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A Night In The Woodchester Mansion

Short story By: Sarah Elvira
Horror


Have you ever heard of a man called Edward Mordrake? ... Have you ever wondered if the ghost stories we hear are true, or are they just a hoax? do you only believe what your eyes see, or do you go beyond the natural and explore the existence of other worlds? well, your answer to these questions determines whether you'll like this short story or no. I hope you enjoy it.


Submitted:Mar 24, 2013    Reads: 79    Comments: 3    Likes: 4   


· This story is based on realistic events:

A night in the Woodchester Mansion

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  • This story is based on realistic events:

A night in the Woodchester Mansion

  • When the rain poured and the winds blew
  • A dark spirit appeared from out of the bleu
  • Winter arrived with a big pack of snow
  • Announcing the beginning of the story you're about to know
  • This story started with happiness and cheers of joy
  • From a little girl and a ten year old boy
  • : «Daddy is rich» shouted Alex and Rose
  • «We'll have fancy things and elegant cloths»
  • Their father had a high promotion, and he became their star
  • Now they have to leave Miami and travel very far
  • Their mother Diane said: « say goodbye to sun and sand
  • We 're going to the famous foggy England»
  • Steve said: « I bought a mansion with a really low price
  • Thanks to superstitious hoax and fake lies »
  • Diane said: «how did you do that? Please tell me more»
  • Steve answered laughing: « Oh! the story we'll just make you bored»
  • The kids and their father Steve were pleased all along
  • But Diane felt there is something going wrong
  • After arriving, the housekeeper welcomed them in a cold tone
  • He said: «the Woodchester Mansion welcomes you all»
  • «my services will be no longer available after the darkness fall»
  • «Even if you get into troubles no one will answer your call»
  • And he secretly mumbled:«god have mercy on our souls»
  • Diane asked surprised: «what was that all about? »
  • So Steve calmed her saying: «Oh! He's crazy, there is no doubt»
  • The mansion was majestic and great
  • With a wide garden and a big black gate
  • Even the houses near the mansion were built in a great style
  • But no one lived anywhere near it for more than a mile
  • The family unpacked and found all what they need
  • There was many rooms and a library with books to read
  • And the two kids were thrilled indeed
  • Diane said: «it is amazing, yet it doesn't feel like home here »
  • «There is a great deal of coldness and a sorrowful atmosphere»
  • «Nonsense, this place is heaven» answered Alex with a smile
  • «The kids love it and so will you after a while»
  • Suddenly, little Rose screamed: «daddy! We found a monster come quick! »
  • Steve came running to find his children hitting a painting with a stick
  • It was a huge portrait of a two-faced man on the wall
  • The kids cried: «Daddy kill the monster make it fall! »
  • So Steve tossed it in the garbage and that was the greatest mistake of all
  • Later in the night, the region experienced a cold rainy weather
  • And the sound of thunder sounded scarier than ever
  • So the family had dinner early in their big dining room
  • And kept each other company all night in that terrible gloom
  • Each time the wind blows or the thunder roars
  • The horror sneaks into their souls more and more
  • Finally, they started to fall asleep and surrender to exhaustion
  • But they knew it won't be a «goodnight sleep» in this dark mansion
  • Exactly at 3:00am, they were awoken by a horrifying shout
  • And what a huge fear possessed the family's hearts
  • But no one dared to move or to go out.
  • An angry wind smashed every window and slammed every door
  • Its coldness broke into their bones spooking them even more
  • They couldn't move, they could hardly breathe
  • Their hearts beat hard and shook underneath
  • They prayed and held hands all night long
  • As they started to hear some kids singing a scary song
  • They hoped it'll be an illusion or a bad dream
  • As they anxiously waited for the dawn to beam
  • After a few hours of pure fear
  • The sun light was finally here
  • So they slowly started to open their eyes and uncover their ears
  • Coldness was gone, and the house was again warm
  • The singing and screaming also stopped and there was a dead calm
  • They slowly went out of the bed room and proceeded to the hall
  • As they walked without any balance and leaned on a wall
  • They expected that the house will be a mess and glass will be everywhere
  • But shockingly, the mansion was in a good shape from the smallest window to the neatest chair
  • «Good god! Steve look » screamed Diane
  • As she pointed to the portrait of the two-faced man
  • It was good as new, and hanged on the wall once again
  • Yet this time, it had a little change
  • It looked different as it was rearranged
  • It now focuses on the second face which was the ugliest
  • And according to the kids, it was also the scariest
  • The devilish face appeared with a scary grin
  • With a newly- carved line saying: «I who commit sins »
  • As the family stared at the portrait with a big thrill
  • The housekeeper entered and said sarcastically: «I assume you all slept well»
  • Steve was enraged by what the housekeeper said
  • So he strangled him and yelled: «if you're behind this, consider yourself dead! »
  • The housekeeper hardly answered: « I didn't do this, this is not the case»
  • «It's you who disturbed the former owner of this place»
  • «I tried to warn you but you did not listen to me »
  • «And with knowing the truth you brought here all your family»
  • Diane pulled Steve and freed the old man
  • Then she asked him: «what did you warn him about I don't understand? »
  • «I told him the whole truth» the housekeeper replied
