Only Skin Deep- EscapeBecka struggled and faught to surface out of unconciousness. The darkness was drowning her, crashing down on her again and again. The numbness was slowly leaving her and the pain was filling her. The pain was forcing her awake. Becka groaned in pain as her eyes dragged open. She recognised the basement floor. She was so cold. Her body shivvered as it was face down on the basement floor in a dried puddle of her own blood. She could still taste blood in her mouth.
Flashes of what happened after Demetri left assaulted her mind. Dante had beat her. He had caused her more pain than she had ever felt before. Becka shuddered at the memory of what he had done to her. Her ribs were surely fracture from the force of his punches. She remembered how he had kept telling her that he was doing this to keep her alive.
"If I don't do this. My brother will torture you, and you probably wont survive that. He doesn't know how to hold back like I do." Dante's voice was silk as he used his demonic power
Still BrokenI am not perfectStill Broken7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
no I am more broken than not
but that's what happens
when your life has been full
of fear and pain
even after you escape
the memories still haunt
and the dreams still wake you
even when you are safe
and loved and wanted and cared for
you are still broken
Broken Lovei know you are brokenBroken Love7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but i have a secret
i'm broken too
hold my hand
let's heal together
The Carnival of Carnage A gentle wind wafted through the streets, bringing with it the sweet smell of rain. The warm night was peaceful, save for a distant thunder. The only person outside, though, was an older man dressed in a torn work shirt and ragged jeans. He leaned back against the wall of an apartment building, gazing up at the clouding sky. He took up a dirty liquor bottle and tipped it back to drink, when he saw it. An object was being blown on the wind; it floated about as carelessly as any piece of trash, then landed directly in front of the homeless man. Intrigued and slightly tipsy, the man wandered into the street to see the object. It was a playing card, face-down on the pavement. The man picked it up and turned it over. The corner bore the phrase "Joker", but the image was not traditional. It was of a pink and blue clown face with a large afro and huge necklace. The man pondered it for a moment, then started laughing with apparent joy. He pocketed the card and made his way in the directioThe Carnival of Carnage9 years ago in Horror More Like This
My Better Half.For thousands of years,My Better Half.7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My soul has walked the earth.
It has felt passion and love,
As much as it has seen blood and tears.
Every body my soul has become,
Has lived a different life,
Over come different things.
But one thing was shared during each life,
Something so special,
So pure & fragile;
My other half.
Whether it had been a short encounter,
Or a life's gesture,
My soul in each life was able to see,
The one it lived for.
I shall never know who I once was,
The great things I did,
Or the wrongs I made,
But I do know that he was the greatest part of my every life.
He was the one thing death could not take,
The one thing words could not break.
My mind & body will most likely never know,
Who he is when I meet him.
But my soul shall jump with glee at his meeting,
For he was, is and always will be,
My better half...
Nazi Zombies Chapter 1September 5th, 1945, Somewhere Outside of Germany.Nazi Zombies Chapter 16 years ago in Horror More Like This
The Marine woke up after the crashing of his plane. He looked over to the wreckage, only to find the bodies of his former comrades sprawled out around the destroyed B17 bomber. He stood, surprised to find that he hadnt been injured except for a small cut across his cheek. He wiped the blood from this minor wound. He had more important things to figure out right now, like where the heck he was. He ran to the bomber, grabbing what was left of the radio inside. He tried it, but he heard nothing. The radio was completely dead. Right as he dropped the radio, he looked up to see a group of people walking towards him. He drew his Colt M1911 handgun and took aim at the leader of the groups head, who was running ahead of the others.
Freeze! said the Marine.
The man kept running, but as soon as he got close, he yelled, RUN!
The Marine looked behind the man and noticed that the other people had what
L4DChp.9WhatisthisanInterview?Chapter Nine: What is this? An Interview?L4DChp.9WhatisthisanInterview?7 years ago in Horror More Like This
We stood in the shadows of the many tents, trucks, vans and other things the army had laid out for the cure. Okay, I said turning to my team, Follow me, the group of people were looking for consist of two Hunters, a Boomer and a Smoker. I informed them, Ill spot them, Im not sure if theyll notice me but Yeah. I said.
