Finally free

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

?You should really put your demons on a leash before they put you on their leash.?

This is my contest entry for Brave owl's cool and creepy matter ideas contest.

It's quite creepy, weird and dark.

The darkness creeps in like oil in the sea

seeping into every crack, every split, every crevice

filling my body, halting my breathing;

the howling wind hushes any sound that could be heard

as I try to take in my surroundings, my vision blurred;

The streets showed no trace of human existence whatsoever

only sound that reached my ears, was of the muffled noises from down stairs:

The wall clock ticks at 3 a.m.

Signaling the arrival of the fiend.



Now, the eerie quiet of the night

No more cut me like a double-edged knife

As I could hear the monster rip off life

From the people that brought me into this ruthless world

I hear a blood curdling, piercing scream and one more,

The intensity rising with each one that followed

And I could imagine the monster's scaly body rubbing against their skin

Its boney hands pulling their hair

As it slid its fingers in between their lips,

forcing it down their throat,

Its every move marking how much loathe

it held within as it brings an end to the lives of the people I once called my parents;

And with a thump the bodies fall to the floor

But I make no move as I sit, curled up in a ball


The creaking of the door causes my head to turn around

As I'm met with pair of cold, black eyes beckoning to me

Its eyes fix on the blood dripping from my thighs

As its lips twitch into a devilish smile

"This knife it wants to slit you, you see

So do you think you can help me?"

And then in a swift movement the demon disappears

Into the dark corner of my room

That used to speak to me

Saying one fine day you'll be a part of me;

My eyes follow its shadow as I see a bloodied figure lying on the ground

In between a pool of crimson, her face similar;



Crawling, I make my way to the cracked mirror

And what I see is scaly flesh, boney fingers

and cold, black eyes staring back at me

My hands clutch to my heart in order to hear a beat 

But nothing other than a creepy nothingness surrounds me.


Restlessness takes over as my hands slowly grasp the knife

bringing it to my lips

As the red liquid drips onto my tongue

The metallic taste soothing my senses

It then dawns upon me

That the demon was no one else but me.

I have become a monster, a cannibal

The darkness has consumed me whole,

and it's shadows have filled my soul. 


Finally, the demons are free which I once held within

and now I'm out in search of another soul to live in.


For ages, my bones shall lie here,

 slowly turning to dust

my surroundings,

nothing but rust.



?They said destroy what destroys you 

But in order to destroy the monster inside me

I had to destroy myself

And I did. ?


Copyright © 2015 by Scarlett Hades (@TheHorizonBetweenUs)


All rights reserved.


Submitted: May 11, 2015

© Copyright 2021 TheHorizonBetweenUs. All rights reserved.

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Next when we meet, I'm gonna slap you and then hug you for writing this, idiot...I had to beg you for publishing this..and I'm glad the begging worked. .why don't you simply digest the fact that you're awesome?..and everything written by YOU has to be perfect..what? You're thinking I'm mad at you, well, of course I am..okay,, now just..just read this..its so amazing..literally gave me goosebumps..The day we were watching conjuring and had heard those voices, remember? .This was more than that..sent chills down my spine whilst reading the knife part..reminded me of the movie evil dead, to be honest..and ma'am had said,'I can't write horror, Bhavya'..listen to me, Awn, you can write everything..ask me and ill tell how proud I am of you...

Mon, May 11th, 2015 6:15pm


THANK YOU SO MUCH, Babe. You have no idea how happy your comments make me feel. Even if I think whatever I write is stupid but at the end of the day you compliment me so much that I start believing in my self. You're the reason I am still writing, you motivate me everyday. Thank you for this amazing comment, I love you. X

