14 January 2011

Into the Twilight...

Last Christmas, EJ and elder brother went to the graveyard. It was cool and misty that early morning. EJ was surprised to see many people there cleaning graves of their loved ones and placing flowers.

After cleaning their father's grave, flowers were arranged in a plastic container.

Being at this graveyard brought back frightened memories of what happened more than 30 years ago. 

Travel time boarding two buses from work to home takes at least two hours. EJ had to reach home as quickly as possible that day and decided to hail a taxi.

Just a few kilometres from reaching home, the taxi driver turned off the main road and went into a narrow road. Soon it led to many trees on both sides.

Taxi driver: 'I think I made a wrong turn.'

More than 30 years ago, EJ was youthful and attractive. There were many cases then of passengers being robbed, assaulted and even killed. 

EJ hid the nervousness by trying to appear cool and replied nonchalantly.

'Don't worry! I know this area very well and know where it leads to.'

As soon as EJ finished that sentence, graveyards were seen on both sides.

It was dusk and getting dark pretty quickly.

There were many rumours and stories about the young and good-looking usually females getting or asking for help and then at the most critical moment morphed into some horrible inhuman creatures.

Seated upright and tensed, the driver kept looking at the rear mirror fearing that EJ might morphed into something.

EJ too stared straight into the rear mirror without blinking and gave one word instructions.




On seeing dad's grave, EJ felt reassured and became even more calm.

The driver never uttered a word.

As the taxi turned back to the main road, the driver gave a barely audible sigh. His body and shoulders relaxed visibly.

He must have prayed very hard while driving through 'twilight' and thankful that EJ did not morph in front of him.


GRAÇA said...

But they fear that history?
Good weekend
Ronrons of

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

That was a spooky story for EJ and the driver - glad EJ was not harmed.

Tracy said...

...extremely compelling!

Kay L. Davies said...

Very very scary!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Admiral Hestorb said...

My goodness. Scary for certain!

Linens and Royals said...

A scary story indeed for both you and the driver. I'm sure your father must have been watching over you.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Eeek! Glad it wasn't me...I'd have been terrified. So happy it all turned out well.

Mr Puddy said...

My Fear are awoke while reading. Your story remind my mom as well. In her original country has the same story.

But we are thankful for the end. EJ was safe : )

Puddy and Boom

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Le tombe sono sempre luoghi molto tristi.
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! What a scary but very memorable moment!!!! Your lovely dad was definitely looking after you EJ - steering the cab to the main road!!! Thank goodness!!!

Thanks for sharing this amazing memory here!

I also love the pic and the focus on the flowers!

Take care

Au and Target said...

Taxi drivers give me the creeps too.

lupie said...

Creepy but funny at the end.

I am sure the taxi driver was as frightened? heheheh :)

Gattina said...

What a spooky story, I thought the taxi driver brought you there to rape you ! I never thought of inhuman creatures or ghosts, lol !
BTW the picture is very artistic !

Marg said...

Wow, that is a pretty scary story. Glad it all turned out all right. I don't think I would have held it together at that age. Good job. Take care and have a super week end.

Brian said...

That was quite the story fur sure! All of you have a great weekend!!!

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ABBY said...

EJ that was scary.
We are glad it had a good ending.


nurul said...

hahaha funny..!! i think the driver thought you were one of the ghost hehe.. but good because by acting that way the driver dare not to do something bad to you.

good post! i laugh and laugh and cannot stop smiling reading this haha.. :D

Kat said...

I'm glad nothing happened to you EJ! Sure was a scary moment. I think your dad's spirit was looking aftter you! Take care dear.