Red (Horror)

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

this is an evil red riding hood story. it's for a contest.


Veiled in a cloak of blood… a mist of crimson in the echoes of the woods spreads fear like venom in the veins. Poison in living form, sweeps the edges of light, but only reaches the moon. The moon is its only brilliance. Its world, its love… its damnation.

Chapter 1

Darkness fell as I stumbled through the woods, stalked by the foes of night.

  It was running…

  I could feel the footsteps pounding the ground… no sounds. No snapping twigs or the crush of dead leaves strewn on the forest floor. There were only the vibrations in the earth, bellowing at me that my silent follower was gaining on me with every second.

  Fear clutched at my heart as my fragile shoes slammed against the ground. So fast, my chest ached beneath my red cloak, but never fast enough. I could still feel it gaining. Unparalleled speed. I was nothing against this matchless killer.

  Running, begging to scream, but too short of breath. Air burst from my lungs and threw itself down my throat as tears splashed my cheeks. My fear was a panicked frenzied, my heart a caged animal, beating on the bars of its confinement.

  Legs pounding, running, running, and then… I trip. My foot snags on a root and my heart stops, and I hit the ground. It had already dawned on me that I am doomed. From the very start.

  I twisted around to face my death and saw it glaring at me. The wolf snarled and saliva dripped from its fangs like fluid webs. Ears bent back, and neck spiked with fur. Hot breath on my skin, putrid. But was caught me was the eyes… as red as blood.

  He lunged.

Chapter 2

I burst awake, breathing deeply, clasping at my throat, which I had been sure had been torn from my body. Cold sweat dripped from my skin and my eyes were wide in fear.

  I rushed out of bed and into my bathroom, clutching the mirror. I stared at my face. I looked scared. My bronze hair was matted to my head with sweat. My black eyes had dark circles under them. I looked how I felt, or maybe worse.

  My hands moved to push my shirt down to view the scar between my shoulder and neck. It was where the strange wolf had bitten me just a month ago. It was barely visible.

  I washed my face, breathed deeply, and slipped down onto the tiled floor, facing away from the sink.

  My eyes moved the open window and to the bright sphere glowing in the sky. I shivered.

  Tomorrow night… that moon would be full.

All day I was distracted. Visions of fanged mouth and blood irises were filling my mind with shocking throbs.

  And then the light faded. All, except the moon. Big, bright… and full.

Chapter 3

I stared at the ink sky.

  A cloud shrouded the moon. But for not much longer.

  I saw it drift away. And then I felt it… the change.

  A stifled scream vibrated in my body as my bones altered. Elongating and shifting. Claws retching from my fingers and fur erupting from my skin.

  “NO!” I screeched in agony. “ARGH! NO!”

  My teeth grew longer and sharpened in my lengthening jaw.

  I clawed at my flesh, and I felt it ripping off, and liquid seeping into my fur.

  I could feel my eyes pulsing and swelling with red ooze. The irises were enlarging and changing colour, my eyesight was different. My mind was different.

  I gurgled out a cough that sounded as though my throat had been dragged out wet gravel, and I spat out red spit. And then a bellow surged from my lips. I was howling to the moon with such cursed emotions. Love, need, pain… tortuous doom.

  My reflection was caught out of the corner of my eye, and I wanted to die. But then… nothing mattered. I had no control. I was lost in the oblivion, but I wasn’t blind… I saw everything. And that was much worse.

  I tore out of the house and into the street, murder in my eyes and death in my heart.

Chapter 4

She stared at the stars. Twinkling like angels’ eyes.

  “What are you thinking about?”

  The girl looked at her boyfriend and smiled. “Just the stars. Aren’t they beautiful?”

  He gazed at her, his mouth curling. “Magical. Just like you.”

  “And you.”

  “Like us…”

  A howl broke the ambience of adoration, stopping the heart of both of the young lovers.

  “What was that?” she asked.

  Her boyfriend waved it off. “A stupid dog, don’t worry about it.”

  They held each other closer in the dewy grass, staring at the sky.

  Little did they know that a pair of scarlet eyes was peeking through darkness of the bushes, eyeing them off.

  She heard a rustle of movement.


  “It was nothing.”

  Abruptly, a wolf tore out of the vegetation and growled.

  The girl screamed, trying to get up. Her boyfriend was yelling out, and scrambling on the ground, pulling out grass. But they just slipped on each other and fell over, vulnerable.

  The wolf snarled and leapt onto the boy slashing into his abdomen, desperate for the meat inside, clawing and slitting skin, letting it ripple with crimson.

  Screams filled the night.

  Blood sprayed and guts hung from sharp teeth that tore continuously into soft flesh.

  The boy gurgled on his own red fluid, choking. His girlfriend was in fits of fear, unable to do a thing.

  The creature’s mouth engulfed his head and in one effortless move, crushed his skull. Teeth sunk into the slimy organ inside, and ripped it from the shards of bone it was once held in.

  Eyes wide, the terrified adolescent backed up, shrieks muted in horror. Vomit splashed onto her front as she saw her lover’s brain in the grips of a monster. She tripped on a stone in an attempt to run, and crumpled, falling on her back.

