{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
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
Mippu would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Solitary Hide and Seek

By Mippu All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Horror

Tue 5:32PM

The right amount of crazy can be hot, that’s what’s said about Kou’s girlfriend Kiriko. While being the volleyball team’s strongest spiker already intimidates people, her passion for paranormal things puts her on a whole other level of weird. In their school, Kiriko’s younger sister Yukina was a lot friendlier and more well liked in general despite her sometimes sharp tongue.

Kou really liked Kiriko’s crazy side though, and she likes the ghost stories he writes. They were dubbed “Paranormal Pair” whom people would rather leave alone, not that they mind. They've gotten pretty close that their idiosyncrasies no longer confuse them. She doesn't have any discouraging remarks about his researching on a strange old game he read about online. He said it’s all for a new story and she was excited.

“I mean, playing hide and seek by yourself?” Kiriko babbled, her hands making big gestures as she jogged beside him. “How creepy is that! As if playing hide and seek with other people isn’t creepy enough already when it’s night time.”

“Exactly. So many things could go wrong when you play hitori kakurenbo.” Kou replied, pedalling slowly on his bike. Kiriko insisted he ride his bike home so she can jog beside him as some kind of workout. The setting sun and its lazy orange lights on the pinkish sky didn't dim the smile on Kiriko. “How is it played, anyway?”

“Well, the message boards aren't so consistent.” Kou said, looking up to help focus his thoughts for a moment. “You’d need a doll, for starters. To bind the soul on.”

“Oh, and let me guess. Lots and lots of salt?” Kiriko interrupted, happily jogging a little ahead. “I know that much. Keeps ghosts away right?”

“Yup.” Kou nodded. “You’ll even need a salt solution in your mouth when you do it, just to make sure the ghost doesn't possess you instead of the doll. And you have to put a salt line on the doorways you don’t want them to enter.”

“I don’t know, maybe a ghost can make Yuki loosen up a little.” Kiriko chuckled, thinking of her rather austere younger sister. “Maybe the spirits can give her a social life since she doesn't like going out and stuff.”

Kou raised his eyebrow. He too, preferred staying indoors, writing or reading. It didn't make him any less sociable. Kiriko laughed at his expression. “Sorry, I didn’t mean it that way. You’re not like her. All she does is lock herself up and listen to music on headphones. At least you write cool stuff. Speaking of, when’s this hitori kakurenbo story taking off?”

“Bah, I don’t know.” Kou replied as he skidded to a halt at an intersection. Kiriko stopped beside him and marched in place. “There’s a ton of information and whatever, but hardly any good experience stories. Just failed ones and fake ones. Couldn’t think of what I want to happen in the story.”

“Shame.” Kiriko said, doing a few stretches as she took her bag out of the basket on Kou’s bike. “I’m really curious about it. I think I wanna look it up.”

“Tell me when you find something cool.” Kou said with a smile. “I’ll base the character on you.”

Kiriko looked elated by this. “I better be the sexy one who dies last then.”

“And I’m the geeky one who dies first.” Kou chuckled. Goodbyes said, he turned right and sped on his bike. She hung her bag on her shoulders and jogged to the right.


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

Kashaf Azmat: The concept is excellent everything is well defined that you can picture the whole scenario which makes you feel connected to the plot and this is the thing that catches my eye and this what i am looking for in every novel.Keep it up

Erica Mifflin: is very very neat and is one of my favorite novel of all time I want more stories like this please write another one. I love it so much thank you for your stories it was like a good book to my heart and I want more stories like this

kim: This is great! Maybe it could just be a little more specific. One of the keys to great writing is describing things in detail. I think you're off to a great start. I wish you much luck.

BFIrving: A first rate story and well crafted, the blend of horror and action worked very well indeed and had me turning page after page. When not actually reading it, I found myself thinking about it which is always a good sign.There are quite a few grammatical and spell-checker errors but nothing anothe...

Rachel Mc Donald: This was an awesome book a real page turner couldn't put it down . The characters all had a good back story . I love these kind of books and would read it if you decided to write a follow up book . Excellent work

smile4me: Exciting page turner. I was barely able to put it down to go to bed. I can usually figure out the twists before they are revealed but not this time! Such a thrill to be surprised. I can hardly wait for the follow up!!

Ayesha Shaikh: I love the twists. 😆I like how the writer describes everyone's point of view and the character development. I'm gonna read all the books by this author (current and upcoming). She's one of my favorites now. The spelling mistakes are normal no big deal, the amazing plot makes up for it. Thank you ...

Ali Albazaz: I started reading "Caged" few hours ago and I'm on chapter 7 now. Caged is definitely one of the most addictive stories I've ever read. Thank you so much for writing this novel.

Gayle Gunderson Boyce: I loved the book. Couldn't stop reading it. The story was good with a strong build up of suspense and sense of urgency to catch the killer. All clues pointed to Talbot yet enough things didn't add up to keep us looking and thinking. Jack Creed is a likeable character with lots of gut experience. ...

More Recommendations

Dina Husseini: I loved this story. It was so great that I did not expect it to be this awesome. I swear to you this deserves more than just 5 stars. Beyond amazing. Kept me wanting more and I felt exactly like Emma felt while reading. Although in the beginning I did not expect anything to happen. Then, when som...

Dee: It’s been two years since Lilly lost her best friend to a vicious random shooting. Now, after a prestigious university extends her an offer of study, she has the chance to start afresh and leave all her demons behind. But the last thing she expects is to meet Elliot. He's a criminal. She's hasn'...

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.

maewilde25: I liked this, though it dragged on for over 200pages and heaven knows I did not expect the plot twist in the middle. David being Cristiãn. I was wondering when he would show up and didn't know he was there all along. it looks like there should be a sequel, please let there be a sequel. I know the...

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.