A Murderous Embrace.

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Tessa was born on halloween and could see more than others thought, and she discovers that now ? Then she saw her dead mother and everything was killer (:P) from then on.

Submitted: September 10, 2009

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Submitted: September 10, 2009

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Tessa Viscia hadn't meant for her disapearance, nor for the distress she'd caused her family.

It was halloween night and Tessa Viscia's birthday aswell. She was now fourteen years old, and still well young enough to collect candy from houses. This year, she was dressed as a werewolf for no specific reason other than she adored wolves. Her friends were by her side as she walked down the streets of her neighborhood. Margarit, her best friend was dressed as a witch, Jessica was dressed as a pixie, Lucy was dressed as a - "Come on Tessa ! Your slowing us down. Think of all the candy we could have by now !" crowed Jessica Marley ahead of her. Tessa smiled and jogged up to her and her friends. "What house should we hit to next ?" asked Margarit, "I dunno, but let's keep it close.. " she mumbled. Tessa had always been slightly overcautious when it came to halloween. Knowing all those horror stories and kidnapping tales, did not help her case at all. Margarit snorted, and Jessica giggled. "Come on, Tessa ! You can't be serious. It's halloween ! Oh, wait. I forgot that the ghouls and goblins would could get us too !" she teased. Her short spiked hair sashaying in the slight breeze.

Tessa sighed, "Whatever," she muttered, "Let's go then." she said in a louder voice as she began to walk towards a large seemingly abandoned house. Margarit and the others walked ahead of her, as she slowed to a steady pace behind them.

Suddenly, as if shooting out of nowhere ; a large pale figure appeared infront of her. She screamed, it's eyes were merely sockets, it's pale figure was decomposing and flesh was falling from it everytime it stepped. Jessica and Margarit were instantly by her side. Lucy didn't care, she just strutted up to the house and waited there on the step. "What's wrong, Tess ?" asked Jessica nervously. "I- Did you see that ?" she asked, pointing to the space where the ghostly thing stood staring at her. "See what ?" she asked, looking exactly where Tessa was pointing. Margarit snorted, "I think she's had a little too much candy !" she laughed. Jessica shrugged, "I don't know. Maybe.." she trailed off. "Come on, Tess, let's go collect a few more handfuls of candy then we'll go back home.. " she murmured. This time Tessa walked infront of them as they took care of the back, only to jump as Tessa screamed once more. Her voice rising enough to shatter glass. "What !?" they screamed from behind her. Tessa pointed to the 'blank' space before her, they saw nothing.. But what Tessa saw, scared her to death.

Tessa's face a pure white, her eyes glassy and shadowed and her mouth parted in a silent scream of horror. As before her stood a rather hideous decomposing zombie-like creature that looked vaguely like her mother. It's eyes were a bright blue, just like Tessa's, it's face was pale and olive toned like Tessa's skin and it had maggots crawling up it's arms. Even the hair, it's hair was raven black although falling to the ground in clumps. Tessa screamed again, and again. This time the creature turned towards her, it's face a mask of what seemed like twisted love. "Teeeeeeeeessaaaa !" it hissed in a strangled voice. "Teeeeeeeeeeeessaaaa !" it called again. Tessa froze as it called her name. "Commeeee tooo meee Teeeeeeesssaaa.. " it called to her. Tessa's eyes widened as it took slow steps towards her, it's arms outstretched in what would be a murderous embrace. "M-Mom ?" she whispered. "Teeeeeesssaaaa. It'sss meee your motherrr !" it replied. "N-No ! Your not my mother ! Your some decomposing freak !" she snapped.

The creature seemed to be in some state of shock although it continued it's advance on Tessa. Yet the whole time Jessica, Margarit and Lucy stared at Tessa in amazement as Tessa even began to back up with a frozen look of horror printed on her face. "Tessa ?" they asked her. Tessa didn't respond and screamed an earspliting screech.

Tessa watched in horror as her 'mother' walked towards her, arms still outstretched. "What do you want from me ?" demanded Tessa. "I wantt youu toooo joinnnn mmeeeee !" screamed her mother. "No ! Nev-" she was interupted as her mother's murderous embrace wrapped around her waist. "Noooo !" screamed Tessa in horror and fear. "Callmmmm downnn, deariieeeee.. " soothed her mother. Her voice like a deadly whisper. Tessa squirmed although that only made her mother squeeze tighter.

Her mother's embrace was too tight and continued adding pressure, soon she was slightly out of breath and her mother removed her arms and wrapped her bony hands around Tessa's throat. "Timmeeee too joinnnn meee !" she whispered. Tessa screamed and was soon choking as her mother's hands strangled her.

Jessica, Lucy and Margarit stared on, unsure of what to do. Watching as their friend raised her hands to her throat, choking and gagging. "He-lp, m-e !" croaked Tessa, but the three of them didn't move at all.

Tessa's life soon began to fade in her eyes. The light dimming and her mouth opening in silent screams. Tessa looked at her mother with a little of left over hatred. Then she went limp. Tessa Viscia was dead.
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Years went by and Tessa's friends still had nightmares of their friends death. The horror they'd seen in her eyes yet they'd never seen what had happened to her. Something tugged at Margarit's mind. She had noticed a few faint outlines that looked like people... She gasped, "She was born on halloween.. " she explained to Lucy and Jessica. "And i quote ; 'They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.' I don't know who the author of that one was but it must have something to do with Tessa's death !" explained Margarit. "Maggie, are you sure ?" asked Jessica. "Pretty damn sure... " muttered Margarit. "We believe you..." murmured Jessica and Lucy together. Margarit frowned, "Althought it's too late. Tessa can no longer be-" she froze. Standing behind Jessica and Lucy, a smile on her pale olive toned face with long raven black hair and icey blue eyes, was Tessa.


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