Monday, October 19, 2009

A short story, kind of .


http://litbites.blogspot.com/2009/10/bites-3s-halloween.html is doing this incredible Halloween Giveaway.  One of the ways to enter is to write her a scary story.  I am easily frightened and I am most afraid of bad guys threatning my kids and being chased.  So here is my story.  I am sure it is full of grammatical errors, I just did a quick proof.  Also,  I do not claim to be an author, this is only for fun, so don't laugh.  Please.

The Game
I opened the door and there he stood, bloody, beaten and grinning with that wicked, sexy grin he liked to wear. I stood speechless as I replayed the last time I saw him, over 5 years ago. He looked much like he does now, bloody, except that I was holding the stake that ran through his chest. He reached out and gently brushed his thumb over the curve of my lips. It was a soft caress, but it conveyed so much passion, regret and anger. I shivered and was about to speak when the chime of a beautiful voice broke my trance.


“Mommy, who’s there?” my son’s voice snapped me back into reality.

When I looked back, he was gone. The only proof of his visit lay crushed on my steps. The scent of roses washed over me almost making me dizzy.

“Mommy, are you OK?” Alester asked. I could see confusion and worry in his face.

“Ya baby, Mommy’s OK.” It didn’t work. It never had, his glamour. It never affected me like it did others. Otherwise, he would have caught me years ago.

But now, things have changed. The game is different, same rules, different stakes. I gathered my son in my arms and hugged him tight, sending feelings of safety, reassurance and love straight into him. That is my gift, it’s not much, but it helps.

“It’s time for us to take our trip now, time for the adventure. OK?” I smiled warmly into his beautiful face. “Get your bag, the special one. “ He nodded solemnly but headed for his room.

I found a chair and pushed the tile on the ceiling away, revealing my special bag. I kept it ready at all times, knowing this day would come eventually. The gun was loaded, not that it would do much good, only slow him down. We had enough money to hide us for several years; hopefully it wouldn’t come to that. It never has before, but like I said “this is a new game”.

We drove for several hours and as dawn threatened to break the horizon, I gave in to my body and found a hotel to rest. I couldn’t risk leaving him for even a moment so I gathered my sleeping boy and carried him into the lobby. That was my first mistake. I broke rule number one. Only when the sun shines shall I sleep. There he stood no longer bruised and the only blood on him dripped from his face. The hotel attendant hung limp in his arms as he slowly looked up at me. His eyes glittered and he actually smiled at me.

“Ella.”, his voice sent chills of fear and promises of seduction up my spine. “Ella, what have you brought me?”

I clutched my son tighter to my chest, knowing with his renewed strength I would not make it to the door. I knew then that our nightmare was just beginning.

4 comments:

Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) said...

Haha, spoooooky ! Ella must be rich to be able to hide for several years. I'm jealous of her now...! :)

A little something awaits you here. Enjoy, Elnice !

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

Oooh...I want to know more. I think you could take this little snippet places.

elnice said...

Thank you for the nice comments.

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