Monday, May 29, 2006

Be afraid.... be very afraid....

Darkness falls across the land... The midnight hour is close at hand...

Its been a long day for her... the kids are asleep in their room... She walks into the living room and settles down on the comfortable couch. She needs rest... and she knows she has earned it. A few peaceful moments to herself is what she needs before she goes to sleep. Thats what she gets every night. She loved her house. It was right in the middle of a small forest... and she wasn't the only one who lived there. There was another house right beside hers. Her house shared a common wall with the other house. She truly believed that the place her house was situated in was paradise. Who could get such silence each night in the middle of a big city. Little did she know that her peaceful nights would come to an end...

because that very night, the silence that she loved so much, was shattered brutally by a high pitch screech...

She froze. A chill ran down her spine. She knew that her house was surrounded by trees which housed several animals, including bats, but that sound was nothing close to the screech of a bat... It was the most unearthly noise she had ever heard... then she heard something else...

A low moaning sound....... just as unearthly as the screech...

She was a brave woman... atleast, thats what she thought till she found herself shivering uncontrollably on hearing those noises. She turned on the TV hoping to drown any more sounds... But that did not help her one bit... for she heard the screech again... this time, she followed the sound... it led her right upto the wall... the common wall that she shared with her neighbour. Then she heard the noise again... it was definitely coming from the otherside of the wall... She remembered something at that point of time... her neighbour's front yard had a large banyan tree and the backyard had a huge tamarind tree... the tree of the ghosts... she was convinced...

Her neighbour's house was haunted...

Again she hears the screech... this time she faints....

On the other side of the wall................




A girl is sitting on the floor, with her back turned to the common wall. Her hair is all messy, looks like she hasn't combed it in days. In her hand, she holds the source of all the screeches and moans that her neighbour had heard, the sounds which made her faint...

She holds.... a violin.

Thats me folks!!! The story of the first time I played the violin! I imagine thats what happened when my neighbour heard all the weird sounds. I had decided to learn to play the violin over my looooong three month summer vacation. And I love every minute that I spend with that beautiful instrument. Initially when I started learning (about a couple of weeks ago), I was so bad that i used to give myself a headache. Now after loads of practise, I still give myself a headache, but it is really mild... So i must be improving right?!

I always kinda regretted that I never had any training in any form of Indian classical music. So now I am really really happy with my violin classes. In fact, I am so much in love with it, that I carried my violin with me all the way to Bangalore when I went there for a week. And yes, I tortured the Bangaloreans too! :P

Now I have improved loads. I may not be perfect. What the heck... I am FAR from perfect. I am so far away from perfect, that I can hardly see it! Till the day I get there, my family members and my neighbours are going to have to put up with the strange noises...

Macho girl picks up her violin again... she pulls the bow across the strings slowly... the entire neighbourhood can hear the screech... She smiles and thinks to herself...

Macho girl is back, and this time she is not alone... she has a violin... and she will not hesitate to use it against whoever crosses her path...

you have been warned...

Be afraid....

Be very afraid...

The girl with the out-of-tune violin is here....

MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!




7 comments:

Clueless said...

Whoala! What you've described would make a brilliant movie trailer! Imagine, if you will - scary Samara-type girl with long messy hair playing the violin in haunting tunes while the wind moans and shrieks. And then, suddenly...a scream. End of trailer. Message flashes across the screen - This summer, be afraid. Be very afraid. Macho Girl is here. And she's got her violin with her. Aaaaaah!!

Phew! Gave myself a good fright there, I did! :P

Great post, brilliant use of imagination, as always! And I just can't help but say...

//I am so far away from perfect, that I can hardly see it!
'Perfect' is a dot to you! Wait...that doesn't really make sense, does it? Ah, context...:P

Bharathy said...

am with clueless abt the "brilliant movie trailer " intro.what more, i thought it was ur start at a really scary short fiction and was a bit sad when it didn't turn out to be one .But then to know u have started learning violin makes me all the more happy and quote back to
// To be able to pick up any musical instrument and play it with such passion such that my sorrow is expressed in the melody
i see u have already started on a journey to realise one of ur dreams .gr8 going .cheers!!

p.s. abt the short fiction thing ,makes me think why don't u try writing one .

soleil said...

Ooooo Scary :p

Macho Girl said...

#clueless
oi! You scared me also with that trailer of urs! Bad girl! Now what am I going to do????!!! :S :P

//'Perfect' is a dot to you! Wait...that doesn't really make sense, does it? Ah, context...:P
Makes perfect sense to me! :P Actually, i kept that line in mind while writing that part of the post!!! Ah well... what can I say... I am a die hard Friends fan ;) The line is a dot to me! :P Don't need context lah! As long as u know its from Friends! :)

#bharathy
Thank you!!! :)

//p.s. abt the short fiction thing ,makes me think why don't u try writing one .
Well..... I will think about it... I am not all that good at this stuff. But I shall make an attempt soon :)

#soleil
Hehe. Well... i guess "thanks" wud be appropriate here!!! :P oh by the way....

BOO :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

good job! both on the post and on picking up the violin. it's the most beautiful string instrument imho. and i still have dreams of picking it up from where i left it off.
practise lots.

Confused Soul said...

I was just wondering when U started righting short stories.. that too scary ones..!!! What a topic to debut with :P lol.. but guess its not fiction after all.. may be u shud experiment u know.. coz this story sure was scary!! :D

Macho Girl said...

#TGFI
yeah.. i really enjoy playing it! :)

#confused girl!
Scared ya???????? Muahahahaha!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :P