Murdered In 90 Seconds

We claim that our lives solely depend on what we decide and do everyday. Yet, we do not and will never know when and how our lives will end. It's true that no matter how hard we try to figure it out, there's no way we can tell the exact date and condition of our death. When the day comes to put an end to our so-called 'lives', that's it. No warnings, no clues at all.

The following incident is based on a true story. It happens in just about 90 seconds.

The first 30 seconds...

The boy is sitting in front of his computer table. Then suddenly he looks at his surroundings. The room is hot, so he opens the door and breathes in the cooler air. He closes his eyes for a second and listens to the sounds made by the cats, the people and the lizards.

The next 30 seconds...

He checks out the letter on the book shelf; it's the internet bill. He doesn't care and sits again at the computer table. He clicks on the movie folder, trying to decide on which movie to watch. He keeps looking and looking. Then he hears a sound. A horrible yet familiar sound that he knows so certainly.

The last 30 seconds...

He goes out of the room and sees his noisy nephew entering the house shouting and singing only-God-knows songs! The sense of privacy immediately slips away from his mind. He doesn't want to wait. He quickly pulls back into his room and shuts the door with all the might he possesses. Splash! And a small lizard bloodily flattened within the space between the door and the connected wall. There goes the life of a lizard, just like that.

On average, one lizard dies in every month, amazingly in the very same way.


avid gunner January 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

innnalillah...what a horrible way to die..keh2..

Siti Salwa Hanim January 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

hadoyai!!!ingatkan apa tadi

Igniz January 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

avid gunner: ngeh2. :P

salwa: hee. :)

sha filan January 17, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

cian cicak!

Judiene January 17, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

oh god, i'm gonna mourn over the dead lizard

aSNi FaRisyA January 17, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

ahaa..thought something happened to the boy..cicak yg mati rupenye..haha

Igniz January 18, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

sha filan: hahaha. :D

judiene: silakan. :D

asni farisya: budak tu sihat jer. :D

anak pak man January 18, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

even a an action as simple as closing the door could be fatal, thus we need to be alert always..

Igniz January 19, 2010 at 5:34 AM  

anak pak man: final destination...haha.

Fakhrul Anour January 20, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

I'm flattered... D'oh!

The lizard is Igniz's dearest pet... that's why the story seems so tragic. Yummyyyy!

There it goes, suddenly an idea bloomed in my head. Again... Good work Igniz! You really have a splattering story that really flattering. I'm impressed! ^_^

Igniz January 20, 2010 at 5:49 AM  

fakhrul anour: thank you.thank you. hehe.

phyto hystrix January 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM  


Haha! Ni msti based on a true story yg blaku kpd pnulis sdri ni...siap ade stat lg tu? Ha..!

The lizard paid the price when it shouldn't. Pity..ntah2 cck tu tgh dlm pjlnn nak blk sarang die,pstu jd kjadian yg x diingini mcm tu. Ksian die..

Igniz January 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

phyto hystrix: eh, tak tau. tak tau. hee. :P

aiMo0o February 16, 2010 at 6:50 PM  

i tot the guy yg mati.. ish2... a cicak died the same way at my door.. tersepit... =( yaasin.....

Igniz February 17, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

aimooo: the guy survived the incident i guess. :P

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