Twisted Village (written for a prompt based assignment, names and places were given)

October 5, 2021by Anhad Kashyap0

In a village called Jhunjhunu somewhere in Rajasthan, a boy named Rajmani woke up in the middle of the night to a deep grinding noise. He dismissed it as one of the mills switched on by mistake and went back to sleep.

When he woke up in the morning, Rajmani picked up his lucky basket and a clay pot and went to get water from one of the water dispensers in the village. However, as he was turned the knob, nothing happened. Worried, he went around the dispenser, checking if there were any bent or broken pipes. There were none. When he saw this. He rushed to the local police station.

He went inside to see the local constable trying to calm and/or console a few people who were almost in tears. ‘Constable, you don’t understand! Our house which was worth at least five crore rupees and half of it just disappeared this morning! Our son was in that half!” A woman was talking to the constable, almost in tears.

“Calm down, calm down, we’ll send out a search and recue team to find your son. We’ve just gotten about fifty reports like this and we’re a bit overwhelmed!” The constable replied. Rajmani realized that one of the water dispensers not working was less relevant than a missing child or a broken house, so he left.

Rajmani was 19 years old, so he had his own motor bike. He drove over to the edge of the village and went around the village a few times before realizing the problem – the entire village had turned 90 degrees clockwise, disconnecting the canal and cutting off houses at the edge.

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