Roanoke

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

Submitted: October 20, 2017

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The story of the lost colony and one of the many mysteries of U.S. history.  What happened to Roanoke and its colonists?  Our story takes place on a boat with our captain John white.
 On the ship, we sail for months until we finally saw land. Everyone was so excited to be eventually off this boat, so we name this island Roanoke. Everything was going well for the first year. We build houses, a church, etc. Everything we needed and even the  Governor's daughter had a child, but we were getting low on food and with a child. John white decided that it would be best for him to go back to England and resupply for us.  That was the last time we saw the kind old captain John white. The next following year was weird per say the native that we seen in the first year hear were gone. Which was strange the natives were friendly; We had no problem with the Indians. They didn't bother us as we didn't bother them. Welcoming us by trading with us, so we overlook it thinking that they moved somewhere else for food.  Day by day our food was lower and lower. We had to do something with no sign of John we have to do something. The colonists are starting to say they keep hearing music coming from the forest but when we try and find the source of the music it stopped. Other colonists declared that they found a tree carved with the word 'Croatoan' in it and another colonist said that a few feet away from the other tree 'Croatoan' there was a tree carved the word 'crow.' Food is almost gone, and some of the colonists have gone missing. There only a few of us left, and the Governor's daughter child died from the harsh winter. We buried the child yesterday under a tree. We decided that it was time to move were out of food, and the music from the forest kept on getting louder and louder sometimes I think it was calling to us but from the lack of food, we're all going mad just a little bit. So we started to disassemble the building it took a few days, but we got them down.  Once that was done we moved south of the island to search for a beautiful spot to rebuild which we did find a place next to the forest and by the sea so we could fish.  Everything was back to normal for awhile there was no music for the woods or people going missing. That was until one night we were going into the forest.  The music came back at; first, it was sweet and playful, but then it turned sinister by then it was too late screams emerged from the village. Running back most of the colonists were already dead but at the center of this chaos stood a man grinning at the destruction he had caused.  Slowly the monster crept to the last colonist that was alive and looked him in the eye.  The staring lasted for a few minutes, but it felt like hours to the colonist, but the humanoid figure back away leaving as the sun went down. Apparently not thinking the colonist ran for his life. He ran as far as where the first settle back at the 'Croatoan' tree. Tired from the running the colonist decided he would rest.  Closing his eyes, he drifted off to sleep, but that was short-lived when he heard a rustling noise in the distance. Thinking nothing of the sound, he closed his eyes again. The rustling sound got closer this time. Now the colonist was fully awake and looking around in the moonlight for what cause the noise, but his search came up empty. Turning about to go back to his spot where he was sleeping. He came to face the creature again. Its red-blue eyes follow his movements as he slowly backs up. Think that the monster would leave him alone again he turns his back to reach for his knife at his makeshift bed. The colonist didn't make it to his weapon before the humanoid jump on him. Slowly the monster ripped the colonist to shred. The colonist's scream was only heard by the night as that was the last sounds that colonist ever made again. In the distance the natives watch this unfold out please because the curse was satisfied for now and it wouldn't eat the native's people for a couple more years, but they knew it would come back again when food is available. 


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