Friday Prompt For Stream Of Consciousness Saturday Is “Door”. Write About A Door You Walked Through This Week Wasn’t Your Own. Enjoy!
Dark.. Old.. Mysterious Door
When I read today’s SoCS prompt ‘Door’, I knew it was perfect platform to write about Closed door that existed inside our old rented house, where we spent our childhood.
In our rented apartment one room was locked by our owner, where chairs, furnitures and belongings of old tenant was kept before we moved in that appartment.
As a kid I loved spending hours peeping in to that dark windowless room from small gap in the wooden door frame. I remember behind that locked door I saw cat and in Excitement I ran to tell my mom, who said it was my imagination as door was locked and cat can’t go inside, But i knew i saw it in real. Later i used to see cat frequently roaming in that spiderweb room between furnitures.
My mom started getting angry whenever she caught me peeping in that room Instead of playing outside as I was spending most of my time peeping through gap to see cat.
Years later we shifted to our own new appartment. Initially I missed old house and mainly locked room and cat. Days passed by and Slowly with new friends and with new routine, old house n its memories took backstage.
Few years later, One day me, my parents n siblings we all were relaxing chatting when old house topic popped up.Then locked room topic came and I again said about roaming cat in that locked room. Being a teen i found sense in mom’s explaination now that how cat can managed to get inside that windowless locked room.
I asked dad one question which was always in back of my mind and that was why old tenant never came to take back their furniture and belongings
My dad said, that furniture belonged to one newly married couple who used to stay in that place before us. One day they committed suicide by hanging in the same room. House owner decided to keep their belonging in that same room and lock it before renting out appartment . Month later We shifted there. Dad casually added further that he got everytime confused clueless whenever I said cat is roaming in that locked room. He tried to see through gap in many occassions, but he never saw any cat.
I remember Many times we all heard sounds coming from that locked door but never experienced any paranormal encounter in that appartment, though we were too small to understand, but now i doubt that cat which i used to see behind that sealed door was really a cat or something else was behind that dark wooden locked door.