A Dark Path

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sarah wants to see the sunset, she just doesnt realize, it would be her last.

Submitted: December 06, 2007

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It had become apparent to Sarah Nichols she was not alone. As she walked the path from the lake to her car she felt a presence she could no explain. She looked around in the darkening woods she did not notice anyone following her. There were no sounds of leaves rustling or sticks being broke, actually it was all to quiet. So quite in fact she could hear her on heart beat.
 
Sarah began to walk a little faster, as she did she felt the wind pass by her ear. It seemed someone was calling her name, each time she took a step she heard a voice call. She stopped again and nothing, silence. Sarah became more frightened with every step and every call of her name. She didn’t know what to do, she was deep in the woods, alone, so she thought. Sarah began to think to herself, asking why she came out here, why did she have the urge to stop and watch the sunset. What drove her?
 
Sarah was on her way home from her mother’s house; the visit went well, she thought. As walked the path. She had taken care of her mother, ensured she was comfortable. Sarah loved her mother and constantly worried about her. She thought maybe a walk by the lake would help her relax and clear her mind.
 
It was almost dark, being in the woods made it even darker. She was so scared now. She continued to hear the voice calling her, now she was able to understand more. The voice was asking for help. Who could it be, what did they want. There was no one here. Sarah began to look around; she began to see dark shadows in the trees and behind her on the path.
 
Sarah was terrified now, she began to run, and the shadows quickly caught up with her. A large dark figure then appeared in front of her. Sarah froze in her tracks. She was petrified at this point, her heart beating so fast. The dark figure reached out for her, Sarah took off the other way.
 
What was going on, who is out here, she wondered. As the sun finished setting and the trees blocked out the remainder of the light, the woods went black. Sarah couldn’t see five feet in front of herself. She began running even faster now, not knowing where she was headed. Surely she wouldn’t get lost; it was only a couple hundred yards to the parking area, the safety of her car was insight, but somehow it vanished. She had been turned around now headed the opposite way.
 
Sarah, could only wonder what was going on, as she ran deeper in the pitch black forest. It finally dawned on her, the dark figure and the shadows were not man, not a person at all, they were ghosts, spirits, possibly demons and they didn’t leave. At that point Sarah dropped to her knees and prayed. Her prays went unanswered as the dark figures attacked her and throwing her to the ground. The shadows went through Sarah, like light through a window. With every passing Sarah’s screamed in agony, her screams of course went unheard, there wasn’t a soul for miles, and no one knew Sarah was there at the lake, no one would wonder about her for hours, maybe days, but time doesn’t matter to the dead, they have all the time in the world. As the demons continued to torture Sarah, she understood her time on this Earth was finished.
Sarah realized why, and at that precise moment when she realized her screams stopped and she was gone. The demons took her in to the night never to let her return, and when she was gone the entire forest went back to its normal state. There were no eerie feelings, dark shadows lurking, just a forest.
 
The next morning there were no signs of Sarah, nothing, even her car had vanished. What happened, what did this? What did Sarah realize before she disappeared?
 
What Sarah realized was, her visit to her mother’s house, was the cause of this all. See Sarah was not worried about her mother as much as what it would cost to take care of her mother in her time of need. Sarah’s mother was very ill and Sarah did not want to be dragged down, anchored to an old woman at every waking moment to take care of her. So Sarah made her comfortable, she thought the old bag would be better off dead so she killed her. Sarah knew it wasn’t right but, she wanted her life and it did not include taking care of her mother. Sarah realized her mother called her to the lake; she was the one calling for Sarah’s help.
 
 
 


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