Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Amber Youmans would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Confidence

By Amber Youmans All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Horror

Chapter 1

The sky was dark and the grey clouds covered the dim sun, making the world around him seem so much more terrifying. He knelt on both knees, his head clutched in his hands. He screamed loud; the wind pounded against his skull and whipped his hair mercilessly around his face. The grass was brown and decaying; the flowers were dead and the trees were bare. He cried out again, hoping that maybe someone would hear him. The chances were slim; he was so far away from any home that he might as well have been non-existent, and no higher-being cared any longer about him.

  There was a river near; the waves crashed against the shore and it thundered loud. There were no animals around; he was alone in this barren land, and he couldn't find a way out. His clothes were torn and tattered and his usually flawless skin was pale and scarred. The only possession he had was a long needle in his pocket containing some kind of drug that gave him a sense of powerless unfamiliarity and dull resignation.

  He continued to scream as loud as he could, her voice growing quieter and his throat becoming hoarse and dry. The sky flashed with lightening and rain started to fall unforgiving, drenching his already cold body and clothes. The raindrops mixed with the tears that fell down his face and trickled into his mouth, the salty composition drying his throat and ruining his chances of escaping just that much more.

  He was imprisoned by a monster; he hadn't seen it, but he could feel its impressionable and intimidating presence. It told him how to feel, think, and act. He had hurt so many he loved, slowly destroying their weak and fragile being. Humans were flawed, and the monster knew how to inflict maximum torment on one. It made him do horrible things, tearing apart the unlucky ones agonizingly slowly, until they begged him to end their pointless existence. He would break apart their self-image, their hopes, dreams, and everything that ever made them feel like who they were. There was nothing more terrible to a human being than not knowing what made them as they were.

  The memories swam inside his head, eager to remind him of what he had done. He could hear the monster laughing at his broken conscience; he felt worthless, like maybe he was actually the monster. Maybe so many years of holding back the pain he felt had finally leaked through the cracks in his imagined indestructible walls. But all beings were flawed, and his walls were cracked, and he had finally collapsed.

  The sky yelled in triumph as it watched him break, and the river crawled up to comfort him by offering its icy depths as solitude. The wind picked up speed and his thin body was knocked to the ground. He laid there, curled into a ball that made no promise of protection. He felt the monster behind him, clawing at his back and pulling at his hair. It taunted him, laughed at him. He took out the thin needle in his pocket and watched as it pierced his delicate skin, injecting the last of his drug. He could feel the warmth quickly wash over him, the dull pounding of something he couldn't quite describe hammered against his chest and he let out a final cry before finally succumbing to the monster inside him. It grabbed a hold of him with its sharp talons and pulled him close to it, cradling him and gently guiding him to her final destruction.

  He slowly fell into his own death, unknown to an uncaring world and beaten by a monster created by himself.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Amber Youmans
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Cassie Jacobson: So many twists and turns. Keeps you wanting to read to see what happens next. The main character is detailed well. The struggles and growth of Joby makes you admire her. It gives you a proud satisfied feeling while reading it. A refreshing difference then most books out there today, and in a w...

christylynnr5: This was a really good book. I couldn't stop reading it. I loved how the story had its ups and downs and it kept you on the edge of your seat. But the only thing I had a problem with was the grammar errors. I know everyone makes mistakes but this one had more than just a few. and in some places I...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

Isha Chaudhari: Amazing book ...the most beautiful part is the kind of relationship Carla has with Peter. However, the epilogue was the one that surprised me the Most....Carla getting married to Peter....when in the book her relationship is mostly discussed with Ridian.Was a bit confusing thus.Lovable book that ...

Shifa Gohar: this book is my first on inkitt and I love it thoroughly...but i guess this is not the end. The characters were amazing the plot too. At times it scared me more than a horror movie would. Love the plot something i had not read in a while.

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

Shubh Guru: when i'm reading this novel, I remember all my school days, all i feel like i m back to my old days, all the misery come to "bay" and how she come back like a shinning star are so good...this is my first book and i love this because it contains all the thing, love ,betrayl,losing some one who lo...

More Recommendations

Swostika Ghimire: Seriously, now I am in love with this story.This story is making me crazy. Beginning was awesome and ending is mind blowing.I loved all the characters of this story. Thankgod I found this story here. I was about to be crazy eating for updates in wattpad.And mostly I appreciate author of this stor...

Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.

Shadows: 50 seconds into this story, I already loved it. I could not put it down, it was such a page-turner. I would rate it infinity stars if I could.

romboili000: As I read this book it made me realize the importance of trusting big God. And believing that you can love even when it feels impossible. This story definitely has made me what to become a better person in Christ and just life. So thank you that's all I have to say because you wrote this story so...