Chapter 1 : Whom She Will Bury Next?


Catherine came downstairs and joined the dining table with others. She behaved like a normal person and acted like as if she didn’t remember just before minutes upstairs in the first left room, she killed Mark. Whose body was still lying up there & the blood was spread all over the floor still fresh and not dry.

Chapter 1:
The Journey Begins

Catherine lived in Juneau a beautiful capital city of Alaska with her parents and elder brother. Skinny like noodles and sweet like corn that is how Catherine was. After the death of her father a few months ago there are now only 3 members in the house. Catherine father died after a long sickness of Alzheimer which is genetic in their father’s family background as her grandfather also died because of the same diseases. Her mother; Thaila does some job in a firm and now is the sole bread earner of the family. Her brother Tom is still studying his doctorate. Catherine was done with her school and now she was getting ready for her admissions to college.
It was Thursday and Catherine was making herself a coffee in the kitchen; black coffee with one cube of sugar that is how she liked it. Suddenly the doorbell rang and she stepped towards the door with a cup of coffee in her left hand. She opened the door and was happy to see her friends on the door; Mark, Stephine, Juliet, Anthony & Tony. As they watched Catherine, they shouted all together

Hey Catherine!

Catherine: – Hey guys, how are you? (with extreme happiness on face)

How come you are here in the middle of the day?

Stephine replied for the group: – we guys wanted to tell you that we are planning for a one-week trip to Alaska forests and wanted you to join also

Oh really!! I would love to join count me in Catherine said

Okay let’s go then we have to make arrangements Mark Said dragging others down from entrance stairs of Catherine’s house towards the car which was kept on the alongside the road

At least have some tea or coffee guys Catherine said

No, we have to make some arrangements. Keep yourself ready we will text you the timings and date Mark said while waving towards Catherine and entering into the car

They left and Catherine shut the door and took a sip from the coffee which was still in her hand.

Catherine was very happy but confused also about the fact will her mother give her permission or not. She went into his room and waited for the mom to come back home.
It was 8:00 clock in the evening door opened and Catherine woke up as she had fallen asleep on her table. Catherine came out from the room and stepped faster towards the door.

Hey, mom how was your day Catherine asked generously while helping her mom pulling out his jacket as it was very cold outside.

It was a long tidy day mother answered the question and asked where is your brother hasn’t he come home yet?

He is in his room doing some work Catherine replied

Okay! I will change and then we will have dinner mother said

Catherine took advantage of this moment, she grabbed all the stuff and set the dinner table just to impress her mother

Room door banged and mother came inside the hall

Someone has already set the table Thaila (her mother ) said in a pampering way. So what do you want Catherine?

Catherine laughed and shouted Thomas (her brother) dinner is ready, come down. Catherine came down and her brother also joined. Everyone praised almighty and then started eating food. After a few moments

Mom I need to ask you something Catherine said

I saw this coming Thaila murmured

What? Catherine Said

(Throat Clearing )
Ya tell what is it mother replied

My friends have made a plan for a one-week trip to Alaska. can I go?

Really? that’s great you should go mother replied

Catherine was already overwhelmed with an answer but she controlled her excitement & said thanks, mom.

She ate her dinner and went into her room for packing. Meanwhile, she was packing Stephine called her and told we are leaving on the weekend so be ready and dropped the phone. Catherine packed almost all necessary things. Next day she was busy in arrangements and fewer times she felt some dizziness but she ignored it as she was excited for the trip so she didn’t want to take a nap.
Next morning, she woke up early as it was the weekend and they were leaving today for the trip. She was waiting eagerly for her friends to come and pick her up.
A car horn beeped & Catherine opened the door as she was standing there from early. She shouted mom I am leaving. Her mother came and hugged her near the door. She waved goodbye to her mom and stepped into the car. Catherine, Mark, Stephine, Juliet & Anthony everyone in the car was very happy about the trip. Mark was driving the jeep and Anthony was sitting next to the driver seat and all others were sitting on the back. The trip was going to be long so everyone was shouting with loud music so that it doesn’t become boring. They stopped at some places to take rest and have some tea. After two hours of travel, Catherine got a little tired and leaned her head on the window and put her earphones on. Anthony who was sitting next to Mark was surfing through his phone and was reading something suddenly shouted so loudly that everyone with him screamed as if their car was going to hit something and Mark applied the brake and stopped the car in the middle of nowhere.
Chapter 2 coming next Sunday till then stay tuned.
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Muneeb Zargar

Muneeb Zargar

My name is Muneeb. Proud Storyteller from Kashmir & an Electronics Engineer by choice.

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