Hero (A Short Story)Hero (A Short Story)1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sky was a cloudless black exposing the brilliant shine of each individual star like diamonds that had been tossed into the air and became stuck in the sea of night sky. On that night, the moon was round and full with light as it glowed peculiarly bright upon a small house nestled snugly in a neighborhood of other homes just like itself. Only this one was a bit different. Looking down the street of the neighborhood, you would see all the lights turned off inside the homes signaling that the occupants inside were sleeping comfortably in their beds on this clear, cool night. The only house lights that could be seen belonged to the house lit up by the full moon in the diamond sea night sky.
Inside the house and into the dully lit room was a girl. Her room was tidy enough with a desk, vanity, dresser, and stereo all comfortably fit into her small bedroom. The lamp by her bedside washed the room with its dull light as the girl sat curled up on the bed clutching a single picture to her ch
The Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss): Ch. 18The Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss): Ch. 181 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The world had come crashing down upon me. I no longer had my best friend to lean on when I felt weak; to laugh with when I had a funny story to share; to cause all sorts of trouble with. I'm not sure the reality of the situation had hit me until just now that my best friend was officially gone. He had left me at the worst possible time in my life. He had left me in the middle of my battle against the darkness inside Zak. Knowing that Luke wasn't going to be waiting back at the pizza shop after all this was said and done .it paralyzed me. I couldn't move. How could I?
Luke was dead.
"Aerolynn? Aerolynn!" A deep concerned voice called out to me bringing me out of my dark thoughts. Feeling almost numb, my eyes slowly lifted up to meet a pair of large stormy blue orbs staring back at me.
"We have togah!" Zak cried out as his head was slammed back onto the ground and his body convulsed beneath mine. His hands unconsciously tightened their grip around my arm
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Approximately 9 hours earlier
I didn't drive very far. After I had left Aerolynn's apartment and scary brother behind, I had stopped by the motel to pack up my things. I had accidentally woken Nick up whilst packing, but thinking back on it it was probably a good thing that he had woken up as I recalled our conversation.
"So, you're going to leave her? Just like that?" my best friend hissed quietly so as not to wake Aaron who was still dead to the world.
"What other choice do I have, Nick?" I snapped throwing a pair of pants into my suitcase.
"How about trying to talk it out with her? That seems like a good choice to me."
I vehemently shook my head at his idea. "You know I can't do that. I can't be around her anymore, Nick."
"Why, Zak, why? You love her, man. I know you do," Nick pleaded.
"I just can't, Nick," I sighed in frustration. It wasn't like Nick to constantly pick at something like this. He usually just went al
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Warmth. My body was coated with unusual warmth. My clothes felt soaked with something. It felt like I had run through the sprinklers with my clothes on. I looked down my body to see what could possibly coating it. All I could see were dark speckles sprayed up my arms and a dark slash along the bottom of my shirt and jeans. That's when I noticed it. I glanced down at the ground when I saw the gleam of light flash across the length of the blade. Except the blade didn't gleam a shining silver, instead it had a deep red tint to it.
I frantically looked around wondering what was going on. Why I was covered in blood and why there was a knife on the ground at my feet? My eyes landed on a long, thick trail of blood that led to a white door. Bloody handprints were printed all along the edges of the door like whoever had been attacked put up a great struggle. I slowly walked toward the door not even bothering to notice that the only thing in this room
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"So did you want to take a romantic ride on the gondola and have me sing you a song?" Zak teased wiggling his eyebrows.
I laughed and playfully slapped him on the arm. "I'm not sure how well your rowing skills are, but you're singing is terrible," I joked.
He grabbed at his shirt over his heart. "Agh, you wound me," he groaned.
"I think it was your singing that pushed me further into death's arms," I chuckled. My laughter slowly faded though when I saw that he did not find my joke quite as funny. Actually, there was a muscle tic in his jaw from where he clenched his teeth together in irritation. My eyes dropped to gaze down at my hands as the air around us crackled with uncomfortable tension. And here we had been having such a good night, too, and I had to go and ruin it. I mentally facepalmed myself for my stupidity.
