Friday, February 20, 2015


She'd seen a video on YouTube and decided to try it. She gathered all the materials and got to work. An hour later she had a 'scar' running the length of her right cheek. She stifled a laugh as she imagined her poor kid sister's reaction. An April Fool's day to remember.

She tiptoed to their bedroom. Her sister was turned the other side, her blanket covered right till her ears. She switched on the bedside lamp and slowly crept into the bed. She leaned over and nudged her sister's shoulder.

'Siri.. Siri..'

'Hmm,' her sister said sleepily.

'Wake up,' she whispered.

'What's it, Meetu?' said Siri, obviously irritated.

'Wake up, na.. turn.'

Siri turned. Took her a second as her eyes widened.

'Wha..what on earth..'

Meetu feigned pain. 'Please don't tell mamma..'

'But, how.. how did it happen? What did you do?'

Meetu winced and said, 'it's a long story.'

Siri was wide awake now. She leapt out of bed to get the first aid box.

She came back, sat in front of Meetu who was trying hard not to laugh. She rummaged through the box. 'You're crazy..'

Meetu felt something on her cheek just then. She raised her hand to make sure the make-up didn't fall off. Oddly, her right cheek seemed perfectly normal.

She stood up quickly as a puzzled Siri looked on, and went over to the mirror.

The scar was on her left cheek, and a trickle of blood oozed out. And it hurt like mad.

She screamed.