Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Prophecy!!!

This post is written for BLOGESHWAR and Anubhooti.

I swear had I known that something of this nature was going around in his mind, I would have stopped him. But there was nothing. Even till that day he was fine. He was normal. We had dinner that day and as usual he complained about my chapatti but still ate five of them. Little did I know that he was thinking of killing himself” said a sobbing Anita.

But that still doesn’t explain the one crore life insurance that he took last year and which he, obviously, did not have enough resources to pay premium for!” exclaimed inspector Tambe. “I am sure there is more to this than meets the eye. Make sure madam you have some answers for me when I come back next time.

Uff. That inspector is such a stuffy guy, bothering you and all. Would you like to have a cup of tea?” asked Mrs. Sharma, their next door neighbor.

No thanks. I think I will take a quick nap now.” Anita tried to reply politely, being tired of all the conversation around Rajesh’s untimely demise.

See now that won’t do! You have children to take care of now. If you get depressed now, what would happen to them? If you ask me, go to some babaji and satsangs for some time. Would help you take your mind off the entire issue. If fact, had we known about how Rajesh was feeling; I could have taken him to babaji who would have helped him a lot” ranted Mrs. Sharma. “Now I must get going, Sharmaji must be about to come home. Take care.

Smiling at what Rajesh’s reaction would have been had he heard of Mrs. Sharma’s offer to take him to a babaji brought a flash of smile on Anita’s lips as she remembered very well the explicit views that Rajesh had on the ‘thugs and thieves’ that were the babajis and gurujis of the world.

This gave her some energy to sort some of the affairs at the home now that all the relatives and well wishers had gone back.

The “sorting” took well over three hours when Anita finally put the last utensil back in the topmost kitchen cupboard. She was about to close it when, suddenly, a small box hidden in the back fell down to reveal a yellowing sealed envelope.

Immediately her mind flashed back to that fateful evening fifteen years ago with Pandit Shyam Sunder when Rajesh had dared Anita to prove beyond doubt that Shyam Sunder was nothing but a fake.

Please sir! I implore you to share it with me” said Rajesh.
But son you do not know the true burden of knowing the truth about your death”.
You will live your life in the fear of death. There will be no moment that you will not think about it.
I do not care about that. In fact, there is no better way to prove your genuineness than that.
But I can’t go on telling people when they will die!!!
OK! So why don’t you write it on a paper and give it to Anita. That way I won’t know it and it would still add to your credibility.”
Stuck like that, Panditji took out his sheaf of papers, started some calculations and wrote down something on a Parchment before sealing it in an envelope with hot wax and red ribbon and gave it to Anita for safekeeping and away from the eyes of Rajesh!

Curiosity gained the better of Anita, who bent down to retrieve the sealed envelope to confirm the written date… Only to find the envelope unsealed.

Slowly, she extracted the crackling parchment from the envelope and looked at the date on the parchment and could not stop the warm flow on her cheeks. Brushing away the tears, she casually turned over the parchment and a chill suddenly ran down her spine.

Back of the parchment was covered in a scrawl she had come to recognize so very well over the years and was often a teasing point between them; revealing the last words of her late husband.

Sorry! Spend money well

Images courtesy: www.bibleprophecyupdate.com

20 comments:

  1. nice twist in the end ..good one
    Omi

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  2. @ओमी: Welcome to the world of my Wandering Thoughts... Feel free to explore more!

    I am glad that you liked the twist!

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  3. An interesting plot...and a good twist towards the end! I hope this is just a piece of fiction or else we need to stay away from such prophecies...
    good luck for the contest :)


    sarah

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  4. Aashish, an interesting take on the prophecy, the character anita and the story you weaved, great.. SmileS.. Best of luck, here is my take on Prophecy, the love prophecy

    Someone is Special

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  5. @Subtle: Ofc ourse this is a piece of fiction and am glad that u liked it... ATB to you too!

    @Someone: Thnx yaar!

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  6. dude, what's up. I am wondering.

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  7. @Pramodji: Bas yaar all is fine! How r u? Am sitting in a different office so the net usage is filtered by a server.. so no blogs, forums etc!

    BTW, did you like the post?

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  8. ohh..k, was a little worried. post is superb. with great twists and turns.
    enjoyed the read.

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  9. @Pramodji: Thnx for the concern sir! am glad that you liked the post!

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  10. Beautiful !! I loved the ending, keep posting such great stuff.

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  11. @Aakash: Welcome to the world of my Wandering Thoughts... Feel free to explore more!

    I am glad dude that you liked the post!

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  12. hehe dat was fun! also, the flow went very well. nice! :-)
    also, i mus tell u i really like ur blog design!

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  13. nice story. different from others

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  14. This post really touch my heart! You are right bro! It’s not about the numbers but the impact and the great community you build. I’m really trying my best to do that! I pray we never fade away bro! keep up the good work.

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  15. @Sadiya: Thnx yaar! and thanx to blogger for the design :D

    @Up to 20, Helen: Welcome to the world of my Wandering Thoughts... Feel free to explore more!

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  16. VERY Touchy one. I don't have any word to comment on it. GREAT, SHOCKING and EYE OPENING ENDING.

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  17. @MegB: Welcome to the world of my Wandering Thoughts... Feel free to explore more!

    I am glad that you liked the story... stay tuned for many more to come.

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  18. Nice story, and I really liked the end. It was just...
    No words.

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  19. @Sakhi: Back after a long time! Hope papers etc went well :D

    Glad that u liked it!

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  20. @Toronto: Welcome to the world of my Wandering Thoughts... Feel free to explore more! Stay tuned for many more posts to come!

    @Alvin: Spending money wisely is always a wise thing to do!

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