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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Machine- Part 2

He went into the shopping arcade with only one thought in mind: costly. ‘This better be worth a real bunch’, he thought. As he browsed through them, he saw one of them standing all to itself. Not talking to anyone. It only stared at him. Knowing somehow that it was destined to go to his house. Wait…. not Talking to anyone? Was this supposed to be funny? He went close and checked it out. A dark black, it sat, waiting. As his hand made contact, a vision flashed though his head. A face, eyes almost popping out and mouth open, in an unending scream. And then it was gone. For a split second, he thought it was his brother and then the thought was gone. A strange warm sensation, like that of a house on fire, coursed through his veins. This machine was his. It was meant to be. Just like the smell in your shoe. But, he did not choose the machine.

The machine chose him.

***

The machine was delivered the next day. It stood at the corner, dwarfing the little table kept beside it. It almost seemed to throw an air of authority around the room. Ronnie just cast it a glance and that was that. It did not exist for him. For him, only clean clothes existed and his brother, who cleaned them, existed. For his brother, the machine was supposed to be a way out. ‘Tough chance there buddy’, he now thought. The washing machine was not his Nirvana. It was his way into a tampered paradise.
He got up to check the machine.

The machine looked despicable to him, to say the least, what with a black hose and black knobs. He tried to touch it and did too. Only, the feeling that he got was something he had not expected. The machine felt cold. Its surface seemed to be alive. It seemed to pulse with something hidden deep inside. And in the second he made contact, he seemed to feel the machine inside his head. Looking. Groping. Like it could think.

Like it was human.

(to be continued...)

17 comments:

Meira said...

Gee...when's the next episode due?:P

The Rat... said...

zeeez.. shivers...

waiting for the WM to play foul...

AshenGlow said...

Looking? GROPING?

Eeek! This is getting eerier!!

Preeti said...

"A dark black, it sat, waiting. As his hand made contact, a vision flashed though his head. A face, eyes almost popping out and mouth open, in an unending scream. And then it was gone."

these words are still making the blood flood in my brain, man ... how on earth do you do this...? why does your writing make the fear stick like a limpet inside my head...?
DAMN...first lifts now washing machines...
tch...there's nothing left to say , scrib...? you are as usual making me come back for more...!!! despite the frights!!! God...you're good!!!

PS: you seem to be a denizen of a tampered paradise!!!

Illeen said...
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Creation said...

A washing machine that's nearly human!


What's next?

keep 'em coming.. and QUICKER!!

Illeen said...

unexpected...n very much engrossing..

santoshi said...

Thanks for ur visit, U can send me photos and I shall make the glowing art for you. U can mail me at santoshi3d@gmail.com

Prianca said...

wow
how on earth do you maange to bring out the eerie even in the most ordinary of things???? how?

m eagerly waiting for the next episode...loved it

lukkydivz said...

finish it off :|

Scribblers Inc said...

Meira: TODAYYY!! YAAY! :D

Rat: The wait is so totally over! :)

Ashenglow: Wait for the rest...you wont believe it! :D

Preeti: Rather be a denizen of a tampered paradise than a fouled citizen of a ruined planet...

Creation: Your wish is my command! :D

Scribblers Inc said...

Illeen: The best is yet to come! :D

Santoshi: will do and great work! :)

Prianca: The wait is almost over! :D

divz: Patience!!Savour it baba! :D

Preeti said...

Amen!!!

Nikki said...

Ahem...dont like the idea of machines choosing us. But what the hell, very intriguing!

Scribblers Inc said...

Preeti: Amen indeed...*closed eyes*

Nikki: that indeed is a scary idea, but I dont see it that far away...

Think Tank said...

*clutching my heart*..i missed this part ..going to read the nxt 1 now ..hah

humbl devil said...

so far so good...
:P

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