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Blind Sage
posted September 19, 2008 05:00 PM
Edited by carcity at 18:28, 27 Sep 2008.

Ghost story competition.

Ok we all know halloween is coming up so I want to be the first one to post this competition (cause someone eventually will). So the Competition works like this. You guys will post a medium long Ghost story. And we on HC will vote on wich one we think is the best. (competitors can't vote on Story's. So I'm thinking of having 8 competitors and each one write a ghost story. And then in a new poll thread (wich I will create) when everyone is finished with their storys will be created and people will vote on wich song they think is the best.

The ghost story can be long or short (Not to long tho) and it should be scary. People will have to vote on the one they think is the most scary. So do you think this is a good Idea? Sign up if you want to join and remember only 8 contestants.


Competitors:
William
Zamfir
Vangelis21
Mytical
Vexon
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LummoxLewis
posted September 19, 2008 05:01 PM

Good idea. I'll join.

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posted September 19, 2008 05:02 PM
Edited by carcity at 17:03, 19 Sep 2008.

great anyone else?
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LummoxLewis
posted September 19, 2008 05:03 PM

Only thing is that during some parts of October I might not be available since I will be having my final school exam then. I am hoping that won't be too much of a problem though.

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posted September 19, 2008 05:19 PM

no no. you can post the story as soon as you are finished. Just remember It must be finished before Halloween.
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LummoxLewis
posted September 19, 2008 05:21 PM

Alright. I'll try to finish it before then. I just hope that my exams finish before then.

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posted September 19, 2008 05:23 PM

will noone else join. I thougt that people would kill (or maybe argue) about who would join first.
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posted September 19, 2008 05:24 PM

Remember that time is different around the globe, people that would want to join could be sleeping.
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posted September 19, 2008 05:28 PM

so... Darksy wanna join?
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posted September 19, 2008 05:30 PM

Not me, am not good at stories.
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posted September 19, 2008 05:30 PM

ok
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Elite Assassin
posted September 19, 2008 07:07 PM

I'm not very good at writing stories, and never was a fan of Halloween anyway So sorry but I won't join.
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posted September 19, 2008 11:15 PM

Quote:
The ghost story can be long or short (Not to long tho) and it should be scary


Sorry to barge in like that, just a little suggestion here. It does not necesarilly need to be scary, IMO, also a funny one would do good. Actually, I'm pretty sure people would dig funny Halloween stories more than the scary ones, since, well, who the hell gets scared reading a story.
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posted September 20, 2008 10:30 AM
Edited by carcity at 10:34, 20 Sep 2008.

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Quote:
The ghost story can be long or short (Not to long tho) and it should be scary


Sorry to barge in like that, just a little suggestion here. It does not necesarilly need to be scary, IMO, also a funny one would do good. Actually, I'm pretty sure people would dig funny Halloween stories more than the scary ones, since, well, who the hell gets scared reading a story.
Have you tried being in a tent in the middle of the night reading a ghost story? It is very scary.

I thougt that people would have joined during the night.

Mytical, TNT, Mvass where are you?
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Allez allez allez
posted September 20, 2008 07:47 PM

Well, I join. Beware, ye mortals.
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posted September 20, 2008 08:06 PM


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posted September 20, 2008 09:22 PM
Edited by carcity at 21:37, 20 Sep 2008.

Azagal do I take this as if you join? Zamfir great you could join.

EDIT: Vangelis21 joined aswell
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posted September 20, 2008 11:04 PM

So this is a story i wrote within an hour so don';t be too judgmental! of course i am not professional writer nor i did it to win something. Just for the fun of it and to help carcity with the thread. Have fun with the story and write your comments if you like

