Fiction logo

A Parcel of Love

When Love Arrives in Unexpected Packages

By AshokPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
A Parcel of Love
Photo by Rowan Freeman on Unsplash

In the bustling streets of Mumbai, amidst the chaotic traffic and the constant hum of life, there lived a girl named Meera. She was a simple girl with dreams as big as the city itself, but her days were spent in the monotony of her routine job at a local bookstore.

Meera's life took an unexpected turn the day a new delivery boy started working for the neighborhood courier service. His name was Rahul, and from the moment their eyes met, Meera felt a strange flutter in her heart. Rahul had a boyish charm about him, with his easy smile and friendly demeanor. Every time he visited the bookstore to deliver packages, Meera found herself stealing glances at him, longing for their brief interactions to last longer.

As days turned into weeks, Meera found herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Rahul. She would eagerly await his visits, her heart skipping a beat every time she heard the familiar ring of the doorbell. But she was too shy to confess her feelings, afraid of risking their budding friendship.

Meanwhile, strange occurrences began to unfold in Meera's life. She started receiving anonymous letters and eerie phone calls, each one more disturbing than the last. The messages spoke of a dark presence lurking in the shadows, watching her every move. Meera dismissed them as pranks at first, but as the threats escalated, she couldn't shake off the feeling of dread that gripped her heart.

One stormy night, as Meera was closing up the bookstore, she heard a knock on the door. Peering through the glass, she saw Rahul standing outside, drenched from the rain. Concerned, she hurried to let him in, but as soon as she opened the door, she was seized by a sense of foreboding. Rahul's usually cheerful face was twisted into a sinister grin, his eyes gleaming with malice.

Before Meera could react, Rahul lunged at her, his hands wrapping around her throat with a vice-like grip. She struggled to break free, but his strength was overpowering. Just as she felt herself slipping into darkness, a burst of adrenaline surged through her veins. With all her might, she managed to push Rahul away and escape out the door.

Gasping for breath, Meera ran through the rain-soaked streets, her heart pounding in her chest. She knew she had to seek help, but she couldn't shake off the feeling that she was being followed. Desperate and terrified, she stumbled upon a police station and burst through the doors, tears streaming down her face as she recounted her harrowing ordeal.

The police launched an investigation into the incident, but as they delved deeper into Rahul's background, they uncovered a chilling truth. Rahul was not who he claimed to be. His real name was Ravi, and he had a history of stalking and violence against women. He had been using his job as a delivery boy to prey on unsuspecting victims, luring them into his trap with his charm and deceit.

Shocked and shaken, Meera realized the extent of the danger she had narrowly escaped. The thought of how close she had come to becoming another victim sent shivers down her spine. But amidst the fear and trauma, there was also a glimmer of hope. She had found the strength to fight back, to stand up against her attacker and survive against all odds.

In the aftermath of the ordeal, Meera vowed to never let fear dictate her life again. She found solace in the love and support of her friends and family, who stood by her side through the darkest of times. And though the scars of that fateful night would never fully heal, Meera emerged stronger and more resilient than ever before.

As for Rahul, or rather Ravi, justice caught up with him in the end. He was apprehended by the police and brought to trial for his crimes, facing the full force of the law for his heinous actions. And as Meera watched him being led away in handcuffs, she knew that she had finally found closure, and the strength to move on from the nightmare that had once consumed her life.

The story of Meera and Rahul serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder that love can sometimes hide in the darkest of places. But it is also a testament to the power of courage and resilience, and the ability of the human spirit to triumph over even the most terrifying of horrors. For Meera, it was a journey of survival, of finding hope in the face of despair, and ultimately, of reclaiming her life and her right to love, on her own terms.

Young AdultShort StorySeriesSatirePsychologicalMysteryMicrofictionLove

About the Creator


Hi, I'm Ashok, and I'm from India. I'm really good at art and digital marketing, and I've been doing it for six years. Nice to meet you all!

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.