#TweetFables – Story 05-01-2018

Today, 05-01-2018, we, Ila Varma and Paresh Godhwani started a spontaneous storytelling series with the blogger fraternity with the hashtag #tweetfables.

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The story is the spontaneous amalgamation of thoughts of different people in sync with the opening lines. The marvelous storytellers weaved two different stories with the following open lines.


One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance…

Tweetfable – I

One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance. I was scared but preferred to go in the direction of echo. There was no other way out in that haunted house. I was hoping that these footsteps will give me inmate in that house.

Chills ran down my spine, sweat down my face and my hands trembled. An unknown force was asking me to walk towards the ending footsteps. Some kind of force was driving me.

I kept on moving as if it wasn’t me at all. Never minding the everlasting darkness, screaming foxes, wind gushing and the snow falling. The darkness attracted me as it was the other part of me that was unveiled till now.

My mind knew to stop…But a voice in me kept telling me to move forward. It kept assuring and luring me ahead.

The shadow was eerie, cold and unfamiliar. It was something I have never seen before. It seemed like a person but not from the mortal world…I just stood holding my breath.

With utter fear on my mind I gathered courage to turn my head wearing my heart over my sleeves. Soon I turned and the shadow disappeared.

I was perplexed. How a nightmare could turn into a dream, or was this a beautiful reality? Had I dreamt up what I thought I had experienced? Was I dreaming now?

I turned and it meowed. Chill ran down again and what I saw in front of me? I got a lump in my throat. My wee little kitten was wagging its tail behind her. It gave a nice meow sound as if teasing me saying “I am successful in scaring the shit out of you!”

I picked up, ran and ran. I could no more hear any footsteps. No more wind gushing and snow falling.  It was a no moon day and I could hardly see anything.

I kept moving thinking whether it is a dream or a nightmare. As I went ahead, I saw a light. “Finally a ray of hope” I rushed towards it without thinking much.

A little trembling I stood up and realized that it was all the nightmare ……Happily, I enjoyed the festivities with my family, vouching not to watch a horror movie at night. That night I slept but the echo of the footsteps never left…

TweetFables II

One by one, the lights went out and echoing footsteps died away in the distance….

The echo of the footsteps died down and it was dense dark. I could not see anything further. But this did not deter me from moving towards unknown destination…I felt as if someone was calling me from a distance.

I could not understand how a fearful creature like me had suddenly developed so much of confidence. With full conviction, I was moving forward like a lone wanderer in a desert.

I stumbled but someone held me which helped me to stand straight…Sigh…

“Who is there?” “Who is there?” No reply came forth. A screeching shrill disturbed the eerie silence of the night and a faint bulb glowed at the other end.

I lost all the courage and started running without thinking about in which direction I am heading. When I stopped, I saw a shadow on the wall in front of me.

For a moment I thought, is it a real shadow or just a mental imagination? I wasn’t sure if I was in the real state of mind. Fear had a strong grip.

Was it shadow or was I hallucinating? I shrieked with fear n fainted then n there. When I opened my eyes, I was in my living room surrounded by my friend’s n family. One by one the lights turned on…and I was amazed to see the decoration of lights n flowers done.

A loud clap thundered the living room and others joined in and my Father played my favourite song on the piano congratulating me for my promotion which wasn’t disclosed by me.

“Is this the way to congratulate me” I asked them.

“I was utterly scared you all are taking as fun, not fair.”

I was scared, surprised, and happy all at the same time. While giving my father a hug I was wondering who told him about my promotion. Then I saw my friend Rishika behind him. Then I understood that Rishika planned that whole thing.

Rishika was watching me with squinted eyes.

“Hey, you…how can you be so stubborn….wait for your turn” I whispered.

“Just as you acted, you kept such information as confidential from me & Uncle. Your boss told me & we planned.

You say, “I am brave” We tested.

“You failed” Rishika teased me.

My reaction was mixed. I hugged my father and his blessings comforted me & tears of happiness welled up.

“Beta, we are there with you, celebrating with family means a lot. We did it to amuse you & drift you from the pressure of work, Look at the flowers, they smile Even if they know that they will perish tomorrow.” A wide smile sailed on her face and she forgot all the mess.

Meet the genius writers who shaped such interesting stories.

Stay Tuned to #Tweetfables on Saturday 5 pm and join to weave new stories.

Extreme Step

 

They celebrated Silver jubilee of their wedding with pomp and show and was very enthusiastic about their life. After long years of turmoil and struggle, now everything was stable and fine.

Their hard labour finally paid off. They were very happy. Their daughter got placement in one of the best organisation. Happiness knew no bounds.

They threw a party to celebrate the occasion of their daughter’s placement and the well-wishers n relatives shared their happiness.

One day, the couple went to the temple to pay homage to God and seek blessings.

When they returned, their daughter did not respond to the call bell. They grew suspicious and tried on her mobile but there was no reply.

They froze with fear and with the help of neighbours, they broke the door of their flat.

When they entered their daughter’s room, the couple shrieked and was stunned.

She was hanging from the ceiling fan. They could not think for the reason that she took such extreme step.

They found an envelope on the bed. It was from her institute, she had failed in her majors.

It was really shocking. She never apprised them that she was not doing well in academics and she could not bear the burden.

Their daughter thought only for herself and did not give a second thought about her parents.

The step she took shook the parents and they were hollow and lifeless.

The aim of live their life came to an end and within couple of years, both left for heavenly abode.Their dreams shattered in one blow of life.

Isn’t it Stranger than Fiction?

This incident is of my well known acquaintance and this issue of taking extreme steps by children have become common phenomena. While taking such disastrous step, they don’t give a second thought to the consequences of their actions.

Through this blog, I request people not to step in the vicious circle of suicide and interact with parents n friends who can counsel you and show you the right path.

If parents scold you or behave strictly, it’s for your development. They wish to see you comfortable and happy.

This post is for Day 1 Stranger Than Fiction

 

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This post is part of a week long Blogging Challenge.

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