One day a classmate asked me, “Where is your lunch?” I told her that I had already had it and went back to my fake laughter and smiles. The others chatted and laughed while they ate from their tiffin boxes. Some brought samosas or ice cream from outside the gate. My hunger pangs got worse…Read more Another Excerpt from Just me, the Sink & the Pot
Today, I will be going to the Best Cat Expert of the World Award show. You can see me on TV. I’m not excited really. I am on TV all the time. Cat shows call me. Garby and Giri have been on TV at least ten times too. They know they are famous. I’m Ernie…Read more Awards Night – An Ernie Fish Adventure
It’s time for my first cat and dog class. Garby and Giri are waiting in the car. They like sitting next to me while I drive. I have come to get Gugulu, who has had an early morning bath it seems. His long hair is combed too. “Are you sure the cats won’t pull his…Read more The Cute Cat – An Ernie Fish Adventure
Hello there! A big meow to you. You must already know that I'm the world's best cat expert. Ernie is my name. Some people call me Aronie - my other name - but I teach students all over the world, so Ernie sounds best. Yes, call me Ernie. The cat expert, of course. Now…Read more Meet Ernie Fish
Cinderella was supposed to be beautiful. She couldn't be Cinderella. The teacher asked, "Who would like to audition for the role?" She felt her heart fall down. Even if she was brave enough to try out, the others would laugh at her audacity. A fat Cinderella could not exist.
"The chair will break!" A classmate yelled out as she sat down. Fifteen mean giggles followed. She didn't look up as her vision clouded with tears. She could never get used to this. The others went back to their daily lives, not noticing her injured heart.
"I don't want to go," she told her mom for the fifth time. But her mother didn't understand. "What's the big deal?" She shrugged and left. Preeya wished she could tell her what the big deal was without bursting into tears. She had tried telling her friend at school. But her friend was a size…Read more Body Image Series 4