WHO AM I?

Who am I?

Who was I?

A man.

A woman.

A doctor.

A soldier.

Maybe a murderer.

Does it matter?

Does it matter anymore?

We all end up the same.

Underground.

Buried.

We end up as skeletons.

But it is how we are

remembered

that matters.

Our memory lingers on.

Remembered as a

doctor,

soldier,

or murderer.

It’s your choice.

DARK OF NIGHT

A shadow appears in the distance.

It’s dark like the night.

Who is it?

It looks human.

It is coming closer.

Even the grass is

trembling in fear.

Should I hide?

Or should I run?

Too late.

It’s here.

And I’m not anymore.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

A school for peculiar children.

How peculiar was peculiar at that time?

Were these children murderers?

Psychopaths?

They sat around a circle.

Doing what?

Terrifying each other?

Or were they terrified

of their teachers?

Imagine the horrors.

Imagine the sadness

between these walls.

No wonder it closed down.

Where are these children now?

THE DEAD GAME — DAY 146

THE DEAD GAME -- DAY 146

Todd was hoping that Hayden was still around and hadn’t snuck off into the night as he drove past the thick bushes and massive trees that outlined Hayden’s remote plot of land. He wasn’t too eager to face Hayden on his home turf. He glanced across at Sam, who seemed to be having his own doubts—judging by the amount of squirming he was doing in his seat. They drove up to the house that stood silently waiting for them.
A warm wind was rustling through the leaves of the tall trees that shrouded the bleak house. Low-hanging limbs swiped at their legs with their long, skinny fingers as they walked up the gravel path. The wind blew leaves in circles around their feet, trying to slow their ascent up the steep stairs. They crunched through the fallen leaves to reach the front door.
Todd couldn’t locate a bell, so he rapped loudly with his knuckles. There was no answer. The door began to drift open on its own. A long, dark hallway gradually came into view. Rare masterpieces lined both walls, starkly illuminated against the muted walls by bright spotlights suspended from high above.
The deafening silence felt alive and heavy—as if someone was there with them waiting, but not yet willing to reveal himself. A cold draft hit them. In the translucent stream of air, Todd could see shadowy forms fighting against each other, struggling to break free. “Are those vampires caught in the wind?” asked Todd, beginning to regret his decision to enter the house without sufficient back-up. “Did you notice those strange forms floating in the air?”
He continued, “I’ve never seen anything like that before.” Not hearing a response from Sam, he tried to downplay his concern a little. “It could have been just an elaborate illusion.”
When Sam still didn’t respond, Todd turned around and found him standing as still as a statue, eying the flow of air with fear in his eyes. “Sam? Are you still with me?” Sam didn’t answer or move a muscle.
Todd knew that he had to continue on with the search—with or without Sam. He called out Hayden’s name, his voice echoing down the empty corridor. Still no one answered.
He followed the faintly lit hallway until its end, where it opened onto a huge oval-shaped ballroom. He stood in the center of the room in the bright light cast by the enormous crystal chandelier. The light reflecting from the hanging crystals shot colorful prisms of light across the multitude of artwork all around him. Hundreds of statues by eminent artists were haphazardly scattered about the shiny marble floor; the walls were decorated with priceless paintings in massive frames.
He wandered through the ballroom and recognized Rembrandts, Picassos, and even Renoirs, filling every available space on the gilded walls. At the back of the room, he noticed a circular staircase with elaborate gold railings, leading up through the ceiling to the floor above.
“There are no other rooms on the main floor, so we might as well check upstairs.” Surprised to hear Sam’s voice, Todd spun around to find him standing right behind him. Todd slowly nodded his head in agreement, even though he suspected that this was what Hayden expected them to do next. It was almost if Hayden had put out a sign that read: “Stupid human vampires! Come up my staircase at your own risk!”
As soon as they began to climb the stairs, the air turned colder and more frigid.
Now, let the games begin.

