Monday, February 13, 2012

Ventrilocked

Mohit elbowed his way to the backstage.

He just had to go shake the ventriloquist’s hands. He had never quite seen such a performance.

The green-room and the other rooms were quite a distance from the main stage. He had to go around a bit. The darned corridors didn’t have any lights either. And most of the rooms along the way were closed. So which one was it? Finally, he saw light seeping from the last room and heard a voice. Ah, that one. The door was open, just a bit. He peeped curiously. The ventriloquist was sitting on the bed, his back to the door, speaking in that funny voice. Mohit was impressed. The show was barely over, and this guy was back to practicing. No wonder, the dedication showed.

But there was someone else in the room as well. He could sense movement. He quietly pushed open the door some more.

Then his saliva turned into a large piece of rock and refused to move down his throat.

The puppet walked over to the bed, hauled the ventriloquist over his head, opened a trunk and stuffed him in.

“Nobody needs to know our little secret, eh, partner?” He said, shutting the trunk with a loud clank.

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22 comments:

sumitra said...

Damn! Why did I have to read this now? Why couldn't I have read it in the morning? And now I have to go to the loo, arggggggh!

Bikramjit said...

Oh my oh my its 8pm here now and I am jsut about to start my shift and to make things worst i am single crewed .. WHAT am i gonna do for the whole shifttttttttttttttttt

Bikram's

Arunima said...

God!

CD!!! said...

Oh God!I need company.

Seяendipity™ said...

:D Look what you do to people :D
They aren't able to sleep after reading you, but isn't that the best compliment ever for your blog ? ;)

Soumya said...

WTF!!

I might soon unfollow you mister.

Keirthana said...

Why this kolaveri? huh? :D

Krishna Sruthi Srivalsan said...

Creeepy! But wonderfully crafted, nonetheless :)

Brijesh said...

Edgy and weird :)

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Oh brilliant..! No Valentine's Day special spooky story?

phatichar said...

Sumitra: :P

Bikramjit: Ha ha..stay away from my blog when alone.. :P

Arunima: Oh, look who's back here :)

CD!!!: :P

Seяendipity™: Yes, S - thanks so much! :)

Soumya: I thought you already 'did' that..(kidding) :P

Keirthana: Simply ;-)

Welcome! :)

Krishna Sruthi Srivalsan: Thanks for dropping by!

Brijesh: :)

TFL: Ummmm...let's see... :)

Shreya said...

Ok, now I'm getting addicted to your blog. Loved the darkness of this one!!!!

phatichar said...

Shreya: flattered. :)

Nirvana said...

ooooooh..... you beat me to the ending AGAIN ! Never, never imagined this to be the ending of the story..... great work!

Red Handed said...

how the hell do you think so evil!!!!!!!!!
my got I got jitters!

phatichar said...

Nirvana: *Bows* :)

Red: Well, let's just say I don't 'hyde' my morbid thoughts from the world ;-)

Varsha Naik said...

whoaaa.....

lilac said...

i marvel at how u churn out engaging, engrossing, interesting, wonderful stories every time!

the little princess said...

I have become a huge fan of your stories!! wow...!! now I have begun reading with so many possibilities (as to where you will lead the story) churning in my head !!

phatichar said...

Varsha: :P

lilac: It's a curse.. hehe..

Princess: Hehe.. :P Thanks.

Blue Lotus said...

Whoah...Scary Scary puppet...

Neha said...

From where do you get such ideas??? I should not have had read this just now. Doc is on 24 hrs duty :(((

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