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Aparna Subramanian

Comedy Horror Crime


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Aparna Subramanian

Comedy Horror Crime


Justice for the dead.

Justice for the dead.

8 mins 197 8 mins 197

" Nurse Sheila, Would you please increase the oxygen level of the patient? She is having trouble breathing, and her pulse rate has dropped considerably, " yelled Dr. Kumar. 

He looked at Madhu, the patient, who was in a comatose state. Her heartbeat was erratic. 

Finally, she breathed her last. The doctor came out looking morose. Her son, Shiva, was pacing restlessly. Dr. Kumar approached him with a bit of hesitation before uttering the usual dialogue, " I am sorry, Mr. Shiva. Mrs. Sharma is no more. We tried our best to save her. May her soul rest in peace. "


Madhu's soul lingered over her corpse. She decided to look around and glided through the wall. She saw her son weeping over her demise. She wanted to hug him, but she knew that she was merely a spirit. The doctor patted him on the back and left him alone to grieve. 

Shiva went home to convey this news to his wife, Arpita. Madhu followed him. 

Arpita opened the door to let Shiva in. She was unaware of her mother-in-law's ghostly presence. They hugged each other and wiped away their tears. Madhu was in for a rude shock. They burst out laughing as Madhu wondered whether they had lost their minds. 


Shiva said, " I had to control myself from jumping with joy. That old hag finally succumbed to her illness." "Show her some respect, " said his wife, " She was your mother. She was not an old hag. She was an evil witch. " Madhu's anger flared up. She continued to listen to their bragging about their conspiracy to get rid of her and her husband. 


Shiva smirked, " Do you remember how I took advantage of his dementia and made him overdose on sleeping pills? He passed away peacefully. Thank God! You advised me to take his signature on the will." His wife guffawed, " Have you forgotten that it was I who gave you that idea? Your mother's condition was pathetic. I took pity on her and pushed her down the stairs. I also bribed one of the nurses to keep her heavily sedated." The couple asked their cook to prepare special meals to celebrate the success of their fraudulent scheme. 

Madhu was so enraged that she wanted to break something. She became aware that she was only a ghost and could not handle anything physically. Suddenly, she had a brilliant idea. She entered the body of the cook and put purgatives in the food. She chuckled, " My dear children, it's time for your punishment. Living in humiliation is far worse than death. Be prepared to face the wrath of your deceased mother. "


When the husband-wife sat together for dinner, they had no idea about their impending catastrophe. The purgatives did their job. The couple had been completely exhausted after their uninterrupted trips to the toilet. Madhu planned her next course of action. 

The next day, when Shiva and Arpita got ready to leave for their work, Madhu entered the latter's body. Her son and daughter-in-law owned an advertising company called Umang. 


Their business was flourishing. Arpita looked stunning in her navy blue sari with a diamond pendant. She checked her face in the tiny handheld mirror before entering her office. They had two separate air-conditioned suites to entertain their clients. Arpita's first clients arrived within half an hour of their opening the business for the day. Two gentlemen wearing expensive clothes walked in with a briefcase. 

They had come to discuss the advertising campaign for their brand new perfume. Arpita said, " Good morning, Mr. Kapoor and Mr. Malhotra. I have come up with a unique idea for your perfume." It was precisely at this moment that she let out a stinking fart. She was highly embarrassed and murmured a quiet sorry. Both the men covered their noses with their hands and resisted the urge to laugh. 


She let out another resounding fart as Madhu continued to torment her. Arpita started blabbering, " I have created a slogan for Mia Perfume. It goes like this:

Mia Perfume is a great way to start, 

Covering your body odor or a stinking fart. 

Mia perfume blocks out the foul smell of rotting garbage or overflowing drain. 

Use it just once, and you will never use it again. " Mr. Kapoor and his colleague were enraged. 


" Are you making fun of us?" he yelled, " You are a disgusting woman with no manners. We tolerated your non-stop gas supply. How dare you liken our products to garbage and farts? We are no longer interested in doing business with you." They left her office and never turned back. Arpita mourned over her first failure to impress a client by shedding few tears. Madhu entered Shiva's office and saw a couple seated opposite him. Shiva cleared his throat before speaking, " Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Malik. I have finished preparing a campaign for your product." When he was about to explain his idea, his mother entered into his body. He started blabbering, " Premier is an excellent Shampoo. It provides a permanent solution for hair problems. Gently massage your scalp with this shampoo. You will lose your hair without any pain. Your head will shine like a moon. You can save your money as you needn't go to a hair salon or use expensive shampoos or hair oil. " The couple glared at him before calling him all sorts of names. Madhu left him bewildered over the client's reaction. He went to meet his wife. They shared their awful ad campaigns that ended in a disaster. They decided to leave early and went out for dinner. 


