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April Fool

The Nokia 6610 was on silent mode. Stella noticed that she had got 5 missed calls.
Gosh! I hate life. " She exclaimed, exhausted after the horrendous board meeting.
"Another wrong number!" she sighed as she called back the landline, 08-4453241.
"Congratulations!" boomed an automated voice response system. "You have just won the 100 million teleotto raffle!"
Stella was totally puzzled because she could not remember buying a raffle ticket. " well, may be my younger sister had bought a raffle ticket in my name without telling me",she thought. Stella already started thinking of many ways to spend the money. But was interrupted by the automated voice. "Collect your cash on 1st April at Rose villa, Washington Street". There was silence on the other end, so Stella switched off the mobile. Stella started jumping around and screaming in happiness.
Stella wanted it to be a surprise. So she didn't tell anyone in her family as well as to her friends. Next day when she went to work she had a huge smile on her face. She was in her good spirits when she saw her enemy Lizzie. "Your dress looks superb, Lizzie," said Stella. But in reality Lizzie was wearing a disgusting dress!
"Did you win the raffle," Lizzie asked with a mysterious grin. Stella was amazed because she didn't tell anyone about winning the raffle. "What?" asked Stella, "oh! Nothing. I was saying you look so happy that I thought you won 100 million bucks."
Stella did not give much thought to this incident. She was spending the week thinking of different ways to spend the money. She did not have plans of being charitable. She felt it difficult to concentrate on her work as she found herself thinking only of her life after 1st April.
One day at home - "Mother, I am going to Davinci boutique to buy myself some new outfits" Said Stella.
Stella's mother was taken aback as the shop was extremely expensive. "Do as you wish "said the confused mother. "Don't be puzzled mother. There is a huge surprise waiting for you. Soon you will come to know" said Stella mysteriously. Stella was shocked when she heard the prize of some garments while the sales girl was surprised to see an ordinary looking girl in that exclusive boutique. Stella ordered some outfits and said she would pay on 1st April.
At last the great day dawned bright & cheerful and Stella set out to Rose villa to collect her prize. Rose villa was not at all as Stella expected it to be. The house was old and seemed to be deserted. She knocked at the door and there was no response. She gently pushed the door and entered the house. The house was dark and she wandered aimlessly in that house. Suddenly she heard a noise and her body froze. She followed the noise mustering all her courage. She found herself looking at Lizzie, Mandy & Juana shouting maximum in their voice. "April fool"
It took sometime for the truth to dawn on her. She realized how her foes had made her a big fool. She made up her mind not to let others take advantage of her again. A sad but wise Stella ambled back home.

Varsha Varghese,
7th std
Kerala

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