Clap Clap

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Review Chain

Aliza is lost in the woods. She walks into large endless trees and finds an old rusty cottage. Read this to find out what happens to her next.

She was lost. She was getting worried but consoled herself assuring that she would find her way back to car. It was a dreadful, windy night as the miserable dark leaves that topped the humongous and spindly trunks of the forest clashed together in fury, the wind roaring like an enormous lion, threatening to tear the small shivering her standing by these terrible trees off their feet and into the damp, muddy yards next to it.

Aliza was four feet and nine inches tall, with fair skin and dark curvy hairs that tumbled down to her shoulders.

Should she dare to set foot into these terrible thick woods? It looked dark and eerie in there. But, what could be the problem? She knew her property inside out, but she had never thought anything of this dark forest that lay gloomily on the border of her land.

Aliza drew in her breath, and heaved a massive breath of determination. She was going to discover the secrets concealed in the mysterious clump of dark green. Her feet rose and fell towards the thick trunks, her figure soon completely swallowed by the darkness…

It was as though as if every tree she clambered around was another bolt on the gate to which she could not get out.

Aliza looked at her watch. Great! My luck that this watch just simply stopped ticking! She thought.

Deeper into this creepy forest Aliza tumbled into, her clothes now nearly shredded to rags due the spiky sticks on the wood’s floor that strangely seemed to rise up at her like she was a zebra walking down an isle of starving lions. The trees spoke in their own language, brushing together to create sound.

“Oh, no, what have I gotten into? Will I ever get out of here?” Aliza moaned, dropping onto a thick fallen branch. She dearly missed her warm bed.

“Caw! Caw!” A humongous amount of crows came sweeping down in a tornado; Aliza received many scratches to the head from their clawed feet. They zoomed all around the little clearing, their energy levels seemingly never ending, and then finally settling noisily into the trees.

It was getting really dark and she was getting really desperate. She didn’t have a map or compass with her and all of the trees looked same. Just when she was about to give hope, she came across an old cottage.

The cottage looked as if it had seen better days. It was dilapidated and seemed like it hadn’t been used in long time. Some of the windows were cracked and broken and a lot of tiles had fallen off the roof. She knocked on the door but there was no response. She turned the handle. It creaked open.

Inside, she found the cottage in a bad state for disrepair. There was very little furniture and the floor was covered in thick layer of dust. Written in red, all the walls were covered with “Death”, “Death” and “Death”.

She was now frightened, but she had nowhere else to go. She knew that now the woods were very dangerous at the night. Despite the creepy writing on the walls, she decided to stay the night.

Going upstairs, she found a tattered battered mattress that was covered in stains. She wrapped up an old rug around herself to keep her warm and tried to make herself comfortable. She laid on the mattress and eventually fell asleep.

Sometime after midnight, she was awakened by a strange rustling noises outside the cottage.

“Hello, is anyone there?” Aliza asked.

No answer.

“It might be someone who can’t speak,” she thought to herself.

“Is anyone there? Clap twice for no and once for yes.”

CLAP!

Aliza gasped but took a deep breath.

“Are you a man?”

CLAP! CLAP!

“So you’re a woman then?”

CLAP! CLAP!

“Are you even a human?”

CLAP! CLAP!

Aliza shivered thinking it must have been some sort of prank.

“Are you alone?”

CLAP! CLAP!

“How many of you are there? Clap once for each person!”

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Submitted: June 03, 2021

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Rob73

Tense, and scary.
The story is great.

Thu, June 3rd, 2021 5:15am

NikM

Congrats, the piece has that ghotic horror touch. Good one.

Sun, June 13th, 2021 7:05am

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