Reach Out


Her heartbeats picked up. The sweat gathered on her forehead. Her eyes were fixated on the locked doors. She cringed. 

Not even a bird in sight. The leaves seemed to have stopped rustling as if they were lifeless.

She gulped the lump of trepidation. Though sunny and well lit, premises wore a deserted look. Her racing heartbeats, which were now going by the speed of express train, were her only companion! 

Dddd...Don’t drag me... Who are you?... I want to go home. PPPPPPlease..... let me go. I beg you. Or else,..... I will scream. Why cant I hear my voice?... Don’t lock me up. Helpppppppp!”, wailed Komal, her voice trembling.

“Komal, relax. Look around. Recollect that you are undergoing controlled exposure to closed places. You wish to win over claustrophobia, isn’t it?”, assuaged Dr Mahip, turning on the lights in the room and switching off the display.
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Word Count: 147

Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri




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  1. Thats a nice twist to a story which I thought would be scary .Good one Anagha.

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    1. Thanks Amrita for visiting and appreciation!

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  2. Oh dear! I know what Komal is going through because I get claustrophobic in closed spaces! Very nicely done, Anagha! Loved it.

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    1. Closed spaces can be very intimidating. Thanks Esha for sharing your experience.

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  4. I am mildly claustrophobic too. You've captured the panic of someone going through it so well. Great take on the prompt, Anagha!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction





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    1. Lonely and closed places do invoke scary feelings Mayuri. Thanks for visiting and sharing your experience.

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  5. Claustrophobia! Nice twist to what I had thought was a horror story. :)

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    1. Claustrophobia itself can create horror, isnt it Arjun? Thanks for visiting.

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  6. That's an interesting take on the prompt. Claustrophobia and the struggle to overcome it. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Lavanya for visiting and appreciating.

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  7. Great interpretation Anagha! Claustrophobia is indeed scary.

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    1. Its indeed scary and one needs to confront it to win the game of life! Thanks Meha for visiting.

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