The Healthy Lunch

This was among the first ‘for children’ stories that I wrote on my blog. It was inspired by a vegetable dish that I had in my lunchbox that day. My views towards that vegetable will be clear once you read the story. Cheers 🙂


“I refuse to accept this as a valid vegetable,” cried out Kiara while looking at her lunch plate which her mother had placed in front of her. “What do you mean?” asked her mother Anisha indignantly, “I would have you know, young lady, that this is not only a vegetable, but a very healthy one at that.” Kiara looked at her mother pityingly, the maturity in her looks belying her tender age of 6 years, and said, “OK Mom, why don’t you eat it, right now, in front of me, after all, parents are supposed to set an example for their kids, whose minds, as you told me long ago, are like tabula rasa, and so they will imbibe whatever they experience and consume.”

And that put Anisha in a real bind, because the vegetable in the lunch plate was something that she abhorred from the core of her…

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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