Don’t turn back


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A gust of wind hit her straight on face, the only place it could hit; remaining body was covered by a mountain of woolens. She quickened her pace to cross the distance from bus stop to her flat.

All of a sudden she felt that someone was following her, she turned and saw a figure walking in the same direction at a distance; he or she was not clearly visible because of the fog.

She looked around her, there was no one else visible on the street, it was late and sane people were relaxing in their warm rooms.

She had no one else to blame but herself, she stayed late to finish the note sir has given. She might have done it tomorrow, by reaching there early, but no, she had to do it today so she could study it during the night.

She quickened her pace and turned back after a while the shadow too stopped and bent down, pretending to do something as she watched it, the distance was same just enough to make recognition impossible but enough to pounce on her at first chance.

Suddenly someone stepped up in front of her, “Hello Sweetie.” He hissed in a malicious voice.

Her limbs froze, she knew who he was, a notorious gangster of the area, infamous for his preying on women.

She realized that on one side of the road was a small park apparently from there Kalu has stepped out and on the other side was thirty feet high wall of a factory.

He was reeking of country liquor and a half empty bottle was dangling from his hand.

He reached out to grab her hand and then froze, his eyes started to bulge out of his face, he was staring right behind her and then he dropped there, unconscious.

She was about to turn when she heard a voice, the voice of a woman, “Don’t turn back child, just walk towards your home! I will be following you.”

Sharmishtha Basu
6.12.11

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Author: sharmishtha basu

Well, Sharmishtha Basu is fifth child of Late Dr. Shibaprasad Basu, she is Bengali, Indian, she took birth in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, lived in and around Uttar Pradesh for the first sixteen years of her life, then returned to Burdwan, West Bengal , her family has dwelled there for five hundred years or so and are still dwelling there, she lived in West Bengal till 2015 February, since February 2015 she is living in Hyderabad. She is unemployed, unmarried so with lot of time and excessive energy, some evil people made her dreams of having a normal career impossible but that did not diminished her energy, so she utilizes her time and energy mainly by painting and writing, hoping that her books will become her dream career, her salvation in her words, she is a blend of bhaktiyoga and karmayoga. You can contact her through her blogs @mydomainpvt.wordpress.com (main blog), her facebook page @facebook.com/sermistabasu, amazon page @amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu or emails sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com & sermistabasu@gmail.com

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