Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome showers...


“Hello, Beta” Said the elderly woman standing at the doorway.

Seema smiled respectfully. It was raining outside.

They had shifted to this flat only the previous day, and a whole lot of things were still in disarray.

She invited the senior lady inside anyway.

“Oh no dear, my husband is waiting for his tea, I have to go. Some sugar please, child, if you don’t mind?”

“Oh, of course aunty…”

Seema gave her the sugar. The granny thanked her, turned slowly, and walked to the house opposite theirs.

A moment later Seema slapped her forehead. How insensitive of me. She took a step back in for their umbrella; the poor woman might get drenched.

But as she was about to grasp the umbrella’s handle, she stopped…and stood straight.

Wait a minute. It’s been raining the last one hour. And aunty was bone dry when she came. How…

She then slowly craned her neck out.

The old lady stood near the gate and waved at her; and slowly disappeared even as Seema watched, her mouth open, and her heart beating furiously, much like the lashing rain outside.

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20 comments:

spice said...

sweet!

Me said...

Ooo.... now even a new neighbourhood is spooky!

:)

goingbeyondthepages said...

Are you serious? even a sweet tale can become spooky in your hands. :)

Neha said...

There are so many old ladies around here. Now on, I would be looking at all of them suspiciously!

Krystan Decunha said...

Ahhh one more of your sweet yet spooky tales.
Just made my Friday :)

Soumya said...

Hahaha nice :)

I'll be moving to a new place soon. Thanks for the heads up!

Mirage said...

And I just did. I mean I just moved to a new place. Thank god there were no such encounters. :D

And what bhoot she was...took the sugar, waved and disappeared.. hahaha!

Loved the narration. :-)

Uma said...

God! sugar borrowing Old ghosts!! :-)

Seema Smile said...

Ha! Freaky old lady ghosts making fun of us mere mortals

Ayushi said...

This is so Desperate Housewifey :D

Saru Singhal said...

Oh! If I read it during the night time, I would refrain myself from entertaining neighbors...

Nisha said...

Greedy ghost!! Pata nahi what will she come for next time :)

Varsha Naik said...

Awesome narration as usual.....

Tongue-fu Lady said...

Phatichar!! After a long time dude :)

the little princess said...

What did she want to make?? probably some I-scream?!!!

the little princess said...

or maybe coffee with scream and sugar?

Visha said...

Thanks to the showers, Seema knows about the ghost padosan :P

Good imagination!

Erratic Thoughts said...

Are baapre…
Look what she got herself into with her good neighborly manners…
But I’m going to imagine it to be a very friendly ghost or I wont get any sleep...I just shifted to a new apartment and I keep my hall lights on as it is when I go to sleep in the night!

phatichar said...

spice: :) was that a pun? :P

Me: :P hehe..yeah

GBTP: Ha ha..sweet spook, huh?

Neha: Please don't. :)

Soumya: You're welcome :P :P

Mirage: Thank you! :)

Uma: :D

Seema Smile: That's one way of looking at it. :)

Ayushi: Uh huh? :)

Saru: Pray why? :)

Nisha: Spices, perhaps? :D

Varsha: Thank you, doc! :P

TFL: Hmmm.. :)

Princess: Ah, ever the princess of puns, aren't we?

Visha: Hence the title ;-)

ET: Careful, junior :P

spice said...

hehe- got me ! ;)