Monday, November 10, 2008

It's never too late...

He didn't believe in ghosts.

"What rubbish, ghosts are but figments of your terrified, primitive brains, working overtime" he'd argue with friends.

Even when they found him hanging by the ceiling fan one day, his suicide note read: "No one but I am responsible for my death. And please, for heaven's sake, don't think that I'll come and haunt you all as a ghost. There's no such thing as a ghost."

It's a different matter that a couple of days later, his friend Ashish, who lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment, choked on his dinner and died when this guy appeared at his dining table.

"Well, I just realized I was wrong. I'm sorry."

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31 comments:

Mampi said...

Yeah, one should be sorry sometimes.

phatichar said...

mampi: at least after one dies..warna log aise hi usko maar denge

Mampi said...

I meant to say ke HAHAHAhahahahaha, SAB KO KABHI NA KABHI SORRY MANGNA PARTHA HAI

Anonymous said...

Darkly funny, the kind I like. :-)

--Hyde.

Priya Iyer said...

liked it! darkly funny! :)

phatichar said...

hyde: long time! thanks once again.. and welcome back :-)

priya: :-) thx...

alice-in-wonder said...

Hahahah, that was good. Not the usual goosebump-raising type for once :) Love the length and abruptness of it.

Pinku said...

u mean ki ghost sachi mein hote hai??

now you are really scaring me.

Cynic in Wonderland said...

hehe cute.

Iya said...

this for a change was funny...but y punish the poor friend...

How do we know said...

i agree with Iya.. why punish the poor friend?

Anonymous said...

I was never away. :-)

--Hyde.

kiran(mithe) said...

Hey..that was cool! So small yet as scary as alwayz..hats off!

phatichar said...

alice: length and abruptness..liked the way you put it :-) thanks once again..

Pinku: yeh main thodi kah raha hoon? ;-)

Cynic: :-)

Iya: well, a story is a story..

How do we know: Interesting username :-) welcome..pls read reply to iya's comment :D

hyde: you sound like Bond - "I never left". hehe

kiran: hey, thanx.. :-)

Anonymous said...

The name is Hyde, Edward Hyde. ;-)

I know, I know!

phatichar said...

hyde: ah!

Mr Stupidosaur Wiseratops said...

"Best friends for ever" eh?

But how did he come to know whether he was ghost or spirit? How could he be so sure even after dying that ghost exist and not just spirits and apparations ;)

I have identity crisis even when alive :P

SEV said...

Dark humor is the best kind. :)

Priyanka said...

Completely different from your usual style..
Liked the length and directness of it..

Pri said...

ROFL!!
oops sorry but i couldent help laughing at the humour that i forgot the eerie part :p

thanks btw...il'l remember never to meet my friends at the dinner table after im dead! ;)

phatichar said...

Stupidosaur: LOL..good point.

SEV: you bet!

Priyanka: thanks.. :-)

Pri: Yeah, meet them during a conference/meeting at work ;-)

G@|\|E$# said...

Read your stories before but commenting for the first time. This one was really good. I like stories with black humor....

phatichar said...

ganesh: thanks for commenting :-)

daysleeper said...

:) nice one! i liked the comic touch to the suicide note. "Please, for heaven's sake..."
for heaven's sake indeed!

~anu~ said...

this was one was the best :)

phatichar said...

daysleeper: You noticed.. :-)

~anu~: :-) thx..

mummyjaan said...

omg that was so funny!

The other 'chronicles' are very entertaining, too.

Neha said...

Had I been in the friend's place, I'd be dead too! Funny one :)

phatichar said...

mummy ji: thx!

neha: :)

Kanthu said...

a perfect mix of Humor and Horror..!!

Varsha Naik said...

wow so ghosts not only exist, but are also apologetic for their deeds.

Good one. Only you can come up with such a variety in ghost tales.