WALK ALONE

Who walks there?<br /> I heard footsteps.<br /> I am no longer alone.<br /> Why did I walk this path<br /> all alone?<br /> No good could come of this.<br /> It’s behind me!<br /> Should I turn around or run?<br /> Oh no!<br /> I’ve been hit and I see stars.<br /> I should have run for help.<br /> Too late…

Who walks there?

I heard footsteps.

I am no longer alone.

Why did I walk this path

all alone?

No good could come of this.

It’s behind me!

Should I turn around or run?

Oh no!

I’ve been hit and I see stars.

I should have run for help.

Too late…

A HORROR STORY

stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.
stained-glasseyes:</p> <p>blackwallflower:</p> <p>avelandthesea:</p> <p>Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans</p> <p>A great setting for a murder mystery.<br /> A dead body found…<br /> Let’s think of a good spot.<br /> A body found in the jaws<br /> of the alligator statue.<br /> The police look for clues.<br /> The officer steps into the fun house.<br /> Little does he know,<br /> but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.<br /> He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.<br /> One down.<br /> The next officer checks the top<br /> of the long slide.<br /> He feels himself being pushed<br /> down the colorful slide and<br /> his head hits the bottom with a bang.<br /> Another down.<br /> The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel<br /> and guess what?<br /> He’s electrocuted for his efforts.<br /> The murderer chuckles and shuffles<br /> off his merry way.<br /> He didn’t even need the clown costume.

 

 

 

 

stained-glasseyes:

blackwallflower:

avelandthesea:

Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans

A great setting for a murder mystery.

A dead body found…

Let’s think of a good spot.

A body found in the jaws

of the alligator statue.

The police look for clues.

The officer steps into the fun house.

Little does he know,

but the fun house doesn’t have a floor.

He steps in and falls into a deep ditch.

One down.

The next officer checks the top

of the long slide.

He feels himself being pushed

down the colorful slide and

his head hits the bottom with a bang.

Another down.

The last officer tries to start the Ferris Wheel

and guess what?

He’s electrocuted for his efforts.

The murderer chuckles and shuffles

off his merry way.

He didn’t even need the clown costume.

MASTERS OF DARKNESS WEEKEND

MASTERS OF DARKNESS WEEKEND

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THE DEAD GAME — DAY 106

THE DEAD GAME -- DAY 106

At closing time, Todd arrived to walk Linda home. He didn’t like the way she was sitting at the counter all alone, just staring into space. Sitting on the stool beside her, he placed his arm around her shoulder.
“I just spoke with Sam. Finally, we have some news!” he said, trying to cheer her up. “He’s uncovered new information about the dead woman on the beach. It turns out that she was a private investigator who was hired by the family of the girl who disappeared last year. Other girls have disappeared over the years. Unfortunately, people are going to want answers, and if we don’t find any soon, the whole town will be under investigation.” Well, that last bit of information took care of any cheering up. But he did want to keep her updated on the severity of their situation.
“What do you know about these disappearances?”asked Linda.
He was startled by her question. “Are you suspicious of me?” Was it possible that she was now thinking that he was the one responsible for all the disturbing events in town? Maybe he shouldn’t have mentioned the disappearances.
“No! Of course not! I just wanted to know what you thought about these….”
“I don’t know what’s going on, but I intend to find some answers at the party Diane is throwing Friday night.”
“Could you take me to the party?”
“I’m going with Sam…I don’t want to have to worry about you.”
“The sheriff could take Shana—it would be a great cover for the two of you.”
“We’ll see.” He didn’t want her anywhere near Diane’s meeting.

THE DEAD GAME — DAY 100

THE DEAD GAME -- DAY 100

THE DEAD GAME — DAY 100

Chapter 17

Todd dropped them off at Linda’ apartment. He warned both of them to remain inside for the remainderof the day. They fled from hiscar without answering him. Great, now he had them afraid of him.

With them safe at home, he was free to investigate the End House party on his own. First, he wanted to question Ryan, Gregg, and Judy about their abrupt disappearance from Friday night’s party, which brought their loyalty into question.

He drove down Main Street, making a sharp left turn by the town hall, taking the narrow, paved road to the Oasis Hotel. The road was lined with overhanging palm trees, creating a leafy archway and an illusion of an oasis. But unfortunately, he knew better.

