I do not remember what time it was, it surely felt like I was somewhere in-between. It was a dark and cold night. Walking down a street, I saw a gigantic stunning castle on the opposite side of the street. The light blue color of its shimmering crystal walls was so mesmerising, as if asking me to come inside. I was alone, so I was a bit hesitant to enter at first, but the longer I tried to resist the temptation, the stronger it grew.
At last, I gave in and gathered the tiny bits of courage I had, and entered the castle. I was greeted with a breathtaking view of crystal pillars, shining glass walls. royal rooms and exquisite furniture. Everything in the castle had an unearthly jewel-like quality and vibe. Although I felt like I was having the time of my life, but something felt off.
" Where are the people who live in this castle? or are there any?"
Walking through the castle's corridor, I realised that everything from the walls to the furniture and the rooms, was repeating itself. I began to panic and I had an eerie feeling.
I was searching for the exit door when a little man dressed in short pants, green stockings, leather boots, and an overcoat suddenly appeared. He was quite well dressed.
He didn't say anything but just kept smiling at me. He was constantly staring at me with a strange lunatic look on his face, as if saying -" I knew you will like the castle. Didn't you?"
I had been tricked! It wasn't a castle, but a trap. I had to find a way out and so I started to run. He was behind me, chasing. It felt like an eternity. " Will I ever find my way out of this trap?"
Just when I had lost all hope, I ( unknowingly) stepped on a threshold and found myself on the street, out of the castle. " Ahh.. Goodness gracious!!"
I turned around one last time, and he was there - standing right on the windowsill.. grinning. The sight disappeared.
He was The Rumpelstiltskin.