Kiri was terrified looking at her own reflection in the mirror. Her constant fear of growing old was coming to life. Some of her hairs had grown grey, her skin had left the charm of youth. She began noticing all the changes. "Time overtakes everyone", thought she as she was flabbergasted with the changes of old age... It dawned upon her to use her elixir for life and spin the wheel around to stay forever young!
But alas, Kiri knew that some things couldn't be mended. Meddling with her own thoughts and thinking about nooks, she did not want to age so fast and go into the most tough phase of life where the body becomes home to a thousand health issues and even the close ones turn their face to show a strong back! She needed, she needed a way out to escape the old age - where will I find the secret to not grow old??
Mingled with these thoughts, she stepped out in the verandah to have a look at her beautiful garden, the rose plant had withered away, not able to stand the tough sand storm that took pla yesterday evening ... Life .. life and death is a part and parcel for every living non-living thing! As Kiri digested this fact slowly, she moved towards her secret tunnel, climbed upon the trap door to disappear into the dungeons that existed below her house, which only she knew about!
Kiri stepped into the dungeons which was full of wierd creatures and foul smelling stuff, even human carcasses and skulls that had kept her alive till date, she feared only the Power, the power which had cursed her of being alive for a full century to witness the whole uncertainty of a human life! As she was just a decade or two away from completing the tenure, old age had come into place
Kiri then noticed her whitening hairs ..just a few to be measured on fingers, but she dreaded the last days having witnessed how humans had lived their old age to a great extention. She cut her thumb with a slit, dropping of a few ounces of blood, added a skull she had procured from nearby, mixed it with a few bones, added spiders into it and started concoction of a wierd smelling mixture. It kept boiling on the large earthenware kept on the old-fashioned stove.
The mixture's killing smell fulfilled the dungeons atmosphere and Kiri was having a wicked smile, a truly brutal smile on her face as she prepared it! She added a few of very rarely found ingredients, a bunch of powders to give it some taste, animal skin and kept giving continue rotationals with a big wooden spoon to the mixture in the pot. As the stew was prepared, a devilish laughter spread in the dungeons, Kiri broke into a bit of musing laughter!!
She took a cup of this syrup and let it cool down, opened the hidden and closed covers of the dungeons ; invited a giant snake that lived in the dungeons along with its enemy, the mongoose who came crawling and making a typical sound as they were friends with Kiri! She welcomed them with all hearts and gave them their share as they drank to their heart's content that concocted mixture. She was filled with a bream of a bit confidence and ability to face the approaching phase of life; decided to not leave the place until she fulfills the assigned duties.
Kiri then stepped out from the dungeons, returning to her house, ready from the concoction and prepared to face anything that comes in life witha bit more bravery. The Power was watching all her actions and smiling to himself, feeling a bit proud of how much she had Learned in just one punishment! A few more years and the faithful would be back to serve the Lord again. Kiri knew that she had tasks to finish before she lets old age grip her and was determined to fulfill her master's desires to lend and mend the wrong doings on this planet before she returns to an infinte service of the Lord.
Kiri realised that every norm, every living being is assigned with certain karmic duties and responsibilities, and cannot leave just abandoning them and must fulfill it to set an instance in this imperfectly perfect world!
This is part-4 of my ongoing short story. I hope that you'll give it a read and comment below to let me know of any grammatical mistakes. I'll surely consider them and implement in the next part. ✌️ And don't forget to guess what's the plot gonna be like in the next part, in the comment section.✌️ Happy Reading!!❤️
This is part-3 of my ongoing short story. I hope that you'll give it a read and comment below to let me know of any grammatical mistakes and also any inclusives to the next part. I'll surely consider them and implement in the next part. ✌️ And also feel free to take a guess in the comments on how the next part's going to go.❤️
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