  Done with the boy, the wolf sprung onto the fallen girl and stared into her eyes.

  She breathed fear, and it was nectar for the hungry animal. It sniffed at her, smelling the aroma of her blood, pumping from her heart and through her veins.

  And then it plunged and the girls’ world was over.

Chapter 5

I could see it all. See me ripping into intestines and shattering skulls. I could see the fear in the eyes of the girl I was going to murder. That I was going to consume.

  And I transformed… I had become something else, and I was no longer distant from the murder. I was no longer a little girl in a red hood, prancing in the woods…

  I was a killer.

When I woke up, I was covered on blood. None of it was my own.

  I remembered last night, with a rush. All the terror and screams, all the hunger and death.

  I shivered with satisfaction. I adored the sound of murder reverberating in my ears. My eyes fluttered, and I stood up to stare out my window.

  The sky was blue and cloudy, but I knew, behind it all was my lover. My moon.

  I held my red cloak closer, and smiled to myself.

  I would wait each month for my world, my love. To engulf me in its full light. To transform me into a beautiful killer.

  My hand reached my mouth, and I smelt the blood on my fingers… I licked the tips of them, and shuddered with the delicious taste.

  I would wait each month for my damnation…

Submitted: May 08, 2011

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Ahh, this is awesome!!!:D I love how you get into her mind and the description ^-^ it's real scary! I can't believe you turned the cute red little red riding hood into a monster :O now it will never leave my

Sun, May 8th, 2011 12:07pm


Thank you! Yeah, haha. Sorry about that! :D

Sun, May 8th, 2011 2:17pm


Goodluck for the contest, it deserves a first place!

Sun, May 8th, 2011 12:08pm


Aw, thanks! Are you in this contest too? Well, good luck in the other contest. I read it, and it was good. :)

Sun, May 8th, 2011 2:20pm


Simply amazing.....I loved the detail

Sun, May 8th, 2011 1:36pm


Thank you so much! :D

Sun, May 8th, 2011 2:21pm



Angellynn & Unorthodox:D

Sun, May 8th, 2011 8:16pm


:D Thanks for reading.

Sun, May 8th, 2011 2:22pm


This is really good and thanks for entering my contest. The results will go up on the 20th of May

Tue, May 10th, 2011 2:17am



Mon, May 9th, 2011 7:42pm


Can you help me??? i cant figure out how to put my story online :( how to i publish it so that the public can read my work????

Tue, May 10th, 2011 10:54am


Well, what part are you stuck on?

Tue, May 10th, 2011 4:11am


That was AWESOME :X Click ^_^

Thu, May 12th, 2011 6:57pm


Aw, thank you so much! :D

Thu, May 12th, 2011 2:17pm


OhmyRakashka! This is amazing :D
Little Red Riding Hood has always been my favorite story, so I love the twist and it has great detail.

Tue, May 17th, 2011 11:06am


Haha, thank you so much, I'm glad you liked the twist. Hehe. :)

Tue, May 17th, 2011 4:19am


wrote beautifully..

Tue, May 17th, 2011 7:23pm


thank you

Tue, May 17th, 2011 6:14pm


:) Can't say much more due to judging,,,sorry it took so long had finals and graduation stuff going on, still do haha.
Also...(Angelyynn never saw this) WRITE MORE D:
*Hint Hint*

Wed, May 18th, 2011 5:47pm


Hahaha, maybe I will. :D

Wed, May 18th, 2011 2:50pm


I'm jealous of your talent. Really jealous. Every story you start, you're giving a poetic intro, that is almost difficult for ignorants like me to understand... I'm learning a lot from you. A lot. I promise.
The line poison in living form sweeps the edges of light was awesome.

Chap 1- my heart a caged animal... was wonderful. Before you said i trip, you should have added an 'Oh! Oops! Yikes!' etc. Well, the running sequence is clearly written.

Chap 2- oh raising pulse. Full moon...

Chap 3- claws retching from my fingers... - that was beautiful. You became a werewolf! Oh...

Chap 4- oh exquisitely crafted. The scene was great.

Chap 5- oh god, I never thought you would enjoy being a werewolf! Amazing talent...

Beth, a 5 out of 5 from me.
Keep writing.

Tue, May 31st, 2011 10:50am


Hahaha, thanks so much. 5 out of 5 is awesome! Hehe, I'm glad to have taught, or something. I'm glad you liked that poison line and the rest of the story. Your comments make me so happy, I might even clap my hands. Haha. :)

Tue, May 31st, 2011 4:28am


This is so good. You're a great writer! :D

Sat, July 30th, 2011 3:29pm



Mon, August 1st, 2011 12:03am


amazing amzing....cant wait ... to read more .... i guess one day when you become a famous writer ... i can say oh yea .. i read bethany's writing long before

Sun, February 19th, 2012 5:21am


Haha, thank you kindly sir or madam, haha just joking. Anyway, thank you, thank you. And if I do become a famous author, I will donate the proceeds to you.

Tue, February 28th, 2012 2:53pm

william mcnear

I love it

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