Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Mysterious Look...

Once Upon A Time...
Is How All Stories Begin.

Isn't It?
But, This Is Not A Mainstream Story!

So, It Begins Like...


The Evening Of 25 December 2012
Was Meant To Be A Special One.

Christmas Cheer Was In The Air
But Here, We Witnessed An Exception!
Apart from Christmas, Birthday Wishes Had Cast A Joyous Spell
Especially When It Was Someone's Eighteenth!

Alas, Instead Of Cheer, A Cloud Of Grey Grief Had Impulsively Made Its Way Into This House...
Why, You Ask?
Nobody Knew!

Nobody Except One!


The One Who Is Omniscient, Omnipresent.
The One Father,


Nobody Could Imagine, Even In The Wildest Of Their Dreams,
That A Pious, Fortunate Night, Like That Of Christmas
Could Turn Into An Impious, Unfortunate Night
Drenched In Blood!


Blood - Over A Cold Blooded Murder?
Blood - Over A Family Dispute?
Blood - Over A Personal Grudge?
Blood - Over An Impulsive Revenge?


The Possibilities Could Be Many.
The Plotters, Few.
The Target, Only ONE!


Why She Had Been The One, Was The Bone Of Contention.
Turns Out She Was One But Not One, Not Two But Three Of Them Were Behind Her Life!

Turns Out She Was The Only Daughter Among The Sons Of The Next Generation...
And Her Widowed Grandmother's 'Apple Of The Eyes' - Her Precious Child...

It Was But Natural...
A Silent, Gradual & Overpowering Sense Of Greed & Inferiority Had Crept All The Way To The Top!

Making Brothers Shed Each Others' Blood
Aspiring To Slaughter Someone Else's Kind Intentions.


And Then, She Caught 'Her' Looking At Her...
An Angel Who'd Descended From Heaven...

Ready To Merge With The Light...
Her Grandmother!

Her Granny's Final Look...
Saving Her - Lovingly...

And Then, The Mystery Unfolded...

How Grandma Had Secretly, Silently Known About The Turn Of Events For The Day...
And, How, To Foil It All...
She Gave Herself Away!

She Had Lost A Close Confidant...
Her Pillar Of Strength...
To That Greedy Demon...
Whom She Was Ashamed To Call Her Brother!


This post is a part of Write Over The Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
BlogAdda gives out a creative writing theme each weekend for Indian bloggers.


Disclaimer :-  This is entirely a work of fiction, a first attempt at the genre, rendered in third person.
 The turn of events is also fictional.
Any resemblance to any person, living or dead is a pure coincidence.



  1. Really touching story, Poonam.
    Well-conceptualised & expressed.
    Christmas cheer, yet murder mystery. Great attempt :)

    1. Thanks for the compliment, Anita!
      Greatly motivated me.
      Keep Visiting. :)


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