Coping With A Character’s Death – Short Story

In the dark room she sat with no one to keep her company. Only her shadow and her loud heartbeat and sometimes a sob… Sometimes someone would peep in from the door and call out her name.


‘Leave me alone!’

And the door would be closed again, this time she wouldn’t even hear her loud heartbeat. Feeling lonelier than ever she sat, finally sleep seemed to come to her but her sister struggling to open the bedroom window made her alert. Why didn’t her sister just use the UNLOCKED door instead?, she wondered. Her sister tossed a parcel inside the room tied to the string of an oddly shaped balloon, she wanted to ignore it, but curiosity got the better of her she got up and switched on the lights; burning her eyes with the sudden brightness in process and took the parcel in her hand, the balloon was in the shape an owl. Opening the parcel she found a letter and a book. The letter was in her sister’s hand writing and it went a little like this:

Dear Miss Sukina,
I have been informed by a very considerate relative of yours that you have not taken well to my demise, I suggest you get yourself some chocolate frogs and read my own personal copy of the Tales of Beedle the Bard. And as for my demise all I can say is that life is something lent to us humans and eventually like all borrowed things has to be returned to the rightful owner.
And your sister would like me to tell you to and I quote “To get back to your senses.”
Albus Dumbledore.

Smiling to herself, Sukina put the note and the book in her shelf, and came out of the room at last and found everyone waiting for her. From that time onward everyone knew how to handle Sukina when her favorite characters in a novel died.

I had written this a while back i.e. 2012 to be exact. Hope you all like it! 


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