#TellTaleThursday – 10th January 2019

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Here’s the prompt:

You hear a rasping knock at the door at 1 am.

Write a story following this sentence – it can be funny, scary, dramatic! Anything that showcases your writing skills.


Word count – 245 Words

Surprise

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She heard a rasping knock at the door at 1 am.

It must be the wind. She thought.

She was unable to sleep. She cursed herself for the copious amount of wine she had drunk the whole evening, all by herself.

She went to the living room and decided to switch on the idiot box.

This time there was another knock. Loud, angry and unmistakable.

A shiver ran down her spine.

Who could be knocking at this hour?

Ghost? She gulped in fright.

But a ghost wouldn’t need to knock, would he now? Her mind reasoned.

A killer on the loose. She had heard of a serial killer who had escaped from the prison the previous evening.

Grabbing the meat carver from the kitchen top, she gingerly opened the door inch by inch.

There was no one. Only the unfathomable darkness of the night.

Strange. She thought.

And then she heard the sound.

It was a tiny frightened mew, but her ears got it nonetheless.

She looked down and saw a wicker basket lined with a fleece cloth. On it lying was a tiny kitten in the whitest fur she had ever seen.

She picked up the kitten with utmost care and saw the card attached to a ribbon around her neck.

“And you thought we forgot your birthday!” xoxo Your prank loving Friends

Closing the door, as she was walking back with the kitten, there was a loud rasping sound on the door. Again.

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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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17 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 10th January 2019

  1. shravmusings says:

    What a nice ending…liked the way it’s narrated

  2. Priya says:

    Superb, Anshu. Enjoyed this one. I so want to read more about the pranksters.

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Good to get such surprises. Nice story.

  4. Shilpa Nairy says:

    Surprises are good but not at that time!!! Good narration Anshu.

  5. Anagha Yatin says:

    Tales with twists, I so love them. Loved the way you wove the threads of suspense, relief and suspense again!
    Wish the knock this time will have happy boisterous gang of pranksters with a big birthday cake!

    • Thank you Anagha. I like the ends with suspense, it keeps the readers on tenterhooks. Would love to elaborate this story someday …whether it’s the friends again or something more nasty, haven’t thought about it. But it’s good to think along those lines 🙂

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  7. geekanika says:

    who was next? was the first knock a decoy lulling her in to a false sense of security so she let her guard, er… meat cleaver down?
    I wonder.
    Nice one Anshu. Loads of possibilities here.

  8. I don’t get the feel of a harmless prank here. Seems something sinister is brewing with a second knock. Nicely done, Anshu.

  9. Loved the surprise part. Nice story.

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