Nightmare Fuel

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
The only things Peter wanted in his world is to understand happiness, to feel the warmth of love and to know what it's like to be safe. However, will this actually be possible? With the nightmares and psychological conditions that haunt him, with all the world united against him, with the special laws that only he doesn't know about, how will he manage to fulfil his dreams? Will the only friend he has in the world manage to save him, or will they perish along with all the others the he met?

Submitted: March 07, 2015

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 Nightmare Fuel

 

A bolt of lightning flashes outside, the thunder booms and the rain patters down the window. I wake up screaming covered in a cold sweat. The nightmare is still fresh in my mind. It's dark in this room, so very, very dark yet I can still see. I see the long, lanky arms reaching out to me from all angles, grabbing me, smothering me, trying to drag me towards their doom. I squirm and flail frantically in my bed, trying to escape from their tight, grasping hold. I swing my arm to the side, hitting nothing but cold, wispy air. It's then I see them. The faceless, rotting burnt corpses crawling and stumbling towards me. I don't know how long I have been screaming for, but my throat feels raw and my lungs burn. I start crying, the hot tears pricking at the corners of my eyes and streaking down my face. The bodies start rapidly advancing toward me, the repugnant stench being emitted by them invading my once clean air. It makes me feel so, so sick. To the very bottom of my stomach.

I feel that I can no longer move. My vision starts blurring in and out. My head throbs painfully and I feel my heart smashing with all its might against my chest, as though it's trying to burst through it. I can hear a voice inside my head, telling that I should die this way that I belong in this hell. Everything is now turning black, the last of my precious light disappearing. I am being suffocated by the arms and bodies crashing onto me. I squeeze my eyes shut. The arms begin to cover my face. The hands are grasping at my hair and clothing, but I feel a strange warmth surrounding one of them. I feel the warm hands and arms wrap around my body, pulling me towards them, holding me tightly. They feel safe, comforting and human, not cold, festering and unforgiving. I feel my body start to relax a bit as I start to lean into the touch of the unfamiliar feeling. My heart starts slowing, it's no longer thumping as hard against my chest. I feel the hands gently stroke the messy short hair out of my wet eyes. I hear a gentle voice, blocking out the sounds of my whimpering and sobbing.

The voice is like the sound of ocean waves, gently rolling onto the shore. I open my eyes slowly and lift my head. My eyes stare into the others. Her beautiful, mesmerising blue meeting my cold, dull steel grey. It's as though her touch is light as a feather. She gently whispers soothing words into my ear. "It's okay Peter. It's over now. You're free now, remember? You don't need to worry anymore." She smiles at me but I cannot smile back. No matter how hard I try I will never be able to show a happy face. It makes feel utterly useless, not knowing how to feel happy, not knowing how to love, not understanding why people smile and laugh. I would give anything to be able to laugh happily and feel joy. But there is nothing I can do. Not anymore. I let out a deep, long breath and shakily reach up a hand and gently caress her cheek. Her smile is widening, her eyes closing briefly in understanding. I bring back down my arm and turn into her chest, listening to her heart beat steadily, listening to the lulling rhythm it produces. I clutch her shirt tightly into my fists and shut my eyes, waiting for the longing of sleep to come. I wish that this peacefulness will never end.


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