Monday, February 28, 2011


Disclaimer: All the Characters and incidents portrayed in this story are fictitious. Any resemblance of the characters to an actual person, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

27th December , Monday, 10.40 hours

Mr. Karthik has been adjusted as the criminal in this case as he had accepted the convict of the murder. The final hearing of this case will happen now on 7th January, 2011.

24th December , Friday, 17.50 hours

Karthik was just moving out of the car parking towards the lift, while Priya rang up…. “Karthik, I have to go on a week long business trip to Mumbai!. Can you just pack my bags as I’ll have to rush out. Just ring me once you reach upstairs, I’ll guide you through”. She hung up before Karthik could tell her about what had happened. He was still confused what he had decided was right or not. He just walked past to the lift when the security called him. “Sir, you haven’t checked your pigeon hole”. He was also kind enough to collect the couple of letters from it for him.

24th December , Friday, 18.15 hours

“This is why I love you so much Karthik, you are a darling” said Priya on the phone as soon as Karthik completed the packing. “Priya listen, I have something serious to discuss about with you!...”

24th December, Friday, 16.40 hours

“Karthik, we didn’t expect this from you. The blunder you’ve made has made the companies shares go down. We are at an all time low and it will take several months for us to build up our reputation back!, Considering the contribution you’ve made to our company, we haven’t fired you yet but don’t let your concentrations go down and be careful in whatever you do from here on. You may go now” yelled Vimal at Karthik….

Karthik knew that Vimal could have sorted this out prior, but Vimal wanted Karthik to commit this and take advantage over him. So many similar incidents with Vimal and Karthik decided that he is going to do this as he can’t bear any more. Vimal could gather what’s running on Karthik’s mind but somewhere his jealousy was jumping in the air!.

24th December , Friday, 18.45 hours

Priya could sense Karthik’s anger and she was shocked to hear what Kathik had just told her. “Karthik you are not going to do anything like this O.K.. Listen!, I’m going to reach home in 30 mins. We will then talk and figure it out but forget this Karthik!”.. Priya hung up. Karthik just kept the phone aside and picked up the letters that he had collected. Credit Card bills and then a personalized cover for Priya.

24th December , Friday, 22.30 hours

It was a very chilly night with dense fog around. The policemen were taking Karthik. He had called the police station and informed about the murder. There was just a bit of unwary situation among the neighbors.

24th December, Friday 22.10 hours

“Why did you do this Mr. Karthik?” Questioned the police man.

He gave the personalized cover which had a letter stating “Priya, we decided to leave town today but I am sorry that I can’t do this to my family. I am not going to run away with you. I still love you so much and take good care of yourself! – Love, Raghav”.

Inspector looks into the letter and sarcastically smiles at Karthik and says. “Mr. Karthik, this letter is addressed to Miss. Priya, flat number 19 B and yours is 19 D. Someone might have posted it wrongly in your pigeon hole, You could have held your nerves”.

“I just slapped Priya and didn’t know that she’ll badly crash on to the wall and….”Karthik couldn’t speak further.


Sadhika said...

Nice read. I liked the use of time stamp in conveying the story.

One doubt - how could he kill a lady by just slapping her and having her hit the wall? I guess someone else killed her after this incident happened. You should investigate further :)

Gopi said...


I'm Impatient... It is enough to have the time stamps with your stories.

Nice story.. Good keep going..

Expecting more from you.

Arun said...

I am a big fan of thrillers but don't have the ability to decipher it, so like it when it finishes. Could you please write a bit more....

selva ganapathy said...

Thanks, but the intention was neither to kill, by mishap if a certain part of our head is stuck with a force, there is a possibility which could lead to death and that happened.
@ Gopi anna!,
Even I want to write a story without time stamp.. will attempt it :)
shall surely try

selva ganapathy said...

ah just noticed this.. Karthik wasn't planning to murder Vimal either.. he was thinking of quitting the job :P.. haven't mentioned this anywhere!

Pillai said...

Superb Stuff!! I loved the use of time stamps... Have a look at my story called Insomnesia and please leave your comments.