They all nodded and we headed down the street. Of course, the zombies noticed us and ran towards us, their deformed sounds of growls and yells made it much more scary, I aimed my handgun at a few and shot, flinching slightly. I never really shot a gun before, only the bee-bee gun my grandpa had, plus the sound of the gun fire brought back memories of my infection. Alex, where do we go? Fred called out as he pushed a few zombies away from him before shooting them, getting a head-shot. I looked around some, Come on, its a few blocks away.
L4D- Chp. 11: --Chapter Eleven: Nice Game of Hide-In-Go-Seek?L4D- Chp. 11: --6 years ago in Horror More Like This
Hey, Alex, I could barely hear the voice of whoever was saying my name, my head was throbbing with pain, I grumbled and slowly opened up my eyes, my vision was blurry, I blinked a few times before it became clear again, I jumped and gasped seeing the hooded creature directly in front of me, even though I couldnt see his eyes I could tell he was staring at me intensely. From instinct reached for my waist, grabbing my handgun but, it wasnt there, I felt around my other side of the waist but there wasnt one there either. I was defenseless. I glared at the Hunter. I looked around my surroundings, we were sitting upon a fire escape on some apartments, and we were a few floors above the ground but still in the air none-the-less. I glanced around some and saw my weapons sitting on the window seal. I looked back at the Hunter.
I knew it was Josh, it was easy to tell, for many reasons 1)he wasnt ripping my r
I Forgot About Myself.You swept me off my feet,I Forgot About Myself.7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Promised me everything under the sun.
I fell so quickly & deeply in love,
But I never slowed down to think.
To get you, my prince,
I was willing to pull back on my life,
To let you lead yours through mine,
But I forgot about myself.
We made so many plans,
In them, you were at the top of your dreams,
While I was at the bottom of mine,
That was our future & I was okay with that.
I sat back as a benchwarmer,
Sitting on the sidelines of our lives.
Yet you were the major leaguer,
Hitting all the home runs for the team.
I dropped all of my hopes & dreams for you,
'Cause it meant being with my prince.
I put them inside a tiny drawer;
Today I opened it and remembered the passion I once felt.
My hopes & dreams flew around me like butterflies,
Filled me with happiness & joy again.
I forgot about myself with all this hype of being in love,
I forgot of my morals & beliefs.
I look back now;
I sacrificed so much for us.
You never sacrificed a thing,
It was all me.
Late Nights Remastered Ch. 05Originally Published Online May 2001Late Nights Remastered Ch. 058 years ago in Horror More Like This
Part Five - Sleeping Nightmares...
Though Lucy had settled into her new position at the company with ease she was still troubled. The strange and rather odd stuff that had happened a few weeks ago had passed but Lucy was scared by the gaps in her memory, gaps that could be explained with reason but never quite fitting the facts like she was protecting herself from something. At first she thought she was ill, but no illness she knew of could effect someone on certain days or in Lucy's case certain nights. She remembered reading something about self blocking, where a person experiences something so terrifying they block out the memory, but all Lucy could think of was the attack and that had been months ago now. She sighed puzzled and went back to the pile of invoices on her desk.
Well, that was one thing about being promoted Lucy thought to herself, not having to stay late in the office unless she wanted too an
Late Nights Remastered Ch. 08Originally Published Online May 2001Late Nights Remastered Ch. 088 years ago in Horror More Like This
Part Eight - Lambing Season...
Lucy forgot about her troubles as soon as she saw her father waiting for her at the platform, she ran into his waiting arms seeking comfort, "Dad its great to see you!, How's Mum?" Lucy asked. "Your mother's doing fine hon, she just had a bad reaction to that new treatment they gave her for her back. Anyway lets get you settled in at home and then you can go see her." Her father said as they went to the car arm in arm exchanging recent news. Lucy kept quite about her own problems, not sure how her father would react and quite frankly she could not bring herself to say "Dad I think I'm a werewolf!" She sighed at the stupidity of it all and decided she was just letting her mind run away with her rather crazy thoughts. No she thought to herself there was no such thing as werewolves, she just wished she could get the idea out of her head.