He drove up the hotel’s circular driveway, past the colorful garden of flowers, spelling out the words “Oasis Hotel.” The pretty pink hotel came into view with its rust colored Spanish roof and tall floor-to-ceiling sparkling clear windows. He left his car with the valet and entered the hotel through the lavish entrance, with its high rounded open archways, breezy ceiling fans, and lush palm trees.

The hotel was bustling with activity: people were checking in and out; guests were strolling through the lobby with drinks in their hands, decorated with little umbrellas; and vacationers were relaxing on the hotel’s couches as the sun streamed in through the open doorways.

He spotted Judy at the front desk helping a guest. He positioned himself off to the side, leaning against a palm tree, so that he wouldn’t frighten her away. He decided to begin with the weakest link. Judy has always had a vivacious personality: brimming with enthusiasm and charm, with a quick smile on her pretty face, and a bright sparkle in her large brown eyes. But she wasn’t confident of herself like Gregg and Ryan. They were much harder to read. They both were tall and muscular with thick dark-brown hair. Ryan had dark-blue eyes that sparkled when he smiled, while Gregg had dark green eyes that matched his somber personality.

After Judy was finished with the guest, she looked hesitantly over at Todd. He detected fear in her eyes. He didn’t want to alienate her or her friends. He greeted her in the friendliest manner he could muster up. “Hi Judy, what happened to you at the house? I was afraid that something had happened to you or your group.”

“We were concerned for the second group so we went downstairs to check on them.” She was staring at the ground, refusing to meet his eyes.

This was not a good sign. And they had disappeared without informing him first, but he was their group leader and therefore, had to be informed of everything. “What happened?”

“We were too late: Tom and Edward had already disappeared. However, we did manage to help David find the lever by the door that helped them to escape the wild animals. And Gregg pushed David down the stairs to free him from the flying creatures.”

“What were these creatures?”

“We couldn’t figure out what or who they were.” She was standing behind the front desk, shuffling her feet back and forth.

“How did Louise escape from the hanging?” Todd asked in a soft tone, not wanting to agitate her any further.

“We chased away the circling figures and then Ryan resuscitated Louise, who was still unconscious. Once she was breathing on her own, we left her on the beach.”

“Were the figures in the gazebo human?”

Judy shook her head back and forth. “We couldn’t tell: they wore hoods draped over their faces. But they did seem to be human. They could be anyone from town, or even someone from inside our own group.”

“Why didn’t you come to me for help?” his voice rose, upset that they’d left on their own and hadn’t even found out anything useful.

Judy, who was looking very sincere, quickly apologized. “I’m sorry. We didn’t know if you had turned. We didn’t know who to trust anymore.”

“I understand. But from now on, we’ll work together as a team. Tell Ryan and Gregg that I’ll return tomorrow to plan a new course of action.” Too bad they always needed to be told what to do. He had hoped by now that they would be better able to make decisions on their own.

“Yes, boss. We knew that we couldn’t handle this on our own.”

“You did very well. You saved David and Louise. I’m very proud of you.” He turned away and walked out of the hotel, without looking back.

Judy stood there smiling to herself.

THE DEAD GAME — DAY 68

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     Mike ran through town. He heard chanting noises coming from the direction of the park. He crept closer to the lit gazebo, being careful to keep close to the real shadows cast by the deserted buildings. In the distance, he was able to discern dark shapes circling the gazebo, holding hands and chanting in a strange language.
     The gazebo was lit by flickering candles and in their midst was Louise, hanging from a noose. The figures wore dark robes with hoods concealing their faces. The shadowy figures appeared to be human. This terrified him even more since he now realized that they could even be people from his own town.
     He crept away before he was spotted. He fled through the dark streets—as if the hounds of hell were chasing him. He didn’t know if the forms were from hell or from earth, but he understood that they were dangerous and deadly. He had to accept the fact that it was too late to help Louise, but he could still get help from the sheriff for the rest of his friends.