Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Stop thief...

He heard footsteps in the hallway and froze. The next moment, they faded away. The kitchen light came on. At least that's what he assumed. There was the bathroom right next to it, but who'd want to take something from the bathroom? He watched the shadow in the light that crept in through the bedroom door. He looked around. A sharp object. Quick. Anything, blunt, long, thick. He unplugged the fancy bedside lamp and pulled it, clutching it hard. He just hoped the loud click when he did that didn't reach the other pair of ears. He moved to the door and stood right beside it, waiting. He didn't want any surprises. He waited a good one minute. No sound. No footsteps. What was this guy upto? He tiptoed through the hallway and peeped into the dark living room. There was a loud crack. Funny, when did that bright star appear on the ceiling? Then he slumped to the floor.

*******

"Hello police station?"

"Yes. I just caught a burglar in my house."

"What? No...I've tied him up. Yes, yes..please. Thank you."

9 comments:

Ash said...

Good twist Ramana ! Short and sweet :)

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Fan of roald dahl by any chance?

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Whew! You definitely have a penchant for sudden twists and turns.

Refreshing read, phatichar... keep them coming!

Parna said...

wow! thief in my own house?
where Do You get these ideas from?
your kahinis always have a twist :)

Ostrich said...

Nice, nice! :)))

*makes mental note to visit here more regularly*

phatichar said...

Ash thanx ash...

Cynic nope... :) but have heard about him a lot, never could read his work tho'.. but now i must..

Sudipta thanx man.. :)

Parnawell...these twists just come..donno how :)

Ostrich thanx.. and ur most welcome dear.. :)

aqua said...

haha that was a great ending. :)

phatichar said...

aqua :)

RustyNeurons said...

this was very good - such an ordinary incident, but so very interestingly written.