Hazel Meades would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Jack and Jill

By Hazel Meades All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Horror

Present Day

The town was empty apart from two people. Their silhouettes cut striking figures on the pavement, warped in form by numerous pot holes.

Jill stroked a nearby street sign in an absent minded fashion. The wood was split down the middle, splintering the directions into meaningless gibberish, but she hardly noticed. She was trying to blink away the images of what they’d seen earlier that day as they had searched the place.

“There’s no one here Jack,” she said, glancing across the road at a run down house.

She imagined that once it had been a very beautiful cottage but now weeds stretched throughout its rickety structure, breaking apart the foundations that remained. It was clear that no one had lived here for a long time. The houses on the road opposite were hardly any different except some were more dilapidated than others. The place on her right looked more like rubble than anything else.

She backed away from the sign and stood by the dusty red Cadillac. The dirt almost completely obscured the car’s licence plate, not that it mattered. The vehicle had seen better days but it was the best transport available at present.

“Well then, let’s go find civilisation!” Jack said, cheerfully patting the car window.

Jill moved towards the car, feeling a sudden weariness in her bones.

“There’s nothing civil about this,” she muttered.

Jack watched her carefully and shrugged.

“I don’t know, I think we’d make a fine civilisation,” he said.

Jill paused to focus the full intensity of her glare on him. It was a fierce look that would’ve made him take a few steps back had he not been so ridiculously used to it.

“No,” she said firmly.

She stormed off in the direction of the driver seat and Jack hastily climbed into the passenger seat.

“Seriously though, what’s wrong with it being us?” he asked through the open window opposite.

“You’re kidding me right?” Jill snorted. “I’m pretty sure you’d kill me.”

She turned to look at him, eyebrow raised.

“You really think I’d do that?” said Jack.

He pouted at her.

“No doubt about it. You enjoy killing don’t you?”

His eyes narrowed slightly but he grinned nonetheless and shrugged again.

“Yeah, you’re probably right.”

Jill wrenched open the car door and sat in the driver’s seat as usual, ignoring Jack’s slightly disgruntled look. He opened his mouth but she beat him to it.

“The day I let you drive my car is the day I die,” she said.

She shot Jack a knowing look.

“Or the day you kill me. Take your pick.”

She slammed the door.

“Why are you in such a bad mood?” Jack sighed.

“Because you got me thinking about how we might be the only two people alive right now!” Jill snapped.

“Don’t be such a drama queen,” Jack retorted.

Jill reached for her seatbelt.

“After all we’ve been through I think I’m entitled. Oh shit.”

Her eyes were wide but her mouth was set in a firm line. Jack didn’t need to ask what the issue was. He’d seen them too. It was surprising how fast you could get used to spotting the creatures when it was them or you.

He grabbed the gun from the dashboard and started to roll the window down with his free hand. Jill turned on the ignition.

“I’m just saying, drama.”

He pointed the snout of the gun out the window, leaning far enough for the gentle afternoon breeze to graze his forehead.

“Start driving.”

A look of irritation flickered across Jill’s face. She didn’t need to be told. The engine was already revving.

They were off a second later and Jack was firing with the usual vigour, a look of glee on his face.

“Hit ’em Jill!” he yelled.

Jill growled in response. They’d been over this. It was her car, not his, and it was their only mode of transport. She was not going to damage their chances of escape at a later date by damaging her precious Caddy now.

“You’re the one with the gun, Jack,” she replied through gritted teeth.

A year ago, that thought alone would’ve terrified her. She’d let the psychopath next to her have a gun? But a few close calls later and she’d reluctantly agreed that they could share, for the time being. They really needed to get another one.

The car hit the motorway at 80mph.

“You got them?” Jill asked, raising her voice above the combined noise of the engine and gunshots.

Looking in the side mirror already provided her with an answer. The creatures were mostly down in the dirt, soaked in their own mucus. The mingling blood wasn’t fresh enough to even be red anymore. Very few of them were rising.

Jill gave Jack a nudge. He reluctantly began to roll the window up, placing the gun back on the dashboard. He gave the SPAS 12 a loving stroke. He was a good shot but his enthusiasm was one of the many things that scared her. Once upon a time she wouldn’t have gone near this freak. But then again, once upon a time prisons would’ve been functional and he wouldn’t have been anywhere near her. It was truly amazing how much could change in a year.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Shru_alayna: This books plot is cliche but at the same time there is something very refreshing about the story. The way author protrayed the characters you can actually feel the story in front of your eyes. It's very real and along with the flow.its like this cannot in real life but at the same time author ma...

Deleted User: "College and Woodland" is a very interesting drama that delves into a perspective that is unique and interesting. The author has a great use of humor in this novel, and I enjoyed that underneath each chapter was a song or a piece of song lyrics. (Naturally I felt inclined to listen to that song a...

Kai_07: I absolutely LOVE this book. It's so intriguing and it makes me want to keep reading. The story between Emma and Liam is not super fake, and the story seems very realistic. I can't wait for more chapters. I can't get enough of this book!

incrediblevmc: This was such a great novel. I especially loved how it switches between point on views so you can get the whole story from both sides

Abby Rogers: Honestly when I first started reading the story I didn't think I'd be as hooked as I am, this story has such amazing plot lines with great character development. This story is definitely a must try and I would highly recommend to anyone who follows me. Well done for achieving such a high potentia...

NiyahKuzzi: Your story was fascinating even the Book cover was eye-catching. You made a couple mistakes with spelling and such but overall you did an excellent job. You are a very talented writer. Keep doing what you do.

Jojo Sproul: Very artful handling of a modern day version of a fairytale...Complete with wicked witches (two), a handsome hero and a modern day rags to riches heroine...Love the inclusion of the media hype...Glad that the Author inculcated that in the story; makes it more believable in this time of the #metoo...

MALAK: It's a nice story, but it should've been written in a better way... Seeing that there are some details are better left out such as those concerning the brands names. Then comes the place that the word 'etcetera' is put in, you can't be talking with someone in real life and telling him things then...

Sarah D: I read this story in one day, I just couldn't put it down or tear myself away from such a sweet and captivating love story. I highly recommend this little gem.

More Recommendations

Carolg37: Great storyline! I read it all in a few hours and fell in love with the characters. She’s a really awesome writer. I can’t wait for the next book!!!

amphodithnkomo: I loved every minute of the book. I won't lie-there were times I was upset with our heroine but I guess when you're in love you act stupid but overall I was pleased with the writing skill and the plot. Was really gutted that the Cyrus issue/feelings didn't pan out to be honest.Keep up the good work.

Je13ss: Where do I even begin? This book is amazing! It has had the ability to keep me absolutely glued to my phone wanting to finish it to the very last word of the very last chapter. I'm excited for the next update. Ecstatic! The author has done a superb job in truly describing the characters and allow...

Jules0jewels: Beautifully written. Her books are amazing and just filled with emotions. Amazing author

Chandni: though "obsession" is something which is not socially appreciated as it can go either way... means when the person you love gets obsessed with you and showers you with enormous love and care and tenderness- that is called bliss, and when that person harms you cause he doesn't know how to deal wit...

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.