Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Suspense...

There was a hissing sound coming out of the chamber. As though something were trying to escape through a hole. I went closer. There was a knob. I turned it. The hissing sound started dying, a little at a time. Then it stopped.

I opened the chamber. A strong smell hit my nostrils. Strong and overwhelming. I stretched my hand to touch what was inside…sssssss…I pulled it back with a jolt. I had burnt my finger.
I waited. I was not going to give up.
After a few moments, I touched it again, and pulled it out quickly. It made a ‘thud’ and rested. The smell still emanating from it, but no more sound.

I knew I had to do something. I knew it. I reached out for a knife. Yes… a knife is what I needed. I looked at ‘it’ with the knife in my hand. “Is it time?” I asked myself. I had burnt my finger once. Then...something in me said “Yes”. I held the knife firmly and dug it into ‘it’. I took it out and dug it again…and again…and again…until…
























…until I had unmoulded all Idlis from the stand.

27 comments:

Gauri said...

Its superlative :-)

Linda said...

Vaishali -- have you been staying up late reading Edgar Allan Poe ;)

I was biting *my* nails!

Anupama said...

Vaishali, You want a role in a Ramsey Brothers Productions?

shammi said...

Heheh... Adventures in Vaishali's Kitchen: The Mystery of the Strange Hissing

maneka nirmal said...

did u say that u r an Alfred Hitchcock fan?? trying to be a Hitchcockyy??!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

u really built the pressure on me mate!!
-Origano

shilpa said...

Vaishali....these days I am watching a lot of X-files. Don't laugh, but I get scared of them and now you started scary posts too??? Have you and my hubby (by any chance) decided to scare the hell out me??

BTW>> i thought it was cake...didn't think of idlis :D.

payal said...

LOL! Vaishali - thanks for the laugh...good way to start off the day!

Vaishali said...

Gauri, you mean superlative boredom? :)

Linda, you don't want me to pay for a manicure for you now, do you? ;-)

You mean, I look that bad, Anupama? ...sob sob...

I knew, you would come up with a witty comment, Shammi. :)

Maneka, I am really a fan of all scary stuff, be it books, films or myself! ;-)

Hahahahaha... A witty comment, Origano.

Shilpa, do you really get scared? That's great to know. I'll know what sort of comments to leave at your blog now. ;-)

Yes, Payal, considering that we are talking about a breakfast dish here... :)

Krithika said...

I started imagining Vaishali (with the pan of course) holding a knife... searching from room to room and then she starts stabbing ...ha ha ha !!

Saffron said...

to the accompaniment of Hitchcock's Psycho stabbing music....stab..stab..stab..

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Vaishali,
ur post was very interesting to read. While I was reading I started to guess what it would be...never imagined Idlies.ha ha ha

Nabeela said...

hehe...funny post Vaishali. Never would have guessed idlis...for a moment I thought it was lobster and then remembered you were a vegetarian :)

Foodie's Hope said...

Are you trying scare people for Halloween already? With Idlis!!

Missy!! I have been chased by all kinds of colorful idlis after my 'Idli Fair' for days!!:D

After that nightmare, I can easily go live with Dr. Jekyl and Mr Hyde!! :)))

vee said...

Vaishu Dear,

Those poor idlis!! I can just imagine them quaking in fear as you approached them with a knife and began digging and digging and digging. They just never had a chance!!!

My god girl...you are freaky....

shilpa said...

Sure Vaishali, go ahead and put scary comments on my blog. By reading them, if I get a heart attack, I will come back as a ghost and haunt you ;).

Vani said...

Ha ha! That was funny! :-)

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha... had fun reading ur post...

haripriya said...

wow !!! gud way to start the day with a LOL: thnx mate...

Anonymous said...

hehe...you crazy crazy girl!

maybe you should write some Agatha Christie from the kitchen kinda stories. :)

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