{{ 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 copies left
You can choose from our best books below
jbemery would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Time Well Spent

By jbemery All Rights Reserved ©

Horror

Time Well Spent

Mia peered out from behind the meshwork of the cage, knees purpled and bloodied from kneeling against the metal grate. The lock upstairs snapped open, followed by the uneven thuds of boots down the wooden stairs.

She watched him approach, large and cloaked in shadows until the harsh florescent lights sprang to life. She knew his face well, but the grotesque deformity of one-half with twisted flesh and an artificial eye still brought a shudder. White hairs grew in tight patches on his scalp and the remnants of his ear melted into his head.

He walked over the cage, dragging his right foot slightly, and removed the keys from his pocket. The padlock on the cage dropped to the side and the door swung open. He grabbed Mia by her hair and yanked her over to the steel table. Her screams muffled by the ball gag chained around her face.

He tossed her with ease on top. She felt her wrist and ankles pulled and latched down, still aching from the hours of confinement. She lay motionless. Resisting only made the man more frustrated, prolonging the time. She turned her head to the side to avoid watching him, but the mirror he used to admire himself work did not allow this. She closed her eyes and waited, the scent of alcohol filled her nostrils as he bent over her and kissed her forehead.

The steel drawers clanged open followed by the metal clinks of instruments and tools being searched through and tossed aside. She focused on the images of her family, but the faces became more blurry daily. She had difficulty remembering the exact shade of her five year olds hair or the way her husband smiled.

Her memories broke as she felt the crush of her flesh and the sharp pain of a long needle. She strained to keep her eyes shut but the agony instinctively threw them open. He smiled with yellowed teeth as he squeezed the metal pliers harder and inserted needle after needle. The warm trickle of blood ran down her side, collecting in a small puddle.

After thirty minutes, he was satisfied. He removed each needle slowly and gave her an injection, which she assumed was an antibiotic as her consciousness never dulled and she never became ill from the wounds.

He drugged her back to the cage and gave her a kiss on the cheek before he pushed her head down and shoved her inside. She fell into the cramped area and the lock made the familiar click behind her. She began to cry.

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

Emperor2000: I joined Inkitt and downloaded this book following a friend who has been on here sometime recommending it. After they spoke about it a bit, I thought why not give it a go. Initially I only expected to read a few chapters, as I have little time to spend reading (not as much as I like). However I c...

harry142018: This story was gripping and very professionally written. With lots of twists and slight of hand tricks, the author deceives the reader until finally showing their cards at the end. With several subplots all intertwining to create the main plot, this really is an interesting and engaging read.

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...

shotgundriver: As with all horror fiction, the reader must be able to suspend disbelief to digest this story. Fortunately, the first-person style of the story is so casual, and the protagonist, Ashley, so familiar on many levels, that I found myself sacrificing sleep to stay up and read, as if I was anxiousl...

Avintika Narayan: I quite liked this novel because it's horror. The start was brilliant. It made me so curious that I actually wanted to read it. The author did an amazing job. J.T's first encounter with Jeff the killer was amazing. The moment when J.T woke up and realised that nothing actually happened to his fam...

Shelley Miller: The ideas and the set up and this are amazing! The feel of the story goes from science fiction to horror to suspense all in a big, thrilling ball. I really like your character so far and her powers and the idea of the ark being a person. The world is intense and gritty and clever as well. While a...

Tony Lee: Great ideas. Some mistakes here and there, but not too much to break the immersion :) This was my second book here, and I'm pretty satisfied! Well I can't think of anything else to write so I'm just gonna fill the space up with random words. Magazine holder sidney sheldon first bible shack tom ha...

Sarah_M_G: This story was truly gripping from start to finish. The way the author used Scottish dialect throughout the novel really helped to put you in he in the place where it was all happening. Every character was well described and thought out. How they all fitted together really worked and loved how t...

Kiz16: After a truly shocking start to the story, I found the style and content slowed down as the author introduced a varied group of characters who I thought were fleshed out very well. After a slow couple of chapters, I found this story difficult to leave with the tension growing within the house. Yo...

More Recommendations

Alex Rushmer: I read the first chapter, and I'm not sure I can handle anymore, but I certainly liked what I read. The idea of the drug, Fortis, was very interesting, and I enjoyed how you conveyed its effects. The beginning is very intriguing. I think I'd like to see you do a little more with the main characte...

Jason Phang: I'm pretty new to Inkitt (this is only my 4th book) and I must say I've been thoroughly impressed by the quality of the authors here. Remnants of Chaos is an excellently written book that hooks the reader, and doesn't let go. There are some grammatical and typographical errors, but nothing too se...

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.