Dominion ch 4
After school, I usually take the bus. But today I ditch the bus full of screams and B.O. and decide to walk. It's a somewhat long travel from school to home, but I need to see what happened to Kevin today. It's unlike him to miss a day of school. Even on sick days, appointments, whatever, nothing would allow him to break his perfect attendance. So today, I decide to walk by his house to see why he was gone today.
His house is about four blocks away from the school house. I go around the back so I can view in through the backyard, where sure enough, that's just where he is. Kevin's is fairly big, at least compared to most of the dirt boxes around this town. Two stories and a lush, green, fenced in backyard with trimmed hedges, almost Home & Gardens Magazine-worthy.
Kevin is sitting on the edge of the hammock stuck in the ground about a yard away from the patio with the lawn chairs and a barbecue grill, his feet planted in the grass. He sits hunched over with his head held and a glum loo
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1. Never say "I'll be right back." Saying so is a mark for death.
2. Whenever someone leaves, never tell them to "be careful." (an extension of #1)
3. If the killer's identity is a mystery, it is never the obvious suspect.
4. Never be alone, especially in a dark/isolated area.
5. There is at least 1 or more "Janet Leigh" characters.
6. If the killer has any dialogue, it is even more disturbing, even perverted if possible.
7. The kills are rarely instantaneous; it takes a lot for the victims to actually die. The killer may even torture their victims.
8. Just because someone is down does not mean that they are dead.
9. Any "strange noises" are usually innocent, being an animal, the wind, or another character, etcetera.
10. Victims can be hit anywhere in the body; guys will typically receive damage to the privates in some way.
11. The defeat of the killer will typically be a girl. If not a girl then it will be a team effort, being a boy and a girl, but it is
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It was a cool Saturday evening. The sky was turning fiery orange as the sun began to set behind the thick elm trees. The trees' branches appeared to be aflame as the setting sun's light shone through the orange Autumn leaves. Two young girls, four-year old Kathy and her friend Nancy, were playing a game of hide and seek in Kathy's front yard. Kathy was dressed in a pink dress with her light brown hair tied in ponytails on the sides of her head in red ribbons, while Nancy was in a white dress with her thick, wavy dark brown hair tied in a ponytail behind her head in a silk baby blue ribbon. Kathy was wearing her shiny red shoes while Nancy was walking around barefoot. She liked how the cold grass felt beneath her feet.
"Where is he Kathy?" Nancy asked.
"I don't know." Kathy answered.
They both went prowling around the yard for Kathy's father, but they couldn't find him anywhere. Nancy walked by the dark, withered old elm tree, and Nancy's father snuck out from behind the tree. He quickl
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"Don't fall asleep. Don't fall asleep," Nancy chanted silently to herself as she turned on the sink in the tiny square bathroom of the local gas station, "Stay awake. Don't fall asleep." She cupped her hands together under the faucet, collecting the icy water in her hands, and splashed it on her face. She repeated this twice, then turned off the water.
Nancy propped her hands on the edges of the porcelain sink, panting. She was so exhausted. She hadn't slept for three days, and it showed. She looked up at the mirror above the sink and examined her haggard appearance. Her skin was dry and her crystal blue eyes were ringed in heavy shadows, making her look almost like a zombie. Her white short-sleeved button-up shirt and jeans were badly wrinkled. Her long dark brown hair fell limply in shaggy greasy strings around her face. It had been a while since she'd washed her hair. The last time she tried to take a bath, she almost drowned. She fell asleep in the tub, no longer than a couple seco
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He needed a break.
Having been up since five, it now being eleven thirty, with only one cup of coffee, his energy was on low and his nerves were tweaked. He needed something to relax him and his muscles after having worked all morning.
He needed a cigarette.
Leaning his shovel up against the playground fence, he reached in his back pocket and pulled out a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. He pulled one out of the pack, before stuffing it back in his back pocket and removing his lighter. Flicking the fire to life, he stuck the cigarette in his mouth, before lighting the end, sighing as he drew in a sharp breath, inhaling the nicotine, before stuffing the lighter back in his back pocket.
As he let the nicotine seep into his system, he let the cigarette hang from his lips, as he adjusted his hat. "Eew!" He stopped, as he raised his head to see past the rim of his hat, and felt butterflies come to his stomach as he stared at a small girl with dark brown, almost black looking, hair and chocolate
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"To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to dream,
But there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled loose this mortal coil..."
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It was so dark. Nancy ran blindly down a metal catwalk. All that she could make out around her through the blackness was the metal pipes that surrounded her. She had no idea where she was, or even how she got there; all she knew was that she needed to get away. But get away from what exactly?
She ran and ran until she came to a dead-end. Behind her came a sharp screeching sound, like something sharp scratching against metal. She turned around, but there was nothing there. Suddenly, something jumped up behind her and grabbed her shoulders and threw her down onto her back onto the soft surface of what felt like a mattress. She felt her hands being held down above her head. It was too dark for her to see who was there. A harsh male voice whispered in her ear, "I win."
She started to scream, but all that ca
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NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: INNOCENT DEMON
Chapter V: "Son of a Hundred Maniacs"
Written by Diane N. Tran, with Abri Isgrig and Liz Hartley
Thirty-eight years ago.
