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rickyknight1
October 7th, 2016, 01:17 AM
I'm walking on a dirt trail, it's dark and I need to get home; the only problem is--my house is up on a hill. It's surrounded by a forest, and in order for me to get there--I have to go through these woods.

To make things worst, there's been strange reports about people going missing in the thickets. I've often heard many terrified screams on nights like this one, a black sky with no moon.

Then in the morning we often find blood stains splattered across dry ground; they get scattered among the leaves. I told my parents since I'm only a teenager, that I would never be late coming home. But tonight--it seems the clock has escaped me; I'm being elluded by the sands of time, like when words fall on death ears.

I decide to take my first step towards destiny, I start sneaking into this haphazard timberland. The trees look abandoned and desecrated; their leaves are deformed and malnourished--they appear to be unloved by anyone.

I see a gang of crows hanging on one of the stripped-down branches, of one of the pale trees with no leaves--and only its exoskeleton. They are all gathered like a choir on its decaying body; they cock their heads at me. As if to mock me--I hate their eyes, they're pitch black and are looking right into my soul.

They just keep looking, and looking--I'm starting to lose it, I want them to stop but, they just keep looking at me! A few start humming what sounds like a lovely tune, lullabies sung to the dead corpses before they eat it.

I take off running--I go deeper into the woods, passing through all the trees; when I come across a mysterious fog. Its sting feels alive, now I have no way of getting back because--I don't know where I am. It's way too dark. I hear faint whispers in the distance, scurrying footsteps are all around me.

"H-hello...is someone there?" Now I hear nothing but silence. Oh! Wait--there it goes again. A set of footsteps runs around me, I quickly turn in its direction. Now...silence.
"This isn't funny you know" I said. In the hopes that whoever is playing this prank--might admit defeat. I try walking forward, when I hear laughter--like that of a little girl.

Just as I was about to continue walking, she jumps right in front of me. A girl wearing torn up clothing with blood stains on it; her thick raven hair is so long--that it covers her face. She is bear foot, and they're covered in black soil and hardended mud.

"W-who are you?" I ask. She remains silent, then flashes her yellow fangs at me. She twist her head sideways, then licks her lips, which is covered in blood, "I just want to go home, please--don't hurt me." I cry out. She opens her mouth to scream--then she goes launching straight at me.

I try running, as quickly as I can but, not too long after--I too start to scream for help in this placid darkness.

KellInkston
October 10th, 2016, 11:36 PM
I think we need a new "spooked" reaction button. Vampires are scary for me and not handsome or dreamy at all. Thanks for the read~

rickyknight1
October 11th, 2016, 12:04 AM
I think we need a new "spooked" reaction button. Vampires are scary for me and not handsome or dreamy at all. Thanks for the read~
Thank you!

Grub-r
October 12th, 2016, 08:06 PM
1st paragraph - worst = worse (silly typo)
2nd paragraph - death = deaf (silly typo)
4th paragraph - gang = murder (technically, but I'm being very nitpicky)
9th paragraph - there's no reaction. this scary little girl "jumps out" and there's no reaction.

Overall, very good short story. The setting sucked me in and I'm interested in reading more.

rickyknight1
October 12th, 2016, 08:08 PM
I'll revise it some and stay tune for more like this one 😊

Ghouls
October 26th, 2016, 08:06 PM
"Bear foot" = barefoot?
Liked the story - loved the setting. Definitely "want to read more" category :)