DP Daily Prompt: Now You See Me Ranu’s post http:sabethville.wordpress.com

One morning I decided to go for a walk. I randomly selected a spot. I thought it would be perfect,the place was almost deserted. I was walking along quietly humming one of Tagore’s songs,suddenly I saw a tall figure blocking my movement. At first I was terrified and froze ,I slowly raised my head to look up. There he was with a beard so long,it came up to his waist. He knew he had startled me,he tried to lower his voice, “Woman” he said , “Do you want secret power?”  By this time I was beginning to relax,I didn’t feel threatened by him any more. I asked, “What kind of power?”  “It can help you  appear or disappear”, he said.

I pondered a moment and said ,”Okay, when will I get this power”? “Right this minute if you want.”  I agreed. He  told me to be careful,the power according to him would work from noon  to 4:30 pm. He handed me a silver charm,it had an on and off button. I was told no one must see it. I should always have it on me. I thought it’s not difficult, I can do it. “It should be a secret,” he said.

Then the long bearded fellow disappeared. I wanted to ask some more about the charm. I felt I was on top of the world with this charm.My next move was to use this unbelievable piece of silver. I went to the super market and ordered some groceries, I told the sales man ,I’d pick up at four pm. I clicked my charm to make me disappear and land at the mall. It was very busy,children came in droves to see Santa and also  hand him their wish list. I watched them and loved the interaction between the kids and Santa. No one saw me I could go anywhere in that mall. Then the worst thing happened,in my excitement I forgot to check the time. To my dismay it was 5 pm, it was past the time and the charm won’t work.

I was frantic I kept switching the on/off button. I wanted to be visible,but could not. I sat on one of the bench,all I could do was cry. I prayed for the bearded fellow to appear to get help. It was 9:45,the mall would close in fifteen minutes,I am invisible, and am unable to get my groceries. Five minutes before ten the bearded man appeared. I was ecstatic but he was not, he scolded me for a few seconds and magically transformed me back . I was visible. He asked me, “How did you like your power?” I said, “I am returning your charm,I want to be normal”. The magician disappeared and left me wondering if I made the right decision!

5 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Now You See Me Ranu’s post http:sabethville.wordpress.com

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this account of the secret power.

    Powers can distract us from that for which we may more deeply wish.

    All good wishes,

    robert

    • Thank you Leslie,I miss hearing from you. I hope you are well and happy. I read
      your Haikus often and I wish I could do so well.
      All my best wishes are for you.
      Regards,
      Ranu

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