Paths to Death – 3

He was very happy, he got the highest appraisal today.

He bought pastries for his family and left towards his home.

He was humming an old song, he was happy.

He was riding his bike at an optimum speed,

suddenly a truck came from the front but it was on the other side of the divider,

He was happy, his luck was strong today.

The truck crashed into the divider and one of its tyre came lose .. and sped towards him..

He didn’t even get time to get out of the way..

He was instantly crushed to death,, death was happy.

P.S. – Here goes part 3 of Paths of Death series

Paths to Death – 3


Everybody told him that the Castle was dangerous and no one should go there.

But Peter always had a curiosity lingering in the corner of his mind to see for himself, the hidden wonders or secrets or perils or dangers of the castle.

He always thought about the possibilities, on what could be so dangerous that everybody tells him to stay away from there. But Peter was one of a kind, never to be scared of anything or any one. Despite everybody staying away from castle, he always tried to sneak in to the Castle, but there were always guards posted on the entry to stop any one from getting through the door.

The guards were on the duty 24×7 since last two months, when 25 dead people were found just outside the castle. The town went crazy with the news and anticipation and fear. No One knew what or who killed them, the sight was horrific …

Bodies were everywhere and it was clear that they were killed and not the other way round. There was blood everywhere so it was also clear that they were killed there itself but every town person could swore that they didn’t hear anything or anyone that night but how was that possible that 25 people were cut to death and no one means NO ONE made a sound. I mean even the people who were first on scene screamed so loud that people from near by came running to see what happened. On seeing the horrific scene most that fainted right there others were trying to take care of them.

Police was on the scene within an hour and within 4 hours the castle was like a Military Cantonment with troops everywhere.

Till now even after 2 months of the incident news paper carried the news about the incident on the first page.

Two weeks later…

Peter decided that enough was enough and he will go and find out what secret was hidden behind the thick walls of the runes of once grand castle.

Peter tried to persuade Mark and Zack, his best friends to accompany him on this great adventure of their life. Naturally they refused because rightly they were afraid to go anywhere near that castle plus there was the little problem of guards.

They deduced guards were every easy to dodge and they will be across boundary line within minutes to deceiving them.

And to prove every stereotype of horror stories they chose a date and day which is synonym with horror, Friday, the 13th, and they started from their homes after midnight.

As they had prepared they blew some fire crackers in the alley near the castle gate, and as the castle guards went to check the disturbance, Peter along with his friends  passed thought the doors of the castle. They were prepared as they went with flashlights, baseball bats and cameras to click the evidences.

Castle grounds were silent so silent that for one moment Peter’s friends pleaded him to go back and never to comeback but peter again convinced them promising them the best adventure of their lives and besides where else would they get another golden opportunity to slip past the guards like this.

The ground was reeking with strange smell of blood, gore and everything mixed together was successfully created the eerie atmosphere. But Peter was peter the bravest of them all, he knew it would take more, much much more to scare him off.

Staying together they tip-toed towards the castle. There was no light anywhere in the castle so once they reached the castle gates they turned on their torches which immediately illuminated the gate with little specks on light, careful as not to alert guards with excessive lighting.

As soon as Peter put his foot on first step they listened to every sound to alert them but nothing. but on third step there was a faint clicking noise which they quickly attributed to the old and loose stone step and moved on but if only they could.

Because although they thought that the stone was loose it wasn’t, the sound they heard was of a switch which was hidden under the stone and which in turn activated the hidden security mechanism, and although they were alert before they could react to the sound of ‘Whooosh” coming their way they were cut though two places, neck and abdominal by huge hidden swords or blades and within two seconds and before they could make any sounds, in place on Peter and his friends were now three dead bodies, cut away brutally and they never made any sound.

They were the prime examples of the saying that we should leave the hidden secrets hidden,

Next day papers were again abuzz with the stories of the hidden monster of the castle.


Love – A Short Story

Rashmi was very troubled by one habit of her husband. He used to go to his office by bike, whenever Ravi went to office by himself, he always wore a helmet but whenever Rashmi and he went somewhere he never wore any helmet.

Once they were going somewhere, Rashmi asked Ravi – “May I ask you something?”.

Ravi replied – “Anything you say mam!”

Rashmi said – “I am troubled by your habit of not wearing helmet whenever we both go out together. Don’t you know that the security is important?”

Ravi just said – “Oh! its nothing, its just so that I can speak to you freely while riding bike.”

Rashmi stayed quiet but she knew that this was not the right reason. When they got back, Rashmi again asked the same question. She pleaded that this time Ravi has to tell him the truth.

Ravi took a deep breath and said – “Whenever I go to office, I wear the helmet because I care for you and want to come back to you in one piece at the end of the day.”

A huge smile came to Rashmi’s face, she asked playfully “Really!! if that’s true why don’t you wear helmet whenever I also go out with you? Don’t you want me to come back in one piece with you?”

Ravi replied – “No its nothing like that, its because you never wear helmet as its not required for you as per Indian Laws. But God forbid we meet an accident and I am wearing a helmet and you are not, then you will be in danger. And I would rather die with you then Live without you”

Rashmi was stunned by this answer, she said – “But, you could’ve asked me to wear the helmet.”

Ravi laughed and said – ” About that, don’t you know how much I love your hair? Why would I want you to spoil them?”

Rashmi also started laughing and said – “I for one am in favor of living with you than dying with you so will wear the helmet as would you. Promise?”

Ravi nodded silently with all the love in his eyes.

P.S. – It was my very first short story on my first blog – dated Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Love – A Short Story


She struggled with all her might but could not free herself as many men were pushing her down.

She was also crying for the help but no spectator came to help her.

Then the man came with the knife and slit her throat.

Her last wish was that someday people stop eating meat so that goats can live longer.




P.S. – Its an archive post way back from 10th July 2010.


Paths to Death – 2

She was running …..

She was tired …..

She was afraid …..

But she wanted to live so she kept on going forward, away from her captors.

He looked through the scope of his sniper rifle …..

She was still not far enough …. there was no wind, to speak of.

He fired .. and the bullet hit her head…

She jerked back and fell, in the pool of her blood.

Another hunt was complete.

P.S. – Second part of my ‘paths to death’ series featuring just death scenes no story just a way towards death.

Paths to Death – 2

Paths to Death – 1

He was eating Pani-puri (Water Balls) at a roadside stall.

His back was facing the road.

While he was eating … two girls came to the same stall ..

He moved a little to the back to allow them some space..

Suddenly his foot hit a dog, he lost his balance… and he fell on his back on the road.

And in that instant a high speed car came and crushed his skull killing him instantly.

Thus he followed his path to death..

Paths to Death – 1