After yet another tiresome day at college I dragged my dreary legs to my puny room in our old hostel. Exhausted I fell flat on the bed. Before I could even grab a wink’s sleep I suddenly recalled that I had to check my mail for some assignment. Reluctantly I turned on the laptop and opened  my email. There it was- the 1st mail from our Professor! Oh! How I wanted him to disappear! Then I wouldn't have to struggle to complete the work on time!!

Not bothering to look at the next mails I opened Facebook and turned on the chat. As expected none of my buddies were online. I smirked thinking they must be as dead tired as I was. I was about to log out when I got a message from my elder brother-

“Goodbye, sis”

I knew he was trying to annoy me as usual. Who starts the chat with a “goodbye” after all?  I was too tired to continue with his prank and replied in hurry-

“Go to hell”

I logged out and went back to check my mails. I opened the second mail and froze. It was from my father. It read-

“Swati, why have you turned off your cell?? I am unable to reach you!! Something very awful has happened to your brother. He had a serious accident today and is admitted in the emergency ward. As soon as you read this call me dear. Don’t get scared he will be alright! “

It was dated today.

I panicked. With shivering hands I picked up my mobile and switched it on. I called Papa and I broke down  when I heard my mother’s loud wails in the background. I could hear his faint whisper saying Bhaiya was no more. I didn't hear the loud crash of my mobile as it slipped out of my hands and crashed on the floor. I was choking and my eyes became so blurry that I could hardly see anything. But I had to open that chat again. I knew he was there. He couldn't have gone. He clearly sent me a message just now. How can he be no more??  No! It’s all a mistake.  That was not a final goodbye. No, it mustn't be!! He couldn't have died just because I told him to go to hell!! It’s silly!! Hah!! It was all wrong!! Uncontrollable tears poured down my face. Everything went black as I slowly lost consciousness wondering if it all was a dream……..

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

Write Over the Weekend theme for this week

‘You go home and check your Emails. You read the second mail and freeze…’. Begin the story from here.


  1. sis..that's a bit scary & well a bit funny...of all the things he could've done..he chose Facebook?His sister must really be a chataholic :P
    No kidding.. great story!

  2. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.


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