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On the beach , with my girls….

I was holding the small tender hands of Sera and started walking through the shore of beach .Sera was visibly getting irritated at the stinking smell and the disgusting site of garbage piled up at everywhere in the shore and she was trying hard to find a place which is free of garbage to sit and enjoy the cool breeze and site of waves..

She frowned at me and teasingly asked: Dad, I can’t believe. Haven’t you got a better place to propose my Mom?

I started chuckling after hearing this, then gave a kiss on her cheek and answered her

Me: What??? No wonder your mom always reminds me about you like “she’s a cutie, but she’s a brat disguised as a cutie pie: D”…

She pretend to be angry and gave a spank on my back .For a moment I went back to my old days… with my Nisha…preciously 15 years back…the days were it was not so trending hanging out in shopping mall and do window shopping or shaking our hips in pubs or not even burying our entire days under the laptop like a zombie

It was the craze of books, movies and off course beach which brought Nisha and me together. Countless evenings we bunk our college classes to enjoy the beauty of the waves and experience the romantic yet relaxing ambiance of cool sea breeze. We used to sit in the shore, enjoy the cool breeze, munch fried ground nuts and hot tea and debate about the characters immortalized by kurosawa, Frank capra , Hitchcock, Sidney Lumet , Cohelo etc…..

And Days passed, we don’t know how n when we fall for each other.

And our first kiss when I felt the tenderness of her cute lips against my cheeks, in the backdrop of sea on a cool breezy evening just before a retro sunset.

Lots of nostalgic moments, which link Me Nisha and beach. Probably much before god blessed us with Sera.

“Dad lets go, this place is so yuck “

Sera’s tender whisper on my ears brought me back to the sense… I hold her little hands and started walking towards the car parking…

My daughter may not believe there was a time, we used to drink water from streams, get drenched in rain (as it was not at all acidic), and spend countless hours in beach and made sand castles, feel the fresh air etc. Even I feel guilty I didn’t care about nature much when I was young.

I’m not sure whom to blame for all this.

I ignited my car and started driving back from the parking lot with Sera .

Note : Wrote it for go green theme for a newsletter.Cross posting it here 🙂


June 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Cursed – The wicked board

Girls want to try something thrilling and exciting Merlin asked to sera and Rashmi.

Sera: Huhh not again. It is midnight 12:30.Don’t you feel sleepy
Merlin: Hello my dear sleeping beauty, what do you think about talking to spirits, I mean <deeeaaad>?
Sera: Are you crazy Merlin? Please grow up. She is sick Rashmi, don’t listen to her.
Rashmi: Hey take it easy sera. Sounds like its fun. Let her speak. Go on Merlin
Finally sera reluctantly agreed to both

Merlin: Here we go then. Girls listen, be serious. Today is full moon day. Close the door first. By the time I will get candles, coin and the ‘main stuff’

Merlin: It’s time to have fun, girls. This is called Ouija board and this is the magic wand which is gonna let us taste the ‘forbidden’ fruit
Sera: Merlin, I’m getting scared, are you sure you wanna do this insane act…
Merlin: Sera, I don’t want to remind you are grown up. But just want to tell u pleaseee grow up.
Rashmi: Okay guy’s candle, lighter, coin everything is ready, what next

Merlin put a mat on the floor and kept the board in the mat religiously and lighted a candle and placed it over a coin. Then she indicated others to switch of the light and sit in the mat in a circular manner.

Merlin: See, we are gonna call him. Listen be serious and no cheating allowed. Repeat what I’m telling okay. Others nodded there head
Three started calling – “spirit ji Can you hear us. Please come?”
Minutes passed nothing happened. Sera looks shit scared, Merlin was fully concentrated. Reshmi started poking fun at both. But Merlin warned her to be serious .Approximately after 5 minutes there window started busting violently and it started raining heavily with violent thunderstorms. Same time the board started shooking fiercely and the heavy wind carried the board away, it slammed the window glass violently and broke it to pieces and fall back to the original location. Sera and Rashmi become frightened and they felt like they just wanna escape from the spot
Merlin: Hey team his name is Sameer and he told my name and what I did last night. He just wanna talk to me alone. You guys leave and can talk to him later
Panic struck sera and reshma tried to pull merlin out of the room and they begged her to go out with them. But Merlin was determined and finally without any choice both of them left the room and ran away
Merlin looked like she is in a state of trance.

After an hour, both of them came back to room to check what happened and they were terrified when they saw fainted Merlin on the floor and blood and spit foamed from her mouth. The board was broken into pieces. They rushed her to hospital suddenly

————————-Four months later——————————

St.Mary’s Mental Hospital. Father Poulose and Dr .Ninan is having some talk before cell no 101.It was Merlin in the cell. She looks so tired and was murmuring to herself.
She looked emotionless. She didn’t see anyone but only him. She didn’t feel anything but only him. She asked him

Merlin: Why did you spoil me? Did I do anything wrong to you
He: it’s not me, who came after you. You have chosen me, you called me. It is your fate. Accept it. Now only choice is kill yourself and come with me to eternity.
She helplessly sat on the floor and started weeping

Same time Sera approached Doctor, and she couldn’t bare the sight inside the cell and tear started rolling from her eyes

Sera: How is she Dr, will we get back our same smart Merlin.
Dr: Sure why not, It may take some time. We will be giving her medicines, But more than that she need your all love and support.
Sera: Father, can’t believe. Like, these things really exist?

Fr: Daughter, if you believe in god, then you have to believe in devil also

Dr: Actually Sera, It is purely psychological and physiological processes in the people using them. In some cases psychic abilities may spontaneously come into play during board use. Finally subconscious mind is the crucial factor that makes you believe all these things exist.

It is like your subconscious mind is bringing out unconscious thoughts, complexes, hidden desires and hidden phobias. Probably you girls were not serious in this and that’s why you both escaped.

And every year minimum 15-20 patients are consulting me coz of this wicked board. After all certain things are beyond medical science explanation.Nnow for heavens sake you try to find it and destroy it.

Suddenly a violent scream from the cell waked them up. When they peeped into the cell, they found the scary scene like blood oozing out from the Merlin’s vain. She tried to kill herself by biting her own vain

“Stretcher please “Dr shouted at the top of his voice to his assistants and rushed towards the cell along with the father Poulose and Sera

P.S : This is a docufiction.

March 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm 42 comments


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