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Meenal ( the original one) heard someone crying for help. ” Please help me,” wailed a pitiable female voice. Meenal thought the voice was familiar. She and her sister, Vidya, went to investigate the source of the sound. They entered the forest of darkness. Meenal was shocked to find her arch rival, Manju, standing between two tall trees. She was shivering in fright as a bat swooped over her head. Manju saw Meenal and her eyes widened in horror.

“No, don’t come near me,” she shrieked.

Meenal was taken aback by her abnormal behavior. She said, ” What happened to you, Manju? How did you end up here and why are you scared of me?” Manju snorted, ” As if you don’t know anything. You are the reason why I am here. I don’t know how you managed to do it. You spilled out my innermost secrets and forced me to take away my own life.” Meenal was puzzled. She asked her, ” What the hell are you talking about? When did this happen? ” Manju replied, “Are you suffering from Amnesia? It happened yesterday.”

Meenal answered, ” It’s highly impossible. I have been trapped here for the past couple of days. If you don’t believe me, ask my sister, Vidya.” Manju was shocked to hear her reply, ” But your sister died last year. Does this mean we are dead too? If you are dead, then who’s impersonating you? ” Vidya joined Meenal shortly. After hearing their conversation, Vidya replied, ” This is the work of the devil. He lured Meenal by impersonating me and helping her to get rid of her boyfriend.” Manju was speechless. She faced Meenal and apologized to her for her earlier outburst. Vidya asked Manju to accompany her to the land of the dead where people were waiting for the Pearly Gates to open. While Meenal couldn’t cross the threshold and was stuck on the meadows, Manju was given immediate access to the world of spirits. Vidya said, ” Looks like it’s time for Manju to cross over to the other World. Meenal can’t accompany us because it isn’t her time yet.” Manju wished her good luck and hugged Meenal. She said, ” I might have hurt you in our world. Yet, you have been kind towards me. I hope you take possession of your physical body and take good care of your parents.”

Manju disappeared into the bright light , leaving Meenal in utter despair. Vidya rejoined her and said, ” It’s unfortunate that you had to witness your college mate’s final farewell from the land of mortals to the world of spirits. I have been given time to stay back with you until I help you get back to your own body. I might not be having much time but my kid sister, I love you a lot and will continue to love until eternity. Do tell our parents that I love them and that it was my good luck to be blessed with a wonderful family.” Meenal hugged her and cried her heart out. She couldn’t digest the fact that her impersonator was responsible for Manju’s untimely death.

Meanwhile, Meenal (the devil) continued to put on a good girl act by helping her aged parents who started growing weaker, every time that she helped them. She also offered assistance to their neighbors by running errands for them, babysitting their kids, and conducting coaching classes for the students of all classes. The parents could hardly believe their eyes when their children started scoring full marks in all the subjects. But the devil wasn’t to be trusted. He continued to hunt for the unsuspecting innocent preys and sucking more souls.

Those who sought her help , either died, or got incapacitated in an accident. Vijay and his wife, Savita, were now scared of assigning any task to her. Vijay hired a domestic help to assist with the household chores, as Savita was too weak to do anything.

A couple of days later, a pastor Father David, had a weird dream. He saw a a beautiful teenager with an older woman chatting with each other. The teenager, occasionally, burst into tears and said, ” I wish I hadn’t sought the help of the devil. I wouldn’t have been in this world. Poor Anil and his family got killed. I am worried about Mom and Dad now. The devil has already claimed Manju. What about the rest of my classmates? Oh God! Please help me and save us from the devil.” The vision suddenly changed and Jesus appeared in front of him. He said, ” David, The poor girl you saw is Meenal. The Devil has her trapped into the world bordering the land of spirits and the Forest of Darkness. Time is running out. You only have a couple of days more to help her out. You need to visit her parents and sanctify their house with Holy Water. The girl whose body is possessed by Devil will not be able to enter the house. Search for an object associated with the Devil and bring it inside the Church. Chant the hymns to set the girl free and force the devil to go back to the Forest of the Darkness.”

Father David woke up with a start. It was a very lucid dream. He clearly had an instruction from God to help the poor girl out. But who was she? How could he find out the address of her parents. He had recently shifted to Bengaluru and moved to Jaya Nagar, a few blocks away from Meenal’ s house. He had recently read the reports of shocking cases of accidents and suicides in his new locality. Suddenly, he realized that the Devil in question, was quite close to him. It gave him goosebumps and he started praying for the success of the dangerous task entrusted to him.

Watch out for the upcoming episode of The Devil Killer Phone. Will Father David succeed in his mission? What would be the fate of Meenal and her parents? How many victims does the Devil plan to take? The story becomes more scary in the next episode.

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11 thoughts on “SHORT STORIES FRIDAYS (42)

  1. Oh my goodness, this story has my heart beating faster Aparna! Yet, this part really stopped me, Vidya replied, ” This is the work of the devil. He lured Meenal by impersonating me and helping her to get rid of her boyfriend.” This seems like a real-life scenario. We see things like this happen as we glance at the chaos and confusion stirring around us these days. Great segment girlfriend! How many victims does the Devil plan to take? πŸ€”πŸ˜²πŸ˜± Guess we will have to wait and see!!! Hugs and smooches! πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

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  2. Thank you so much, dear Kym. Yes, we have to pay the price for seeking favors for anything immoral but unfortunately even Meenal’s parents are paying the price for merely seeking her help in domestic chores. Lots of love, hugs, and kisses with wishes for everytime that makes you happy. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  3. Oh girl, there are many moving parts, but they all tell the moral to your story. Great lessons you interject in this episode my friend! πŸ€©βœ¨πŸ˜ŠπŸ§πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹

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  4. Thank you so much, dear Kym.😍😍😍😍🍫🍫🍫🍩🍩🍩🍰🍰🍰🍰β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️🌹🌹🌹. I am running short of words for appreciating your love and support. Thank you so much for being my pillar of strength.

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  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing story! Thank’s for share dear Aparna.
    I biting my nais, the killer… You are a wonderful writer!Keep doing!
    Have a lovely day full of blessings and all the happiness!


  6. Oh my dear sister-friend, you know how much I appreciate you and for your generosity of words. I am humbled that my message to you adds to your empowerment. That makes me happy when I know you are happy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend beautiful lady! Hugs and smooches! πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜πŸŒΊπŸŒž


  7. Apart this was beyond good!!!!! The devil is always busy anode watching our every move. “How many victims does the devil plain to take”? You have me on edge!!!


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