  • «I told him not to live here because the house is still occupied»
  • «But he choose to be ignorant and very blind»
  • «Now it is too late, you'll have to deal with *the darkest side*»
  • Before he left, he looked at the children with a pitiful face
  • And he mumbled as usual« what a shame! What a waste! »
  • Steve said to Diane: «don't believe this old miserable fraud»
  • Diane replied: «knowing what to believe is now very hard»
  • Then she ran and stopped the old man
  • Then asked him to explain the matter from the top to the end
  • He agreed after seeing desperation in her eyes
  • And he said: «fine! You shall know the whole truth without any lies»
  • Diane invited the old housekeeper for a cup of tea
  • Then she started to ask him: «what does the owner want? And who is he? »
  • «Did he send people to scare us so his house is once again free? »
  • «Maybe we can come to an agreement and he just let us be»
  • The old housekeeper laughed until he teared
  • Then he said: «you people are crazy indeed»
  • «He is the one that everyone feared»
  • «He's the one with two faces; one is good, the other is bad»
  • «And he's about to be the worst nightmare you ever had»
  • Diane asked in a surprise: «you mean he's the one in the portrait that we saw? »
  • «How come he's still alive and the portrait is created ages ago? »
  • The housekeeper answered: «his flesh and bones lay in the ground»
  • «But his evil spirit which you disturbed, still wanders around»
  • «Enough with this nonsense! » Shouted Steve
  • «We are not some idiots you can fool or deceive»
  • «We've heard enough, and now I'll have to ask you to leave»
  • The housekeeper replied: «very well! I'll go on my way»
  • «But be careful in the game you're about to play»
  • And then he left after he said all what he wanted to say
  • Steve loudly said: «I'll keep watch all night long»
  • « I will prove this is a set-up and all what he has said is wrong»
  • Later at night, Diane and Steve locked their kids in a room
  • And the paranormal events started at 3:00 am as they assumed
  • The cold wind invaded the house with a big power
  • Then it suddenly stopped, and there was a dead silence after an hour
  • The two parents started to slowly walk
  • As a small candle was lighted out of the dark
  • A soft wind entered and opened a big window
  • And out of nowhere appeared a mysterious man's shadow
  • Steve said with a trembled voice: «see? I told you this was a game»
  • «There is no such thing as ghosts; and scaring us was the only aim»
  • Then he screamed: «show yourself, tell us who you are! »
  • «The games you're playing had gone so far! »
  • A loud laughter was the mysterious man's only response
  • And this caused Steve and Diane a faster heart pulse
  • His two shiny red eyes glowed from the distance
  • And he said: «it a shame that you'll die here and your kids are the only witness»
  • (The man teleported behind Steve and Diane)
  • And once they felt his cold breath on their skin, they screamed and ran
  • With a single clap he put them both in the air
  • And said: «my identity is not something I share»
  • «But if knowing who I 'am is your last wish, than it's totally fair»
  • «Once upon a time I used to be Edward Mordrake, England's heir»
  • «And now I'm death which came to you out of nowhere»
  • «And tomorrow I shall be your kids' scariest nightmare»
  • As Steve struggled, he said: « you are a coward, you're not even real»
  • «You don't have any senses, you can't even feel»
  • With another clap, the ghost set Steve on fire
  • As he screamed: «quiet human! Are you calling me a fake or a liar? »
  • Steve didn't live or die, he just felt unbearable pain
  • And Diane screamed: «leave us alone» but it was all in vain
  • The ghost said: «you humans are weaker than you believe»
  • And shortly after he finished talking, he released Steve
  • «You have no reason or strength»
  • «And for disturbing me I'll show you the face of death»
  • Unexpectedly, the old housekeeper came in after breaking the door
  • He looked terrified, yet so hard core
  • With a bunch of charms and a shotgun, he looked like a soldier going to a war
  • He aimed to the portrait with the shotgun
  • And after shooting it twice he screamed: «get the kids and run»
  • After this shot, the ghost's changed his shape
  • And he started to get a little weak, giving the family time to escape
  • They immediately rushed out of that cursed place
  • And they didn't look back, not even to check if they were chased
  • After they reached safety, they thanked the old housekeeper for saving their lives
  • He said in an angry tone: «Oh! It was pure luck that helped you survive»
  • In the next day, they left England and went back home
  • The first night they spent there, started a furious storm
  • Everything that night was extremely cold and went
  • And in the morning the parents were found dead in mysterious events
  • The children survived but they always feared the rainy weather
  • And the memory of Edward Mordrake stayed with them forever
  • So, we shouldn't believe only what we see with our eyes
  • Because what appears to be a bless, can be a curse in disguise
  • Note:

1* Edward Mordrake: Edward Mordake(orEdward Mordrake) was reportedly the 19th century heir to anEnglishpeerage. He supposedly had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak, although it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his "demon head" removed, because, supposedly, it whispered Satanist language to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23. (Wikipedia)

2* the Woodchester Mansion: Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire, England, is another building with a ghostly reputation. Building work has never been completed here, and in the last 200 years workers have repeatedly run from the place and seven builders are rumoured to have died in inexplicable accidents.





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