“Some Secrets are better kept Hidden forever”

They grew up together as neighbors on the farmland away from big city’s chaos & hustle bustle. Cindy & Tim were best buddies and partners in all crimes – be it sneaking into blueberry orchids of Mrs. Dale or playing poison ivy pranks on Dabbi the dog. Ravencliff was a small town where everyone knew each other but like every place has secrets so as this one has its own secret – a darker one.

Cindy’s father has been planning to sell their property and settle in big city for better future. When she mentioned about the move to Tim he could not believe it–

“Doesn’t he knows I am going to marry you soon?” said Tim.

“Oh come on Tim, we are only kids!” replied Cindy.

“So, you too want to be in the big city huh Cindy? If you ever forget me; I will haunt you till your last breath” – Tim said with his typical sinister smile.

“hahaha… Jesus Tim, I am not scared of you! I will marry ONLY you, it’s a promise” beamed Cindy.

Two months later Cindy’s family moved to Norfolk, bigger city to pursue brighter dreams. She started with her high school soon – new place, new friends and new life. Tim was regular with his letters, and never forgets to tell her how much he misses her. Years flew by but his letters never stopped coming, slowly they moved from bedroom closet to basement’s pile of trash. Graduated from school she joined Investigative Journalist’s (IJ) internship program, job she always dreamed of. Her passion of finding truth behind many unsolved cases and mysteries got her name as well as promising future as full time IJ.

One such case brought her back to past – one she had forgotten about, Ravencliff and nearby areas recorded disappearance cases of young girls. Local sheriff’s station submitted inconclusive reports about these cases, young girls aged between 8 – 15 years gone missing around Ravencliff in 7 years. Vanished in thin air, no ransom calls, no bodies, and no traces hence, investigation department named them inconclusive. Cindy reached her childhood days town with camera team; this place still feels the same she thought “Not a single brick is moved here in these years.” A walk down the street brought back many memories from past – the Church stood still witnessing every one passing by, blueberry orchid is a patch of barren land today and Mrs. Dale’s house looks crumbling down and Tim… where is he?

She goes around her old home; it has an eerie silence now, no one lives here anymore – local baker told her earlier. Her eyes saw something familiar though – a face at far distance which gave her a jolt of surprise! “Tim… Tim is that you?” She ran behind the shadow but could not trace anyone. Her team circled the area couple of times but nothing; not even a crawler. After inquiring at local bars and highway motels they realized people don’t want to talk about the disappearances, everyone feel uncomfortable with this topic as if tied up in some secret vow. Surprised with the response even from some old known faces Cindy decided to talk with Church’s pastor. She was warmly welcomed but as soon the topic of disappearances cropped up his expressions turned gloomy,“something’s are better remain hidden in the deep vaults, don’t ruffle up with the things – you might end up doing more harm to everyone and yourself child.” he replied.

Troubled with these remarks by the one who’s in service of God, she determined to reveal the secret well preserved by all…. (come back to read more in next post)

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46 Comments

Mayuri Nidigallu · September 1, 2017 at 8:50 am

Wow! Just wow! You’ve got me hooked with this first installment of your novella, Dipika!
I raced through it breathlessly. Eagerly awaiting the next part.

Ruchi Verma · September 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

You are too good in keeping secrets…n I hate suspense

    gleefulblogger · September 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hahah… glad you said I am good at it. 💗

Alexx Bloom · September 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

Ahh! Really nice story waiting for your next post. It is really interesting .

    gleefulblogger · September 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thank You Alexx for stopping by and reading it. Next part will be up soon. Heading to check your blog 🙂

    Ria Mangal · June 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

    This is so hooking… So glad #clickwithinstax brought me here

Anita Singh · September 1, 2017 at 11:25 am

Bahut interesting likha hai ,per jab suspense peak per tha tabhi break 🤓🤓
Next post ka intzaar hain😊

    gleefulblogger · September 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Thank You so much Anita ji for liking the story. Next part will be up very soon.

