666: Jesse Thompson

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

Jesse Thompson a national champion athlete whose future was supposed to be bright now ended up in a four wall cell. A accidental meet with a kid disrupted her mental stability.

“All the best” Michael teased.

“Yeah, I need it. But today is new moon. She will be normal” George said.

“Who?” Jayson asked.

“Room number 013 Miss. Jesse Thompson. Her whole future got wasted.” George said.

“Hmm… I have read about her in the newspaper curious case of Jesse Thompson” Jayson said.

“She keeps on hurting herself” George said.

“On new moon days she speaks normally as though she has no mental disability. She once told me she writes whatever she remembers. She--” “Someone pressed the siren.” Jayson interrupted Michael.

Michael and Jayson headed for the 2nd floor of the wing and George got ready for his night duty on 1st floor.

It was 10.30 pm and already few patients had gone to sleep. The table where George sat was just opposite to room number 013. The cell had a mid sized window, a cot, a plastic jug and a plastic cup. Jesse always attempted to cut her veins or damage herself whenever she got her senses so the authority had removed all the sharp objects which she may use. Her cell did not even have a fan for she tried to hang herself using her rob. The table fan was kept facing in her direction but outside the cell.

“Don’t stare at me” Jesse shouted at George.

“I--” George hesitated.

“I know. Look its new moon. I won’t hurt you. Can you please let me out just for a while?” Jesse asked.

“I am sorry. I can not do that” George said.

Jesse turned her back and was sobbing hard. She does it whenever she gets her senses back.

“What do you keep writing?” George asked.

“Everything which I remember” Jesse replied in a choked voice.

“I know little about you. Why do you hurt yourself?” George asked cautiously.

“I am tired of being trapped in here. I know that I am normal only on new moon days. The boy, he keeps coming to me and drives me crazy. I can let go from him by killing myself”

“Who?” George asked.

“Ted, yes Ted is the name. He…he made me like this” Jesse said holding the bar tightly.

“We have a whole night. You can tell me.” George said and settled comfortably opposite to her cell offering her a cup of coffee.

“It’s long time since I drank a coffee. I love coffee” Jesse said still tears streaming down her rosy cheeks.

“I don’t mind saying but whoever learns my story dies.” Jesse said.

“I don’t believe in it. You speak fearlessly” George said with a wry smile.

“Jesse Thompson of New Jersey 25 years old won 800 meters relay and a national champion in athletes. That was me. I had a habit of jogging or a brisk walk early in the morning by 4.00 am near the sea shore. I remember clearly, it was Tuesday morning 4.30 I saw a boy of age 10. He was lying on his back unconscious and soaking wet. I took him and laid him on a bench. Little while later I decided to depart when I found he was getting his consciousness. As I stood up he caught my hands. He smiled and mumbled thanks and I went on my way. You won’t believe me, where he touched the skin developed red scar so deep but it did not pain me.

That evening, I fell terribly sick but by next morning I was fit and fine. A usual jog around 4.15 am. I saw the boy sitting on the same bench where I had left him before. He waved. As I was returning back I could feel someone following me. When I turned he stood there blankly. I had no idea of what was going on. But I can say that whenever I felt his presence the scar burned and blood seeped out.

That night, I went to take bath. I saw his reflection on the mirror. I just let go the thought. But as I came out, my bedroom which was neat was now messed up and on the walls written ‘ted’. I scrubbed the whole night but it would reappear again and again. Initially the name was written on three places as I scrubbed the first one it multiplied.

Tired and scared I retired to the bed. I got my fever back and I was shivering from head to toe. I heard a quite chuckle and I saw ted right beside me. He came near and he touched my throat that’s all I remember about that night. The next day I woke up on the sea shore with bruises all over my throat. I saw the boy sitting beside me. He followed wherever I go.

I told my sister about it but she just chucked my words. She could not see the cuts but could see that I was pale and short of hemoglobin count. It was then one day, she came into my room with coffee and saw me scrubbing the walls and cleaning mirror where the boy’s name was written. I could see myself the blood oozing out from cuts and new cuts growing even more deeper than the previous one.

I told her again but still she didn’t believe me. She saw Ted in the mirror alongside me. Ted was talking to my sister, "I need your sister. Her blood and life can bring me back on earth."The next day, I learned she was no more.

