I Have Been Caught Red-Handed. Have You?

Have you ever been caught red-handed? Maybe doing something that you probably shouldn’t have been doing in the first place? Or, doing something that you would rather have no one finding out about? Have you?


Well, I have. 


Yes, I have been caught red-handed. And let me tell you by whom and how?


It happened back in the late 90s when I, a school going girl at that time, fell in love with a character, Captain Steve, from a science fiction television program. The program was called Land of the Giants, a series from the 60s being re-run on television at that point in time. I found it so interesting that it became my favourite. Set in the then-future year of 1983, the series was about the crew of a spaceship stranded on a mysterious planet where everything was enormous, a planet they thus ended up calling the land of the giants.

Now I have always had a very active imagination. Yes, from being a four year old making up the tale about a tiger and captivating my audience of fellow four year olds to now, I can travel miles riding on the wings of my imagination. Sitting on my couch or at my desk, I have travelled across realms, countries and lived varied lives. It is my escape, only mine. 

But one day, I was caught playing out my imagination by my sister. Let’s just say, I was pretending to be Captain Steve’s love interest, out on a date with him, laughing, flirting, dancing, when she came in uninvited to my room. Well, her room too, but still. The innocent whims of a tween, I tell you.

That was one time I was caught play acting by my sister who used it, rather still uses it, to embarrass me whenever she has the chance. That little devil, I tell you! There was a time, I used to get riled up about this, get annoyed but not anymore. I actually find it quite funny. Just last week we had a good laugh on this when she told my husband about this entire episode. What was I thinking?

Well, I guess only a tween knows what a tween does.


So, now that you know about one of my embarrassing moments, tell me yours? Go on!


Tell me about that time you were caught red-handed. Well, since you were caught, you might as well share it right?

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I’m writing this for BAR-A-THON.

Today’s prompt: Caught red-handed

31 thoughts on “I Have Been Caught Red-Handed. Have You?

  1. Hehe Sisters well we love to do this, right? I am sure my siblings caught me red handed many times but l can't remember anything funny just now.

  2. Hahaha! Tweens I know all to well! I remember this one time when my mom caught me with pair of scissors trying to hair-dress my younger brother. She'd been worried that the little one was losing hair too fast! Yikes…I can never forget the whack I got that day!

  3. oh god you remind me so much of my childhood. I used to talk to myself all the time… imagining myself to be a crusader in some foreign land … hahaha it's so embarrassing that my Mahi actually thought I was going mad 😀

  4. I think at sometime we've all done a bit of play acting. Yours was cute though. 🙂

  5. Many a time have I been caught while I was up to some mischief 🙂 Too many to choose from so I wont 😉 Loved your little tale Naba.

  6. Heh heh that was so cute. Nope I've never done anything like this – all of it was only in my head. But I have been caught red-handed many times mostly with food – at night, in the class or even now with the kids' chocolates.

  7. Countless times have I pretended to be speaking to Harry Potter, going on late night broomstick rides with him, drinking egg nog under a mistletoe 😛
    And the list goes on and on! Totally identified with this post, Nabanita 😀

  8. Love interest of Captain Steve… How sweet is that!
    We 3 sisters have done enough embarrassing things and we dont leave an opportunity of pulling each other's legs still!

  9. Ha ha! That was fun. I have never done something similar cos my brother and I never stopped fighting 😉

  10. Haha! It was a good read. I have caught my brother red handed so very rarely happened the other way round.

  11. Oh, I used to act like a news reader, sitting in front of the mirror. Mostly in the afternoons when I thought everyone slept. But…☺

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