Madhu enjoyed her new role as a poltergeist. She wanted her son and daughter-in-law to confess to their crimes. 

Shiva and Arpita had another bad day, dealing with upset clients. They couldn't understand what was wrong with them. Shiva said, " Let us take a mini vacation. We will celebrate our wedding anniversary next week in Mahabaleshwar. We have to find out some way to mollify our clients." Madhu followed them wherever they went. She loved playing pranks on them. 

After a couple of days, Shiva and Arpita went to Mahabaleshwar. Madhu waited for two days and let them celebrate their wedding anniversary. The couple exchanged gifts and greeting cards. They had a nasty surprise awaiting them. Madhu had made them write satirical poems on each other. 


When Arpita had opened her greeting card, she was shocked to read the poem. It said: 

" You do look like a crazy witch.

 You are such a greedy bitch. 

 Your mouth is so big that I wish I could stitch.

 Or throw you into a stinking ditch. 

 Your braided hair is the tail of a French 

  Poodle, 

  Each strand is like a burned noodle. 

  Your voice is as sweet as a duck. 

  I married an animal which is my bad luck. " 

She glared at him while he grinned and gave her a flying kiss. He frowned after reading her poem. She had written:

You are a thorn in my life, 

Why the hell did I choose to be your wife? 

Your ego is as big as your ugly head, 

Without my training, you would be dead. 

You are all muscles without any brain. 

My efforts to train you are in vain. 

Our marriage is simply a big disaster. 

I wish I could get rid of you faster. 


They had a heated argument that lasted for an hour. Shiva was shocked to find his parents-in-law arriving at his doorsteps with their luggage after his return. Arpita welcomed them with open arms. Shiva didn't like their intrusion into his privacy. He dragged Arpita aside and yelled, " Who invited them here? How long are they planning to stay? " Arpita lost her temper and replied, " They are my parents. They are welcome to visit me whenever they like."


"They can stay here only for two days," ordered Shiva, " You killed my parents and grabbed their wealth so that we could have some privacy. Why don't you get them to sign their will in your name?" Arpita, " Are you insane? I am not going to do such a thing." Shiva slapped her hard and scowled at her, " You are a greedy bitch. I am ashamed of myself. I shouldn't have listened to you. I lost my parents, and my conscience hurts me a lot. Get lost with your parents, or else I will kill you all." Arpita's father happened to record everything and called the police. Arpita filed a complaint against him for domestic violence. The police handcuffed him and led him away. 


Arpita bribed one of the cops to get Shiva's signature in the property-related documents. 

Madhu wanted to wreak havoc in Arpita's life after the traitor ditched her son. 

The next day, Arpita had arranged a press conference to announce that she was the new owner of the advertising agency and explain her marketing strategies. She was decked up like a princess in a silk chiffon blue sari with a diamond necklace. Madhu possessed her before she could address the press. 

She started her speech, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! I have devised a foolproof plan of getting wealthy without getting your ass worked burned out. You need to watch movies to get ideas about luring heirs of the rich and the famous to falling in love with you. My husband fell in love with me. I mesmerized him into doing my bidding. I advised him to kill his father by giving him an overdose of sleeping pills. I usurped his wealth by pushing his mother down the stairs and got him arrested for domestic violence. Isn't it wonderful? My beloved husband has made me the proud owner of this business. I am grateful to my parents for coaching me. I hope you enjoyed my tips." Arpita's parents were horrified by her confession. Madhu left her body as she watched the press baying for her blood. One of the reporters called her a blood-sucking vampire and called the police. 


Arpita was puzzled as the inspector arrested her for the murders and the fraudulent activities. She became pale after watching the proceedings of her press conference. Madhu smiled after watching her daughter-in-law and her parents in handcuffs. A white light dawned upon her, and Madhu crossed over to the spiritual realm. 


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