By Neel Anil Panicker
Mary’s suddenly felt the full weight of her over 80 kg body mass as her hands went limp and the legs gave way. Myriad images began to swim in her head and icicles of a slow moving pain began to shoot into her inner membranes, the pain increasing by the moment as if she were struck by a ten tonne truck.
Somehow she managed to plonk herself onto the corner bedroom sofa but in doing so the hot cup of tea that she held in her by now shivering hands slipped and fell onto the marble floor, shattering to pieces and exacerbating the heightened sense of anxiety and powerlessness that she felt at this moment.
It was then that the phone that stood daintily at the study table beside her sprang to life.
At first she didn’t hear it, and soon after when her scarred mind slowly awakened to its incessant rings, she turned around and lifted the cradle from its receiver.
“I knew you would turn hyper. I wanted you to” . The shrill voice on the other end was evil personified.
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