No, Wait!

“I’m sorry, Ashish,” sobbed Lata. It was the only way she was going to be free. She didn’t want to do it. She loved Ashish. He had always been nice to her. However, it was the only way she would escape. She had to do it. She raised the gun and put her hand on the safety, exactly how she was told to do it. It shook in her hand, as tears streamed down her cheeks. “I have to…”

The gun cocked. Ashish heard the sound as if nails on a chalkboard, gnawing through his ears and brain, signaling his doom. His hands shot up as he cried, “No, Lata, wait!”

It was too late. Lata pulled the trigger, and the gunshot rang through the room they were in. The flash of light occupying every inch of darkness around them. Ashish saw the tiny blob of metal soaring towards him from the nozzle of the gun. He saw the other part of it, fly out of the back end of the gun as the gun recoiled and the sparks dissipated. The bullet flew at him and it entered his head. Everything exploded in pain. It ran through all parts of his body, his arteries and veins exploding in each part of his body, as his brain took a one-way ticket to hell. His body exploded in chaos, and his neck cracked as the force of the bullet knocked him back and he fell backwards. The bullet left his head and his eyes rolled to the back of his head. An explosion of blood came next as everything in his head flew into the wall behind him. He hadn’t even had time to scream. Except, the sentence he had started died in his mouth as his entire body jerked with the pain of losing the only thing that kept him going – his brain. Nothing his skull could do could stop his entire body from going into the deep abyss of chaos. His body hit the ground and everything stopped working. A second later the gun fell to the ground, and Lata ran out, sobbing her heart out.


  1. Deepa

    The flash of light occupying every inch of darkness around them….

    This sentence is simply exquisite. Total thumbs up!!!

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