The Haunted Cricket on The Halloween Nights
The Haunted Cricket on The Halloween Nights
It was just the beginning of the month of August when mother told Rishi, "Rishi now you are capable of doing a job and you are spending your time by sleeping!". Rishi replied, "Oh! Leave me alone mom." Just then their newspaper seller arrived saying, "Paper! Paper!" Rishi rushed doorwards to fetch the newspaper. As soon as he fetched the newspaper, he opened the sports page and shouted loudly saying, "Oh! What's this? The haunted cricket selection! How funny it is!" Rishi thought that it might be a big cricket tournament. Rishi had always wanted to become a cricketer. So he then took the newspaper and fetched up the dialer. Rishi's mother left the room telling, "Hey God! Please mercy my boy." After a while, Rishi felt that someone had picked up the phone. He said, "Hello! Am I speaking to the haunted cricket society?" Answer came from the other side, "Yes." Then without letting Rishi speak the person on the other side told, "You will have to come to Munzuppur for the selection between 12 - 3 am on the Halloween night. " Then immediately the person on the other side cut off the phone. As being told on Halloween night at 12 am he set off to the train. Fortunately, he got the window seat. After sometimes he fell asleep. The time when he got up he saw that the train had stopped before the Munzuppur station. After he stepped on the station he saw a huge poster of the Haunted cricket selection. On the poster it was written somewhat like this:-
"People who want to come for the selection please take a left turn from the right end of the station and cross the Haunted Forest." Rishi did as it was written. He took a left turn from the right end of the station and came in front of the Haunted Forest. All he could see then was the forest. Then Rishi entered the forest with his torch. It was the mid of the forest where the torch suddenly switched off. Then Rishi felt that someone was following him. He decided to turn back but he kept on walking calmly. Rishi suddenly turned back and found that it was a skeleton. Within a second the skeleton got hold of Rishi's neck. Rishi was so frightened that he fainted. When he got back to his senses, he found himself to be on the gate of the Haunted Cricket Academy. He entered the gate. There he found a security guard who was none other than another skeleton. He thought that the security guard might have dressed up like a skeleton in the Halloween Nights. However, Rishi asked him,"Hey! Please can you tell me the way to the heads department?" The skeleton without giving any reply pulled Rishi to the head office. There Rishi found a man with one eye. One of his eyes was bleeding. In the front, it was written that his name was Mr. H. Ghost. Rishi thought, "This man really looks like a ghost!" Then Mr. H. Ghost asked him a few questions and then ordered his assistant to take him to the ground for the tournament. The assistant was a man who did not have his neck. Rishi thought that he might have also dressed up due to the festival of Halloween Nights. They took Rishi to the ground. It was not ground. It was actually a graveyard. Rishi saw that the ghosts of the people of the graveyard were coming out of their tombstone. Then Rishi did not waste his time and ran out of the graveyard. Again he reached the Haunted Forest. But this time he observed that someone was sitting on the treetop. It was another ghost with a scary face. Rishi had read several ghost stories but he had never seen such horror and scary face. Rishi kept on running through the spooky forest. Finally he reached the station of Munzuppur. Within a while, a train arrived. Rishi finally got onto the train. The train was empty. So he got a window seat again. The train started moving. Rishi was unaware when he fell asleep. When he got up he saw that the train was standing before the station of Sittamgarh, Rishi's home. Rishi got down the train and fetched the newspaper as usual. When he opened the second page, he was shocked. It was written that "Last night, the police had got a dead body from the train Munzuppur Express. The name of the dead person was Rishi Dutta. The forensic department was guessing that Rishi had been shot by someone on his neck between 12:30 - 1 am.