The Castle

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Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island” said Jay.

“And even fewer know about the secret it holds. It is said that centuries ago the princess of the castle killed herself. She was madly in love with the royal gardener but the king, her father didn’t approve of their relationship. He had the gardener beheaded. Traumatized, the princess committed suicide to meet her lover in afterlife.”

“Even now sometimes one can hear the echoes of the princess singing through the forests when she dances around in the castle in joy of meeting her lover. They say if a couple, truly in love reach the castle alive, crossing the dense forests and rivers, they become inseparable and their love stays till eternity.”

“This is utter non sense”, said Rahul, making his way through the forest. “I am telling…”

His voice was silenced by a shrill female voice that seemed to come from the top of the hill.



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“As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upwards and remembered Jean Pierre.”


Jean, whom she had loved more than anything else in this world. But, now the name itself sends chills down her spine. She can never forget that night. Everyday she dreams of a new beginning but the bruises on her body don’t let her forget the past. She is glad those days are over but the memories still haunt her.

Suddenly she felt somebody’s hand in her hand. Its Zac. She thinks,”Oh, how much he reminds me of you! But I have to be strong. For my little angel. For our child. No! My child.” She smiles and picks him up. Together they walk towards the tower dreaming of a new beginning, again!