Fiction, Last Word

Right Hand Man – Chapter 4


Read earlier chapters: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 The staircase creaked under the weight of the big Detective Sergeant. Fatty let Goon lead the way, making no attempt to force the pace. Three floors up, Fatty cleared his throat and said, "Hang on a minute, chief, I just want to make sure which floor… Continue reading Right Hand Man – Chapter 4

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Fiction, Last Word, Writing

A Couple of Choices – Free Sample


As you know, by now, I wrote a book. Which isn't quite the same thing as "I had okra masala for lunch". Nothing is! It is, however, quite an achievement of sorts, I'm told. In any case, it's there on Amazon to be admired, mocked, bought, read and otherwise digested. So far, the reviews have… Continue reading A Couple of Choices – Free Sample

Fiction, Last Word

A Couple of Choices – The Big Release


#ACoupleofChoices Well, it's out there now. Go to Amazon and search for "Ajesh Sharma" or "A Couple of Choices". It's my book. On Amazon. Buy it, even if it's only me recommending it. Have I ever let you down? Ok, so you had to wade through my recipes to get to the juicy bits, and… Continue reading A Couple of Choices – The Big Release

Last Word, Memoirs, Miscellany

The Coffee Post – 2


So now we get to The Great Coffee Crisis of 2017. In Part 1, I had introduced you to the lovely ladies who were so instrumental in driving me mental. Yes, these ladies created the crisis, consigned me to the consomme and a fate worse than death - instant coffee. They watched in stony silence… Continue reading The Coffee Post – 2

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The Coffee Post – 1


This is a coffee post. It has been semi-commissioned. Semi? Yes. There was a sort of contest on for a "coffee post". This is my entry. And a very good entry it will be too. I think. No, they said to use "I believe" or "I strongly believe" in that two-day training course I attended… Continue reading The Coffee Post – 1

Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

Dunkirk Review – Part 2


Well, it's like dBaseII, there never really was a dBaseI and look how successful it was in destroying the sanctity of the concept of 3rd-normal data. This review, Part 2, will likely destroy the sanctity of the concept of the film review. The reasons are simple. I have no idea how to review a movie,… Continue reading Dunkirk Review – Part 2

Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

Dunkirk – Review Part 1


This is a first ever. A review on SloWord. A review of a movie. So lets get started. With some preliminary chatter in this Part 1 of The Great New World of Reviews. On a Friday evening in September, with the eminently unwelcome autumn imminent, I arrived at Streetsville GO station after another week of… Continue reading Dunkirk – Review Part 1

Humour, Last Word, Music

All-time Fantasy Grammys


So the Grammy's were on the other day. I did not watch. I find they refuse to nominate me or give me awards. Clearly this is discrimination against the talentless unknowns. As Supreme Peon and Idiotic Twit (SPIT) of the Council for Recognition of Atonal Performers (CRAP), I therefore called for a boycott from my… Continue reading All-time Fantasy Grammys

Last Word, Recipes & Food

The Great Festive Okra Recipe


A very dear friend, who really should have known better, asked me for an okra recipe, because I'm the greatest bhindi lover she knows, she says. She's having guests over next weekend and rashly decided to make bhindi and recklessly appealed to me for a suitable recipe. I, being the kind of helpful chap I… Continue reading The Great Festive Okra Recipe

Fiction, Last Word, Writing

A Couple of Choices


I'm still here. Been busy as a bee. And I need your help. But before we get to that... we have to digress a bit. <Digression Alert: But why are bees always represented as being busy? Why not busy as an ant? Have you ever seen an ant lying around goofing off? No, right? But… Continue reading A Couple of Choices