"You think it's ok to just joke about something like that?" he quietly asked. I could hear his barely contained anger. I lifted my gaze to
The Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss):EpilogueThe Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss):Epilogue1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One week later
"Babe, are you ready to go?" Zak called out to me from the other room. Today was the day of Luke's funeral and I wasn't even quite sure if I was ready to do something like this. They hadn't been able to recover the body. Whether he was too mangled to repair or they hadn't found it, I wasn't sure, but we were having a ceremony for an empty casket and that's all I knew.
I sat on the bed with my head down, my hair falling over my shoulders to shield my face. I'm not sure which was worse going to a funeral with an empty casket so you were reminded of the horrible fall to his death or going to a funeral in the case they HAD found the body and you were forced to see him the way he had died. I closed my eyes tightly shut and willed the tears back. I hadn't been ready for my mother's funeral; I had been even less ready for my father's funeral shortly after. This funeral, however? I would never be ready for.
"Babe?" Zak softly called from the doorway. My eyes
The Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss): Ch. 17The Freeing Blood (Sequel to Shadow Kiss): Ch. 171 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I slowly drove my truck down the road leading to the lakeside beach. As soon as I saw Aerolynn dart onto that trail leading to Sunset Cliff, I shoved the gear into park and tumbled out of the truck. I didn't even bother with shutting the door behind me as my feet pounded against the pavement. I ran down the rest of the road, passed Aerolynn's car, and into the trail. I was immediately smacked in the face with multiple low hanging branches; my feet were constantly tripping over the broken twigs and projecting tree roots. How Aero had glided passed these like they weren't even here was beyond me. The branches caught at my shirt ripping tiny holes into the fabric; the ends sliced into my flesh creating small scratches all over my exposed arms.
Angry that with every step I took I was being ensnared by Mother Nature, I released a frustrated growl and started plowing my way through the trail uncaring about the things that slapped at my face or ripped at my
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I flew down the road, passed the motel, and passed the MacMiller house before yanking the steering wheel to the right to turn off onto the road that led down to the small beach area where Zak had taken me just last night. As I slammed on my breaks behind Zak's parked car, all of my other thoughts came to a sudden halt as well. Had that only happened last night? Thinking on it it had. He had taken me out here for a birthday celebration then quickly drove us home where we made love to each other through the night.
Then somewhere in between there, he had tried to kill me. After that, he had left during the early morning hours while I was still asleep forcing me to awaken to an empty bed and apartment. Other than my brother. All of this since he had said the words 'happy birthday' had happened all today. So much had happened in just a span of nearly 19 hours considering it was about a quarter of seven right now. What a birthday this was turning out to be.
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I sat in silence beside Mary as I mulled over everything she had just told me. Zak and I were destined to always meet. In one way or another, we were going to meet for the sole purpose of me saving his soul.
I turned to Mary as another question popped into my mind. "Did God know that we would fall in love?" I asked, my heart beating faster in anticipation of her answer.
Mary chuckled slightly and tossed her curls over her shoulder. "What a silly question to ask," she answered with a twinkle in her uniquely colored eyes.
I smiled in relief and laughed softly at myself. "Maybe so, but I wasn't for sure if maybe He hadn't planned for that to happen. And that maybe since it had, He would get angry or something. You know, having one of His angels being in love with a demon."
"Zak isn't a demon," Mary corrected. "Zak just has its shadow growing and living inside of him. That doesn't make HIM the demon. Even if that WAS the case, God would never be so cruel as to break apart
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I couldn't help what came next out of my mouth. It just sounded so completely insane. Laughter bubbled up inside me and slipped from between my lips until I could feel my sides beginning to hurt from the excessive laughter. An angel of God? There was no way that could even be remotely true right? If I were an angel of God wouldn't I have known? Wouldn't I have pearly white wings and have otherworldly powers?
My laughter slowly began to fade as a thought struck me. Why would a demon inside of Zak hate me so much if I WASN'T an angel? And if I didn't have some sort of otherworldly powers then why would it have to come down to me, a nobody, to have to take on such a large task?
