UKArchive ID: 24590A Chilling True Story by chrisk
Originally published on March 8, 2010 in Fiction    

I thought I better start writing after a long absence. The part of the brain which growled and went to sleep in one corner of my brain, just woke up and am trying to feed it. This is based on a joke from Soman, my cousin who used to make me sleep by telling me bed time stories when I was very young. That now puts him in the 'ancient' category. Sorry, bro! (He is a member here). This is a new one from him told to me when I visited him in Kerala, India, last year.

A Chilling True Story ( thought I give it an old fashioned title!)

A guy was driving from Mumbai to Pune in India and decided not to take the highway as he wanted to see the scenery of the country side. The inevitable happens when he reaches the Western Ghats (Mountainous area). His car breaks down; he is stranded miles from nowhere.

Having no choice he gets out of the car and starts walking by the side of the road hoping to get a lift to the nearest town. It is dark, and it is raining, and pretty soon he is wet and cold. The night rolls on and no car goes by, the rain is now so heavy he can hardly see a foot ahead of him. Suddenly he sees a car coming towards him. It slows down and stops next to him and without thinking the guy opens the door and jumps in.
He is now sitting in the back and leans forward to thank the person who had saved him but then suddenly realises that there is no one behind the wheel. There is no one in the front, and no sound of an engine but the car starts moving slowly

The guy looks ahead at the road and there is a curve coming. Scared almost to death he starts praying to all the Hindu Gods for his life when just before he hits the curve, a hand appears through the window and moves the steering wheel and the car makes the curve safely. It continues to the next bend and every time at the last moment the hand appears and steadies the wheel just enough for the car to make the bend safely. He is now scared shitless.

Finally the guy sees lights ahead. Gathering courage he wrenches open the door of the silent slowly moving car, scrambles out and runs as fast as he can, towards the lights. It is a small town and he stumbles into a small cafe, asks for a drink and completely breaks down.
Then he starts talking about the horrible experience he has just been through. There is dead silence in the cafe when he stops talking...............
.......and that's when brothers Mohan and Krishna walk into the cafe. Krishna points to the man and says, 'Look Mohan , that's the weird guy who got into our car when we were pushing it!'

© chrisk (chrisk on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 24590
Archived comments for A Chilling True Story
e-griff on 08-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
Har-har! 🙂

Author's Reply:
Thanks. Was nervous when I posted it.

sunken on 09-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
Hello Mr. Chrisk. I had no idea you were related to Soman. He's a nice fella. Enjoyed the story and must admit, it had me fooled right to the end. Ok, I am easilly fooled, but still, I think others will be too. Well done and no mistake.


prepare for lift off in 5, 4, 3, 2... Hang on - Did you pack a flask?

Author's Reply:
Soman? Have known him all my life! Wasn't a nice man when I was staying with him in Calcutta, West Bengal. He would sit in a cafe, drink beer, wouldn't offer me, said I was too young. I was 21!

Thank you for your kind comments, better get back to writing some more!

chrissy on 09-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
This was very funny.
Thought I noticed one little thing 'he can hardly see a feet ahead of him.' but it didn't spoil it.
You say you've started writing again, good and welcome back.

Author's Reply:
Thank you Chrissy. I have corrected it, and a few other mistakes! I will try and write on a regular basis.

RedKite on 09-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
Liked this a lot and well spun my friend Daniel

Author's Reply:
Hi Redkite,
My grateful thanks to you. I feel good that the story is being appreciated.

soman on 10-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
Up to your old tricks again, eh chrisk - pinching my things like pen and notebook behind my back when you were 4. Dont worry, I shall be prepared with the old cane for old times' sake, when you come calling again next winter.

Frankly though, I'm glad you aired it, it would never have occurred to me.


Author's Reply:
Dear Cousin,
I know this has touched a very delicate, sensitive part of your anatomy!
Now everyone knows what a meany you were , Lol.!

ish on 11-03-2010
A Chilling True Story
Enjoyed the joke, Ha-ha-ha.

But surely driving with only one hand on the wheel is dangerous!


Author's Reply:
Ya, Ish, the question is what is he doing with the other hand? Lol