“I won’t be coming tomorrow”, announced the cook before leaving the house.

An eerie silence enveloped the house. The week end had just started off with a surprise blow.

“I have a conference call to attend”, discovered Mr Balanced as he wished to avoid all melodrama that would follow post this ominous announcement.

“I am starting off with my practice paper”, declared the Giant Little Kid

But everyone was in for a surprise!

“Ok. But don’t extend your leave”, replied Mrs Chitterchatter to the cook.

“Did you hear what the cook said?”, cross checked the Innocent Baby.


“Still you are ok with it?”, checked the elder one.

“Why should I not be?”, countered Mrs Chitterchatter spiritedly.

“What’s cooking?”, asked Mr Balanced cautiously.

“You mean in kitchen or in her mind?”, asked Innocent Baby turning to her father.

A pall of gloom fell on the men of the house and they were about to return back to their urgent discoveries.

Another shocker awaited them. Mrs Chitterchatter replied with glee, “Lots cooking at both”

“Tomorrow we will have instant noodles for breakfast”, she continued.

“Yeah…my favourite”, added Giant Little Kid.

“And our visit to the burger joint is long due”, she said turning to the Innocent Baby

“So, a burger lunch for all?”, cross checked the Innocent Baby to be sure.

“Yes!”, replied mommy animatedly.

“And what about dinner?” Mr Balanced raised the doubt.

“We have to attend a naming ceremony”, came a victorious reply from Mrs Chitterchatter.

“That’s going to be heavy on tummy”, complained Mr Balanced. “Let’s have oats for breakfast”, he continued. But it was met with a giant protest.

“How about home-made pan cakes for lunch”, Mr Balanced suggested. He had to withdraw this suggestion at the hint of the cloud burst from the Innocent Baby’s corner.

“I hope we won’t repent”, he stated.

“Don’t you worry”, came the assurance from Mrs Chitterchatter.

Next day went well as planned.

“See I told you”, reminded Mrs Chitterchatter to Mr Balanced.

When half the world was asleep that night, Mrs Chitterchatter got up. The rumblings in her stomach made her toss and turn in the bed. As if the lightening had struck, she sprang from the bed and dashed towards the washroom. Emerging out after a noisy affair inside, she returned to comforts of the bed. In another fifteen minutes the entire episode was played back! Another ten minutes and there was a re-telecast of it!

This time she emerged as the wounded soldier and barely could reach the bed. She barely managed to get up Mr Balanced. He was startled to begin with but got the hang of the situation. He gave her a glass of ORS. However, the repeat telecast continued for her till early hours of morning. Kids were greeted by their father in the morning. They were surprised too at this!

“What’s the matter Daddy?”, asked Giant Little Kid

“Nothing much. Your mom just got the pangs of repentance”, replied Mr Balanced calmly.

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syncwithdeep · April 18, 2018 at 7:46 am

Hahhahhaha.. I can’t stop myself from commenting first.. I will come back to comment after a few hours. On an urgent call..

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thanks Deepa. Hope the urgent call was not the “Pang of repentance” for you too 😉

      syncwithdeep · April 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

      He he he.. No.. at the market

      Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 9:49 am


Mayuri Nidigallu · April 18, 2018 at 9:07 am

Hahahaha! I know this happened for real! Love how you wove it into a funny tale!

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Hehehe! First hand information for you Mayuri. Thanks for visiting.

Kalpanaa · April 18, 2018 at 9:31 am

I loved the story until Mrs Chitter Chatter had to suffer. Not fair. She was on a roll – don’t make her suffer.

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Hehehe…thanks Kalpana for the inputs. It could well have ended on another note had she not suffered…brownie point over Mr Balanced.
    Thanks dear for visiting.

Akshata Ram · April 18, 2018 at 10:07 am

Poor Mrs Chitterchatter she dint deserve the pangs of repentance

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

    True that Akshata! Sometimes some lessons are best learnt out of repentance.

knightofsteel · April 18, 2018 at 10:41 am

Some pangs of repentance are worth the short joy of the delicious food. Not this one though, this is too much

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 10:42 am

    You said it Arjun. Thanks dear.

sukrisblog · April 18, 2018 at 11:18 am

Hehe pangs of repentence.. hm happens when we eat too much in one day … Humour at its best ..

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks Sudha

vaishali jain · April 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm

hahaha smooth!

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks Vaishali.

Ramya Abhinand · April 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

OMG this is hilarious pangs of repentance indeed.

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks Ramya.

Varsh · April 18, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Poor lady, so much for rescuing her family from her cooking repentance! ????

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Thats the side which no one tries to understand! Thanks Varsh.

Sachin Baikar · April 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm

Good one ? Anagha
I’m enjoying your daily dose of hilarious short stories ☺ Keep it up ?

    Anagha Yatin · April 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you so much Sachin. You made my day!
    Actually I was thinking of suggesting this challenge to you. Why not participate next time?

Deepa · April 18, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Haha..Enjoyed reading another fun tale from your box of memories. Can’t wait to read the next one.

    Anagha Yatin · April 19, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Thank you Deepa.

subroto · April 19, 2018 at 8:09 am

Pangs of repentance?
Ha! Ha! That is a fun way of putting it. Soon to be followed by the hunger of redemption.

    Anagha Yatin · April 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Hahaha…loved that. Thanks for adding this to the tale Subroto. Thanks for dropping by.

mammaspeaks · April 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm

Oh, poor Mrs. Chitterchatter…pangs of repentance. But, I couldn’t help myself laughing still, it was so funny!

    Anagha Yatin · April 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Glad you liked it! Thanks Anshu for visiting.

An@m! · April 19, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Hehehe… That is my story too, well sometimes. Don’t do this to her. She is my favorite.

    Anagha Yatin · April 21, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    My favourite too Anami. Thanks dear.

Meha Sharma · April 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Haha! This cracked me Anagha. Poor Mrs.Chitter Chatter. She did not deserve this.

    Anagha Yatin · April 21, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Couldnt help it actually 😉 Meha. Thanks for sympathizing with Mrs Chitterchatter.

mahekg · April 26, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Feeling bad for Mrs Chitterchatter…hope she recovered soon

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