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Short Story: The Ancient Song: Part I


The Ancient Song

Part I:

Tia never thought life could be so peaceful that she’d get time to acknowledge the presence of those natural wonders that sang outside her window before the morning sun, chirping in the sweetest voices. After fighting the battle that had almost cost her her life, she was quite astonished how mundane her life had become but this time around, she made sure she wasn’t going to waste a single moment chasing things that were never meant to be for her.

Caught up in this thought process, she didn’t notice the buzzing phone until it rang again. The loud ring brought her out of the reverie and she took the call not bothering who was calling.

‘Hello, this is Tia. How can I help you?’ she spoke, calm and composed.

the bird sang the ancient song,
the final wave is coming along,

the one responsible for undoing the wrong, 
should return the rose where it belongs.’ a deep voice recited this unusual Hello.

‘Excuse me, who is this? And what did you just say?’ she asked, taken aback.

‘You know what it is. Now use your head and figure it out. You have until Saturday night.’ replied the man.

‘I’m sorry. I’m not taking any work these days. I’m afraid I can’t help you in..’ she spoke without thinking twice.

‘You don’t have a choice. I know everything about you and everyone around you. Why don’t you call that boyfriend of yours and check whether his 3rd Tequila shot has done its magic or not, I’ll be on hold.’ she knew this was no joke and dialed her boyfriend’s number.

‘Where are you, Michael?’ she spoke, urgently.

‘Uh, no mother I.. I’m not dru..dru..drunk’ replied her drunk boyfriend.

‘Goodness Michael!’ she cut the call, exasperated.

‘Just who are you? What do you want from me?’ she asked, without wasting a second.

‘I’ve already told you what I want.’ he replied, in a no-nonsense tone.

‘But what is it about? How am I supposed to make head or tail of it if you don’t tell me what is it about? And why me?’ her mind raced.

‘You ask too many questions. The answer is you, you’re the only one who can figure it out. I’ll be in touch.’ said the deep voice.

‘But hey..’ and the line went dead.

Everything she’d done so far to put back her work, her days as a detective, and enjoy life for a year or so was brought to ruins. At the age of 32, she had achieved and earned more than anybody of her age through her sharp mind and that miraculous intellect but it had cost her her relationships. Michael was the only one who held on to her and she had decided that she’d never let this man down.

Just when things started falling into place, the phone ringed and she was once again caught in a whirlpool she didn’t want to be a part of.

Read Part II 
Read Part III

To be continued…

This post is a part of IndiSpire Edition 117:  Just when everything started looking fine, the phone rings.. [Build a story] #TringTring

Don’t forget to share your views in the comment box.

Until next time,
Be kind to one another.
Bye Bye! ๐Ÿ™‚

Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.


  1. Navneet Mittal

    Unlock the mystery soon.. Too excited to know what happened next.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Curious

    19 . May . 2016
  2. Himanshu Singh

    Good one Radhika ๐Ÿ™‚

    19 . May . 2016
  3. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks! You'll have to wait until tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€

    19 . May . 2016
  4. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Himanshu! ๐Ÿ™‚

    19 . May . 2016
  5. Alana

    I'm intrigued- want to know more!

    19 . May . 2016
  6. V ickie

    Can't wait for the rest!

    20 . May . 2016
  7. Mrigank Singhal

    Woah! That's awesome Radhika. It takes to be an artist to come up with something like this within few hours of Indispire post ๐Ÿ™‚
    Actually I am also trying to write a short story on my blog. Please read it and provide your views on how to improve and how I can write better:

    Till now written 7 chapters…

    20 . May . 2016
  8. Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    its not good to say "baad me batayenge" after creating high suspense, yah u hv created this high suspense by ur beautiful pen work..

    20 . May . 2016
  9. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks Alana, wait until tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

    20 . May . 2016
  10. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks Vickie, coming up in a few hours! ๐Ÿ™‚

    20 . May . 2016
  11. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much Mrigank, will sure do! ๐Ÿ˜€

    20 . May . 2016
  12. Radhika Mundra

    Hehe, be patient, Jyotirmoy! The next part will be up in a few hours! ๐Ÿ˜€

    20 . May . 2016
  13. T R Gowthama

    Revetting story Radhika. Cant wait to read the next part. You are too good in writing dialogues.

    20 . May . 2016
  14. Sara imes

    I loved a good mystery. Can't wait to read the next part.
    You have a great weekend Radhika

    20 . May . 2016
  15. vishal bheeroo

    A compelling writing with the mystery caller and drunk boy-friend. You have weaved the story so well and it gets fast paced from the moment you've hit the first word to the last:)

    20 . May . 2016
  16. Hugh Bembridge

    Very nice … waiting anxiously for part two.

    20 . May . 2016
  17. Saroja S

    semai writeup..

    nice style..
    s. kasthuri rengan

    20 . May . 2016
  18. Mithila Menezes

    I'm hooked to this story! Loved the suspense!

    21 . May . 2016
  19. Radhika Mundra

    Ah, you flatter me, Gowthama! Thanks for your appreciation. ๐Ÿ™‚

    21 . May . 2016
  20. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much, Sara! Hope you have a great weekend as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

    21 . May . 2016
  21. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much for the appreciation, Vishal! ๐Ÿ˜€

    21 . May . 2016
  22. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much, Hugh! The next part is up. ๐Ÿ˜€

    21 . May . 2016
  23. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Saroja! ๐Ÿ˜€

    21 . May . 2016
  24. Radhika Mundra

    Thank you so much, Mithila! ๐Ÿ˜€

    21 . May . 2016
  25. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    Wonderful start…waiting for the next part. Please do tag me on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

    22 . May . 2016
  26. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much, Maniparna! Have tagged you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    23 . May . 2016
  27. Sweety Shinde

    exciting! Reminds me of our contest prompts

    24 . May . 2016
  28. Radhika Mundra

    Haha, I guess it does! ๐Ÿ˜€

    24 . May . 2016
  29. Parul

    That very interesting! Loved how you got that scene together. Heading to part II now ๐Ÿ™‚

    26 . May . 2016
  30. Radhika Mundra

    Thanks so much, Parul!

    05 . Jun . 2016
  31. โ”ผโ–ˆโ”ผโˆš!$#@lโ”ผโ–ˆโ”ผโ””ยปโ—โ–บ

    Reminiscence of my bygone reading days wherein i remained confined with the books. It has come back again with your work.

    27 . Aug . 2016
  32. Radhika Mundra

    I'm glad it did. Thanks for your appreciation, Vishal! ๐Ÿ™‚

    27 . Aug . 2016
  33. Sumukha Aithal K

    Be kind to one another? i can’t be kind to myself util I’m done reading this whole story !!..

    21 . Mar . 2017
  34. Duane

    I like stories that grab your attention right away. This does just that. Look forward to more

    28 . Jul . 2017

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