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PrincessLapis

I like writing, but I'm not sure if I'm really any good at it yet.


I never knew what happened to them. I never remembered it when it happened. Sometimes I didn't even remember how I got there.

I could only figure it must be my fault. I was the only person left standing.

Left alive.

I was always unharmed, so I could only figure the blood on me was theirs.

The first few times it happened, I was so scared. I didn't know what to do. My parents consoled me, insisting to everyone I couldn't have done a thing.

People said maybe I was possessed.

Maybe there was a demon living in me.

Maybe I just lied.

The first few times, I barely left my room for days. I couldn't get the images out of my head. Awake and asleep, they haunted me.

Now? It had happened enough times. It barely phased me. I couldn't even recall how many times, how many people.

I stepped over a couple of bodies and into the shower. I turned on the cold water and let it run over me, washing off the blood. Then I turned it off and left.

Maybe I'd never know why this kept happening. But it didn't bother me any more.


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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

Before anyone even has a chance to ask, no. I have absolutely no idea why I wrote this. Beyond that it was randomly in my head so here it is.

  • #3988 Posted 15 days ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

That's some scary stuff there. Really dark and broody. Love it.

Oh, and maybe you should take your brain out and have it professionally cleaned...

  • #3989 Posted 15 days ago
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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

That's what I'm doing here, cleaning my brain of all these bits and pieces that show up. Gotta put that stuff something. =P

  • #3992 Posted 15 days ago
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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

... somewhere

Clearly I should go to bed and stop writing stories at dumb hours.

  • #3993 Posted 15 days ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I've found that dumb hours are often where creativity hides. For me it was when I could get everyone to leave me alone for long enough to put words together. Generally speaking my teachers were adamant that vagueness is not your friend as an author but I don't mind it here. It sort of lets the reader fill in the blanks and get werewolf, demon, vampire, etc. Also I think exploring the dark parts of ourselves is important as long as we don't get too invested in being the darkness.

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