Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cat Scare

Last night, I slept uneasy. My mind seemed to be regurgitating bad dreams. Full of this dread, I woke up at six in the morning to go to the gym. The lift in my building isn’t working, so I walked down.

From the last landing, I saw a pile of bricks. But I got this flash that I was looking at a heap of severed cat heads. But the heads didn’t look grotesque – they looked as if there were still alive, and the eyes were bright.

It freaked me out completely so I dashed down with my eyes shut. It’s a wonder I didn’t tumble down the stairs. But I ran out of the building, trying to get that image out of my head. Slowly, after I’d walked a few blocks I calmed down. The sharp cold breeze shaking unruly flowerbeds here and there, a couple of old men wearing mufflers and walking by, bird taking a strong twig for its nest - that sort of thing.

And next to an electric pole, I saw the stiff body of a cat…without a head.

If this is life’s way of telling me something, I wish it would shut up already.

11 comments:

Ambuj Saxena said...

(I am serious about this)

I think you need psychiatric help.

Sanjay said...

Just a coincidence is all I would say coupled with your active imagination.

Full of this dread, I woke up at six in the morning to go to the gym. The lift in my building isn’t working, so I walked down.

I know you walked down (cos of the elevator).Assuming you don't live more than 10 flights up and were on your way to the gym, isn't it a good warm up to take the stairs anyways? ;-)

Ameet said...

Hope the lambs are silenced soon. That's too many hallucinations in a short while ... or is this all creative fiction?

asuph said...

i hope this was creative piece. even as fiction, it's scary!

asuph

Mukta said...

:-) Look who all are back!

hey ambuj,

been a long, long time! how are you?

Hey Sanjay,

I don't believe in co-incidences. :-) Oh and the lift is working fine now.

Hey ameet,
Yep...I agree. But I think I'll start enjoying it after a while.

hey asuph,
scary kya? Wait until I make a movie out of it. :-)

Dadoji said...

That curiosity killed the cat?

Anonymous said...

maybe you need a cat scan? hehehehe

relax mukta, you'll be fine

-2nd mistake

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Anonymous said...

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-pravin

suparna said...

hi Mukta

read a line by some literary critic called Katherine Raine recently - thot i'd share it :

"The unconscious is innocent of words, but it formulates its desires, and fears, its primordial but profound statements of living experience, in those symbolic forms that haunt our drems"

hmmmmmm - not as startlingly revealatory i guess, as well put :)

Mukta said...

hey dadoji!

good one! he he he!

hello second mistake,

droll...

hi monu,
ok..

yep pravin,

will email you.

Hi Suparna,

yes...very well put. shall google it up soon. :-) Thanks!