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Delivery Man

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The moon shone wearily, it seemed as if it had lost its charm. Everything you heard about the moon would be utter lies if you saw how it looked that night. Pale with no radiance whatsoever, ever seen a torch bulb grow dim when on low battery? The man was disappointed. He had to cross the forest and he was banking on the moon to show him the path. The parcel had to be delivered. The laddoos were important for the wedding. After all his mother had put in so much effort and how shamelessly he had pleaded the grocer for some besan on credit. All for a stupid cousin, who was finally getting married. "Family" he said and shrugged. The route looked challenging. Nevertheless, he trudged his way through the foliage, battling creepers and ignoring the eerie noises that his footsteps made as he walked. Twigs broke under his weight and the owls hooted when they saw him. The usual calming evening breeze had ceased to blow. It was unnatural he thought and shrugged his shoulders. He could …