Saturday, October 13, 2012

Violet Blood


Ravi awoke with a start. His cell phone was blaring away. He put on his glasses hastily and picked it up.

“Hello?” He squinted at the bedside clock. 12.01 am

“Happy birthday…'Frightener' ”

Huh?

"Who’s this?”

In reply came a deep-throated laugh. Familiar.

“Violet Blood,” said the voice after a beat. A low harsh whisper.

Then the line went dead.

Ravi looked at his display screen, and then at the darkness. Violet Blood. Hmm...

But...it was the name of one of his spooky characters. He’d never really used it, though. He’d changed it. Nobody but him knew about it. Funny. And the caller even knew his pen name.

And the voice was exactly as he’d described in the story – deep throated.

Ravi pursed his lips. Could it be…

He threw the phone away and sat there in the darkness. Blank.

****

28 comments:

Rohan said...

Dont stop like that dude! You are taking the reader's imagination for a ride. . Not a bad thing also. . Not many can do that! ;)
Chilling!

Me said...

Oh wow this was thrilling.... can we please have more on this.... was he hallucinating? Or....!!!

phatichar said...

Rohan & Me: Ha ha..sorry if it felt abrupt, but the story was a small gift to myself, that's all. A kind of 'what if' proposition...:P

the little princess said...

gift?!! truly! i know where that came from!

The Meditating Lion said...

HAHAHAHAHA!! :D

sumitra said...

nice happened! :D

goingbeyondthepages said...

Is today you birthday? if yes, that's exactly the kind of thrill you would have wanted, right?
:) Happy birthday thinking that it is your birthday today :D

phatichar said...

Princess, TML, Sumitra: :P Hehehe..

GBTP: Ah, yes. Yesterday. Thank you! :)

Mirage said...

Now this is something that can happen only to you and not to us. Wuhooo!

Belated happy birthday. :)

aks said...

yikes...shri! Be careful,don't look behind now! ;)

Erratic Thoughts said...

Hey Belated Happy Birthday :)
Nice Gift,eh?!
N hmm I liked this one as it is making readers think :D

Visha said...

:)



Nirvana said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Imagination overdrive!! Help!! Gulp!!

Soumya said...

So you did get my call :P

Mystical Skeptical Me said...

Okay, this inspires me to make my characters powerless and less horrifying :P Thanks for the Caveat. :P :D

PS: I loved the Violet Blood. I think Lobsters have Blue Blood. :P Okay, I am rambling :D

Tongue-fu Lady said...

WHY WHY WHY...did u leave us in dark?

phatichar said...

Mirage: Thank you, M.. :)

aks: he he..yeah

ET: Thank you junior

Visha: :) :)

Nirvana: Thanks, M.. :)

Soumya: Hmmm, no wonder the voice was familiar

MSM: :D

TFL: Long time.. :) yeah, some things are best left in the dark, eh? :P

Nikita Banerjee Bhagat said...

Stranger than fiction...life can be sometimes! Good one.

phatichar said...

Nikita: :) Yes..sometimes.

Me said...

Oh I should have guessed that!!

:/

So sorry - Belated Happy Birthday!!

And truly an unforgettable gift you have given to yourself :)

phatichar said...

Me: Ah, that's ok, don't be sorry - Thanks a lot! :)

alice said...

Deliciously lovely. And birthday wishes in order?

Kanthu said...

As if having your b'day on 13th wasn't spooky enough, you want such things to happen, eh..?? :P ;-)

Varsha Naik said...

Great....hope none of your "characters" give you a call in real life

BTW frightener sounds a bit like Phatichar...

Brijesh said...

This sure calls for a follow up post ... spooky

Shreya said...

Imagine the possibility with all your characters!!! :D

Rohuness said...

Be careful little hands what you write! :D

phatichar said...

Kanthu: :P :P

Varsha: hahaha...doesn't it? (the name)

Brijesh: There might be one..soon. :)

Shreya: :O Maar daaloge yaar.. hehehe

Rohu: Yes..that caution was needed :)