What’s the latest news? Asked my husband soon after I returned from my morning walk.
Have you seen anyone spewing venom without any provocation? I said.
Probably the person must have been a sworn enemy in his last avatar. Anyway, whom are you referring to? laughed my husband.
Listen, I am serious. I can’t say for sure about his or my last avatar but don’t wish even my worst enemy to experience such animosity, I asserted.
Oh, so, it is you who met with someone’s atrocious behavior. I can understand why you are upset, he said pitying me.
Not only upset, the fierce way he stared at me was enough to make me take to my heels, I said recalling the venomous look in his eyes.
Who has frightened you so much? I thought it was the other way round, he teased.
Enough of your unwarranted jokes. If only you had been in my place, you would stop taking your walk in our lane, I told him.
Why, isn’t the lane safe anymore?
Not anymore because our new neighbour’s dog thinks he and his master are sole owners of the lane and all the others are encroachers, I complained.
n.meera raghavendra rao