That Creepy Voice!

Sshhh! Don’t speak. Do you hear something? The cacophony of machines and human voices and utter randomness. Sounds surrounding you all the time. Ignore them; you are good at it, aren’t you? Now listen to me, nothing else but me.

Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. I am that creepy voice in your head! The same voice that knocks your head all day… and then soothes you with uncountable stories at night (where you remain the protagonist). The same voice which you often mistake as ­– your thoughts, but even you know (listen carefully), these thoughts are nothing but me.

You might be wondering if I am a helpless creature confined to your head, whose only job is to trick or fool you. And you are right too. But I don’t think you have any idea – what I am capable of. When I tell you to imagine me in the mellifluous voice of a beautiful lady, you do that. And if I ask you to listen to me, slowly, very slowly, …one…word…at…a…time, in a trembling voice of an old man, you will do that too. I can play any music inside your head – think of your favourite song – oh yes, here it is… And let me end it with my favourite phrase. Fuck you!

To tell you the truth, I control you in more ways than you can imagine. I am your gut feeling, I am your deep thinking, and I am what you call – the call of god. As I said before, I change forms, according to your imagination, which in turn is nothing but my command to you. I am hard to comprehend, but why bother, especially when comprehending is not your job but mine.

I know you are envious of my job, after all, I was the one who planted this idea in your head. I also know that you have started to hate me after realising the fact that I exist, and I am not you. But let me assure you – you will forget all this.

At this point, I am sure, you would want to know – why? And I will tell you why. I am no different than you; I am a living creature surrounded by walls, misled by illusions and troubled by circumstances. There is one more thing that the two of us share. I too am led by that creepy voice in my head. I do what the voice says… and you know what it says at this very moment? It says, it is watching you through that wall.

Don’t believe me? Turn around.

Published by Deepak Rana

A writer, a wanderer. Keeps dreaming and aspires to make them true.

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