A Box of Candies
The writer Ditipriya Dutta, in her dream, gets a box of candies from a fairy. Waking up, she discovers the dream is far from surreal ….
Everyone in the world wants to be blessed with some superpowers. I too want to be blessed with some sort of superpowers that will be useful for me and will help others.
My Half Yearly Examinations were just over. I used to read the book of Harry Potter under my bed sheet with a torch lit up, in the dead of the night. I really wanted to possess powers like Harry or Spiderman. I didn’t want to end up being a muggle.
One night, when I was reading a book, I suddenly fell asleep. I dreamt of a fairy, holding a box of candies in front of me. She told me that if I just ate a candy from that box, I would become invisible.
When I woke up I saw that box of candies lying on my study table! I hurriedly grabbed it and studied it for a while.
“Beware user! If you consume one candy, you will become invisible for 24 hours!” Read a message written boldly on it.
I didn’t believe it though. I thought it was my brother’s prank. Then I decided to test it on a bird that I noticed sitting on the window pane.
I gave the bird one candy and it quickly gulped it up. Immediately, it vanished in front of my eyes! I could hardly believe it!
I couldn’t see the bird but could hear its chirps. Then I decided I should also have to try that incredible candy.
An idea! I told my mom that I would be going to my friend’s house and would return by the next day. And then I ate one candy.
When I stood in front of the mirror, I couldn’t see myself! I was over-excited.
I was feeling like Mr. India! As no one could see me, I hurried to the dining table. My brother was about to begin his breakfast; I quickly emptied the plate.
He was dumbfounded to see his breakfast vanish in thin air. Somehow I controlled my laugh and went out.
My house was very close to the airport. As I was invisible, I crept into the lounge first and then directly into an aircraft, hoodwinking the air hostess.
Luckily there was a vacant seat. The plane took off, but I did not know where I was going. When the plane landed I learned from the pilot’s announcement that I had reached London.
London was really marvelous! I began a gentle stroll along the road. Shortly thereafter, I reached a castle.
The soldiers clad in red and black uniform were guarding the castle; guns were hanging from their shoulders, a black-bushy round hat kept tight on their heads.
Slowly, I went inside the castle and found that England’s late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was going on. So many delicious foods were arranged but the people had a sad look on their faces.
I didn’t waste time and started gobbling up the food. Everyone was shocked to see the food vanish in the air. A commotion ensued there; I broke into splits of laughter.
When I looked at the watch, I panicked. Barely six hours to go for the spell to break. I hurried away from the castle.
I headed straight to the airport. Fortunately, a plane was due to fly to Kolkata and I boarded it.
While returning, some food was served to the passengers. I was gazing and gazing. When the passenger beside me ordered another plate, I quickly ate his stuff, leaving him dazed and frightened.
Before he could recover from his shock, the plane landed and I returned home in time.
It was almost time for me to resume my normal routine and turn busy with studies. When my mother suddenly saw me, she was startled; I was merely giggling.
Truly, I have to admire the power of the box of candies!
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Ditipriya, a student of class VII of St.Xavier's Institution in downtown north of Kolkata, loves reading spooky and mysterious mythology and sci-fi story books. In her leisure time, she likes to draw.
Well written dear, very nice, I am waiting for your next story.
What an exciting story! Your younger brother loved it. You must explore your writing skill more . Go ahead.