Flash-fiction…33 words or less…

Based on a true story. Late one night, as I trudged the two kilometres to the bus stop, a distinctive smell of curry wafted past.

The following morning, my colleagues told me the story behind this…

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50 comments

  1. Wow, this was a bit creepy and still mysterious as to where that curry smell did come from?? 🙂 And what, you didn’t investigate, Eric? 🙂 xx

    1. I was 17 then and ghost hunting was not my forte…not when I had the hair in the back of my neck standing upright. LOL. Luv and peace, Eric 🙂

  2. This reminds me of the times when “hobos” would cook dinner on campfires started in the corners of some cemeteries near my childhood home.

    1. No ‘hobos’ in Singapore. Government is great when it comes to rounding up these people, give them a job or place them in a home. Quite often government tracks down the families and insist they take in these ‘hobos’ – it is their problem, not society’s. Harsh perhaps but it works.

      There could be ghost ‘hobo’ but since they cannot vote….

  3. I’ve heard that it’s a custom for some Chinese people to bring cooked food to their departed loved ones, especially on All Souls Day. This was probably around that time of year, and a huge pot of curry was left on top of the tombstone at night!

    1. Perhaps in other countries…but in Singapore, the Chinese do not make offerings of curry. They usually offer tea, oranges and Chinese cakes.

    1. Well, if you really want to be neighbourly Fiona,…invite them over. On second thoughts, don’t do that – not even in jest.

      You are lucky to have quiet neighbours…many people yearn for such peace. (Pun unintended)

  4. Are you going to leave us hanging or tell us what your colleague told you about the curry?!!! LOL. What a wierd scent to emanate near a cemetary. May be wafted from a house nearby the place? Curry can be a strong scent. I put it in a chicken divan recipe.

    1. It is a subject for a follow up post. And yes, it was weird…

      P/S: Posted a comment on your post about gecko. In case it did not come through > How we treat the least shows the best about us, I reckon. Peace, Eric 🙂

    1. Now that’s a thought!

      Many years ago, a hawker in Singapore killed and actually cooked his victim in curry. People wondered whether he served his customers with this specialty…Urrrgh! It made sensational headlines and for sometime, people gave that hawker centre a wide berth.

    1. The comments I post in your blog end up in spam I reckon, Anyway here it is:

      Congratulations on gaining this recognition from fellow bloggers. Thank you also for forwarding the award to me. Much appreciate it. Happy blogging 🙂

      1. Happy Blogging to you also Eric! I can confirm however, I didn’t recieve any of your comments, not even in spam. Well, keep up the great work!

      2. Thank you for updating that you’ve since retrieved the comment from your spam. Oh well, seems like WP gnomes are overworking themselves.

  5. thrilling mystique behind …but truth is sometimes unseen…strange things are a part of our life..some have an explanationor logic behind…others don’t,still they are true! shall wait for your story behind this..

    1. Unfortunately there isn’t a Mechanic Leigh type ‘trip over the root’ logic behind this.

      This one is a little baffling…shall write and load it into the queue.

  6. Maybe the ghost might be having a curry party. But what a tempting irrestible smell, as long as we are not the supper…eeech….

  7. In suspense. So was it the mortician cooking his dinner- or perhaps aroma from a nearby home? Please, oh please don’t tell me it was actually NOT from the cemetary!

    1. Ian, I burst out laughing when I read your comment. Thank you for a wonderful start to the week…I was feeling the Monday blues but not anymore 🙂

      1. Was certainly not meant as criticism. I’m cursed with the ability to spot typos. PS I’m not god either, as you say, everyone makes mistakes: the way I see it, the trick is to help each other.

      2. I did not take it as criticism – I viewed it as well-intentioned help and thank you. The ability to spot typos is not a curse, it is a gift, I reckon. When used with a touch of sensitivity, people will, like me, truly appreciate you for it. Thank you once again, Eric 🙂

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