Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cold Death

      She woke up with a parched throat. Struggling to free her eyes from the deep slumber, she groped for the tissue on the bedside. Sneezing into the tissue, she made her way to the kitchen. She poured herself some warm water  and hastily gulped it.

      The retreated back to her room, cursing herself for not wearing socks to bed. The cold floor would only add to her agony. She gathered the sheets at the foot of the bed and pulled them above her. Sleep was still lingering like a patient lover. She tucked her toes under the sheets and rested her head on the pillow. She was about to doze when she suddenly felt the urge to look for the tissues. Her nose flared like bulls raging and she waited to relieve herself. She covered her nose in the tissues and when she withdrew the hands, the tissue was covered in blood.

       Her heart pounding hard on her ribs, she collected herself and took another look at the tissue. They had stained red. She was wide awake and beads of perspiration formed on her forehead.

       "What was this disease of sneezing blood" she wondered to herself.
       "Is this it? Is this how I discover that I m terminally ill? Or maybe die instantly? "
        Her eyes watered with all the strain of cough and sneezing and a tear trickled down her cheek.
        The drop coursed it's way through the hollows of her body and reached to the yellow tissue paper.. It turned red...

       "Bloody idiot! I told him I always bought the white one!" She remembered arguing with the shopkeeper who insisted on buying this new "cheaper and better" yellow tissue paper pack. All other shops had closed down due to weekly off and she had had no choice but to yield to his repeated advertising.

       She wiped her face clean and headed back to sleep, feeling warm and smiling.
       "Dear God, I pretty much thought I m dead" she laughed at herself.

       .. True Story..


12 comments:

the little princess said...

what a roller coaster ride!! great story!

PeeVee™ said...

:'D

Raumali Dasgupta said...

:D :D

Rhythm said...

nice twist :D

maithili said...

haha thank u :D

maithili said...

:D Smileys make it so much simpler :D

maithili said...

Thank you rhythm

maithili said...

So I will just add on :D :D :D ! thank you Raumali :D

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Err litmus paper? :P :D

maithili said...

not litmus :D Litmus isn't yellow to red :D

Meety said...

That was quite an intriguing piece of work :)

maithili said...

Thank you Meety :)