Lucy had been to see her mother in the hospital, like h
L4D- Chp. 5: They Made WhatL4D- Chp. 5: They Made What7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter Five: They Made What!?
It was weird, having Shane around. I had stayed with them for a few days, trying to think of a way to approach my problem I was about to decide to face it head on but the problem was when to? And how? I couldnt just go up to the problem and say, Hey! I dont like you! And I want you to leave! Right now! that wouldnt work at all.
One night Josh and I were outside sitting on a roof, watching the stars. By this time I had realized and accepted that I was in love with him, I still wasnt sure how he felt but he would always hold me and calm me down when I would get frazzled, which always made me happy. Kali was now one of my closet friends since the zombie apocalypse. Ive gotten use to her odd behavior, as for Tyler I hardly ever know hes there, until he vomits on someone and the horde comes or some other Boomer related thing.
It was quiet between Josh and me as we sat on the roof, the star
L4D- Chp. 1: The First MeetingL4D- Chp. 1: The First Meeting7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter One: First Meeting
I sat there, crying and crying in the dark room that I had found. It seemed like it had once been an office building or some apartments I really couldnt tell or none the less, care. But, here I sat, crying my eyes out sobbing.
Shhh, I hear a Witch. Flashlights off. I could hear someone say from down the hall. I shifted slightly but kept on crying and sobbing. I heard their footsteps. Four of them. They stopped right out the doorway to the dark room I was in. There was no other way out, no windows no, nothing. I looked up as they all slowly entered the room. Four of them, yup. An old guy that was in a army suit, a gay biker looking man with a vest, a girl in a red jacket and a business man with a sloppy tie. They stared at me then slowly spread out around the room. I didnt mind them for the first three to five seconds. After that, they started to get on my nerves.
I slowly stood up, growling at them, Oh, shit, she
L4D- Chp. Six: The CureL4D- Chp. Six: The Cure7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter Six: The Cure
I lay strapped down to a metal table it was in a tent that was among many others. I could hear nurses, doctors and sciencetist. Shes a Witch type B negative, A nurse said flipping through a clipboard after examining me, Her claws are five inches long, she continued telling the doctor and sciencetist, She seemed to have devoured more than ten but less than thirty humans in the time of her infection. I stayed on that for a while. They could tell how many people Ive eaten? But, the only thing Im worried about Dr. Feliks is she seemed to have Changed more. The nurse said, in hushed tones but I could still hear them.
What do you mean, Tiffany? Dr. Feliks asked. I couldnt see them from being strapped down.
Shes She seems to not have cried much. Tiffany said I could hear her nails clack on the clipboard out of nervousness? Anxiety?
Dr. Willson, I
L4D- Chp. 3: Meet the CrewL4D- Chp. 3: Meet the Crew7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter Three: Meet the Crew
We walked down the tracks, following them, W-where are we going? I asked Josh sniffling. I realized this is the second time he took me somewhere, its like Im a sick puppy that has to follow someone around. Wow, thats sad. Which made me cry some more.
I want you to meet some people its a safe place there too. Josh explained as he looked around for a good way out.
Please, if you can help it, no more rocks. I said sniffling from the fact that I could have almost died... Again.
That made Josh chuckle, he looked around some more, Come on, theres a door. It has to lead somewhere. He said climbing out of the track pit. I hopped up and looked around, still sobbing slightly, keeping most of the zombies away from me. Josh and I looked at the door, it was closed, Well, this sucks. He said.
