Blehdy Suckers!

I just squashed the national bird of India. Hint: NOT A PEACOCK.

These feathery freaks have been buzzing across the illuminated screen of my laptop ever since I began writing and reading blogs tonight. Which is to say that I started pretty late. Having put both the kiddos to bed and making sure all the supplies were replenished for them for the night (milk in sipper for the baby and water for the first grader), I decided I’d read some interesting posts before I begin to write my own.

mosquito 1

Right at that minute, in the darkly lit room, I could see silhouettes of the little buzzing creatures flitting across the screen and dying to take a potshot at my written word. Why on earth would God decide to put these little six-legged creatures of misery into being? They do no good, no good at all. Just suck blood to glory and spread diseases.

Drat. Smashed another one. Good riddance.


My skin still itches where one little devil chose to begin his dinner. My girl’s face was so covered in bites this morning it almost seemed as if she had some viral condition. All of a sudden this year these freaks have surfaced again in Thane. After so many uneventful years, why they chose this year to be fertile and reproductive at full speed is beyond me.


It reminds me of the mosquitoes back in dental college. The college where I studied dentistry had mosquitoes the size of a tiny sparrow. No kidding. These were not mosquitoes, these were vampires disguised as blood sucking insects. I swear I could feel the determination with which they would come and drill their probosces in my skin. And not just me, all the students, patients and lecturers were equal sufferers. Ah! There’s one good. We were all equalled by our misery!


The bloody damn things were immune to even macchar agarbattis. Our maushis would generously break off a one inch piece of a macchar agarbatti to ration meagre supplies and keep one burning stub near our feet under our work table. I swear on the God who helps me to write, I saw three mosquitoes sitting next to each other on my stub, as if contemplating whether to have a smoke!

“Feel like one Sid? I always feel like having a joint after a heavy dinner Tom!”


I wanted to donate my blood this Sunday.

Ain’t gonna be possible now.

You can’t donate within three months of donating.



One more!!

This Mosquito post was written for the Write Tribe’s Festival of Words Day 3


The prompt for today was Free Write, or to write freely without thinking for 15 minutes. I put on the light music, my favorite melodies in the background, meditated on the buzzing sound for two minutes and came up with this.


Got one more! Yay!

Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


23 thoughts on “Blehdy Suckers!

    • I have tried most stuff, repellents, all out and more. The most irritating thing is the buzzing, don’t you think? Thanks for hopping on to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I hate mozzies…every time I visit India, I get bitten heaps! It’s ridiculous. And they seem to be getting bigger and bigger each time….like they are genetically modified or something!

    • Well Archana, I intended to write about my daughter going to first grade, but all I could think of was these damn mozzies. Thanks for your lovely comment, made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Last night I eliminated one of them. The pest was troubling me and junior flitting from the book to the lap-top to the dining table. I rolled a newspaper and with a precise aim got rid of it. Peace prevailed.

    • I used bare hands and at last count I had about eleven. Decent score, huh? I like the newspaper roll idea too. next time (which is probably tonight) this is how I’ll try to exact my revenge hahahah. Thanks for visiting Kalpana ๐Ÿ™‚

    • For my kids, I used Odomos gel. Seems to be working and smells good too. Better than All Out. Thanks for visiting and taking your valuable time to comment KP ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. OMG! I dread them, because I’m allergic to their bites !! I use my hands too….
    That was a very good free write, Gauri ๐Ÿ™‚ You wrote well ๐Ÿ™‚
    (And Odomos is my favourite too, though here in the UAE we don’t find any Mosquiees) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • My, you are lucky! I sometimes sweep in hidden areas to find a pot-bellied mosquito struggling to take to wings. Yuck!
      Thanks for stopping by Sreeja ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh god, I am sorry, but I burst out laughing at the image of three mosquitoes sitting on a stub ๐Ÿ™‚ But yes, they are a menace. I have bought that electric racket and it has made life far simpler. Plus the spouse likes to pretend he is Rafael Nadal and whacks the living daylights out of those buggers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. That was one interesting macchar tale. The next most annoyinh thing about mosquitoes is the Formula 1 racing car sounds they make around your ears….gets on my nerves.

    Fun reading.


    Updated my blog. Do drop by.

  6. Hahaha Ohh poor you… Blehdy bloodsuckers… I have a prob with species even more blehdy than this … cockroach… So instead of aggarbatis I use chappal to go chatap chatap… Enjoyed reading your post.

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