Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Terrifying Tuesday Tease: Beyond the front door
Greetings Children of the Night and welcome to The Crypt during this most darkest of weeks. All Hallows Eve will soon be upon us, the dead will once again walk the earth and the undead shall arise from their slumber in search of fresh souls to take.
So this week's Tantalizing Tuesday Tease is, for one week only, known as Terrifying Tuesday Tease instead as I take you on a dark journey in only 200 words.
Beyond the front door
Stepping from the dense forest I was stunned to see the house. For hours I had walked without seeing anything, except trees, but with the rain getting worse the rickety building came as a blessing. Clambering over the rusty chain-link fence, careful to avoid snagging my skin on the broken links, I made my way forwards.
Placing my foot on the bottom step I heard a loud cracking, looked down and saw that the step had began to splinter under my weight. Hurriedly I made my way up the remaining steps towards the door and was taken aback by how new it looked, compared to the rest of the dilapidated building.
Reaching forward I pushed it. Surprised to find it tacky, like it had just been painted, I snatched my hand back and paused. An icy shiver ran down my spine but, with the rain increasing, I pushed the door once again, stepped inside and came face to face with the largest man I had ever seen.
Freezing I glimpsed the body on the floor, saw he was holding a freshly severed arm and realized what the tackiness on the red front door was - just before everything went dark.
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