The Headless Ghost

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Summary

A flash fiction piece about a sleepless young man who is being stalked by a headless ghost.

Genre:
Horror
Author:
TheShadowKingofDawn
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Short Story

I lay awake in bed, unable to get back to sleep. I can't stop thinking about him! I can't stop thinking of his long black cape, his knee high boots, his... his headless body, and his head which he carries in his hands. Every time I shut my eyes, I hear his evil laugh, which just wakes me up again. Who is he, and why is he haunting me?

What was that? Dear God, there’s something outside my bedroom door! It sounds like something or someone hitting a chair out in the dining room. I sink deeper beneath my sheets, trying my best to hide. I hear my bedroom door slowly creak open. It’s him!

I try my best to hide from him. My heart is beating a hundred mile a second, my eyes are tightly shut, and my teeth are beginning to chatter. Never have I in my whole life been so scared. I hear him walk through my bedroom, right up to the side of my bed. I can sense he is close, like if he is just above me. I begin to grind my teeth together, to prevent him from noticing I was here. I remain as still as I can, and as quiet as a mouse. Beads of sweat are dropping from my pale white skin, drenching my sheets.

I suddenly hear him snuff like a horse, and begin to walk out of my room. I hear my bedroom door close slowly and he was gone, I think. Still I hide beneath my sheets, knowing he would soon be back as soon as I thought it would be safe. All I hear now is the pattering sound of rain on my window, combined with the thunderstorm that is raging on outside, like a steam train roaring out a tunnel.

I once heard of him in folklore, but I didn't think we would be like that. I thought we were the country that sent our criminals to the gallows, not the one who would chop their heads off medieval style. I continue to lay there; still unable to get back to sleep, afraid he might come back again…

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Further Recommendations

mama_cita: enjoyed the thrill the book gave me. totally recommend to any reader

karauriarte: Nothing to dislike, thoroughly enjoyed. Interesting plot with a great attention to detail

B. R. Torres: Had a good time reading this! The atmosphere was spot-on.

annaevans100: Story line is great, very intense moments and suspense. I am assuming his brother are back. Will they be sharing her as well?

spatrick: The Suicide Club makes good use of the built-in drama of suicide.Which characters will live or die gives the story a nice momentum that will keep you reading.The multiple perspectives helps you to get to know the characters and sympathize with them. I wasn't distracted by the minor grammar/punctu...

amberspicer11: Great job writing this can't wait for next chapter

brandywideman29: Great read, as always C. Swallow doesn't disappoint!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

suzipuzi: will you continue with the story. very good book

kashasmith181922: This book hooked me and I can’t wait to read more😍

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Kerri Burch: I like the story

Alexiana: I love the plot. I wish Mike will just break up with his girlfriend and start a relationship with Emma, that will be freaking adorable. I also wish that Emma will have some self confidence and explore a little bit more. Other than that a great story.

Samantha Kulasinghe: So horrible experience she got Feeling so sorry for herI hope in real life such things are never happened

Sheila Krieger: That was really good and I so very much enjoyed reading it! Thank you for sharing your work!

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