I couldn’t save her. I was next to her but couldn’t move. Not because I was injured or anything, but because I was petrified. Petrified at the thought that he would kill me too. I tried to scream but no words could escape my sealed lips. What kind of a man was I? The knife was lying right next to me and I could hurt him in a matter of seconds. What was it that made me not move…? And suddenly with a quick move he slit her throat.
I woke up. Sweat all over my face. What kind of a nightmare was that? Was it true that I think so low of my self that I wouldn’t help my own wife from a crazy burglar? These thoughts drove me crazy all day, I dropped my wife at the bus station and I decided to go for a walk around the block to meet my new neighborhood.
I moved in Albany NY, some days ago and the place looks magical. What is magical about dozens of homeless people lying around? About garbage cans looking at us in a threatening way like they want to suffocate us? About old wooden houses with cracked windows banging with each other? The air. The air was inspirational. You wanted to walk for hours. Just to smell this air.
People around talking, yelling some times, to each other for everyday things. Mobile phones ringing, Car horns buzzing and boys’ skateboards hitting the pavements. Everyday sounds that to me were mystical… As I was walking with my eyes closed – you know to inhale all this amazing environment- I bumped on a very strange guy. He was African-American, 7 feet tall, wearing a hat and having a sight that cuts your breath.
- “I’m sorry” I said almost in terror.
- “You should be.”
These were his only words. “You should be” Why? What did he mean? Why should I be sorry and especially to someone that I don’t know? Time passed by and the 3 hours that I had to spare were over. I run to the bus stop to pick my wife up but there was no sight of her. I was 4 minutes late so I thought that she didn’t see me and went directly home. So did I then. I run towards home. As I saw more people jogging, I decided to try it. Getting closer and closer to the house I realized that I should have seen her in my way to there. That was weird… On the door there was a note:
“ Don’t forget the pumpkins for tonight, also pick up the costumes from the store.
Your landlord,
Ps Is your wife ok?”
It was 31st of October, I had forgotten. Halloween. The most frightening day for the kids. Not for me. I had heard of this day only from movies and I never thought that it is a big deal.
I tore it down from the door and barged in. I was screaming for her to hear me but I got no reply. Our roommate came running thinking that something was wrong.
- “Are you ok?” She said.
- “Do I look ok?” Where is my wife?
- “She is at the university of course. It is too early for her to be back.”
I looked at my watch. Indeed it was 2pm and she shouldn’t be back before 4pm. What got into me and made me think otherwise? Why did I run here thinking that she arrived already? I decided to go pick up the pumpkins and the costumes from the store.
As I was already into it I decide to jog my way there as it would be faster and less boring. In 10 minutes I was at the gigantic, very America-like mall. I bought the costumes (a pirate for me, a vampire mistress for my wife, a waitress for my landlord and two bees for her children). For some reason her husband decided not to dress up this year. He said that because of his height (almost 7’ 2’’) he wouldn’t be bale to find something good to wear. Next stop would be the grocery store for the pumpkins. I bought two very large, almost red pumpkins and headed back home. Only this time I had to take the bus as the things were too heavy and big to carry on foot. I stepped on the bus, paid my ticket and placed the things on one of the seats. What I didn’t notice was the man seating next to them. It was him again. I couldn’t be wrong. This tall body and these black clothes… it couldn’t be a coincidence. I tried to apologize again.
- “I am sorry for before, I didn’t mean to hit you”.
- “Pfff”.
- “Can I ask something?”
- “…”
- Why did you tell me that I should be sorry before?
- “You should be sorry for your actions, or maybe for what you haven’t done…”

Until that moment I had forgotten everything about my dream. But these words reminded me. I took the things and got out in a hurry from the bus 3 stops earlier. I just needed not to see him at this moment as he gave me a feeling of fright. I walked a little breathing like a grandpa from all the weight of what I was carrying but by the end I made it. I unlocked the door and headed firstly for the second floor to give my Landlord her share of the things.
- “Where have you been?” she said
- “What do you mean? You sent me for these chores. You left the note on the door right?
- “What note? I don’t understand what you mean but your wife just dropped the pumpkins and the costumes 3 hours ago”

I left without replying. This was crazy. I can’t understand what is happening. I entered my house and saw her. She was at the kitchen cooking. I entered.

