The Phantom

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

On a nationwide broadcast, a man kills an innocent civilian, directly in front of a police station, with officers bearing witness. He tells them to stand down, and let him go, and the world watches
in shock as they do so. A woman is assaulted in a gas station, but with a single scream, kills the assailant, and wipes the memory of the cashier. The media has no explanation for the events, and
the only one that some can come up with is the supernatural. David watches in horror, and utter confusion as strange and unexplainable events continue to arise, though also concerned for himself,
as the voice inside his head becomes louder, narrating his every move. He continues to stand by, observing each of these destructive and impossible events, until eventually, the voice begins to
dictate his life, forcing him to take action.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: September 23, 2017

“David watches the flower fall.” And I had.  I could remember it quite vividly, which, seeing as it only happened earlier th... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: October 01, 2017

“David wakes up.” I looked up from the homework that lay in front of me, my face an expression of such annoyance that it appeared b... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: October 08, 2017

“David looks at the woman with apprehension.” The voice took me back to reality, and broke the spell that the video had put me unde... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: October 10, 2017

The next day was a strange one, and I wrack my brain for a better word, but it is the best I can do. The video of Caesar, or Drake as his... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: October 22, 2017

We were sure it wouldn’t be long until the school was closed temporarily. There was already a curfew in place, night classes were cance... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: October 23, 2017

After Lucy, the ghost’s next victim had been named Murphy, but no one cared. There was a small investigation going on, and some people ... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: October 25, 2017

When we left, it was beginning to get dark. Everyone left at the same time, it looked like a sea of black, as we all began to spread out,... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: November 05, 2017

I did not know how much time had passed, or if time was passing at all anymore. I did not know if I slept at all, or if I had stayed awak... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: November 15, 2017

I rose off the ground, quickly coming to my feet without making even the slightest of sounds. The breath that flowed through the mask cam... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: November 21, 2017

I wasn’t exactly sure how long I had stood staring at the wall. Days had passed since I had saved the four police officers, and no one ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: December 05, 2017

I didn’t remember walking back into the asylum at all. Everything from the moment that I had known the woman was dead to some time afte... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: December 18, 2017

“I can’t just let you starting walking out in public, and I can’t bring you to the police and tell them that you’re on our side. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: December 29, 2017

The Phantom drifted across the concrete. A single shadow, moving in the pale moonlight. A wraith, floating along, gliding towards a desti... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: January 18, 2018

The rise and fall of each breath was the only movement. Occasionally, the lightning would strike, a bright brilliance of absolute light, ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: January 30, 2018

I stood, gazing out over the city that I had once known so well, and once meant nothing to. My eyes swept over streets, across buildings,... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: June 18, 2018

There are moments in your life where you will suddenly become very aware of your steps, and just where they are taking you. Moments when ... Read Chapter