Tomorrow is a big day! God please give me strength to not screw it up again…it is only after ages I got this opportunity….!
Anarghya was talking to herself as she was getting ready for office…
Scared like hell Anarghya started looking around….
“Ha ha ha…You silly girl you really think u could beat them?” The voice started talking yet again, leaving Anarghya confused and scared…
Scared to hell! She ran around in the room and settled in a dark corner, trying to get a grip on every bone in her body and it seemed like she was trying to shrink herself wrapping her hands tight around her body!
She replied to the voice in a feeble tone…and struggling hard to find the words “I can….I want to…why no..t…”
And the voice interrupted again…this time with a stern tone…
“Look around you…Do you have anyone around to support you? You are leading a ridiculous life all alone…”
Anarghya started weeping like a baby for many hours until she fell unconscious in that creepy dark corner of her house…
It was one of the regular episodes she had….it has been a year now that these episodes started to occur. Her doctor declared it as an “illness phobia” she is battling with “Fear of Schizophrenia” after she lost her father to Schizophrenia…!
When she was 14 years old, her parents got divorced and her mother did not opt to take responsibility of her daughter, which left a scar in Anarghya’s heart. Not that she was okay to lose her father over her mother, but she wanted both of them in her life…After the denial from her mother in an open court in front of her, Anarghya being so naïve and innocent was hurt beyond repair…So she ended up with her father who chose not to marry again and they both led an isolated life far from the clutches of dual-faced relatives and society all together.
Her father developed symptoms of Schizophrenia sometime after the divorce and after a long battle for about 7 years he finally gave up his life 2 years back, leaving Anarghya all alone…
Her smart watch started to vibrate on her wrist…It was an alarm she had scheduled for 5 am in the morning…! She woke up feeling embarrassed about what happened the other day…!
“Enough is enough!” She thought… “No one… not even my mind can control me against my wishes…” she said aloud!
After couple of seconds, she realized how lame that sentence was…but she was happy that she could address it loudly..!
It was time to leave for office, to face that big opportunity she had coming in her way…!
“One step at a time…” Anarghya said to herself repeatedly ignoring the imaginary voice in her head, the MONSTER which was trying to discourage her…
Though she couldn’t manage to get that promotion which she was aiming for…Anarghya was happy that she at least tried…!
Finally…The Monster in her head started to fall weak and heart was more in control than ever…! She could see the monster all tied up with chains unable to move…she stared at the monster with a smile on her face…
The sight of the struggling monster pleased her and she fell asleep…dreaming of more wondrous opportunities that are waiting for her in near future…!
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Courage. Determination and Fortitude are required to deal with monsters . Your poor little heroine had a double headed monster to deal with – maternal rejection and fear of schizophrenia. No wonder she was going crazy. Kudos to her for fighting the monster!!!
Something breaks when children see their parents fight. You have brought it out beautifully in this short story.
Thanks a lot Lata 🙂
Very well articulated. It feels so good to know that she could let the schizophrenic monster die and won the battle even if for a little while.
Thanks a lot 🙂
So positive and well written. Nice
Thanks a lot ravi 🙂
You have spoken about so many aspects in this well articulated post of yours. Though it starts of on a sober note, there is a ray of hope and positivity as the end nears.Awesome
Thanks a lot meenakshi for stopping by 🙂
We hyderabadi’s lost touch in between…Will make sure that i keep bugging ur posts 😛
well written! 🙂
Thanks a lot Swati 🙂
A very nice tske on the prompt! Its good to seee her get rid of the monster 🙂
Thanks a lot zainab for dropping by 🙂
There is mental illness in my family, including two relatives (both deceased) with schizophrenia. My heart goes out to the young lady in this story – it may end up being a lifelong battle for her if she doesn’t find a way to find healing.
Sorry to hear that 🙁
Yeah that was something i wanted to point out through my story!
Thanks a lot Alana for dropping by…
The story from fear, weakness and failure to building up courage, very well written. 🙂
Ah! You summed it up brilliantly Ashwini!
Thanks a lot 🙂
Its so tough to face childhood alone- we develop all sorts of fears and inhibitions! So good to see her realise her follies and work on eradicating them!
Thanks a lot shalzz for dropping by 🙂
Beautifully woven, Keerthi. From downs to ups, defeating the mind that chooses to discourage. I loved this take. 🙂
Thanks a lot vinay…It is the encouragement i receive from you all inspire me to write 🙂
Yeah tough but it is better to face the fears indeed! Thanks a lot sunita for dropping by 🙂
This is a nice piece and inspirational too… We feel very scared indeed to follow our heart with the fear of being a failure in our venture… This pulls us back to try something new something different. Take risk but it should be a calculated one so that we can balance.
Indeed! Most important is to face face our fears…
Thanks a lot Sham for sharing your views 🙂
A great tale, Keerthi. I liked the positive ending. Glad that Anarghya was able to exorcise her monster.
Yeah! I love positive ending so naturally try to keep my stories as such 😛
Thanks a lot for dropping by 🙂
Wonderful!!! I love stories of courage, determination and power! I was so glad to read the end as Anarghya could chain the monsters!!!
Yeah to try and keep it away from her life is itself a big step forward.
Thanks a lot Aesha for dropping by 🙂
Story of many a winners today! <3 All that it takes to defeat the monster is to push against the tide just a little bit!
True That! Thanks a lot Anjana for dropping by 🙂
So glad tat Anarghya could tame the monster within!
Yeah! It was needed 🙂
Thanks a lot Bhavya!
Such a courageous story! People who have never suffered any mental illness, have no idea of the demons that schizophrenics battle every single day. Schools should sensitise children about how to behave with people with mental illnesses.
Indeed! Many end up bulling sadly. It is responsibility of elders to teach children about such sensitive things.
Sometimes the monsters are all in our mind. She is a brave young lady to be facing them head on, but doing it alone can be scary and take a toll on her health too. I hope she finds someone loving and supportive to stand by her soon.
I hope so too!
Thanks a lot Mahak for dropping by 🙂
A nicely imagined story..was a good read ?
Thanks a lot 🙂
That was so beautiful Keerthi! We all go through such painful moments in our lives, but coming out of it and facing our fears make us who we are!