Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Joint studies

Sreeja hated exams. Especially the finals. But that said, she always managed to get good grades; she didn't mess with that. She didn't want her parents to get upset. She had a life-time to choose what she wanted to do, later in life.

The tea her mother had kept by her table had gone cold. She yawned, picked up the cup and dragged herself to the microwave. She closed the door of the kitchen so the loud beeping of the microwave didn't disturb her parents.

She also picked up a couple of cookies on her way back; her tummy was growling mildly. She didn't bother switching on the lights in the living room, the tiny glow of the study lamp guiding her.

She stopped at the door to her room, her heart almost leaping to her mouth. She gasped, dropping the cup.

There was a girl hunched over her books. Hearing the sound, she turned slowly. And smiled.

It was her own self.

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17 comments:

Soumya said...

Arrrrghhhh!!

There goes my late night reading!

CD!!! said...

I will still read late at night but never leave my room!

How do you manage to scare us all the time???? and why????

Shreya said...

You love specialising in ghosts dont you?!?!

Bikramjit said...

hmmm now that she is a ghost why study so much.. time to go and have some fun play a few pranks on people ..


Bikram's

Rohini said...

hahahahaha! Woohoo! This reminds me of that ad.. 'Mere jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aye...' lovely!! And pretty imperative during exam time.. :D idea is damn good!

Varsha Naik said...

hah.....I always study with the lights on.. ;)

sumitra said...

This exact same thing was my biggest, biggest fear when I sat up late at night studying. How did you know, how did you know??

kismitoffeebar said...

okie. this one was creepy alright. And thank you for making me fear studies :P
The end is haunting like makes me wonder of the different possibilities. I'd settle for hallucination :P

Good one ! :)

phatichar said...

soumya: get up early in the morning to read..hehehe

CD: "how" ka I can explain..."why" ka...nope, sorry. :P hehe

Shreya: Ghosts love getting specialized by me..teehee

Bikram: She isn't a ghost, the ghost has become like her...there's a difference, hai na? :P

Rohini: Thanks.. :) (get that lappy to work soon, and keep a fire extinguisher handy this time) :P

Varsha: So? Ghosts can't appear during the day, or what?

sumitra: I know, 'cuz as a student I used to have the same fear..hehehe. Same pinch!

toffee: well, if it comforts you..why no? Thanks..

the little princess said...

...and she smiled and said, I'll have one boo-berry pie and I scream...

phatichar said...

princess: Lovely - I'd actually wanted to write "Aww..so thoughtful of you to've brought cookies..." :P

Seяendipity™ said...

Fuck !!!
I would be scarred for life and would never lift a page if this happened someday :D

Tongue-fu Lady said...

hahaha..this was always a horror fantasy in my head...you bring out my fears perfectly well..thank you :)

phatichar said...

Serendipity: :)

TFL: Any time. We all have similar fears, right?

Nirvana said...

Here we go again - yet another scare-me-now!! Just one word - How??

phatichar said...

Nirvana: Hehehe..just two words - don't know! :P

Neha said...

FYI - I am studying these days and usually, late at night too! If this ever happens to me (my imagination of course), my ghost will come right there to spook you out!