Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Starting from scratch

Shikha walked into the kitchen, sleepy-eyed, switched on the light and opened the windows. The clock in the microwave oven showed 5 am. It was still dark outside.

Yawning, she absently pulled out the percolator. She poured the coffee powder and water into it and switched it on. Rubbing her eyes, she looked at the cabinet above her and was about to open it when she felt an itch in her back and before she could reach her hand behind, she felt Anish's hands, gently scratching the place.

She moaned and chuckled at the same time. "Awww, baby...thanks."

She closed her eyes, savoring the moment. It felt so good. They'd moved into this new flat a couple of months back, and things had been just perfect. Anish had taken a few days off just help her set up their love nest. Theirs was a fairytale wedding, and sometimes she couldn't believe life could be so good.

It was perfect. Almost. The scratching continued. She giggled. And knowing Anish, she knew what was going to happen next, and she smiled at the thought.

"You're a bad boy, you know that?" She purred and turned back to drown herself in his arms.

There was no one behind her.

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30 comments:

Kanthu said...

The scratching ghost eh..?? I would like to have one such ghost with me..:D

Rohu said...

If they start making themselves useful like this.. They'll be getng employed soon.. :P what shud they be paid in waise?

Keirthana said...

Love story mein ghost! why did have to go and do that. Honestly I could not savor the love feeling since I knew you were going to pull in a ghost somewhere ;)

phatichar said...

Kanthu: :P

Rohu: Seriously? Was it useful? I didn't continue with what could've happened next (keeping in mind it's not Anish at all, in the first place). It just starts from scratch, doesn't end there :P

Keirthana: Love story? Naah..it's just initial thoughts Shikha has about her so called 'perfect' life...no love feelings to savor here, was just a decoy, right? :P

Paanipuri Lover said...

Why would you do that? It was getting so sweet!
But I still liked how it ended! :D

kismitoffeebar said...

Phatichar !

I was hoping it kinda shocked her out of her wits and ended there leaving her quite shaken.
And then, I read your comment and title - starting from scratch.

How could you?

psst. your comment sections are so interesting to read :P

phatichar said...

Paanipuri Lover: Hey..your first comment? (BTW, I love your blogger name, hehehe).

Anyway, coming back to your question, I don't know why I did it...I guess I'm used to shaking things up in the middle of 'sweet' things, sometimes not so sweet.

Thanks, glad you liked it. Do drop in more often. :)

Toffee: Hello! Hehe..everyone's miffed with me, I see. But well..*shrug*, that's just me. Yeah, my comments section is more entertaining at times.. :P

CD!!! said...

There goes my early morning coffee :(
And according to your answer to Rohu, it could have been more scary if you continued? Are you planning to continue?

Spaceman Spiff said...

I live alone. Thankyouverymuch. :/

Tongue-fu Lady said...

hahaha..i wouldn't mind a scratching ghost around :P

Paanipuri Lover said...

Yep, my first comment. I was foolish enough to miss out on your blog. Now I'm catching up on all the posts! :D

Soumya said...

:D :D

Mirage said...

A ghost who scratches back?

Vella bhoot! :D

Sri said...

Maybe it wasn't a ghost.. just a bed bug inside her shirt, making itself useful :-D

Rohu said...

Write something related to water na... I think that get real spooky...I dont have brains left to try.. Its your ivory tower anyways.. :)

phatichar said...

CD: No, I don't think I will :)

Spaceman: :P

TFL: Oh really?? :P :P

Paanipuri lover: You're welcome..anytime. But please don't say you were stupid to miss out on my blog, it's not such a big deal. :)

Soumya: :p :P

Mirage: Hahaha..yeah.

Sri: Now, that's a possibility I didn't realize.. :P

Rohu: Oh please, no such thing as ivory tower...have been toying around with a couple of ideas, let me see if it holds any 'water'. ;-)

cmus said...

Such apt titles. :)

kismitoffeebar said...

and oh phatichar,

Can we read about some more good ghosts - like the super friendly ones that are friendly to people who are alive ?

pretty pls ? :)

Neha said...

Hey, You have an award on my blog :) Take care

sumitra said...

What if the scratching never stopped. What if it continued until she was scratched until she bled to death :D

I read this one to M. He was disappointed with the butting in of the ghost. Says it would have been a better story if it indeed was the husband and they ended up doing 'you know what'. Men!! (Eye-roll).

mydearu said...

This is ur first post that i read and i read the last line thrice i guess and realized the scary part only after reading ur next airport ghost tale ! My God u are really good at it !!!

the little princess said...

hey..this was turning out be such a cute love story..why did the ghost have to creep in now?!

phatichar said...

cmus: :P

toffee: erm.. spook on demand? yeh to request blog ho raha hai bhai... my poor ghosts will feel left out if I show partiality :p

Kidding. Will see what I can do about it, ok?

Neha: Thank you ji, thank you..aata hoon

sumitra: LOL..oh really, 'men' huh? It takes two to tango (and haatho, and everything elso), , ma'am.

BTW, you don't even want to know what I'd originally planned. I myself was scared after reading it, so left it.

mydearu: Nice name. Welcome here, and (I hope you'll) stick around :P

princess:...to make it a spooky story..that's why :P

Blue Lotus said...

Itch-guard of a ghost...I can actually imagine the grin on the ghost's face when she giggled.."naughty naughty"

Good one..

kismitoffeebar said...

He he :) You just continue to write your awesome way :)

Revacious said...

I'm quite new here, but I can guess how u go about ur day:
Wakes up, goes bleary-eyed to wash basin, peers at mirror, thinks: yahan ghost hota toh?
Pours a hot cuppa, thinks: yahan ghost hota to?
Switches on iPod, thinks: yahan ghost hota to?
Goes for morning jog, thinks:..
:P
btw this ghost looks quite useful :D

Varsha Naik said...

aaayyeee....bhoot in love story. I liked the possibility of it being a bug tho!

phatichar said...

BL: hehee..thanks.

toffee: :) Thanks

Revacious: LOL..but what's the guarantee I'm just not thinking about it, and actually with one?? Hmmm, hmm? Yeah, useful ghost..in fact most of my ghosts are useful in some way or the other :D

Varsha: hehehe..

sumitra said...

Ayyo, now my imagination is going to go on overdrive, just thinking about what you might have originally written.

phatichar said...

Sumitra: Wonder how I missed this comment. Hahahaha.. :)