Officer, I want to die. I don’t want Ted to torture me and win over me at any cost. I don’t know why he is behind me. I sense him officer, he is near us.”

Officer felt someone pass by, “Whose there?” George called out. A gust of wind and George saw a boy of 10 near him, “Ted”.

“Good day, George” Michael said.

“Emergency 911” Michael said in his walky-talky.

“I told him he will die” Jesse said with a wry smile on her tired face.

Submitted: November 02, 2012

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Nice job. I wish I could know why the boy cursed her... it's making me curious! D:

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 5:48am



Fri, November 2nd, 2012 1:38am


This was good. Like the comment above me, I'm curious to know why he cursed her.
CapnPanda xoxox

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 10:01am


i have edited. the boy is dead and he wants to come back to earth for that he lives on human blood and soul.
:)thank you for reading.

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 3:05am

Moira Garcia

Its very good, Its very detailed, and clear that you took your time on it :)

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 11:07am


thank you!

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 6:42am


Good story

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 8:01pm


thank you!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 6:12am

The Introvert

Marvelously creepy. But the last few lines don't make much sense. Where did Michel come from? Did George die?

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 1:08am


yes Jesse said he will die. he died and michael found d nxt morning. simple.

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 6:12am


Good read very descriptive and drops off for you to write a sequel.

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 12:48pm


thank you!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 6:08am

The Introvert

Okay. Cool!
Rosen Lexy is right. This would make a GREAT novel!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 7:18pm


thank you!!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 11:46pm

Sven Rienhardt

That's a really strange tale. I like it. Good job

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 11:23pm


thank you!

Sat, November 3rd, 2012 11:45pm


Yipe. I never really liked this kind of thing but the story is interesting, nonetheless...

Mon, November 5th, 2012 8:02pm


thank you!!

Mon, November 5th, 2012 6:53pm


great story. Really. 666 made me think twice about reading but great story liked it.

Thu, November 8th, 2012 5:10am


thank you!!

Wed, November 7th, 2012 9:48pm


My type,:p
I love horrors.
And Yeah, the number 666 in the title attracted n facinated meh!..gud job

Thu, November 8th, 2012 11:50am


thank you!!!

Thu, November 8th, 2012 5:20am


It's really nice. I liked the fact that even though I knew how it was going to end,it was compelling enough to keep reading.

Good Job :)

Fri, November 9th, 2012 7:06pm


thank you!!

Sat, November 10th, 2012 5:59am


I got a message from this that not all people in the asylums or psych wards are insane. I really like that message even if it wasn't what you were trying to state. Being moved from doctor to doctor and being sent to the hospital when I'm not "stable" gives me an insane bias against the idea hospitalization over solution. Great story too! I really enjoy a good horror piece!

Sat, November 10th, 2012 8:15am


thank you!!

Sat, November 10th, 2012 5:58am


Hey great story, I like how you presented the story as it was being told by one of the patients. Definitely looking forward to the sequel. KMU.

Tue, November 13th, 2012 12:57am


thank you!!

Mon, November 12th, 2012 10:33pm


I liked the mystery, the intrigue, & the suspense... KMU... And if you get a chance, come over & see some of my work too...

Tue, November 13th, 2012 8:22am


thank you for reading. :)

Wed, November 14th, 2012 6:32am

Miss A

wow ... nice work ... although you cud have the ending a bit more clearer.. nevertheless .. good job .. horror is a difficult genre to write and you have done comparatively well :)

Fri, November 16th, 2012 10:43pm


thank you!!

Sun, November 18th, 2012 8:33am

Felipe Lima

That's an awesome story Kannete. I totally dug it. You got my I Like It vote...
Congratz :]

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 4:59am



Fri, November 23rd, 2012 4:44am

Norah Aberdaire

This is pretty good! :D
It's hard to write an interesting horror short story and not make it too cliche.
I'm just a bit disappointed that it's so short. It has great potential though!

Good work Kannete! :D

Tue, December 4th, 2012 12:55am


thank you!!

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 8:49pm

Moira Garcia

Interesting, I liked it alot. You should make it longer! And tell me when you make more. You've got talent!

Wed, December 5th, 2012 7:55pm


thank you!

Wed, December 5th, 2012 7:43pm


Oh goodness that's creepy! But great job!Gets a like from me!

Wed, February 20th, 2013 5:41pm


Thank you!

Wed, February 20th, 2013 6:48pm

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