Watching – Part 2

In the corner of my eye I can see a shadowy form following me but, like a nightmare, every time I look back there’s nothing. Well, nothing except a couple of strangers waiting at a bus stop, ready to head home. Home. Home isn’t safe.

The figure is coming closer. I break into a run. I’m sprinting down the road, desperate to find… what? What am I looking for? There’s nothing. I shake my head. Life. I want it. Life, laughter, joy. Perhaps it can shake off this stalker.

I can hear a whisper “Come. I’ve waited. Watched. Listened. You’re ready”.

No matter how fast I am running, I can’t escape the darkness of winter as it begins to envelop me. It’s… scary. Really scary. For the first time in my life, I don’t understand what’s happening.

Family. My parents. Last year’s holiday to France. If I’m going to die I’m going to die happy. Strange. The more I am focussing on this, slipping away from reality, the warmer I feel inside. It’s like the cold can just leave whenever it wishes. I wish I could do that.

It’s been what feels like an eternity. I stopped running a long time ago I guess. My breathing has returned to normal. I’m surprised I didn’t die whilst running. Not being athletic in any way hasn’t helped in this situation. Any other time I try to run I normally feel like I’m going to pass out as soon as I start.

I finally open my eyes. Here I am. Standing in the middle of the street like a weirdo. Looking at my surroundings. I notice that I am a few streets down from my house. Makes sense. I had doubted I could run that far. It’s not far enough. 19:32. About 15 minutes have passed. People are staring. I don’t blame them. I must look like a total mess. Not that I care anymore. All that matters is that I don’t die. Or at least that’s what I think should matter. The demonic laughing starts up again.

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Watching – part 1

I feel like someone’s watching me. It’s stupid of course. I’m home alone every Friday night after school until 9 o’clock and this feeling hasn’t existed up until now. I have an eerie feeling, something is chilling me to the core. This paranoia is scaring me, it’s irrational and childish yet still, something drives me to wrap my blanket around me a little bit tighter.

There. In the reflection of the window. Something darted out of sight as I looked up from my phone for the briefest of moments. I feel the colour drain from my face as I hear the faintest snigger.

I span on my heel to be greeted with familiar yellow eyes. Kara, the family cat, is sitting there with my brother’s sound effect machine and with another push of a button a fart sound filled the room.

I take the machine away whilst silently cursing myself for getting scared over such a trivial matter. Of course, it was the cat. “How could I have been so silly,” I ask the room. “No idea” replies the darkness.

Feeling my heart fall to my feet, I followed my first instinct and sprinted out the house. Still clutching my phone in my trembling hand, I check the time – 19:16pm. Is this all in my head? Regardless, I don’t want to be in that house. But without any evidence, it can’t be worth troubling the police?

No. I am firm in my belief that I can deal with this alone. I don’t need anyone else. The last thing I want is for the cops to come over here with guns blazing only to discover that the supposed intruder has escaped or worse, never existed. Kara is nowhere to be seen and my best guess is that she is still inside the living room with the stranger. No. I never saw anything or anyone. There is no proof that they were even there other than the voice I thought I heard. Convincing myself I was just out for a stroll, I made my way down the, thankfully, lamppost heavy street.

Hope you liked this. As a Halloween special me and Elle (changed names sorry about that) are in the process of writing this story. Other parts will be following so stay tuned. Let us know whether or not you are enjoying this in the comments and have a wonderful day/night.

New Person On The Block

“Life is better with friends”.

That might be a quote from somewhere and if it isn’t it really should be. I have been thinking about this blog a lot lately and how much I wish I had the spirit to keep it up. I just don’t seem to get motivated enough to want to write and without motivation, my writing is a flop. This lead me to the question “what motivates me in life?”. I pondered this for a good few days and then I realized that the answer had been around me this whole time. Everyone close to me motivates me to keep doing better and carry on going with life.

So, with that in mind, I tried to work out a way to get that motivation and steer it towards this blog. The answer should have been obvious now thinking about it but yes as you may have guessed I recruited one of my close friends to help me with this task.

Said friend has already introduced themselves on this blog’s Instagram page and is going by the name Spoopy. That way you can tell the difference between the two of us. Or at least you would if I could come up with a good name. Give me a week and I’ll have one (suggestions are welcome though).

Through the power of friendship, we shall endeavour to put a post out there on Tuesdays for all you lovely people. It could be a range of things like before so no changes there just two slightly different writing styles on here for you to enjoy.

Also, apologies for the lack of posts on here since April or sometime long ago like that. It has been a ridiculously long time since you have heard anything on here and I feel kind of bad for that given that I don’t have a good excuse other than the fact that motivation levels were quite low.

However, time has been crawling on and October is here and that means a few Halloween themed posts here and there. I have some ideas that I can’t wait to put into writing and share on here. Then after all the Halloween hype is over we have Christmas. Again, ideas are springing up and I should probably write them down.

If you are new here and you like what you are reading then I think there is a follow button around here somewhere and all it does is give you notifications of when we have posted something. Like I mentioned we have an Instagram so you may want to follow that as well. The username is unicornlife2016 and we are posting fairly regularly on there. Feel free to leave a comment and as always thank you for reading this post and I hope you have a fantastic day/night.