“Rainbow”

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


In 1660 a man by the name of Bruce was with his wife and daughter living in a small cot during a really bad thunderstorm. 
This thunderstorm would seem to never end in fact the storm did not end for close to four hours. When it finally did stop is when the nightmare began.  
Bruce had gotten into an argument with his wife over what he was planning to make for dinner witch triggered Bruce to leave the house in anger. He walked down the field and ended up towards a pound. 
He looked up at the sky and couldn’t believe what he was looking at. He took it as a sign. There were multiple colors in a pattern showing. “Red,Yellow,Blue,Green,Pink and Purple.” All were in a row stacked on top of each other. 
Now we would call this a “Rainbow” but at the time nobody knew exactly what it was. But since “Red” was the first color Bruce assumed this was something involving the apocalypse. Red means danger. 
And since he saw red. Bruce thought something bad would happen to his family unless he acted. So that night Bruce figured out a plan to kill his family. 
Once dinner time came around Bruce said a small prayer with his wife and daughter and he had apologized for his behavior and he and his wife had a really nice conversation and he made sure his daughter was really happy and went to bed in a good mood. 
He wanted everyone to be in good spirits that night so when he killed his family he believed if they died happy then they would ascend to heaven.  Around midnight Bruce got out of bed and grabbed a “longbow” because he was a big time hunter. 
He shot the arrow into his wife’s chest and Daughter. Once he made sure they were dead he grabbed a piece of paper and wrote a small message on it before proceeding to take his own life. 
The next morning a neighbor came over to Bruce’s house to borrow something where he discovered the bodies and found a note that read 
 
“Colors in the sky. After the Thunderstorm last night I saw multiple colors. This was obviously the work of the Devil why else would the color red be first? Red means danger. 
Danger means the devil. I took my families life so the devil could not. I shot them both with my Longbow and when I am done writing this I am doing the same to me. 
Enjoy the apocalypse for me and my family will ascend to heaven and watch the madness unfold from a safe place.” 
 
But nothing ever happened. because rainbows are not dangerous. But Bruce certainly was. This was the very first time anybody had ever spotted a rainbow.


Submitted: June 11, 2021

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