THE DEVIL KILLER PHONE (PART 5) : A HORROR SHORT STORY BY ME.
Meenal (the devil) was getting ready to go to college. She generously applied her makeup. In fact, she looked more like a whore than a college student. She wore a tight blue miniskirt with a white tank top and a matching jacket. This wasn’t the style of the original Meenal. She grabbed her college satchel and saw her father casting her disapproving looks over the newspaper.
She went to him and asked, ” Dad, I want 5000₹ cash, right now.” Vijay couldn’t believe his ears. He was furious and yelled, ” Why do you need so much money for? You have been splurging my hard earned money on ridiculous outfits and makeup. What’s come over you? I am on the verge of retirement. Besides, money doesn’t grow on trees. Get a part time job and spend your money as you like. I don’t have money with me.” The devil inside Meenal decided to teach him a lesson.
Meenal replied, ” Sorry, Dad. I didn’t realize you were short of money.” She gave him a creepy smile that gave him goosebumps. She turned away and joined her friend, Yasmin.
Vijay finished his breakfast and tea and kissed his wife good bye. The moment he stepped out of the gate, a gang of five goons pounced upon him. One of the men snatched his briefcase, the other took his wallet, ring and wrist watch. They thrashed him to make it look like a case of mugging. Meenal was watching this entire episode with a smirk, much to the horror of Yasmin. Yasmin said, ” Why don’t you help your dad? The poor guy must be saved. ” Meenal said, ” My dad lied to me when he said that he didn’t have money. He could have directly refused instead of lying to me. This is what happens when someone tells a lie. Don’t worry. He won’t die.”
Yasmin was taken aback by her cool attitude. Meenal pretended to be in a state of trance. Yasmin shook her by her shoulders. Meenal yelled at the goons, who took to their heels, followed by Meenal and Yasmin. She asked her friend to call the doctor, while she chased the goons. Yasmin was puzzled over her weird behavior. On one hand, Meenal seemed to be cruel and then in a fraction of a second, turned into a loyal daughter.
Meenal met them around the corner and grinned, ” Well done, my fellows! I am very proud of you. I hope you received your compensation for the hard work. I want you all to meet me outside the cemetery at 12 AM tonight.” The goons, were in fact, possessed by demonic spirits and had launched the attack on Vijay as per her instructions. A couple of days ago, she could sense evil spirits lurking in their neighborhood.
She saw these men knifing a man to death and immediately recognised her followers. She gave them a seductive smile. Her charm attracted their attention. The leader, whose name was Siddhart, aka Sid, bowed down to her and called rest of his men to introduce them to her. She discussed her plans to unleash a reign of terror over the city. They agreed to her plan. She had stolen 50,000₹ cash from the safe at home and gave it to them for the mugging. She arranged for the corpse to be buried at a local cemetery.
Meanwhile, Yasmin got her father admitted in a hospital. His wife, Savita, was wailing over her husband’s serious condition. Yasmin called Meenal and told her that she had admitted her father at the City Hospital. After fifteen minutes, Meenal walked in with tears in her eyes. She saw Yasmin and asked, ” How’s dad? Hope he’s safe.” Yasmin replied, ” I don’t understand your behavior, Meenal. When I asked you to help him, you not only refused to do so, but also said that he had lied to you and he must be taught a lesson. The next moment, you chased those goons and asked me to take care of your father. What happened to you? ” Meenal cried, ” I am so sorry, Yasmin. I think there’s something wrong with me. I don’t remember saying anything evil for my Dad. Do you think I might be possessed? ” Yasmin was a true Christian. She accepted her explanation and replied, ” I guess you could say that. Sorry, honey. Let’s take care of uncle first.” She took her along to visit Vijay. Savita saw her daughter approaching. However, she started trembling at the sight of her. She said, ” Please Meenal, don’t go in. Your father might get upset on seeing you and his health condition may deteriorate. I apologize on his behalf. If you need money, please ask me.” Meenal used her devilish charm to convince her mother that she meant no harm.
Meenal followed her mother to see Vijay, who was lying in the bed with a bandage wrapped around his head. His left arm was broken and in a cast. He opened his eyes and saw Meenal looking at him with a malicious grin on her face. He was swearing profusely. His eyes were full of fear. Meenal came near his bedside and whispered, ” Sorry about your punishment, Dad. You should not have lied. Let this be a lesson to you.”She patted his hand gently and left him under her mother’s care. The couple were terrified of their daughter.
Meenal had already texted one of her classmates to inform the principal about the reason for her absence. Yasmin led her into the cafeteria where they chatted over a cup of coffee. They left the hospital as an autorickshaw approached them. Meenal was about to announce her destination when Yasmin stopped her and said, ” I booked the Uber Auto while you were busy with your father. He knows our destination.”
Meenal got in and Yasmin sat beside her. The autorickshaw driver was taking a wrong direction. ” Hey!” claimed Meenal, ” That’s not the way to Jaya Nagar.” Yasmin said, ” Be quiet. He is taking us to our intended destination.”
They stopped near St. Mary’s Basilica. When Meenal stepped out of the autorickshaw, she let out an ear piercing scream and fell down unconscious, causing a small crowd of people gathering around her. Someone said, ” Please fetch a glass of water and sprinkle some on this girl to revive her.” Father David heard the commotion and decided to investigate. He requested the people to let him in. He had the shock of his life after seeing the unconscious girl. He could recognise the devil. Perhaps God wanted him to save an innocent girl from the clutches of the devil. Yasmin was in tears and approached Father David, ” Father, please save my friend, Meenal. She seems to be possessed by an evil spirit.” Father David reassured her that he would help her.
What happens next is going to be even more interesting! The confrontation between God and Devil is about to begin. The real Meenal is still waiting to be rescued. Her parents are in the hospital. Will Vijay get another lease of life or would he succumb to his injuries? Watch out for the next episode of The Devil Killer Phone.
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