Mon, May 11th, 2015 11:36am

Brave Owl

Wow. I just....I don't know what to say. I am far from words. Your writing is amazing. Your raw'd you do that? That was so creepy it sent chills into every bone in my body. Just wow. I personally felt a connection, and was so drawn to this, it's hard to describe. That was so scary!! I liked it though, scared in a good way. I REALLY enjoyed the fact that it played out like a story, but it was a poem!! That was way cool!! Damn, you should be published. Like, for real. Very happy with this read, and I SO want more. I 'liked'. (May 12th, the winners spot is basically waiting for you. Thank you for entering this.) :)Keep writing :)

Mon, May 11th, 2015 6:40pm


Oh, thank you so much. I'm honored and It'd be a dream come true if any of my works ever get published. Thank you again. *fingers crossed* Haha. Have a good day. X

Mon, May 11th, 2015 11:49pm


And people like you and Bhavya and Joseph say that I underestimate myself. Thanks Bhavya, for pointing out that you begged her to publish this. And please, just include a bunch of slaps from me too. I am stoked. I actually had an idea that in the end the monster would be the narrator herself; but still, you did amaze me. It was EXQUISITE like always. The way you described it, it was perfect to the core. Believe me, it was creepy but not the least bit weird. Weird would be if you hadn't published it. Dear Miss. Hades, I hope you win along with lover girl Bhavi. And this kinda reminded me of Killed; if you know what I am talking about. But the difference was it's a poetry and is far better than what I did. I actually envy that you did so good. The flow was perfect. And the lines at the end, plain magnificient. To say that I love it, would be an understatement

Mon, May 11th, 2015 6:50pm


Thank you so much, Natalaya Evans. I have no idea why everyone is bent on slapping me. XD And yes I do know what you're talking about and in no way this is better than killed, jsyk. Thank you again for this wonderful comment. X

Tue, May 12th, 2015 12:02am



Mon, May 11th, 2015 6:56pm


Haha. Aw, Sure. :D

Tue, May 12th, 2015 2:52am

Lost knight

jst 1 wrd-awesome :)

Wed, May 13th, 2015 2:18am


Thank you so much :D

Tue, May 12th, 2015 9:06pm


Oh wow.

Wed, May 13th, 2015 2:41am


Thank you :) x

Tue, May 12th, 2015 8:42pm

M.J. Chatterton

I loved this, very raw and unnerving. The wording was beautiful and it was quite captivating.

Sat, May 16th, 2015 3:13am


Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. :) x

Fri, May 15th, 2015 10:24pm

Adya Dutta

I just don't call it.. creepy, I call it a gothic sarcasm, guiding (in some way), tragic and of course, an awesome twist. It was such a great read... sooo great. And I so very much know, you were given 1st. And honey, I can find no piece that can really beat it. Amazing work. Love.

Sun, May 17th, 2015 4:21am


Hmm what can I say more than what have been said?! you owned the first spot in that contest.....Good job my friend. :)

Mon, May 25th, 2015 4:09pm


Aye thank you so much for this review. Means a lot. X

Fri, September 25th, 2015 11:38pm


WOAH OH MY GOD THIS JO.OJ PLOT TWIST! The way this poem flowed just made me cold. I have goosebumps!!! Anyway- Wow. How can she deal with it, knowing what it was that she was forced to do? The monster-demon- is still at large as well. I'm pouring salt all over my bed today O.O

Tue, June 30th, 2015 12:54am


Because she is being controlled you see. Humans are fragile and weak. And thank you soooo much. I'm so happy you liked it and haha don't do that. You're safe there. ????

Fri, September 25th, 2015 11:34pm


Hmmm! Wondering why Joseph haven't commented on this, seriously I still can't believe I haven't commented on this for real! Used this to describe me in one of my stuffs "Undefinable knowledge, a real fine king/ Undescribable courage and refined skills" but I think and can see yur way passed that. Only thing I ain't cool with in this is da devil's hour-3am, read it mocks da Holy Trinity and stuffs like that... Yho know how it be da fewer stuffs pack more meaning, reason I didn't read this on time=school stuffs +_^ (its always inda way)... Thanks a lot.

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 9:51pm



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