Hmmmm hmmmm….. Hmmmm hmmm…
Moni hummed the tune of ‘darling aankhon se aakhen chaar karne do’ as she cooked dinner for herself and for Maya… She was really happy today as she was finally out of writers block and had written the last chapter of her first series, ‘The Chronicles of Maya’.
Suddenly she felt a hand around her waist…
“So, you did it…”, Maya said she hugged Moni from behind and kissed on her cheek.
“Yes, I’ll publish the last chapter of the first book tomorrow”, she replied as she grinned.
Both were silent for sometime and then Moni continued, “Maya, you know I should thank you… If it weren’t for you I would have never succeeded”.
As soon as she completed, Maya turned her around and said, “You’re my best friend, my sister… how could I see you in pain.”
Moni’s eyes were blurred with tears as she hugged her.
Maya was happy that she could help her best friend and hugged her back tightly and closed her eyes. Suddenly she felt a sharp object piercing her back, her hold loosened on her best friend.
Moni pushed Maya away from her and then she could see that Moni held a sharp knife. She fell on the ground and her eyes were filled with pain and dismay.
“Thank you for everything, but in order to bring life to my story, I have to kill you. But don’t worry you won’t suffer much as I had dipped the knife in cobra poison before stabbing you.” Maya lay on the ground with dismay in her eyes, dying at the hands of her best friend.
Suddenly, Moni woke up drenched in sweat and realized that it was a nightmare. She walked towards Maya’s room to check on with her. As she opened the door she saw Maya playing with a big knife in her hand.
The same knife that Moni used in her dream to stab Maya and beside her, on the table was a bottle of poison and on the lable it was written ‘The Cobra Poison’.
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Pooja Sriram says
Interesting! you had a good build up. This intrigues me to know more about Maya….
I am making an honest confession today… reading your nano tales I am actually learning how nano tales can be presented beautifully without losing charm or flow in any point. Thanks for this wonderful story.
Flavia Cutinho says
Saved by a dream
Good one I was totally engaged.
Shail Thosani says
Oh My God! This was amazing. The way you write I feel like the short stories should be turned in a novel. Imagine having such dream in real and waking up to find it turning into realty but reversed.
Madhu Bindra says
I love how your stories end with a was it a dream or reality. And I enjoyed the way included Moni the character. It almost had me there.
Ritu Bindra says
Loved the cheeky way you added yourself to the story. Very well written. And as always, the ending is perfect.
haha… finally someone saw it…
Anjali Tripathi says
Oh my god, I absolutely adore your nano stories, and this one was no exception. So now I’m wondering how on earth people manage to write so eloquently without sounding pompous. You blow me away with your ability to craft such short stories.
I get ideas at last moment.
Neeta Kadam says
Moni, yaar kya likhate ho aap! Mind blowing. You are my favorite writer. Thank you Cindy so that I came across your blog. Love love live the story which gives me goosebumps. Keep writing such stories.
Smita Saksena says
What an interesting story….very well written and till end it was so crisp and amazing. Keep writing and keep shining
That was some story! I went through it again to understand if Maya was her character or a reality. Wonder if writers have such blurred recollections from their stories?
What a lovely, unique, and amazing twist! I didn’t see that coming at all! This story took my interest and got me hooked wanting for more or more of got me curious on what happens next. Why do you guys always right something like this and make readers hanging?! hahaha
Nikita Jhanglani says
Oh boy! That end 😀
Kaveri Chhetri says
my my… awesome twist Moni… only u can come up with something like this… hats off!
This story gave me shivers down the spine. Do you believe in deja vu? Also, why have you named her Moni?
Harjeet Kaur says
Omg….I have goosebumps. What a heartless gruesome murder to get out if a writers block You keep your readers on the edge of their seats.
This nightmare came true, that’s chilling & nerve wrecking.
I hope such déjà vu never happens with anyone.
Nice write up.
Bedabrata Chakraborty says
I can completely relate with the thriller. I get such nightmares too. Look forward to knowing more about Moni.
Noor Anand Chawla says
Another dark story from your pen!