I sighed and cried some, Its sad, we can do all this amazing stuff. But not ope
L4D- Chp. 12: Good-bye...Chapter Twelve: Good-ByeL4D- Chp. 12: Good-bye...6 years ago in Horror More Like This
We stood there for a moment, it felt like years before someone said something, and that someone was Fred, J-Josh? he asked taking a small step towards his old friend. I watched as Fred walked towards him, no one said anything, I guess if someone did it would ruin the moment. I turned and leaned against the wall, letting the two of them have their own little friend moment. I started to reload my guns sliding the clip into place I heard a yell of terror and pain. I quickly turned around holding out my handguns, I gasped seeing Josh sitting on Fred ripping out his chest, Stop! I yelled and ran over to them, using all my weight and momentum I knocked Josh off of Fred and he rolled on the roof top I aimed the two handguns at him and placed one of feet on his chest keeping him down, I turned to Fred who was twitching and foaming at the mouth, its the cure Its making him react in a different way. I thought, Fred kept twi
L4D- Chp. 2: WhyDidYouSaveMeL4D- Chp. 2: WhyDidYouSaveMe7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter Two: Why Did You Save Me?
I watched as the Tank started to come after me but instead of feeling the Tanks hit I felt myself being knocked down to the ground behind a dumpster, with a hand over my mouth. I almost started growling but then I realized it was Josh. He was smirking, pinning me down behind the dumpster. I felt the earth shake under me as the Tank slowly made its way over to my kill dragging it away with his own. I started crying more because of that. That kid was my kill! Josh sat up, I sat up as well, Y-you saved me, I said, still sniffling.
Josh smiled at me, his hood still covering his face, Well, I wasnt just gonna let you die, was I? he asked.
I looked down at the pavement, not saying much, but crying slightly.
Josh looked at me, waiting for my response and when I didnt say anything he started to worry, Alex, you thought I was going to let you die?!
I looked around some, We We should g
The Riddlebox "Mommy, look what I found!" The boy dashed up to his mother, a harassed-looking woman walking briskly along, several grocery bags in her hands. She ignored her son, something she often did of late.The Riddlebox9 years ago in Horror More Like This
"Mommy!" the boy whined. "I found a card and it's got a pretty picture on it." Sighing, the mother paused to look, thinking someone had just dropped a risqué playing card. However, she was wrong; it was a joker card, with a picture that was far from pretty, at least to her. It was of a purple jack-in-the-box with a green question mark on the front and a grotesque jester head popping out. A scary picture. Now her son would have nightmares all night; just what she needed.
"Can I keep it?" the boy asked pleadingly.
"Absolutely not. It looks scary. Besides, you picked it up off the ground, so it has germs on it." Actually, it was strangely spotless. "Drop it." The boy sighed and dropped the card, giving it one last look before leaving with his mother.
"…when you step into dea
The Great Milenko He may not have found the card had he not slipped and fell. It was in the corner of a dark, dead-end alley. The man had darted in that direction while escaping the police, and now he was here, lying face down on the ground and staring at a joker card. The picture was not of a joker, however, but of a gray-faced, red-haired and bearded man sporting a turban and wielding a wand. The man slowly sat up as he stared at the card; it was in the shadows for a reason. He had to warn someone. Dashing to the entrance of the alley, he decided to tell the first person he saw. This happened to be a man dressed in a business suit and sipping a coffee.The Great Milenko9 years ago in Horror More Like This
Sir! the man cried.
What? the businessman snapped. I dont do charity, okay buddy?
No, I only wish to warn you!
L4D- Chp. 4: I Don't Like HimL4D- Chp. 4: I Don't Like Him7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter Four: I Dont Like Him
Im not sure how long I sat there, sobbing. But everyone else didnt seem to mind it, except for Kali she seemed a little freaked out by it. But, as I moaned and cried they just sat on the other end of the room and whispered to each other. I didnt mind it, a few hours later after I had sobbed my daily dose of tears? I got up and shuffled over to them and sat down by Josh. Everyone stopped talking when I got over to them. When I sat down by Josh and put his arm around me again and pulled me closer to him. I liked it when he would do that, made me feel save for some reason. I leaned my head on his shoulder and sniffled slightly.
So, Alex, Shane said from sitting against a box across the floor, watching us, Tell us about yourself. He said.
