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A T

Horror Thriller


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A T

Horror Thriller


Shiver

Shiver

4 mins 231 4 mins 231

"Risabh, we need to hurry up" called his friend Ankit. They had to wind up their academic session that was completed amidst the pandemic which actually forced all of them to go back to their hometown. Risabh was happy as well as a bit anxious. Why? Because he could not travel by air to his place, nor he was interested to travel by any other means of transport. So, first, let us see what about air travel. One of the reasons being the high cost of the air ticket ( due to the pandemic) and the other reason being airport was about 3 hours from his home town that meant he had to travel by road after his air travel. This was indeed a bit troublesome.


Another important reason was if he had to travel by train it was a big concern. He had heard about some scary encounters that people were reporting off late. But he had no choice but to travel by train. He somehow gathered all courage and proceeded towards the railway station. The station was a bit empty except for few passengers who had to travel compulsorily like Risabh. Vendors who sell refreshments too were scattered in number. Finally the train arrived much to his relief. He boards the train and settles in his seat after putting his luggage under the seat. He looks around to find most of the seats empty. But, his eyes shined bright on finding a beautiful girl sitting few seats away from his. Oh nice, thought Risabh. The girl seemed to be engrossed reading a book. She seemed to be traveling alone thought Risabh. He tried to give her a friendly smile. In response, the girl gave a stern look which was a bit bizarre thought Risabh.


On second thought he felt it was ok as to why a girl would smile back to a stranger. Suddenly the girl asks Risabh, can you give me your phone, I need to make an urgent call to my boy friend, he would be waiting for me in another Station. Wow thought Risabh. He lends his phone to her, she makes a phone call and returns back the phone with a polite thank you and again gets engrossed in reading. Now Risabh too puts on his ear phone and tries to spend his time. The journey seemed to be so boring. . The train travels some distance and halts. All of a sudden the girl gets up and walks towards the door. Risabh observed her gait was strange. But he ignores it. He thinks the girl might have gone to freshen up. He peeps and suddenly finds her walking on the platform. It was night and very dark. No one on the platform except her. Risabh was wondering what the girl was upto.


The train again starts moving. But the girl is in no hurry to board it. Risabh was amazed. Train starts catching speed but the girl was walking so fast (for a moment Risabh remembers the movie jab we met ) where the hero keeps sitting on the platform seat and the train catches speed forcing the heroine to get down and alert him Remember???. But Risabh was in no such mood. He tried to call her out of the window only to be stunned the girl was walking into the darkness alone. Risabh was shocked and scared. Somehow he gained composure and started walking towards his seat. He was feeling dizzy and dumbfounded. He sits like that for some time. Then the compartment attendant comes over to give him a pillow and blanket that is routinely provided in any air-conditioned compartment. Risabh narrates to him what he saw. The attendant grins and tells him a shocking incident that sends a shiver down his spine.


The attendant tells him a short story of a girl committing suicide on the tracks because her boyfriend had cheated her promising her that they would elope and get married and he would pick her up from this very station that Risabh boarded the train from. So, many people had been narrating similar encounters for the past few months. It was enough to scare anyone. . Risabh checks his phone to find at which number the girl had called no call was found. !!. The rest of his journey was too much to bear. Somehow the journey was completed, he gets down and just runs towards an auto-rickshaw waiting at the Station, reaches home, and was thankful the ordeal got over without any harm. It took many months for him to forget the episode and become normal. phew''


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