20 Jan 2014

Enigma : A Tale Of Mystery - I



Chapter 1

A loud thud from the next door shook Meera up from sleep. She turned on the lights and softly rubbing her eyes, she looked at the timepiece that lay on the bedside table, which displayed the time as 3:07 AM. She sensed something unusual and decided to check with the neighbors just to make sure that everything was normal. She searched for the torchlight and finally found it in her dresser. Carrying it in her hand, she stepped out in the darkness and marched towards her neighbor’s house... unaware of what’s in store for her there...

The howling wind sent chills down her spine. As she stepped out of her house, a lightning hit the road and then the entire place was completely engulfed in darkness. Her heart was thumping loud as she moved towards her neighbor’s house located few meters away from hers. The distant doleful cry of wolf made her shiver even more in fear. She turned on the flash light and walked at a hurried pace. When she reached their entrance, she found that the door was left ajar.

‘Hello, anybody there?’, she raised her voice a bit just to be audible due to the heavy wailing sound of the wind. Not getting any response, she pushed the door slowly and stepped inside. She glanced through the room holding the torch. There she found a lady, in her mid thirties, sitting in the corner of the room staring at the window that lay opposite to her. She touched her shoulders, ‘Is everything okay, Leela?’ That woman looked horrified as Meera could sense it the moment she looked at her pale face under the flash light. With a fixed gaze, Leela lifted her right hand and pointed to the window that lay in front of her.

Meera went closer to the window. Through the glass window, she could hardly see anything as it was pitch black outside. Then a lightning spark produced adequate amount of light for her to take a glimpse of the beautiful garden which only lasted a fraction of second. The next lightning spark made her to witness a red eyed creature standing at the garden staring blankly at her and smiling wide. She stood frozen at the sight of it. She had a weird feeling that someone was out there watching them. Seconds later, she heard a long guttural sound as she witnessed those eyes disappearing in the dark. She turned around and looked at Leela who was still sitting in fear, drenched in sweat. Being scared herself, Meera wondered what made Leela frightened when she couldn't even have noticed that creature behind the window as she was blind. Once again, when she turned back to look at the garden, she saw nothing but the darkness.

To be continued...

Read --> Chapter 2



22 comments:

  1. Great going. But I must admit, the wolves were a tad too much.
    Waiting for part II. :)

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  2. Suspense! The creature has transported itself from her garden to her home, is it? ! :)

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  3. Felt that the horrors started too quickly... but still... a good start...

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    1. You won't feel the same as the story progresses :)

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  4. Yes...you did it right...you keep me guessing :D

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  5. I am scared bt I need to knw more !!

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    1. Keep guessing and read the next chapter :)

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  6. Ooohhh.....horror horror...my favorite genre...... great start meera and ashwin :)

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    1. thanks Ritesh :) The second chapter is out now! do read it and share your comment

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  7. thanks everyone for dropping by and let us know what you felt.. keep guessing.. happy reading. :)

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  8. I was at the edge of my seat! Great job guys! Looking forward to PART 2.

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    1. Part 2, i.e., Chapter 2 will be out soon!! it will be worth your wait :)

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  9. That was a good start and you have paused well to build up the suspense.

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  10. A great beginning Meera, looking forward to reading the other chapters. I know you have written 5 of them till now, but unfortunately, I have limited access to the internet. Will read the other chapters once I return home. It was nice to know that you started a story series :)

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    1. hey Khushboo.. how are you? i'm glad you dropped by. if not Ashwin, i think this story would still remain as my dream. :P
      thanks so much dear and i hope you enjoy reading this series. :)

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  11. A classic start indeed......headed towards the next chapter this very moment. :)

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