Dressed in a tight pair of shabby overalls and striped shirt two sizes too large, his hair unkempt and in desperate need of a cut, a six-year-old boy sat on his knees in the playground sandbox at the Cincinnati Orphanage. His striking blue eyes studied a grey, scruffy-looking tabby cat that tip-toed towards him, as he held out an orange cheese puff to it. With a cautious sniff and a curious swing of its tail, the feline gawked at the boy for a moment with a pair of bronze eyes, licking its uneven whiskers eagerly, before it began craned its neck on nibble on the tip of the flavoured chip held between the boy's chub
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NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: INNOCENT DEMON
Chapter I: "The Gardener"
Written by Abri Isgrig and Diane N. Tran
Weeding the last remnants of dead leaves and grass with a three-pronged fork, Freddy Krueger rested on his hands and knees while he stabbed a small spade into ground. Its surface was dried and cracked due to the heat of the summer sun, but the seasons were changing and autumn was approaching. It was a new school year at Badham Preschool, just a week in. He chiseled a hole and scooped through the rich soil that hid underneath before he dug another one beside it.
The man whistled to himself and feigned ignorance to the fact that the three small children were sneaking up behind him, sniggering behind their tiny hands, as he pretended to be focused on planting the new stonecrops and chrysanthemums.
"Wanna play tag with us, Mr. Freddy?
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I guess I'm still a little weirded out about last night. Not just Lucy sleepwalking, but that wolf; it seems so familiar to me. My fingers twirl my silver cross necklace while I become lost in my thoughts.
"Woohoo! Mi-na?" I get snapped out of my daze by my boyfriend John. I blink and look into his baby blue eyes. He looks so cute with his curly brown hair and his pink lips pulled across his face in a dimply smile that i quickly kiss them.
"Sorry, I'm just a little weirded out about last night."
"Why?" he asks, "What happened?"
"Lucy was sleepwalking and she walked straight into the forest."
"Jeez, that's pretty freaky."
just as he says that, Lucy walks over and sits across the cafeteria table from me and John.
"Hey guys." she greets us as she takes her seat.
"Hey Lucy," John says, "I heard you were walking in your sleep last night."
"Walkin' in your sleep, were ya?" Quince, Lucy's guy-friend who wishes he were her real boyfriend, says, his voice thick with his Texan accent,
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"Having fun girls?" I ask my sister and her companions. We stand in the center of the cafeteria, keeping ourselves cloaked from human eyes so no one can watch us as we talk.
"Yes," answers Veronica, the light-brownheaded one, "So much."
"But where were you?" asks Madaleine, the goldenhaired one, "You missed a most delectable crowd."
"I see enough of them during class." I reply bitterly.
"If you hate it here so much," my sister Esmerelda says, "then why must we stay here? You know it is not neccessary for us to be here in these schools."
"You know why!" I snap.
"Well I've already found myself a tasty little treat." Esmerelda says, smiling brightly.
"Ooh yes," Veronica says, "I saw her. She's quite lovely. I wonder how she tastes."
"She smells sweet," Esmerelda responds, "Definitely a virgin."
"Mmm," Madeleine purrs, licking her lips, "Combien il est doux."
I leave them to their prattling and transport myself to my next class, just as the bell is about to ring, so that I do not ha
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I barely make it to my forth period class after lunch in time for the bell. The bell goes off just as I walk through the door and the teacher, Mister Kevin, remarks with his usual perkky smile, "Photo finish, eh Miss Murray?"
"Yeah, I guess so." I respond quickly and rush to my seat in the back corner of the room.
The classroom is filled with five rows of tables, two in each row, that are long enough to seat three. I'm the only person who sits at my table.
I twirl my necklace between my fingers while Mister Kevin lectures on about the War of 1812 while writing notes on the whiteboard. I jot down as many as I can before he erases them to make new ones.
The sudden greeting from the seat next to me surprises me so bad I nearly jump right out of my chair and I drop my pencil. I reach down to pick it up, but a pale hand with skiinny fingers and nails at least half an inch long offers it to me. I look into the face of the person who surprised me.
It's a boy, make that a
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I get woken up by Mom calling for my younger sister Lucy. I look over at my alarm clock. It's glowing digital blu numbers read 3:03 a.m. I get up from my bed, rubbing my eyes, and go out into the hall where I see Mom run out of Lucy's room, which is right next to mine.
"What's wrong with Lucy?" I ask.
"She's not in her bed!" she answers frantically, "I don't know where she is!"
I look inside Lucy's room. The blue sheets are dragged across the floor from the mattress. I rush to the window that overlooks the backyard. There I see Lucy, slowly walking towards the trees of the forest.
I run down the hallway to the top of the stairs and yell down to Mom, who's already dialing the phone, "Mom, I found Lucy!"
"Oh thank Godd," she sighs as she slams the phone back on the receiver, "Where is she?"
"She's outside," I answer quickly as I rush down the stairs, slip on a jacket, and go out the front door, "I'll get her."
"Mina!" My mother yells out to me, but I ignore