THE DEVIL KILLER PHONE ( PART 3) : A HORROR SHORT STORY BY ME.
Meenal, ( the devil), took everyone by surprise with a pleasant change in her demeanor. She started doing household work to help her mother and would also run errands for her father. Soon, she managed to win everybody’s love and affection. A month had passed, since she had escaped from the confines of the mobile and sent the poor girl’s soul to languish behind in the forest of darkness.
She became more studious and also helped those lagging behind in their studies. Her popularity soared to a new level. Her parents couldn’t be more proud of her. But everything comes at a cost. Meenal’s mother, Savita, was the first one to be affected. She started feeling tired after a couple of days. The devil had started feeding off her energy. Meenal had a wicked gleam in her eye everytime her mother asked her to do something because the latter was feeling weary.
Her father,Vijay, started noticing that whenever Meenal offered her help, it started affecting his wife, who no longer welcomed him with a warm smile. He was worried. In order to test his theory, he asked her to pay the electricity bill and gave her his card details. She did as she was told. Later that evening, he experienced a mild headache and absent mindedly, asked Meenal to give him a glass of water to take the medicine for the headache. His headache further intensified, reminding him not to seek any more favor from her.
Meanwhile, she finished preparing food and told her mother, ” Mom, I am going to college. Don’t forget to take the pill for your weakness. I think you have anemia. I will take you to the doctor after coming home.” Her father looked up from the newspaper and said, ” I will take her to the doctor. You concentrate on your studies. We don’t want to burden you with additional responsibilities.”
The devil in Meenal’s body got alarmed. Had her father realized what was going on? It was time to make him forget everything. Meenal took a deep breath and forced a smile, ” Now, dad. Just chill. Isn’t it my duty to take care of both of you ? Do you really think I am going to create any trouble for Mom? ” Vijay looked into her eyes. The innocence in her eyes and her sincere voice won him over. He mentally took himself to task for doubting his lone daughter. In fact, the devil had successfully hypnotized him to forget all his suspicion.
No sooner did she arrive at college, than a strange girl wearing a pink tank top with a pair of blue jeans, rushed towards her with her fists clenched. ” You bitch, ” she screamed, ” What did you do to my boyfriend? He’s clearly smitten over your new charming personality. I liked you more when you were a snob. Don’t you have Anil as your boyfriend? Stop stealing others’ boyfriends or I will teach you a lesson, you will never forget.” Meenal smiled at her nemesis, Manju, who kept on calling her names. She said, ” Listen, whoever you are! I don’t have any fucking idea of which boyfriend you are talking about. I know that you amassed quite a string of puppets who dance to your tunes in exchange for the service you are rendering. I would advise you to stop ranting and search for your soul within. Do you want me to share your tales of infidelity all over the city? “
Manju stopped her verbal tirade in shock. How the hell did Meenal know about her secret affairs? She had been quite meticulous in keeping her affairs a secret.
She almost whispered, ” Please forgive me, Meenal. I will never bother you again? I am willing to pay any price to keep my infidelities secret.”
Meenal’s smile widened, ” Is that a promise? ” Manju nodded and Meenal whispered into her ears, ” I want your soul in exchange for my discretion. Go and end your life after writing a note about your guilty conscience pricking you for doubting your boyfriend. You can have my boyfriend, Anil, whom I have already sent to hell. ” Manju simply nodded. She left without saying a word. A huge crowd had gathered around them. Meenal received a huge round of applause for her tackling Manju.
The poor girl took out a notebook and scribbled her suicide note, leaving it, on the hood of a car at the parking. She went to the terrace of one of the buildings and screamed as she plunged to death. The whole college was shocked at the turn of events. They had never witnessed any student committing suicide within the college campus. The police and the ambulance arrived shortly, as the college principal declared the rest of the day off for the students who were visibly shaken and too scared. Manju was a big bully but no one had any idea that she would resort to suicide. Little did anyone know, that it was the handiwork of Meenal, the devil.
When Meenal came back from college, she saw her mother waiting for her. She appeared to be relieved on seeing her daughter. She said, ” Our neighbor, Mr. Rao, told me that there was an unfortunate incident in your college and that a student had ended her life. I sincerely prayed it wasn’t you. God knows what I would have done if I lost you as well! “
Meenal hugged her mother. The devil inside her, had never experienced a maternal love. He was touched by her sincere, selfless love. This was something he hadn’t experienced. Against his inherent quality of tormenting people in exchange for a favor, he decided to stop feeding on her energy and instead focus his attention elsewhere.
The original Meenal, was now stuck in the region surrounding the paradise. God appeared to her in the form of Jesus. She had no words to express her happiness. She folded her hands and bowed her head reverentially. She said, ” I am sorry, God. Since I am a Hindu, I don’t know how the Christians offer their prayers. I hope You forgive me and save me from being trapped here forever, unless, of course, it’s ordained by destiny that I should stay here.’ God was pleased with her honest revelation and said, ” My dear Child, It’s your thoughts and prayers that matters. God is always one and He belongs to all. Some call Him Ram, Some call Him Allah, and Some Jesus. Unfortunately, My Children, whom I brought into this beautiful world called Earth, have divided Me into several thousand pieces and baying for each other’s blood. How can a Father Or a Mother watch His or Her children suffer In pain? I am here to help you out. You may have to spend a couple of days more as the fruits of your evil past deeds have caught up with you. As soon as the punishment ends, you will go back to your world. Until then, enjoy the company of your sister and enjoy the grand feasts.” He smiled upon her and vanished. Suddenly, Meenal felt a new wave of calmness and love take over her. She was quite happy to serve the term of her punishment.
Watch out for the next episode as Meenal the devil continues to torment people and an unexpected twist in the take.
Note : I believe God is one. He is Our Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Lord Muruga, Lord Vishnu for Hindus, Allah for Muslims, Guru Nanakdevji for Sikh devotees, Jesus for Christians etc. How can we be so cruel and heartless to destroy the places of worship? Let Him guide us to develop love and fraternity towards all religions and respect Him in all the forms.
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