at least one)character clearly.The event may be small, no problem. But its sketching must have flesh and blood.

There are mini-stories, of course. But, even they should herald a deep message, and give an experience. You can read the mini stories written by Punjabi writer in urdu, Mr. Jogindra pal Singh.

Rise high!

Best wishes


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago Author

Thanks Mr. Prasadjain for passing through my hub and leaving your valuable comments.

I was inspired by six word stories on net (www.sixwordstories.net) and wanted to attempt something of that sort. Though I couldn't make it in six words, for the first time attempt, I was able to tell my message in two lines. As you said the message might not be deep but I was able to bring in some humor in some readers in the two-liners I have written. Probably you didn't like it, I believe.

I'm still in the learning curve. Will try to think more to write less and convey a deep message. Thanks again for commenting!


Hubertsvoice 4 years ago

I think that you should continue to write what you feel. That's what writing is all about. Good job, great attempt.


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago Author

That was really motivating - Thanks Hubertsvoice!


Hubertsvoice 4 years ago

You are welcome.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

I anjoyed all of these and they made me laugh. I think the first one was my favorite although the cooking one brought back memories!


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! In fact I also enjoyed the cooking one while writing!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Brilliant imagination at display here.. these little stories are like narrative haikus full of puns and picaresque twists. loved 'em.


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago Author

Thanks Docmo! That was a really motivating comment. Trying to work on some more short stories- your comments have given me drive to work faster!!


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prasadjain 4 years ago from Tumkur

Many of these can be called good quotations, not stories.Some like the 25th, have the seed of a story.I have heard many of these as jokes or quotes since my boyhood. One similar to #19th is here:

' News papers wrote much about harms of drinking alcohol.I was frightened and gave up-reading news papers.'


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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago Author

Thanks Mr. Prasadjain for visiting my hub again and also commenting on it. But it is unfortunate that my hub didn't create an impact on you so much.


dubber ruck 3 years ago

Not going to lie but I didn't think any of these were good, at all. Keep trying brotha.

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