Run, run as fast as you can.

by Chloe
(California)

The Forest

The Forest

Once there was a newly married couple who moved into a new home in Virginia. Everyone said that the house was cursed with very bad luck, but the couple didn't believe in bad luck, charms, spirits, etc. A year later they gave birth to a healthy, pretty baby girl. They named her Rosy on account of her rosy pink cheeks.


The years passed by, once in a while the couple would stroll into town and say "Well, it's been a couple of years, and nothing's happened to us yet!" And they would laugh a great deal. Then one little boy went up to them and whispered in their ear. "Run, run as fast as you can." and pointed toward the couple's house. Troubled by this incident, they quickly went back home. The mother went straight to the baby's room, she shrieked. For there in the crib was a very odd, scary looking creature. It had dark matted, unruly hair or fur. Blood stained teeth, and black hands with ragged but sharp fangs and claws. The husband rushed in with an axe and started towards the creature, but as soon as the axe was raised the creature vanished. All they could here was "Ha ha ha, maybe the ones who don't believe shouldn't be so cocky, eh?"

The husband was furious, he immediately thought that the townsfolk were playing a trick on him and his wife. When he started towards the village it was getting very dark, but the husband's rage made him blind to the world. The mother stayed home sobbing over her lost child, she was getting worried about her husband staying out in the cold darkness for too long.

The grandfather clock in the den struck midnight, 'That's it!' she thought. 'I'm going out there and look for him myself, and when I find him, we aren't going to stop until we find Rosy!' But some instinct in her mind told her to stay and wait until morning. She easily ignored it, grabbed her coat and started out the door. When she came to an opening in the woods, she heard a shadowy voice whisper in the breeze "Run, run as fast as you can!" She started to get very cold even snuggled in her coat, but she wanted to find her missing husband. Suddenly she heard a certain cracking, cracking that made her skin crawl, the cracking of human bone!

She quickly started for home but was suddenly tugged back by something, she turned around and screamed, it was the body of her now dead husband! Pulling her in closer to his graveyard smelling face, he whispered in her ear. "Run, run as fast as you can." "What?" she replied weakly. "RUN!!!!" her husband bellowed so loudly that the trees shook. He dropped her and she ran as fast as she could but unfortunately she was so scared and it was so dark that she didn't have the faintest idea of where she was going.

She heard footsteps behind her running and the sound of heavy breathing behind clenched teeth. It was her husband chasing her with the same animal that had been in the house earlier! They were both gaining up on her quickly, suddenly she screamed "Why?! Why are you doing this to me?! That thing killed our daughter, and now it has killed you! Why are you doing this?!" Her husband's only reply was in a bellow "Run! Run as fast as you can you wench!" Finally the wife collapsed in exhaustion and everything went black...

"Honey? Honey?! Oh no she's dead!" her husband yelled. He ran down to the village and got medics to help him with his dead wife. Rosy stirred and began to cry. Apparently, the wife had such a terrifying dream, it had killed her in her sleep. "So, that's why everyone was saying that the house was cursed with bad luck then?" the husband asked. "Yes." replied the townspeople.

That night at the hospital when everyone was saying their last words to the deceased woman, outside the window basking in the moonlight, was the same creature in the woman's dream. It smiled an evil, demented smile. And looked straight over at the infant Rosy.

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Mar 13, 2010
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Wow!
by: Anonymous

That was awesome!

Feb 22, 2010
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this was really good! dead creepy though

Feb 14, 2010
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*shivers*
by: Jade

kinda creepy

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