Sean Adams would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Its all in your head

By Sean Adams All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Horror

Chapter 1

James Weathers stood underneath the last light that remained in the hospital corridor. He knew something was in the dark waiting for him, waiting for the light to go out.

James looked at the light, silently praying for it to stay on. The light started to flicker.

Please, God, help me. Please don’t let them get me.”

The light continued to flicker, then went out. James could see it now, looking at him from the far end of the corridor next to the double doors. The thing shone out from the pitch black, as though a spotlight was shining down on it. The thing, whatever it was, stood three feet tall, it had the head of a badger, except the fur was brown, its nose was elongated to a point, and its eyes were large, teardrop-shaped and soullessly black. Its body was worn brown-patchwork, like a ragdoll, it had no legs, just rough strips of torn material hangng down to the floor, and it had rusty serrated blades in place of hands.

It was looking at James with those soulless eyes and was making its way towards him in jerky, robotic movements, holding its blade hands out in front of it. James pushed himself into the far wall of the corridor, trying to merge into the plaster, trying to hide.

The thing was halfway along the corridor when the light came back on and the door to the right opened. Lewis, the patient from the next room, came out, rubbing his eyes.

James, what are you doing out of your room?”

James wasn’t looking at Lewis, but at the place the thing had been. He just stared at the space, not moving, not blinking.

James, are you ok?” Lewis moved to approach James when he suddenly lurched forward, a scream exploding from his lips.

He put his hand to his back, then stared at the blood that covered his palm. He arched, as more blood – this time by his right shoulder blade – sprayed out against the wall in red dots, as if an artist had flicked red paint at the wall.

Lewis screamed again and was knocked to the floor. He clawed at the tiles as he started to slide backward into the darkness. James could do nothing but stand there, staring, as somebody who he had started to see as a friend in the hospital disappeared into blackness.

Lewis vanished and the thing appeared again, its movements more jerky as it dragged Lewis. It stopped and turned, moving to the unseen Lewis, whose cries echoed down the corridor.

The thing thrashed its blades into the darkness. Lewis’s cries became shrieks of pain; blood jets came out of the dark, splatting across the floor towards James. But still he continued to watch the thing, unmoving.

The thing turned to James again. James stared into the abysses of its eyes, feeling like he was falling into the blackness, descending into a dark world of madness.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Kayresia A. Bass: Loved it. Author did some insane research to bring this story to life. A little short for my taste, but an awesome story nonetheless. A few missing periods, and a few missing ending quotation marks, but not enough to take away from the story.Keep going. Add more detail to your future stories and ...

Matthias Hehn: Well written, could hardly put it down. The story is not too far fetched, a drug that messes up basic human emotions, and the effects on people and society as a whole. Hope there will be another book in the same style

SeanSavage: Good plot that moves fairly quickly. Time passage somewhat vague. but not indecipherable. Very good syntax, grammar and punctuation. The story flowed very well, however, the breaks between chapters and the time jumps tended to be slightly confusing at first. I could see where the author was going...

Sanjana Prasad: The book has a thrilling plot with interesting characters. The female lead is a strong, independent woman with skeletons in her closet. The male lead is a deep man who has been wronged but always fights the world to keep going. The chemistry between the leads is amazing. I like how the author has...

William Elliott Kern: Long story, the plot uncovered midway through the story. From beginning, the story was fast moving. Then dragged on for quite some time. The Author was good in describing her characters, their clothing, etc. but a lot of that disclosure distracted from the story moving fast.Not withstanding, the...

Nishant Jain: I felt as if i am watching a movie,not reading a book. The story was definitely interesting. It was more of action than horror for me. There are a few grammatical and spelling errors I came across and at times I found it difficult to imagine some things which the author is trying to convey, but o...

NRF: This was a very interesting story line, although the author did not go far enough in explaining the war and why some received special powers and some didn't. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more of this author's writing.

More Recommendations

debmart6901: I could not put this story down. I stayed up reading when I should have been in bed. could not get enough, could not wait to find how it ended. Great story telling. Great detail. Loved it. The characters were very vivid.

Jim E. Johnson: Rarely do I find a mystery that peeks my interest, but Jack Huber's Pat Ruger reminds me of Parker's Spenser or Spillane's Hammer! Strong character with the right connections and plot drivers to keep anyone engaged and never putting it down.The encounters of the characters Ruger engages, continue...

C.K. Bachman: Just read the first chapter. Love how the main character thinks and is conflicted over his wife and the trickery he uses on her.

europeanlove: I gotta hand it to you. I love reading. I read books everyday. When the book is good I can read it in probably 13 hours. Your story was amazing. Great prose, very imaginative. Incredible dialogue. I am deeply impressed. Keep it up.

Barbara Zavela: Do you know the song, 'Imagine' by John Lennon?If you had a chance for a world like the one described in that song, would you grab it with both hands or turn away and reject it.This story pulls you in from the beginning with well-written scenarios. The author offers you the opportunity to bring y...

{{ 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.