Holding a cup of tea;I rushed towards my happy place to escape from the chaotic mess. The sun sets, pulling the curtain of blue bold mist aback;creating a serene atmosphere by excreting a tint of orange over every place. As the night fell;the sky bombarded with pink dessert hue,whipped with creamy purple over the top,moisty brown hue suffused underneath replicating the night sky as a cake. Its a time for sleepy star to rise and shine; similar to the sugary flakes fallen over the cake, scattered all over the marbely base; embarking moon is a not weak enough now ,it's intensified ,pale crescent moon shown like a silvery cherry adding ethereal beauty to the space. Last sip, Adieu to the heavenly bliss. Thou shall know it's not a forever goodbye;cause my love I will meet you again; You charmed has turned me into nyctophilic.
She followed the little girl's voice which took her to a little office type room where there was a table, A chair and some papers lying all around the room. The door of the room banged hard and got locked up on its own. She tried hard to open the door but it was of no use. Then she moved a little ahead in the room to see what more she could find in that room. All of a sudden She heard a manly voice saying from her right side " You're dead, Hahaha" She turned her neck to the right slowly with her body shivering in fear and saw a toy police figure holding a gun and repeating those lines. She figured out that all that time she was being afraid of minor things. Now she made her mind strong that she'll examine things carefully and not be afraid of those little things. Then she noticed a picture being kept in the drawer open of the table. It was a little girl in her purple dress smiling like an angel and standing with a person. When she was going to notice the person who was standing aside her, she heard the door being unlocked. Leaving the picture in the drawer and not even seeing who that person was in the picture. She rushed to exit the room. Then she heard the same girl sobbing badly. Now she was all frustrated with all this. As she made her mind before she said to herself "Let's put an end to this Khush, Whatever it's gonna be let's be brave and face it " She followed her sobbing voice and when she was walking, she started thinking about her little sister and how much they loved each other. The moments when the first time her little sister held her pinky finger and walked with her, the moment when khush cried a lot and refused to have her food and her little sister bring her spoon close to her mouth and forced her to eat like her elder sister was a baby, the moment when they both were discussing their school life and khush was giving her school tips to her little sister. All those moments were appearing as a flashback in her mind as she was walking, She even didn't know where she was walking as she was so spellbound in nostalgia. The moment she became conscious she noticed herself on the edge of the under constructed edge from where she looked down and saw she was at the top of the building and even one step ahead could lead her to death. She was scared as hell and covered her mouth with both her hands and took a few steps back. She was startled to the core and was taking a moment to understand what's happening to her. And the next moment, Someone patted her shoulder.
To be continued ...
______________________________________________________ Original Concept by my Sister Khushnuma
Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner- “Room with a piano" by Stanislav Zhukovsky (1916-17), Pskov State Art Museum
“Can’t help falling in love” , the song of my choice, by Elvis Presley was a song recorded in 1961. It has since then been ranked in all time greatest hits lists and re-recorded by several artists even in recent times. The lyrics “like the river flow gently to the sea” and the soothing melody make this song my favourite. I think I must’ve heard it a million times , never once tiring of it.
She was on the first floor and the atmosphere was the same there. It was hard to identify anything in the darkness. Then she took a moment and rewind her day in her mind. All-day she was preparing for her sister's birthday party and in the excitement, she hadn't eaten anything. She was having a packet full of cupcakes but she didn't want to open it before the party. Her eyes sparkled when she saw a food corner with a lot of delicious food in the glass showcase. there was Biryani, Fried rice, Noodles and all the good food she could imagine. She took a plate and poured some biryani as it was her favourite, and sundae ice cream too. Then she ate her food in a happy mood and was feeling full. But all of a sudden... She came back to her senses, she looked around and noticed the place she was in looked untouched for years. There was dust all around, flickering dim tubelight,broken showcase glass, and when she looked at her plate, there were insects and roaches in her plate. Then she felt weird and puked on her left side. And after she got herself out of that weird place, she took a sigh of relief. After walking a few steps she heard a little girl calling her name very sweetly and giggling continuedly . Then she recalled that it was the same giggling sound she heard from the toy corner. She thought there must be a little girl who got stuck in the rain like her. The little girl was giggling continuously and khushnuma followed her voice.