I peeked at him from behind my hair, Uh, I sniffled some more, Uh What do you want to know? I asked.
What can you cook? Tyler ask
Scary Stories Scary StoriesScary Stories9 years ago in Horror More Like This
There once was an elegant , smart , beautiful girl . She had gone back to her dorm late one night . Shadows stalked the the hallway corridores . She retrived her books before heading over to her boyfriends dorm .She wanted to spend the night at his place for once and of course her boyfriend did not object. She opened the door . She stepped nto the room . She knew instandtly her roommate would be sleeping soundly and would not like it if she turned on the light,so she did not
She stumbled and tripped , and fumbled around the dark , shadowy room for aproximently about , estimating , 10 minutes or so, gathering what she would need and take
The Amazing Jeckel Brothers The old man hobbled down the road, seemingly oblivious to the cars that passed him, eyes glowing with a purposeful determination.The Amazing Jeckel Brothers9 years ago in Horror More Like This
"Go to the town," he had been told. "Find the sign. They will all come to you, one by one. Let what will happen, happen." Pure chaos was what would happen; he was sure of it, for who could withstand such a force?
The man walked the sidewalk of Main Street, barely noticed by others and barely noticing them in turn. His eyes were constantly scanning the ground; but it didn't take long for him to find what he was looking for. Nestled between two small shops was a card. The old man dove for it, already knowing it was a joker's card, and what the image would be: a strange, fiery face, one half smiling wickedly, the other half looking enraged.
"And so the fifth has dropped," the old man said to himself, pocketing the card. "I know what I must do…"
"A vision of a candle will begin to form like a distant dream with billowing smoke rising from
The Ringmaster The card lay in the middle of the intersection, and though cars drove over it and past it, it remained in the same spot, unmarked and untouched. On the occasion that a stray dog would venture out to sniff at the card, the dog would whimper and back away. It certainly was not ordinary, and the dumpy bag lady waiting at the bus stop could tell. She considered herself an expert on the supernatural, having made a living as a psychic when she was younger. That was before she was hailed as a fraud…well that's what she got for faking a reading for the first time.The Ringmaster9 years ago in Horror More Like This
Still, her curiosity overcame her desire to stay out of the road, and leaving her bags, she walked cautiously to the center of the street, watching for cars. It was a playing card, and the face told her it was a joker card. But this was not what made her gasp in fear. The card was printed with a gold and black image; it was the long face of a man wearing a top hat, clawed hands stretched out. The old lady stared, a cold chi
Thy Wraith Had anyone been awake that night, they might have been slightly afraid. There was very little traffic in the tiny county, but there were always forest sounds. But not tonight. Tonight was completely and utterly silent, not a cricket, not an owl, not even the wind. The sky was completely clear and cloudless…yet not a star shone, and it was the night of the new moon. Darkness and stillness abounded. Yet the residents of the rural area slept on, completely oblivious of what was to come.Thy Wraith9 years ago in Horror More Like This
At precisely 3:03 am, something fell from the sky. This was odd, for there was nowhere it could have fallen from. It did, however, fall, and it landed in the middle of a field. It was a playing card…in fact, it was the sixth Jokers Card. The face bore a red-robed figure, hand stretched out in a beckoning gesture. Had anyone been studying the card, and then looked up, they would have been in for a shock. The creature was there by the card; on its shoulder a crow perched, yellow eyes gazing keenly
Blood Lust - 17 Chapter 17: One Drink Too ManyBlood Lust - 177 years ago in Horror More Like This
I never thought I'd even be able to get over Marick. His stupid, idiotic self . Why can't a dude make up his damn mind?! Either he likes you or not, but no, Marick just has to act like he hates and loves my guts at the same freaking time! He kissed me. No one just kisses someone and then leaves. That's just God, my life sucked balls.
I hated how often I thought about him, too. Though I continued to visit the Dred brothers' house, for Mack's sake, I was never comfortable enough to walk by Marick's room again. His necklace was another story. That thing well I couldn't just leave it alone I loved it. But not only did it remind me of Maric