“I am tired of this. I have had enough. I can feel whenever someone close to me is about to die. I’ve felt it since I was a child, and I still do whenever a relative or a friend is about to die.
It’s not that I didn’t try to protect them; I did. Trust me, I did, but everyone said I needed a psychiatrist. People have even mocked me, saying that a shrink needs a therapist herself. People are unaware that there are questions that science cannot answer.
My Piyush is about to die, Maya. I tried to tell him, but he said I had lost it.
Please protect him, Maya… Please save him. “I beg you.”
“You know I can’t do that, Kaveri, whatever is about to happen will happen; you can’t change destiny. Accept it, you have a gift.”
“Don’t do this, Maya; save him, please.”
Kaveri wept bitterly in her hypnotized condition.
“Dr. Maya, do you think she will recover?” Piyush looked at Maya with expectant eyes. Maya didn’t reply; she smiled and left the room.
What Piyush didn’t see was that as soon as he turned his back on Maya, she vanished into thin air.
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Anjali Tripathi says
You’re back with another masterpiece. I was a little confused at first, but that was to be expected from you. Love the end part.
Bedabrata Chakraborty says
You got me hooked on from the first sentence. Yet I was somehow not expecting such an ending! Interesting read, look forward to more.
Flavia Cutinho says
Goosebumps mode just turned on at the end. It got me a lil confused however as always its a good one.
You have a talent of writing short interesting stories.
But I prefer your romantic stories more as they are new, real to life & unpredictable.
Madhu Bindra says
That was quite a twist. I thought it will end differently but you always have a way to bring out a twist from nowhere. Yours are the only horror stiries I read,
Shail Thosani says
Wow! This is twisted. Does this mean that Piyush was dead already?
I am a bit confused here. Kaveri is related to Piyush right?And Maya is the one with the clairvoyant powers?
Ritu Bindra says
Intriguing as always. Hope you consider converting some of your nano tales to short stories. Would have loved to know what happens next.
I’m not sure with this but the story seems familiar to a movie I’ve seen, a Korean movie I think. Perhaps that has been based on this book. Not sure. Anyways, this gift isn’t something one would like to have. It must have been really hard using this kind of gift for the good and still maintain a normal life.
As usual short crisp and meaningful short story from your side which I always love reading. Thank You Monidipa for entertaining my reader’s heart with your beautiful yet different stories so gracefully.
Wow interesting. I can’t wait to read more. This is so intriguing and loved the way you finished at a suspense.
Kaveri Chhetri says
Your twists always amaze me Moni… when I think it’s the end of the story… there comes the twist… n they’re so creative… my! my!
Talk about walking into the lion’s den! But it is true – some people have premonitions, especially related to death of close ones,
Neeta Kadam says
Omg, maya disappeared. It gives goosebumps. But I didn’t understand the story. Sorry, I tried to comprehend but didnt get the starting point.
It’s an open ended one
Sakshi Bindra says
Keep going Monidipa – I enjoy reading your distopian shorts.
Neha Jain says
This is such an interesting story too read I really liked the end of the story is so exciting
Noor Anand Chawla says
Ooh! Another super creepy tale!