A Visit to the Darkness

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

I took this idea from an old book of writing ideas I found from a few years ago. I hope you like it.

I was driving on the highway in the middle of the night, and it was pouring rain outside. It was mid-September which meant I worked long hours, so I was driving sluggishly. I was nearly home when I saw out of the corner of my eye, a large metal object heading straight for me. I hardly had time to cover my face before I heard the windshield glass breaking, and then everything was black. I briefly became conscious as my car was tumbling down a cliff. My car hit the water at the bottom of the cliff and everything went black once more.
I slowly started to wake up when I saw a big flash of red light. When I fully opened my eyes, I saw that I was in some other-worldly place. The floor was black and covered with an ankle deep pool of sticky, hot blood. I looked at my feet, and noticed I was completely naked. The smell of rancid, rotting flesh filled my nostrils and nearly made me vomit. The walls of this room were made of tattered skin, and human bones. The temperature was rising slowly, and I began to panic, and look for a way out. 
As I made my way through this horrifying building I passed by many things. There was a pile of childrens shoes, and clothing. There were bodies hanging and burning everywhere, all of which tried to reach out for me as I ran by. Blood curdling screams called out to me in anguish and anger. The tempurature got more and more intesnse, making me feel like my skin could start to bubble and fall off. I slowed my running as my energy was getting low quickly. 
I stopped at a dead end. There were no windows or doors anywhere. I was standing in a large room that I could only compare to hell itself. I turned back, hoping to find any way to escape, or anyone who could help me. As I was running, I hand grabbed my arm. The hand was so hot it pulled the skin off of my arm. I screamed in agony as I saw my muscles and bone so plainly revealed. My skin fell to the floor like wet cloth, and I fell to the floor holding my arm and screaming. After a few moments of panicing on the ground, I felt myself being pulled into the floor like quick sand. I couldn't stand up, and waist first I was pulled through the burning hot floor. I held my breath as the thick, sticky floor went over my face, and when I fell to the place below, I hit the ground hard. 
The floor was hot, but not as hot as the one I was in. Everything was dark and, I could hear whispering all around me. I began to move forward on the floor, feeling the sizzling, rocky surface beneath me. The whispers began to grow louder and louder until I felt pressure on top of me, as if I were being slowly crushed by a huge platform lowering down on me. It pushed me flat on my face and started squeezing me so hard I could hardly breathe. Once I could feel my skull in between the hot rocks and the platform, I screamed. Then, all at once the pressure was gone. 
I felt the imprints of the hot rocks on my face. I looked in front of me to see a light coming from above. I got to my feet and started to run towards the light, tripping on several rocks along the way. Just before I got to the light, a creature appeared within it. It had to be at least ten feet tall. It had the head of a sphinx, the torso of a man, and the legs of a goat. The tall creature stood before me, completely on fire. I was so stunned I didn't move. I just looked at the creature in shock. It grabbed me around my arms and rose me up to its level. I started to feel very hot as I starred into the creatures eyes, and as I screamed out, I set on fire. My legs, and head thrashed about in agony trying to get out of the creatures grip. 
The creature turned me upside down and bit off both of my legs. I screamed so hard my vocal chords strained, and eventually I could no longer be heard at all. The creature turned me back around and bit off both of my arms. Crying and screaming in silence, I just wanted it to be over, and I didn't understand how I could still be alive. Finally, the creature, having bittin off my limbs, dropped me. Expecting the impact, I closed my eyes, but I never felt the impact of the rocks below. 
My body went completely numb, and I noticed a dim, white light showing through my eyelids. I slowly opened my eyes, and I saw white. It took a moment for my eyes to adjust, but when they did, I saw that I was in a hospital room. I couldnt feel anything on my body, and I figured all of what just happened was some kind of comatose dream. A nurse came rushing in as she noticed me awake and began to try to give me water and console me. I wanted to move, but she told me not to try to move because the damage from the accident was severe and I needed time to heal. I sat up just a bit, and I looked down at my body. I had lost my arms, and legs in the crash. I could hardly breathe looking at the sight. The nurse said that I was found by the crash site, under my car. I had been found a whole hour after the accident with all of my limbs missing. They had pronounced me dead, but when they were starting to take me to the morgue, I had started breathing, so they gave me oxygen, pain killers, and brought me here. I had significantly terrilble burns all over the remaining parts of my body. This, the police found strange considering there was never a fire, only a crash.


Submitted: May 05, 2021

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