Write a Review

Running Scared: Rewritten


A girl wakes up in a white room with no memory of how she got there in the first place. She doesn't even remember her name, and she is trapped in a facility with many others while they attempt to escape with sacrifices along the way.

Mystery / Adventure
Age Rating:


A loud buzz startled her jolting her awake with a gasp. She was lying flat on her stomach, facing a wall so white, she thought she would go blind if she stared at it too long. Her eyes had widened and her blood ran cold. This wasn’t her home. Where was home? Panic had finally set in, she couldn’t remember anything.

A loud automated male voice sounded, “Please confirm you are alive and well after the buzzer.”

A buzz sounded again. Was this a dream? Maybe she didn’t want to be found alive.

The voice boomed again, “Please confirm you are alive and well after the buzzer, or you will be thrown down the waste disposal and burned.”

She sat up so swiftly that her heart could have stopped. The buzzing had stopped and her head was throbbing, but at least she knew that she wasn’t going to be burned.

“Commencing Scan,” said the male voice again.

“Scan complete! Label Name: Julia. Have a lovely day!”

Julia was dropped into the abyss below her. Into the unknown darkness.

It’s not the worst thing ever, Julia noticed, having to live in a place where no one lets you leave. It’s confusing, and sometimes scary, but it’s bearable. But there’s cameras in every hallway, and everything is whiter than a straight white girl. From the walls, to the floor, to the uniforms the ‘guardians’ are always wearing.

She felt out of place, and noticed the other kids felt out of place, too. They didn’t remember anything either. They all had the same experience as she did, waking up in a blank room with a buzzing sound, got labeled, and fell down some sort of slide into this place. That dreadfully annoying buzzer still rang in her ears from time to time. She also noticed that everyone looked about the same age. How old did she feel? Maybe 12, or even 13.

For the first few days the ‘newcomers’ are mainly just shown where they’ll sleep, where they’ll eat, and where to go if they’re sick. It’s a really big place, but Julia couldn’t tell for the life of her where it was and if it was underground or not. There was no evidence suggesting there was a lower or upper floor.

She met someone. She said her name, or label, was Kiara. She’s nice.

“One of the, uh, ‘guardians’ told me everyone will meet someone called ‘The Lady’ at lunch tomorrow,” Kiara fiddled with her thumbs as she spoke.

“That sounds terrifying...” said Julia with a look.

“Can’t get much worse than it already is, though. Maybe she’ll tell us why we’re here?”

“I hope so.”


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Zee: I loved every bit of it …. It was so interesting and the way their love story wasn’t rushed made it more interesting to read ❤️❤️❤️❤️….. Kudos to the writer 🥰✌️

Janelle: We need the rest

Daisy: Enjoying the story so far

iwngiannou: I am speechless ...!!! This book is amazing ,the plot twists are everywhere ....I loved the characters they are well written and so different from each other...The world that the author built is fabulous and magical .. I couldn't stop reading this book,i recommend it with all my heart ...👏👏👏👏👏👏😍😍😍😍

sherryal5: Great story! Wonderful characters and interesting story telling! I didn't want the story to end

1047lulu: The spelling was horrible. I think it was the typing. It was still annoying.

Deleted User: Love the plot set up and the characterization. Great work!

melindajordaan: I loved this story, can't wait to read the next book.

Dana: Oh mein Gott, was für ein toller Roman. Mit viel Gefühl, Witz und Romantik geschrieben. Freue mich schon auf mehr Romane von dir, wenn sie auch so gut geschrieben werden, hast du in mir einen treuen Fan. Mach bitte weiter so...

More Recommendations

Kathy: I love the book and i hope it will continue becoase i would love to know if she would be united with her family

reedhikasingh18111: Man please don't end the story here

sweetromance2: Very engaging story. I can't wait to read more.🌹

Mohammad Domato : First story I've red, and it is really entertaining.

Jose Ignacio: I have read this book like five times, and just love it, I have been looking for books similar to this one but can’t find any it is very good writing will recommend to any one looking for some kind of zombie book but it has its unique authors magic.

Aelin: I love this book. It’s funny, sweet, and has me smiling all the time. While the authors writing and gramma/ punctuation could use some work, they do make the story interesting. There is never a boring moment and I always find myself squealing when I read a cute scene about the main character. The...

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.