The Ancient Song
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
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Be kind to one another.
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Unlock the mystery soon.. Too excited to know what happened next.. 🙂 Curious
Good one Radhika 🙂
Thanks! You'll have to wait until tomorrow! 😀
Thank you so much, Himanshu! 🙂
I'm intrigued- want to know more!
Can't wait for the rest!
Woah! That's awesome Radhika. It takes to be an artist to come up with something like this within few hours of Indispire post 🙂
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…
its not good to say "baad me batayenge" after creating high suspense, yah u hv created this high suspense by ur beautiful pen work..
Thanks Alana, wait until tonight! 🙂
Thanks Vickie, coming up in a few hours! 🙂
Thanks so much Mrigank, will sure do! 😀
Hehe, be patient, Jyotirmoy! The next part will be up in a few hours! 😀
Revetting story Radhika. Cant wait to read the next part. You are too good in writing dialogues.
I loved a good mystery. Can't wait to read the next part.
You have a great weekend Radhika
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:)
Very nice … waiting anxiously for part two.
s. kasthuri rengan
I'm hooked to this story! Loved the suspense!
Ah, you flatter me, Gowthama! Thanks for your appreciation. 🙂
Thanks so much, Sara! Hope you have a great weekend as well! 😀
Thanks so much for the appreciation, Vishal! 😀
Thanks so much, Hugh! The next part is up. 😀
Thanks so much for stopping by, Saroja! 😀
Thank you so much, Mithila! 😀
Wonderful start…waiting for the next part. Please do tag me on Facebook. 🙂
Thanks so much, Maniparna! Have tagged you! 🙂
exciting! Reminds me of our contest prompts
Haha, I guess it does! 😀
That very interesting! Loved how you got that scene together. Heading to part II now 🙂
Thanks so much, Parul!
I'm glad it did. Thanks for your appreciation, Vishal! 🙂
Reminiscence of my bygone reading days wherein i remained confined with the books. It has come back again with your work.
Be kind to one another? i can’t be kind to myself util I’m done reading this whole story !!..
I like stories that grab your attention right away. This does just that. Look forward to more