This story is inspired by my daughter Shruti. It is definitely a made up fantasy but very good one and I felt that I should add more to it and share it with every one. She is only 10.
A group of friends had to cross an old worn out building every day, situated in a remote place to get to their school. It so happened that a new girl joined this group and she insisted that they should get in, to check out what is actually inside, since it would be adventorous and interesting.
Initially, everyone said no, but later when she encouraged, all of them gave way.However they decided that they should not get their in the night and do this without giving any kind of stress to their family members, unknowingly and quietly. Suddenly one of the girls said lets do this on a Sunday Morning, and our parents will probably think that we are all just playing around, and will not be worried, or upset with us.
Then finally, immediate sunday morning, they all gathered near the old mansion. As soon as they got in they realised that the door opened and shut by itself. The door was a rusty iron, and huge, with creepers and some flowers, but the flowers very very big too and talking, and they said ” WELCOME” , in a very odd way, all the friends got scared a bit but they decided not to go back and move ahead.
The creepers welcomed them with garlands.As soon as they got in the hall the main door shut. They were surprised ,that every single thing spoke including walls, furniture etc and everyone were welcoming them very happily. They were showered with blessings and yummy food and priceless royal gifts and clothes.
The kids loved all this, and they played too. However they suddenly found, that every object had tears in their eyes. Upon asking the reason, they learned that there was a huge, ugly cruel scary Witch who cast a spell on the children, who went inside and made them slaves and objects. These kids decided to kill the witch, however it was not an easy task, Since the life of the witch was in a golden egg inside a dark room where there was a huge Giant who was very strong too, and had magical powers.
The giant could be killed only with an iron rod, that could not be lifted easily by the strongest man of the town too, who was killed mercilessly by the lion the guard of the giant. The kids decided that they will put their whole self in and try their best. The objects also told them that when they get in the next room there would be 8 witches who would let them get in only if their questions were answered or else they would turn them into speaking objects.
The kids were keen to set free all the people who were trapped, so they took the name of the good lord and got in. As soon as they got in they heard the withches laughing and speaking ” You fools, why have you come here? Go away or else either you will be killed or turned into lifeless objects”. However kids stood still and said, ” We are here to free our friends, and without wasting time, please ask us your questions”.
The first witch said, ” So it be, here is the question, ” What is the most pricesless thing in the world which is visible, yet invisible and makes every one happy at one point or the other in their life?”
Grishma the new girl was very intelligent and she said ” Smile”. and everyone clapped and laughed. Upon which the second witch got very angry, and said, ” Don’t be so happy and answer my question now, ” A person is an enemy of himself when he has….. and …. issue.”
Kritika new this and quickly answered “Ego and Jealousiness” . Both the Witches, felt ashamed and moved back. The 3rd witch said, ” Now answer my Question, ” What is that one thing that can keep a person always happy irrespective of the situation he or she is in?”. The kids thought for a while and Rahul answered, “Peace of mind”. The 3 witches Vanished.
The 4th witch then asked, ” Why are kids called the image of god?”, Rishi said, ” Because they are honest”. The 4th witch also vanished. The 5th one said, ” What is that one color which makes one feel in Paradise”? Ramesh Said, ” Green, since the gardens and grass and trees are so which makes the environment look beautiful like a paradise”.
The 5th witch asked immediately, ” What has saved manpower and time, Yet made man lazy?”. Kritika again answered promptly, ” Modern Mechanisms”. The 6th, 7th and 8th witch questions were also answered correctly and they all vanished. The 3rd door opened, the moment it opened there stood a huge lion, taller than normal ones, and its claws and teeth were also very long and sharp. The moment it pounced on the kid, Ramya took the Fire lamp and threw it on the lion, The Lion got severely Injured, burned and died on the spot.
The kids took the iron rod and they all carried it together balancing, the moment they did that the 4th door opened, the jiant was shocked to see the kids, and he tried to attack them, but the kids with all their strength together charged on the Jiant and beat him black and blue, and killed him with the rod.
The bad witch was watching all this in the magic mirror, she pounced on the kids suddenly and tried to pull the golden egg, but in vain. The Egg dropped on the ground and broke, the Bad witch died on the spot. The kids were very happy and when they ran to the first door, they were amazed to see that the objects turned to kids like them, and all went back home happily together.
The kids decided to keep this as secret, and when the other kids who were released from the magic spell, went to their houses, their parents joy knew no bounds, and they hugged and smooched their kids. The kids as promised just told their parents, that they had lost their way in the Jungle and somehow managed to get back.