Monday, March 12, 2012

"It's mine..."


Ridhi sat at the dining table and looked around.

Feels good to be alone after a long time.

The house looked squeaky clean – the walls had been white-washed and repainted, the floors re-polished and re-carpeted. Every nook and cranny looked sanitized. Ah, what a feeling.

This..is what you call a home.


She looked at the windows. Those lovely curtains from the Chindi bazaar would look lovely there. The morning breeze slowly making them sway, as she sat with her morning cuppa. Bliss.

She walked to the kitchen and looked at the attic above the cabinets. Wow, nice space there. And oh, what's that? A doll! Wonderful, just what I needed...

Just then she heard the front door unlocking.

“This way, ma’am.”

It was the damn broker. Oh, nice…kids. She loved kids.

The two kids ran in first, shouting…laughing at their own echoes in the empty house.

“Mama, mama..the house is big no?”

“Shhh, Aniruddh…Sanvi, come back here..”

The little one came running into the kitchen and stopped. There was a table by the attic. She climbed up and peeked. She let out a whoop of joy and pulled something out.

“Mama, mama..look what I found.” She had a dusty doll in her hand.

“Sanvi, throw it away, right now,” her mom commanded.

Sanvi patted the dust away from the doll and looked at it. “It’s mine,” she said, groaning. “Aren’t you, dolly?"

Yes, I am, sweetheart…and I will be with you…always. Heheheheh...

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19 comments:

Shreya said...

Dolls and kids have got to be the creepiest things ever!

Blue Lotus said...

Reminded me of the doll in Bhoot!
Poor family,they have no clue what is awaiting them...

Nirvana said...

omygosh! there you go again! As it is, I am not too fond of dolls - somehting scary about them!

phatichar said...

Shreya: movie directors are meanies, aren't they? that's because fear emanating from the most innocent of the species, is always the most deadly.

BL: Ah yes..that one. Now that you mentioned it.. :)

Nirvana: Then you must read this ;-)

Tongue-fu Lady said...

waitamin..! Riddhi is the bhoot or the doll is a separate bhoot?? m so confused in this one ...

phatichar said...

TFL: Both are the same; thot it was obvious, considering Riddhi was admiring the attic space when the prospective tenants walk in. No? :P

Shiromi * said...

This spooked me out somehow -__-

Gyanban said...

Good one - reminded me of Chucky in Toy Story ..

Mirage said...

You have unintentionally reminded me of the silly Bollywood horror movie 'Paapi Gudiya'. :P :D

phatichar said...

Shiromi: :)

Gyanban: Welcome back...oh yeah, chucky..

Mirage: LOL, that dumb remake of 'child's play' huh?

Varsha Naik said...

goosebumps.....really. This is your spookiest so far I guess.....

phatichar said...

Varsha: No.. :)

kismitoffeebar said...

This reminded me of a kannada movie where there is a bhoot in the doll. The cutest doll had a bhoot of the first wife. Don't know if you have watched it :)
Nice one Phatichar ! :)

Seяendipity™ said...

Dolls creep the hell out of me, no wonder why....
Well written Sri :)

Sri said...

Dolls can be real creepy... especially when they make the eyes so lifelike that they seem to stare at you :-(

zackandme said...

A seemingly innocent story takes a grisly turn..and that too through a doll!!!

Good one Phatichar :)

Rohini said...

I was given a doll as a gift which started singing ABCD in a creepy voice at all odd hours... When I took it for repair, I found out that it wasnt supposed to sing at all... *aaarrgh!!!*...
U made me nostalgic.. *Shaitani Khopdi* :D

phatichar said...

toffee: :P thx..

serendipity: Thanks, A..

Sri: yup :)

zackandme: hey..thanks for dropping by.. :)

Rohini: :D ..and know what? I'd got a similar thing for Aayu, when she was three. This doll..well, it was more like a hanging piece for the car mirror, and it had a diabolical laugh. Aayu hated it, she used to get scared. After much circus to pull the battery-operated laugh out, I finally decided to hammer it out. I struck repeatedly until the 'hahaha' went 'hhhh...' into a whimper. Then I looked back. There it went 'hahaha...' one last time. Freaked me out, I swear. :)

Neha said...

Imagine the kid actually hearing that one!! Reminded me of Vaasu Shastra again and you know that one movie still freaks me out!