Hello on the Beach

It was once again not a good day. I wandered around the beach which was very much without any crowd. It was mid-noon and expecting a crowd there would have been rather a strange idea. But I was there, and I was glad to be there at that time. Nobody was around and with the mobile phone switched off, there was no words of nonsense advice coming up. So, I continued the walk until I heard the voice.

“Hello! Hello!” the voice came up with the same thing.

I looked around to find the person, but there was nobody. I checked the phone to make sure that it was switched on, but it was not. Then I turned around to face the rocks, and there I found the Lich Queen.

“So you are here again. It is always a pleasure of horror seeing you. How did you manage to resurrect yourself this time?” I asked.

“I am a simple undead creature who gets animated on magic. I thrive on your depression; it works like a spell to bring me back from the dead each and every time. I have often wondered from where you find the sources for this much depression. It has made me feel so much alive this time” she said.


Wandering through a beach at mid-noon – perfect for some extra thoughts!

“I have my interesting sources, and I have even listed them down. But you look so beautiful this time. What happened to the skeletal structure? This is against the third law of the undead which talks about bones. You are like the prettiest girl around here right now”.

“That was smart, because I am the only girl around here right now and so I will automatically be the prettiest; no need to say. Yes, I am more than just skeleton right now. Your depression has hit a new level, and it has helped me to get my own upgrades” she said.

“Stop feeding on my depression to come back to life. Why are you always after me? Why don’t you go to one of those sorcerers practicing black magic and make them bring you back from the dead?” I asked.

“They are not really good as they used to be. The modernity has taken a lot of their powers away, and they struggle to keep the magic going in the world of science. But that is no worry, as I have you here. Who is your source of depression this time? The ones who compare you with their children and keeps telling you that you should be like them?” Lich QueenΒ asked.

“Yes, something like that and a little bit more” I answered.

“No way! I thought you had gone a long way beyond that. You have been listening to that ever since you were born. I was expecting something bigger! I thought that it would have something which I can tell my zombie minions. Yes, we are going to attack you together because my zombie kids need more territory and bones, but this is depressing for me to come alive feeding on this centuries old case of depression” she complained.

“I should just get rid of you because I need loneliness. This beach is supposed to be lonely at this time” I said.

“No, you can’t. I am the product of your depression and I will be with you until sunset when I will be free to go to my zombie team. We will have some horror fun around here. I will let you know about the total number of skeletons under this sea and we will count the number of crabs under the sands. I can even tell you when the sky will fall on your head” she said.


The sands, the sea and the coconut trees never judge people – fair enough!

“I really don’t need to know that. Do you know that you can go and sit under that coconut tree until sunset because you can see me from there and then you will be with me without bothering me?” I asked.

“Absolutely not. I have to cheer you up. Why don’t you start the process by saying a hello back?” Lich QueenΒ asked.

“Why do you need a hello?” I wondered.

“Because you can write about how a hello lead you to the Lich Queen? Isn’t it a nice reason?” she asked.

“Yes, not that interesting though” I replied.

“Well, things are going to change now. We are going to talk about those people who think that you are not good enough. We will connect them to hell and then we can roast them in the Devil’s Chicken Curry. I still wonder why none of them have come to my place yet” she said and continued talking as if there was no end to the dialogues.

As the day came to an end, the time period of the existence of that ‘hello’ was beginning to disappear, and the Lich Queen scattered into the wind which carried her off to the nearby cemetery. It was also the time for me to leave as I kept a few things said by her in my mind and returned home.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

***The images used in this blog post were taken by me on my Sony Cybershot Digital Camera a few years ago.


16 thoughts on “Hello on the Beach

  1. what an imagination you have! Boiling your enemies in devil’s chicken curry would be soothing enough I’m sure.. But if not, why don’t you try the Jab we met’s flushing down the toilet idea?
    He he..just kidding.
    But on a serious note, people should never compare two people. Why they forget each one is unique with our own potential and destiny?
    Comparison just makes one foster hatred against the other person, with no obvious fault of the person one is being compared with. The fault is with the people who fail to recognise our talents and unnecessarily compare us with other people.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I haven’t watched Jab We Met fully, yet πŸ˜€
      Yes, but unfortunately, so many comparisons are being made. From the childhood itself, we are told to learn from the other kid, and then during the youth, some relative who scored higher marks, getting admission somewhere big, receiving high salary and marrying a rich person 😦 There are also people who become sample characters for the “how to talk and behave” class.

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      • Yes, such a thing happens.
        But then if we can’t stop others from comparing, we can surely alter our thoughts and not take such criticism to heart. Instead concentrate on giving our best in whatever we do, carve a niche for ourselves and never give up. Of course its easier said than done but we have to show some patience and perseverance and a single minded devotion to our goal.
        Be yourself and keep faith in God.
        After all, when our near and dears compare us only because they wish for our well being. But, alas sometimes in a dogmatic way with pre-conceived notions of ‘good and best’ without realising that all fingers are never the same.

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      • The problem is when whatever we do won’t have that much of the big results. People want quick results, and they keep forcing us to achieve it all the time. There is a certain class divide among the relatives, which is disappointing, unless it is based on goodness and quality of a human being 😦

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      • This is seriously disappointing.
        And I don’t think there were is much of solution other than trying to keep faith in oneself intact. Or else make then realize the importance of the saying,’ sahaj pake so meetha hoye’
        And that class divide is human made isn’t it? We also have the capability to either break it or not to let it break us down.
        PS: Such thoughts are always disappointing and fill us with negativity, leaving us trapped in a never ending cycle of guilt and anger.
        Cheer up and bring to us the next episode of Simona Times πŸ˜‰

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      • The divide has only increased, right? Our capability to decrease the divide hasn’t been used much 😦
        Yes, but Simona hasn’t been much into creating news these days and there is not much around to connect with her; I have been looking forward to finding something πŸ˜€


      • Right, it hasn’t been because most people never really tried. Many are not affected by it and many others like to glorify the divide in front of others who have not realised their true potential and their true calling yet.
        PS: I wish captain Simona comes back into action soon πŸ˜‰

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