A world waiting to be explored


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He could never figure out why he had such dreams. It was one of those nights when he got up from sleep, yet again. It was the same dream which had been haunting him from the past few days, or months, perhaps he did not remember how long exactly!

He was sure the dream had nothing to do with him or his life or anyone related closely to him, for that matter. Yet something had started to exist for him. The world that the dream had created.

Being disruptively woken up from sleep, he was searching for the glass of water that he always used to keep by his bedside. His restlessness was increasing in proportion to the time spent in searching. He switched on the lights to find out that the glass wasn't there. Perhaps, he had forgotten, though it hadn't ever happened, that is what he said to himself.

After gulping in some water, he sat down to placate himself, and jot down everything he felt like sharing. His diary was his companion in such times. He started to script down the nightmare. It was like a big stone, rather a boulder rolling towards him, and increasing in size just like a snowball does when rolled in a terrain covered by snow. It used to scare the wit out of Karan, and that night was no exception.

As he was through with writing his experience, happened something. If Karan thought that the nightmare could be worse, then the worst was yet to come!
The words penned down on that piece of paper started to move. With the night getting murkier and such an unusual horrifying phenomena in progress, Karan had almost lost it, he was breathing hard, and losing breath at the same time.
The words rearranged themselves to form a pattern, he noticed that almost every word he wrote was an anagram. Out of all that he had written, the words mingled to form:

It is not a dream Karan, it is more than that!
Something that you did in the past has come back to haunt you!
You can't run away, there is no escapism, there is no looking back!
Your wrongdoings date back deep from the past!
As far as you can think,your previous life perhaps!
Yes, Karan, you have re-incarnated!
Make rectifications, else the storm of torment continues!
It's a Revenge, boy, It's a bloody Revenge!!!

The words started to move out from the sheet and loomed large over him. He was terrified and the impact of the happening was so profound that it took a toll on him, Karan fell unconscious. The effect was so dominating that it fell beyond the reach of human comprehension.

When he got up, he found himself lying on the floor, with a sheet in his hand, that read Revenge-a movie review
He realized he had slept being in the process of initiation of writing a review for the movie Revenge
Karan was still trying to come to terms with the fact that what happened last night. May be it was just a dream inside a dream, which had no significance except for being a nightmare, namesake!
Or may be that there was some substantial thing tagged with that night, a revenge for something done in the past! Who knows!

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  1. cool one....btb Iam a newcomer into blog a ton site. Having trouble using the code to link my post in the comments coloumn. You could help me?

  2. I suppose you should know.. Hmm a movie review or is that real? Hmm.. tell me bud....... Great post bud.. Welcome to Blog-a-Ton and do keep participating in BAT.. I am sure you will love it... Thanks for you comment on my BAT post..

    Someone is Special

  3. @Sush: Hi, even i am knew to it, this being my first post. And I think you are through with the query, saw your comment at the BAT blog.

    @SiS: Did not understand the first line of your comment. However, thanks for the warm welcome and the appraisal :)

  4. Very well written post. Well done. :)

  5. hmmm... a very different treatment of the topic... slightly vague but i liked it nonetheless...

    A suggestion... at the place where you have written "Revenge- a movie review", provide a hyperlink to this page itself.. would be a nice touch!

    "ATB for the BAT...

    Read mine at Revenge is best when served cold

    Wandering Thoughts "

  6. @Jojofeelings: Thank you so much, more so for being so regular in reading and commenting :)

    @Aashish: Suggestion taken into consideration and implemented Sir :)
    All the best to you too, read your post and have commented over there

  7. @SiS: Re-read your comment over and again. I get that now. Well, I leave it to open interpretations, each one for his own :)
    It might be real, a revenge that has spanned over lives, over a few births!

  8. Nice piece of writing-the ambiguity that you have deliberately left unresolved at the end lends a lingering flavour to your post-brilliant !

  9. Thank you so much Brijender, I am glad you liked it

  10. Not fair my friend.. You have kept me wondering what would happen next! I mean, is there are second part to this? Great post buddy! Let us know what happens next.. :)

    And BTW, good luck for Blog-a-ton 22. :)

  11. Thanks a lot Sunil! What happens next would be known very soon :)

    Good luck for BAT-22 :)

  12. Nice, the element of supernatural makes things different indeed.

    Nice read.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  13. Thanks Buddy, it no doubt does, and I find it so alluring :)

  14. Ah! The philosophical touch of past karma .. it added spice to the story.. well what would happen next?

  15. Will reveal that bit soon Aativas, thank you!

  16. A chilling narrative. But then would have been nicer if a full story were there. If you are writing more on this, I will definitely like to read. Whatever I have read so far has caught my interest. You can check out my Blog-a-ton entry here: Revenge

  17. I am glad that you liked it. And a special thanks to all those who have encouraged me to write another part. Whether a part exists to this or not will be known soon but I am gratified with the response. Thank you!

  18. I would agree to Fool,an extension would have made the story more gripping .. However, the narration kept me hooked as to what will happen next .. Well written ! Wish you luck buddy :)

  19. Thank you adreamygal! Good luck to you too :)

  20. Welcome to B-A-T, and must say, you will definitely make a mark here :) The wheel of karma was a nice touch :) I do hope you will continue this story :) Good Luck!

  21. Thank you Shilpa, thank you so so much, this is so encouraging to hear. Now that I have been prompted to write further to this story, I might go ahead and do it. Nice! Thank you :) !

  22. Very well written... the post kept me hooked till the end. All the best. Mine is here - Revenge

  23. now what is just a dream or something is there er eeeeee?????????? :)............nice one dude......enjoyed it

    the revenge of apaniyan - Revenge ......that's mine have a look

  24. Cool one...but hey was it just a dream or something else is interlinked?? I better not search answers as somethings are better left to themselves!

    All the best for BAT!

    Take Care.

  25. @Vikram: Thanks, all the best to you too :)

    @the critics: Well, might just be only a dream, who knows :)

    @Fatima: Exactly, somethings are better if they die down as a mystery. Thanks by the way :)

  26. a reviewww???? uhh!
    so trivial n luk at d impact.
    hehe talk abt blowin things out of proportion.
    cute. i liked it! :-)

  27. Yes, life is what you can make out of it :)
    By the way, congrats :)

  28. Very well written author.keep going done a great work..expecting more and more from you.
    keep blogging :-)

  29. @GamingGarage: Thank you :) keep visiting


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