Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Nightmare

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Aarushi checked the time. It was eleven at night and she still had so many entries to pass in the SAP.

“I hate my job”, she mumbled. But, there was nobody around.

She booked for a cab and continued to work until the driver called her informing his arrival.

Aarushi hopped into the cab. Her eyes pleaded for sleep.

She opened her eyes and realized that she was being taken along deserted and unfamiliar roads. She didn’t know when she dozed.

“Hey! I think you are going through wrong road”, she said.

He didn’t respond. He only stopped the car and gave a tight slap.


And, the nightmare began…

22 comments:

  1. This is the worst situation any girl / woman can face. No body can be trusted.

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  2. Dear Satya,

    This doesn't bode well for poor Aarushi. Good that you leave the nightmare to the reader's imagination.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I didnt even want to think about it Rochelle...
      Thanks for the comment and prompt!

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  3. So much of this happens these days. I'm so glad you didn't go into detail...

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    1. The very thought scares me...
      Therefore I didnt want to write about it...
      Thanks Sandra :)

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  4. oh, gimme more....i wanna know the rest of the story...
    its a good start...oy...you gotta be careful and pay attention
    i fear she will be in no good place....

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    1. Its a grim story..
      Let it be unsaid..
      Thanks Brian :)

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  5. It so happened Bangalore a year ago.Nice choice on practical nightmare.

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    1. That real incident only inspire this...
      Thanks Rudra :)

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  6. and today I read(in the newspapers) this happened in Bangalore. iTS THE WORST NIGHTMARE.

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    1. It happened yesterday also...
      Thats really sad and scary...

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  7. When will women NOT have to worry about this sort of thing? Alicia Jamtaas

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    1. I really dont think that such a time would ever come!
      Thanks Alice...

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  8. I don't think I shall ever take a cab at night again!

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    1. But, thats not practical enough :(

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  9. Great builld-up of tension. The story works particularly well because you leave the details of what actually happened to the imagination, while telling how easily one can end up in such a horrific situation

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    1. Thanks Siobhan.
      You never know... She might as well fought back and saved herself!

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  10. Dear Locomente: Best not to use a unknown cab company in the future (if there is one). This is truly a nightmare! Nan :)

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