Mask of the Red Death

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


Mask of the Red Death began life as a play by email role-playing game. I've now edited it into a story, changing some of the plot elements and revising and changing some of the characters. I hope
you enjoy it.

Table of Contents

A Shadow in the Dark

Submitted: October 06, 2017

A solitary figure moved, alone in the dark. Hands shaking, they walked slowly in the blackened hallways of a huge mansion, a building of ... Read Chapter

Greenwood

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Greenwood was a small English town a short drive away from Cambridge. It was an odd combination of the completely flat surroundings which... Read Chapter

Meet the Madisons

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Emily Madison was what you might get if you mixed Emily Blunt with Rachel Weisz, perhaps with a sprinkling of Meg Ryan and Kate Winslett ... Read Chapter

Welcome to the Party

Submitted: October 06, 2017

It was a cold, dark, day in January. Although it was only late afternoon, the moon was clearly visible, floating in the sky in a sea of f... Read Chapter

Having a Ball

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The mansion’s main entrance revealed a hallway, which split into a left and right corridor. Right led to a spiral staircase, and left l... Read Chapter

A Bird of Paradise

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The outfit was spectacular, featuring every colour of the rainbow, and a beautiful feather headdress. The mask, pink and bird-like, cover... Read Chapter

The Games Begin

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Billie knew that the message had been adapted from the verse by Edgar Allen Poe. She was familiar with most of his writing, although no-o... Read Chapter

What’s your poison?

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The small group were now confronted with a corpse. Or were they? “Mrs Madison is an actress,” said Billie carefully. “Are we sure t... Read Chapter

Murder in the Dark

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The group looked down in horror at a fresh body.   “God damnit!” bellowed Conrad, as he took this in “Jack, with me! S... Read Chapter

Trapped

Submitted: October 06, 2017

“If we’re trapped here, at least for the time being, we’ll need to use logic and deduction to identify the killer,” said Lindsey,... Read Chapter

Bodies

Submitted: October 06, 2017

There was little time to take in the grisly discovery, as Selina had returned, her arm around Amy. Stewart hastily closed the freezer doo... Read Chapter

Sound and Fury

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Peter, holding the cut on his arm, looked a little shell-shocked. His hands shook slightly, and he backed away from the bloody corpse. Th... Read Chapter

What Lies Beneath

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Lindsey and Stewart continued to search the room, but with no results. “Stewart,” Lindsey called to him softly. “I think we should ... Read Chapter

A Fallen Queen

Submitted: October 06, 2017

“I’ve got a bad feeling about this,” said Peter, his voice uncertain. He gestured back the way he had come from, urging the others ... Read Chapter

Flesh and Blood

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Tom blinked. He opened his eyes fully, taking into account what he could see and hear. Had he been asleep? He was in a bedroom in the man... Read Chapter

Heart of Darkness

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Stewart, Peter and Lindsey made their way back into the dimly lit passageway, slowly and carefully moving back the way they had come, loo... Read Chapter

Smoke and Mirrors

Submitted: October 06, 2017

As the small group in the underground room debated what to do, several metallic objects bounced down the passageway from above. Two start... Read Chapter

Shattered

Submitted: October 06, 2017

There was a clicking sound. Stewart opened his eyes and saw a mannequin, revealed from under the bearskin rug. It had the word ‘dummy... Read Chapter

Unmasked

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The acne-pocked face was skinny and gaunt. It wore an expression of surprise, the mousey hair was wet with exertion. The face belonged to... Read Chapter

Hide and Seek

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Elsewhere in the mansion, a man was hiding. He’d been hiding for some time. At first it was to spy on the party, and to keep an eye on ... Read Chapter

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The group in the ballroom were debating what to do. They were still trapped in the mansion with no apparent way out, and no means to cont... Read Chapter

The Sound of Silence

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The inhabitants of the ballroom looked at each other. “At least we know what the killer wants, even if we don’t know their identity,... Read Chapter

The Big Bad Wolf

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The mansion’s inhabitants had been whittled down to the handful still left standing. The clock ticking down to midnight had been for dr... Read Chapter

Final Curtain

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Suzi gasped on the floor as blood poured from her stomach. The Red Death moved forward, and Peter kept the gun raised, the rolling pin no... Read Chapter

Revelations

Submitted: October 06, 2017

The video opened with the familiar Red Death symbol, before switching to a figure sitting at on a chair, in a simple bare white room. The... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: October 06, 2017

Lindsey paused for a moment. A little while later, she began moving around the mansion, as if in a dream. She patted vaguely at the space... Read Chapter