"Are you finished?" Mary sighed irritably as she glared at me through narrowed eyes.
I abruptly cut off the rest of my laughter and nodded. There was something scary about Mary when she wore that kind of look. I may have saved her from the darkness, but she had definitely kept a few o
STEAL my SOUL: Chapter 10STEAL my SOUL: Chapter 101 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One Week Later
It had been one week since I made the deal with Luc. After I had agreed to relinquish my soul to him (not that I even had a choice at that point), he had gone over to his desk and lifted out a different pendant. He placed it in my hand and told me to wear it at all times saying that inside the pendant contained my "borrowed" soul. Luc had informed me that until he was able to notify his parents and work out a "wedding" date, I was to wear that necklace for it should keep me alive for at least a few months.
After that had been done, we left the club and he dropped me back off at my car that was still parked at Olive Garden. I didn't even bother glancing back at him as I started my car and squealed out of the parking lot. If I had glanced back he would have expected me to say something. Honestly, what would there have been to say? Within the span of a night I had lost my soul, agreed to marry the Devil, and gained a borrowed soul. I mean I was seriously w
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I woke up to the sound of someone pounding on my door. I blinked open my eyes still groggy from sleep. I reached out my hand to find my phone that was sitting on the nightstand charging. The clock read 4:22.
My eyes widened in alarm. Was it really that late in the afternoon? Granted we had returned to the motel at around nine after staying up all night investigating, but still.
The pounding came again.
"Coming!" I shouted as I threw my legs over the side of the bed. I stretched my arms high over my head, sighing at hearing satisfying crack from my lower back.
I shuffled over to the door and swung it open to reveal a very shocked Zak.
"Uh " he stuttered. His cheeks turned a light pink as he looked down at what I was wearing.
I followed his gaze. "Agh!" I yelped in surprise before slamming the door in surprise. I forgot that I was only wearing my tank top and boy cut underwear since I usually got really hot at night under the covers.
"Why didn't you turn around whe
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"My name is Mary. I died just a little over twenty-five years ago now," the little girl began.
"How old are you?" I asked her. Zak sat down beside me in the center of the bedroom. We had moved into the room figuring it would be better in there with the moonlight streaming in through the window.
"Twelve," she answered.
"Twelve?!" I gasped in disbelief. And here I thought she had been no older than 10. Her dark curls and large, round eyes are what must have made her appear younger to me.
She nodded continuing with her story on how she died. "That riddle I gave you to solve? It wasn't really a riddle at all. It was the story of my death," she answered sadly.
I nodded having already guessed that one. Zak remained silent beside me as he listened intently to every word Mary spoke.
"Only the Ol' Man Jenkin's mansion I told you about was actually this house. I died right here behind the MacMiller house. It was no lie that I was a very brave girl for my age. Whenever I would h
Shadow Kiss (Zak Bagans Fanfic): Chapter 18Shadow Kiss (Zak Bagans Fanfic): Chapter 181 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Four months later
I glanced up from wiping down the counter as the bell signaled we had another customer.
"Hello!" I greeted with a smile. "I'll be with you in one moment."
It was mid-September now and with the cold came the tourists since the lake usually froze over and was turned into the area where our Frost Festival was held. A bit dangerous if you ask me, but it did get extremely cold in the Fall and Winter here (just like it got extremely hot in the Spring and Summer). With the extreme cold came lots of snow and ice that helped to freeze the lake over. We've never had it crack even in the slightest before no matter how many booths and rides were set upon it.
Of course I was talking about the public lake and not the one hidden deep in the woods beside the MacMiller house. The public lake was just outside of town on your way driving into Sunfire Falls. Even so we would get some of the tourists that would drive ahead into town to buy a room at the motel or check ou
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We exited the Shadow Realm where Luc set my feet gently down on the ground. I glanced around the area and discovered we were outside of my apartment building. Seeing Natalie's car parked in front of the building, I quickly turned around to start walking the opposite way of home. Luc watched me curiously keeping in step beside me.