Snehal · September 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Excited to read more! 🤓 You got me hooked to the screen!

    gleefulblogger · September 2, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Thank You, glad you liked it. Next will be up soon

Minakshi bajpai · September 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Wow what a brilliant and interesting story. I just love suspense and secrets. Now I am eagerly waiting for your next post

    gleefulblogger · September 2, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Thank You dear, glad you like it. Next coming soon

Amrita Basu (Misra) · September 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm

I like that you are doing such an interesting idea for the Alexa challenge. Looking forward to reading the next parts.

    gleefulblogger · September 1, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Thank You Amrita 💓💓

Jiya B · September 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Beautiful I loved reading it. Secret affair shssss ha ha Keep writing fiction you are really great at it.

Neha · September 1, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Wow!! That’s a nice start… A great way to kickstart Alexa

Deepa · September 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Wow! I didnt know you were doing the fiction series for this campaign. very interesting read. Cant want to read the next part.

    gleefulblogger · September 2, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Hehe.. thank you Deepa
    Second will be up soon

Papri Ganguly · September 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Excellent story. Like it. Waiting for your next post.

    gleefulblogger · September 2, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Thank You Papri, will be up soon

Deepika Verma · September 2, 2017 at 12:48 am

You are so creative 😀 Loved reading.. looking forward to more 😀

    gleefulblogger · September 2, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Thank You Deepika, glad you liked it. Next will be up shortly

Rashmi · September 2, 2017 at 6:04 am

Wow very interesting post now excited to know more.

Mrinal · September 2, 2017 at 6:34 am

Wow! Please post the next part soon! I am so into it! ❤😍

Tina · September 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm

I love fictin series and I thinks its a great theme for alexa, you had me hooked till the very end. happy alexa season

    gleefulblogger · September 3, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Thank You Tina, so glad you liked it.
    Yay excited about Alexa

JAYSHREE BHAGAT · September 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Want to read the next part so eagerly

    gleefulblogger · September 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Thank You

Nisha Malik · September 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

Wow, i am smitten by your piece. It is wonderful. keep it up..

Bulbul Varma · September 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

Really well written. Nice post

Surbhi · September 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Oh no!! I am so intrigued by what’s going to happen next. Biting my nails already…

    gleefulblogger · September 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Hahah thank you.. will be up soon.

Deepali Adhikary · September 4, 2017 at 3:22 am

Oh boy…that was creepy. I am sticking to this blog for the next update.

Sonia · September 4, 2017 at 6:12 am

very gripping.. waiting for the next instalment

Bellybytes · September 4, 2017 at 6:19 am

Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Ishieta @ Isheeria's · September 4, 2017 at 6:42 am

supeerrrrr!!!! I want to know the rest of the story… tell us more… soon.. plz… do not make us wait too long! this is a great hook D – I had no idea you had the skill to just draw us in, and leave us hooked & hanging!

Rashi Mital · September 4, 2017 at 10:43 am

Woah!. You’ve surely got me hooked on to this. Superb build-up, Dipika. Waiting for the remaining part eagerly. 🙂 Don’t keep us waiting too long.

    gleefulblogger · September 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Coming up soon 😉 thank you for reading

Shalini R · September 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Oh come on! I want to read the next part asap! Awesome, Dipika!

Paresh Godhwani · September 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

I was hooked to it till the end and was looking for some secret. Very well written. Waiting for the next part.

Anindya Sundar Basu · September 5, 2017 at 3:24 am

This is a great start I must say and I normally dont read fictions in blogs but this is something which I could not miss and I will await for the next episodes

Disha · September 6, 2017 at 9:29 am

You have us all hooked onto the story 🙂
Eagerly waiting now for the next part!

Bushra · September 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Excellent plot love reading the secret saga excited for the upcoming part

Manisha Garg · September 7, 2017 at 6:23 am

very interesting D, waiting for the next post. So much suspense

    gleefulblogger · September 7, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Thank you dear, yep on it will be up soon 🙂

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