Black Letter

by Jacob Noven
Florida, United States
genre: Horror

Dear Claire,

Something terrible will happen, I saw it in a dream and it was about your sister!

“The darkness enveloped her, a cold hand gripping her heart. She strained her eyes, trying to see something, anything that could give her some hint of what was lurking in the shadows. But there was nothing. Just an oppressive, all-consuming blackness. She tried to take a step forward, but her feet seemed frozen to the ground. Her heart was pounding so hard, she was sure it would burst out of her chest. She was terrified. And she was not alone.

She could hear the heavy breathing of something else in the darkness. Something big and menacing. She tried to scream, but no sound would come out. She was paralyzed by fear. The whatever-it-was was coming closer and she could feel its hot, foul breath on her skin. She was going to die. She knew it. And there was nothing she could do to stop it.

All of a sudden she stopped breathing. She felt as if she was falling into an endless abyss. And whilst everything she tried, she could only here the shrieking that felt as if it was coming from her chest. The thoughts she had were rather unbecoming and unorthodox, but there was nothing she could do.

She felt a grip on her arm as if something was trying to pull it off. All she could feel was pain like no other and she wanted to scream at the top of her lungs. Then all of a sudden her body felt warm, she could breathe, and everything she couldn‘t was within view once again. She felt relieved as if she has was given a second chance to be something she never thought she could be.

But as she felt relieved she then felt heavy breathing over her shoulder. The breathing caused her to become paralyzed once again. As she tilts her head she starts to see a figure that is tall, black, with what seems to have no eyes. She then gains control of her body once again and starts to sprint towards the door at the end of a narrow hallway. But the moment she touches the doorknob she finds herself at the beginning of the hallway. And when she runs toward the door a second time, she then finds that she is missing one of her legs. As she stares down screaming as the blood flows out of her body, she starts to black out.

Hours later she finds herself on her basement floor. Still without a leg, but it seems it has been wrapped in some kind of cloth. As she tries to grasp her own breath she sees the figure creeping toward her on all four limbs at a slow pace. It seems it is trying to understand her expression, but the moment she catches her breath the creature starts to hasten while opening what seems to be a giant mouth in its stomach. As she tries to scream the creature grabs ahold of her and swallows her whole.”


-Your Friend, Alex

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