"Why are we going this way?" he questioned shoving his hands deep into his pockets.
"Well I kind of promised Natalie that the next time I saw you, I'd tell you something regarding her and your brother meeting. I never fully intended on keeping that promise and I just don't want to deal with her heartless attitude right now," I sighed brushing my fingers back through my hair.
"Oh " he mouthed. "That's fine. We need to talk privately anyways."
My anger at him burned beneath the surface, but I did my best to keep my composure. Even though he had apologized earlier for not doing more to stop his father, I was still hurt
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"Luc, would you like to listen in on the conversation from in here?" Lou called out, amusement laced through his deep tone.
My head snapped to the library entrance where Luc hesitantly appeared from around the corner, a sheepish grin on his face. That little
He strode his way into the room and sat down in the chair next to me crossing his arms. I shifted around in my seat so that my back was facing him. I still had yet to forgive him for earlier when he hadn't even bothered to try and save me after that one pathetic attempt. Plus he had eavesdropped on our conversation meaning he had probably heard the things I had said. So, yeah, at the moment I was not happy with him at all.
"Great!" Lily smiled clapping her hands together. She had taken her place beside Lou on the couch once
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I couldn't sleep at all that night. I don't even think I blinked the rest of that day. My friend Bria called to join in on the excitement with me. We gushed over me being able to see Zak's gorgeous self in person. Then after I got off the phone with her, I called another one of my friends, Natalie. After telling her about my exciting news, she merely hung up the phone. I was used to it though since she did it most of the time anyways when I was acting more abnormal than usual.
I sighed as I lay in my bed still unable to go to sleep. My eyes slid over to my alarm clock. A quarter after 6.
"Ugh! You've got to be kidding me!" I whined as I rolled over onto my side. "I still have to wait another three and a half hours before meeting him."
What can I do for three and a half hours? I wondered to myself. 'Sleep', a little voice whispered inside my head.
"Oh, little voice, if only it were that easy," I sighed thanking my lucky stars that I lived alone. Otherwise many
My HeroYou cured the pain inside of meMy Hero2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You wiped away my tears
You opened my eyes to see
That there's nothing left to fear
You sang songs directly from your heart
Bringing peace, love, and joy to all
It's what saved me from falling apart
Because you catch me before I fall
You inspire me to never give up on my dream
You tell me to keep on believing
No matter how hard it may seem
And because of this
You're the reason why I keep on breathing
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Aura stepped out of the car before the servant had a chance to open it. She felt too worked up to sit still. Her emotions and thoughts were spinning around like a tornado.
She reached the front door of her parents' mansion. Still she hesitated having second thoughts. The whole way here from college she had felt nervous.
Today was the day she was going to stand up to her parents. She had realized her dreams, and was going to follow them.
She walked straight in with her head held high. She strode passed the professionally posed family portraits and passed the thousand-dollar artwork until she finally came face to face with her parents.
"Mother, Father, I need to discuss my future plans with you."
"Let me get this straight, you want to drop out of Stanford Medical Schoolthe school we have been paying forto become a pilot?" William's disdainful tone extinguished her last flare of hope.
Aura stared at her father's steel-cold blue eyes in despair
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We sat silently in his office for what seemed like eternity as his true name hung in the air. The tension in the room was so thick you could cut it with a knife and slap it between pieces of bread to make a sandwich. Even though I really didn't want to believe anything he told everything made sense. His ridiculously nice car, how he creepily knew where I was going to be at that precise moment in the mall, even some of the little innuendos he had dropped here and there hinting at who and what he was.
Still all of this seemed so surreal. I felt like this was all a dream and any minute now I would wake up to Natalie throwing the covers off me, tipping the couch forward making me fall off, and snapping at me for falling asleep on the couch again. Nothing happened though. This was clearly reality and I was literally sitting in the Devil's office right now. What concerned me the most was why was I not more scared about this fact? I mean he's SATAN fo
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Halden Mansion, Rochester, NY
The Ghost Adventures Crew investigates a small town hotel haunted by the lost souls from the past.