In the Shadows

I was in my bedroom when my phone started vibrating so hard that it fell of the night-stand. I picked it up and saw that I had over 30 notifications for Facebook. It turned out that all of these notifications were from the same person. Anonymous_user_666. I clicked accept request and my phone just turned itself off and a skull and bones came up on the screen. I felt a shiver roll down my back like the wind and when I looked up there she was. I didn’t know how I knew that this thing, this shadow, was female. I didn’t know how I knew that it was looking straight at me, for it had no eyes. I didn’t know how I knew that it was smiling such a retched, disturbing smile because it had no mouth either. I was just sat there frozen staring at this thing in front of me. Then it was gone leaving behind such a putrid smell that I was left gagging. It was like rotten mushrooms and wet earth. I researched what this meant but I was left empty handed and feeling like I was going insane. Maybe I’d just had something bad to eat at dinner and it was making me hallucinate. I decided to go to sleep and forget about the whole thing but I couldn’t. I had nightmares about it, I saw it out of the corner of my eye. Sometimes I even saw it holding a knife up to people’s throats.

It had been 3 months since the incident had happened but since then everything had been quiet. That was until Friday 13th October fell upon us. I was in the kitchen cutting vegetables when I heard screaming coming from upstairs. I was home alone and my mum had left her phone here. I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. Suddenly, there was a loud bang from my room. I grabbed the knife of the side and ran up the stairs as fast as I could. When I got to my door I went to twist the doorknob to open it and I burnt my hand. ‘How is that even possible?’ I thought to myself. I tried it again this time using my jumper sleeve and the knob shattered. Can wood shatter? I was starting to think that whatever was on the other side of this door didn’t want to be found. I was determined to find out what this horrible thing was. That’s when the door swung open I fell backwards and hit my head on the banister. I could feel the blood pouring out of my head. And that was when I saw it. The black shadow stood over my mum’s dead body and seemed to be taking her soul. Soon enough she was a black shadow too and she was coming right at me with sharp nails like knifes. They were outstretched and pointed at me. The last thing that I felt was a sharp pain above my heart as I saw it being ripped out. That was how I became a shadow.

Now I am living in constant agony and the only thing to relieve me of this pain is inflicting it on others. And to think this whole thing started because of a Facebook request. So if you ever get a request of someone you don’t know, ask an adult first before accepting it or you could end up like me, dead and alone in my pain. Seeking revenge in those who have hurt me. I can’t control it, I can’t suppress it. The only thing that I can do, is to…