One day we all friends planned to hang out at midnight. I waited till everyone in the house went to sleep and then left the house.
Out of excitement I left the keys to the door. As I was going out without informing anyone in the house, I pushed my bike a little distance and then drove away.
We had planned to meet under the bridge atmidnight, but after covering some distance, I realized my mistake of forgetting the keys to the door and so I went back.
Now in a panic I drove my bike straight to the main door. On hearing the sound of my bike Dad woke up and came to the window to check and I was caught. Our plan of hanging out and having fun flopped because of those keys.
The employment letter was being read on television. There was one special news that Jolene jumped up and ran into the kitchen.To tell her mom
“Mom, Mom, I want to work on television,” Jolene said.
“What work?” Mom asked.
“I want to read the news bulletin on television and work as an announcer,” Jolene said
“But before that, you need Dad’s permission to work on television, you know?” Mom replied
“When Dad comes home from work in the evening, tell him about it, and I’ll take care of everything,” Mom said.
Jolene was praying till evening that she should get permission once Dad comes.
Dad came, took a bath and had tea. Jolene started begging her Mom to take out her television topic.
Meanwhile, Jolene’s younger brother, Joylan who had gone to college arrived.
Mom started the topic, “Hey, do you hear what I was saying?
Dad said, “I didn’t hear what you were saying? Tell me clearly and I will understand. Don’t go round and round like Jilebi.
“Since Jolene has completed her graduation. She wants to work,Mom said nervously.
“Okay that’s good. If she wants to stand on her own feet then I have no problem. By the way, what is she thinking to do.” Dad asked
Jolene got up and approached Dad
She said ,”Today, In the letter of employment on television, it contained a television advertisement that there is a walk-in interview on television tomorrow at 3 p.m. They want news bulletin readers and announcers. Tomorrow is the screen test and the sound test.”
“But no one in our family did acting, not even drama. Everyone has chosen a teaching profession, why don’t you continue your studies? Teaching is a respected profession and respect from children is invaluable.”Dad replied.
Now her younger brother, who was only listening till now spoke in the middle.” If she thinks she is beautiful and smart then her selection will definitely happen, otherwise she will return.So, Dad, you don’t oppose, let her go and try her luck.” and Dad gave permission by nodding his head.
She didn’t sleep that night, thoughts were running in her mind, If I’m selected, my name will be everywhere, people will watch me on television and so on.
Next day when she entered the Television Center. All girls were given a paragraph to recite, in front of the camera. Most of the girls participating in the interview were experienced. Jolene gave a screen test and a sound test and returned home.
About two weeks later, the postman came to her house in the afternoon and left with a yellow envelope. It read, “On Government Duty”, She was shockedwhen she opened the envelope and sawthat, It was her joining letter on television.
There was a small, beautiful bungalow on the seashore, where Jimmy lived with his wife and two cute children.
This bungalow was very old and was built during the Portuguese period, So the bungalow had Portuguese style stone carving. There was a garden in the middle of the bungalow and the head of their house had been buried there for a maximum of 100 years back.
A black stone table tomb was erected in his honor and a few words were engraved on it; that tomb was highly revered at that time. It was considered a historic tomb.
The family never visited their neighbours nor they invited them to their house. So far this family lived on the wealth of that chief. The family was bizarre and haunted. That is why people named the bungalow haunted.
Every weekend they used to perform black magic near the tomb. They were lighting lamps around the tomb, carrying lemons, etc, and worshiping the tomb. They thought they were all pleasing their chief. They were piercing the lemon with needles one by one and telling their chief to relieve their grief. For this reason, the chief’s soul was being harassed.
Music was being played to keep all this away from the neighbours. So the neighbours didn’t know what was going on in that bungalow. Later, a needle- pierced lemon was placed in a three-lane area. It is believed that anyone who crosses this lemon gets their bad wishes and these people get rid of the bad sign and gain prosperity.
Jimmy was a small businessman. Earnings were nothing but he was pretending to be earning more.
Due to COVID – 19 pandemic, people started spending more time at home. People stopped going out and shopping when there was no reason. Few lost their jobs and spent less money.
The storm of corona hit Jimmy’s life hard and fast. It was time to shut down his business. The business needed to be revived. At the same time, online business has gained momentum. In order to attract customers he started, offers like ‘Buy One Get One Free’. However, the earnings were small and the losses were high. He knew something had to be done as soon as possible. But he did not know what to do.There was a lot of stuff in the store that he had to put down quickly. He was selling the item for half the price. Even though he was not getting customers. Some of the things were getting rusty because the climate was hot and humid. It often occurred to him that it would be better to change the course of his business.
He could not keep a sales girl, so his wife used to go to his aid in the evenings and take the children with her.
One day, on their way home, they had a car accident. His car was hit by a tipper truck, shattering the entire family.
One evening, I was taking a walk on the beach, I noticed the light in the bungalow, so out of curiosity I went there to see, who was there in the bungalow. I heard the music as I entered the bungalow, but what I saw inside the bungalow was so frightening.
I saw the same family there. All their eyes were thin and reddish black. They all had their hair loose and dressed in white. All of them had long fingernails and blood in their mouths. All their necks were on the same side (turned to the left). The most important thing is that they were performing black magic and dancing around the table tomb. I was stunned by seeing that. My legs began to tremble and my teeth began to grind. Danger lighted in my mind.