Monday, May 12, 2008

It's only words!

The room was dark, damp, empty. And the words, fluorescent, floated in the air. She sat in a corner, face buried in knees, trying to lose the sound and sight of the words.

The words were not accusing, or at least so they claimed. Some said they were here to help. Why then wouldn’t they let her be? She felt she must sleep, but with eyes shut that hard, sleep wasn’t possible.

And then there was silence. An almost ominous silence, she thought. There also was a sudden chill in the air, as she thought she felt the words closing in on her, silently. She also thought she could feel them breathing - on her arms, her shoulders, on her neck.

She was afraid to scream or protest, ‘coz that would mean adding more words to the clamor. The air was getting colder, and she wondered if she would die. But, of course, words don’t kill. She felt them oozing, seeping from the ceiling, the walls; crawling on the floor. The air hung, heavy and humid, barely breathable, almost liquid.

She wondered how longer she could resist them, and would it be better to let them feast upon her heart, brain and soul. They said it was painless. She thought of robots and zombies. Then she knew.

She walked out of the room, her room, into the sunshine. The words followed, but out here they didn’t seem ominous. She thought they looked almost ridiculous. The sun winked at her from behind a cloud, and she laughed back.
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10 comments:

....R.A.J.A.... said...

She had another option - open her eyes and look into a mirror. Ask her, isn't three-years a long enough period to have kept the head buried in sand like an ostrich?

Kanupriya said...

@Raja
Oops! Wouldn't the 'words' have doubled too, looking into the mirror? ^_0

....R.A.J.A.... said...

how? look into the mirror with sunshine around you :-p

Kanupriya said...

why should I look into a mirror? :-o

Phoenix said...

Never underestimate the words :)
They can follow, haunt, save, kill, do pretty much anything you can;t.

Kanupriya said...

@Phoenix
indeed! :)

Meenal said...

Words are real horror to me....the mind only follows words and words try to take everythng from me... :(

Kanupriya said...

@Meenal
Don't u worry, first take care of ur health and then let anything else worry u :)

jj said...

nice

Kanupriya said...

@JJ
Thanks! :)

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