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Doppelganger Alert

You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything – from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall – is identical to your home.  What happens next?

It was my first day in London and I was excited as well as nervous.  I was looking for an apartment to rent.  I had got admission into the University of Manchester.  After having viewed 3 places, finally I settled for a nice apartment in Fairfield Street.  The owners were an Indian elderly family.

As I stepped into the apartment, I was completely shocked.  The place had a striking resemblance to my own home in Singapore.  The colour of the walls, the furniture and the layout.  After some time, I composed myself and entered the house.  I looked at the bookcase and saw that the books were exactly the ones I read at home.

“Hello, – let me show you your room?”

She led me to a room.  There again to my surprise the bedsheets, the cupboard, everything was a mirror image of my home.  “Oh”– I tried hard to contain my surprise”.  “Do you have any children?”

“We had a son – Sudhir – but he is no more….”

Beads of sweat started rolling down my back.

“Do you like the place,?”

“Oh oh – I will be seeing 1 or 2 more places soon.  Then, I will let you know”

I quickly thanked her and rushed out as soon as my legs could carry me.

When I was outside, I heaved a sigh of relief.

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  1. October 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I enjoyed this version. An apartment for yourself.

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