One fine afternoon I was chilling on my couch in my hometown Mumbai, when I an abandoned castle’s picture appeared on the news show. It reminded me of my grandmother’s grand and royal castle which had been bewitched by a maid! The maid was murdered by my neighbour because of some theft and became a banshee and bewitched the castle as a revenge I don’t believe that! It makes me laugh out loud to even think that. And to proof that, I decided to go and live there.
First, I drove down the hill ,over the bumpy road and beside old playground. I saw a tall and thin creature covered with a white blanket and red spots like blood splashed on it at the middle of the road. “Looks like it’s not a good start, but who believes that ha!” I thought.
As soon as I reached the castle, I could hear hissing sound all around me. I went at the entrance and it started to rain and thunder and the smell of the rain was stinky. The reddish colour reminded me of b-blood. I walked ahead and felt like I was being sucked into the ground. And then I ran to save my life from the swampy and marshy ground.
I was shouting and screaming while running. Next, I got horror-stuck when the brown, vintage and mossy main, door opened by itself and closed as soon as I entered with my stinky shoes. I saw that the floor was stained with blood . I ran to the stairs and an eerie voice shouted “GO AWAY!” in my ears.
I bumped my head on the seventh ghostly stair and suddenly a choking voice exclaimed “FEEL THE FEAR” from aback.I was white with fear when I saw hundreds of skull shape, red, glass lanterns flying around my head.
Soon I saw a door I was as delighted as a free bird flying in the sky. I rushed towards it and saw a gra-ve-yard ! Aah my knees turned to jelly. I stepped back but was pushed by a banshee wearing a long, white frock with a pet frog who hopped on my neck. I grabbed it and threw it. It had fallen on a grey grave and it turned into a huge, green ghoul who looked like a skeleton with thin limbs like spiders. We both were staring at each other, I grabbed the door handle to escape but as soon as he saw my hand on the handle he shouted “ATTACK !”.
I stood still trying to figure out how to escape, when I couldn’t think anything, a zombie came to me and said “if you want to stay alive, you’ll have to do whatever we’ll say” and I agreed without thinking, why a zombie would say that to me. They told me to clean their entire house and mop the blood filled floor too. Then they told me to make “ a whole basket of blood filled popcorn” which was kept in the shelf.
I followed their instructions blindly and when I handed the popcorn bucket to them. I suddenly heard a voice “KNOCK KNOCK!”. Then they covered my eyes and mouth and locked me in a dark, threatening corner of a room.
Then all I could hear was the continuous knock on the door. Few moments later, someone said “ANYBODY HERE?”. He repeated thrice. “I was called to fix the went here.” “It’s me the engineer!” He said after clearing his throat. After that, all I could hear was a terrifying scream and an awful laughter. Then they locked the man in my room. As soon as he saw me, he released the cloth off of my mouth and eyes.
The first thing I saw after opening my eyes, was a vent behind the man, I pointed my small, blue eyes towards it. As he was an engineer, he knew how to open it easily without a screwdriver. He opened it and we both asked each other — what was inside, but there was only one way to find out.
We went in and a strange stinky smell entered our nose, it smelled as if many mice were murdered here, but we managed to explore without breathing. Soon we saw the vent’s exit. we headed ahead and entered the ground floor of the house. We were just behind the stairs and the main door was right in front of us, we rushed towards it and a spine chilling hand, yep of the maid, grabbed our legs but we kicked it with all our strength and finally came the moment we all have been waiting for — we escaped the house!