Agony By KSHITIJ BHOUMIK
Set in a small county of Ireland, Agony depicts the struggle of Kewy, a young high school art teacher. Kewy find herself tormented by a series of haunted dreams, one connected to another. The dreams take her to a god forsaken place dwell with evil and are surrounded by death, fear and hopelessness. Even when she was awake, she hears strange voices and eerie knockings at her doorsteps. Things buried in her past, started communicating with her in the form of nightmares, sickening her soul and questioning her existence.
Kasper is a grocery boy who works at Finke’s- a popular shopping store in Louth. He has never seen anyone as mysterious and charming as Kewy. Einin is a catholic teen studying in Kewy’s art history class. She just needed a look on Kewy’s face to understand her agonies. Kasper and Einin, quickly become comfortable with Kewy and get involve in her problem, not knowing what they are getting into, not having the slightest idea that what waits for them in those dead woods. But as the three entered into Reinhardt County- the place from Kewy’s dream, they realize it was never about the fear and survival. The truth was earth shattering, but it becomes too late to get away from it...
‘Good evening everyone. It’s 7 in the evening and we are here in the middle of nowhere. By the way, this
nowhere is called St. Dominicks. I’m Madeleine, and along with my three colleagues Ryan, Tim, and the Irish
lass, Kewy, we’re here to discover “what lies underneath this little talked about, unexplored mysterious land.” We
took the initiative to travel far from the United States for this project, and guess what? Our initial drive has been
rewarded. Madeleine picked up one of the found artifacts in her hand. This stone tool made of flint has
a length of 4.19 centimeters and is typically called a microlith. And then we have this axe-shaped hunting weapon.
These tools, and other artifacts like fish bones, strongly indicate the existence of Mesolithic settlements. We’re still
not in a position to jump to any conclusions, but it has been an interesting start. We’ll be back with more findings
and updates. Thank you and goodnight!’
There was silence again. The rain stopped and the wind calmed down. Kewy was lost in memories, sitting on the floor as still as a statue, indifferent and impassive. Einin was looking intently at her. She had not seen Kewy that silent and composed before. Kewy didn’t move or blink. It scared Einin. She couldn’t figure out whether Kewy was alive or dead based on her appearance. She slowly moved near Kewy and touched her. ‘Please speak.’ She tugged Kewy’s shoulders. Kewy looked at Einin. ‘I’m thirsty...
KSHITIJ lives near New Delhi, India. He loves writing and reading fictions, particularly the ones that envision the dark corners of human mind. He loves travelling and exploring the cultures and people through the medium of reading, travelling and watching. He was born in 1986 in Agra.