- “How are you? Feeling better? I was worried” she said and fell in my arms
- “What do you mean? I dropped you at the bus stop, walked around, came back to pick you up, didn’t find you, came home, talked to out roommate, went for the chores, came back and that’s all!”
- “ But…”
- “But what? I don’t know what kind of games you play here but stop it right now!” I said. “ It is not funny playing with stuff like that, I was worried”
- “I don’t understand what you mean. I went to the bus stop alone this morning because you said you were terribly sick this morning and you stayed in bed. I came back and I saw you sleeping. You just got up and came out of the room”

Something was surely wrong here. I was sick? I got up and dropped her at the bus stop! I remember that! I was sleeping? I went for a walk! I saw that creepy man twice. I did the chores! What are they talking about? My thoughts were interrupted by her.

- “Come now; go try your pirate costume I bought you. Oh, and I couldn’t find a fake knife so I bought you this real one. Just be careful not to kill anyone tonight at the party! He he”

I decided to leave all this behind me, blame it on the Halloween day and go try my costume. Everything was ok and evening came. More and more people were arriving at our house for the party. The tables were full of food and millions of candies for the kids. Children playing, running, laughing and scaring each other were some of the things you could see outside. At one moment the doorbell rang.

- “trick or treat?” said a grown up voice.

I rushed to answer. It was our Landlord. The husband of our landlord to be exact. A very tall man, standing like a gentleman, smelling as if he just took a shower with his cologne. A real knight someone could say.

- “ Hey, how is the party going? Sorry I was late but I was cleaning… something up”
- “ Where is your wife? She Is not coming? I want to see her in that waitress costume!”
- “Hm she is apologizing but she is a little tired so she thought of resting for the rest of the night. Well she should be sorry. Missing a party like that! Let’s have fun!”

That was unbelievable. Was it a coincidence? Maybe I didn’t hear right. But what if I did? Nah, it is only my imagination. He asked were the bedroom is to leave the extra candy he brought and say my wife “hi”. Several minutes passed and I started feeling very hot in this pirate costume. The belt was tight and the real knife too heavy to carry all the time. I decided to go see where my wife and Mr “ you should be sorry” were as they were late and also to leave the extra parts of the costumes inside so not to carry them around.
The bedroom lights were off and the door slightly open. I knocked. No answer. I knocked again. “ wait a minute, it is my house , why do I knock”? I decide to enter. I couldn’t see anything searching for the light switch when I felt something grabbing me foot and pulling me down. I fell with my head and hit it severely as I think I lost my consciousness for a while. I opened my eyes, the lights were still of but I could see with the help of the kitchen lights a very tall figure holding my wife who was screaming for help. He raised his arm with a knife and then I remembered. I have a knife too! It was still there lying next to me. I was so afraid and confused. Wasn’t that my yesterday dream? What happened after? Think think….
Oh my God! I remember now! I have to help her. I can’t move. No this can’t be happening. I am not a coward. I will never sacrifice my own wife to save myself. With a quick move I grabbed my knife and stabbed him in the leg. He fell down. I continued punching him until he fainted. The police was there in a matter of minutes. Everything was over. I did what I had to do.
2 weeks passed and at last our life could continue with no fear for what happened. We had to change house as our previous landlord sold it after her husband got in jail. The shock was big but we overcame it. Everything was normal again. I continued dropping my wife at the bus stop, jogging back home and picking her up as it should be done.
December arrived and the preparations for Christmas started! I had to go pick up the Santa Claus costumes for everyone and the candies to eat and decorate the house. This time I asked my wife to come with me to be sure that nothing weird will happen like the last time. In the streets we were so happily laughing, we were free and healthy. We were running, dancing and acting like crazy until one moment I accidentally stepped on a woman. I turned to see who she was and I recognized our ex-landlord. She was obviously “destroyed” emotionally after the recent incidents. I said I was sorry for stepping on her and tried to go on so not to start any weird conversations. She looked at us and said…
- “ You should be sorry”

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posted September 20, 2008 11:29 PM

that was actually very scary angelis. and you did that in 1 hour? It would have taken me 1 month to come up with something that scary.
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posted September 20, 2008 11:30 PM

i didn't intend it to be scary. i think it was a nice interesting story, kinda fast though. it could become better. lets see what others think!
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