eyes suddenly sprang open and as I regained consciousness I comprehended
to my total horror that I was unable to move my arms and legs.
I quickly ascertained that I had been tethered and bound to in
place as I could feel the harshness of straps cutting into my
the hell am I?" I moaned in desperation. "Who did this
soon became shockingly further aware of the intense heat and my
deep longing thirst.
the hell did I get here?" I repeated again as I endeavored
in vain to look about me. I was both bewildered and I admit petrified.
I struggled desperately to recall where I had been last and how
I ended up in such a wicked predicament. All of a sudden I heard
a female voice giggling and laughing. The sound was peculiarly
unearthly and like none other I had ever heard. The voice came
closer and closer still and soon a face was peering down at me
in my pathetic and hopeless state.
me please!" I pleaded gazing straight into her haunting eyes.
She was a young woman, delicate and ghostly but yet all too familiar.
"It can't be you," I screamed. And my anguish only seeming
delighted and agitated her now hysterical giggling.
are dead!" I screamed.
smirked to myself smugly as I drifted back into the memory. It
had been such a joyous night. I had spied her walking home from
the hospital where she worked as a training nurse. She had obviously
taken a shortcut and as I looked upon her delicious and tantalizing
young body, a deep instinctive primal urge cultivated within the
darkest regions of my being. I had trouble enticing her into my
van, but eventually she succumbed to my superior strength. I drove
her to the most barren regions of the forest I could find. I had
never felt more alive than at that very moment. I remembered the
soft touch of her flesh as her body shivered and quaked at my
as I ask and you shall live" I had lied to her.
shall never forget the look of sheer terror when an hour later
I finally reached for my axe. It took well over two hours of hacking
to completely get her dead body chopped up sufficiently. I remembered
burying her remains with my own bare hands. I started to grin
to myself, but it quickly vanished as comprehension of my existing
reality returned as I felt a sharp pain in my leg. Uncomfortably
lifting my restrained body up for a moment, I saw the source of
my pain; a dagger buried deep into my flesh. I watched helpless
as my blood began to flow copiously. "You bitch!" I
hollered. This was followed by another sharp stab and another
and yet another. "Where the Hell am I?"
laid there watching powerless to stop her as she gradually carved
my body as one might a pumpkin for Halloween. She giggled feverishly
and chanted to herself as she skillfully went about her work.
The pain was insurmountable and I felt myself losing all reason
and sanity. I eventually stopped screaming, and simply prayed
for death. After what felt like hours of agonizing torture, and
after most of my limbs had been whittled away I gradually felt
myself begin to slip away, death was finally beckoning me and
I eagerly greeted it. Yes, soon my misery was going to be over.
"Almost over, almost over." Became my dying mantra and
in the very last moments, I glared up once more straight into
the eyes of my tormentor, which were glowing red.
the HELL am I?"
my memory flooded back. I remembered exactly where I had been.
I had been chasing down the river in a raft! I surely remember
now. Yes, I had hit a jagged rock and I fallen into the icy water.
I remember being submerged and screaming frantically for assistance!
Then I hit my head against the sharp rocks, and I felt my skull
crack open and discovered that I was unable to breathe. I was
helpless as my lungs became flooded by the water. Then there was
nothing but a blissful peace. It was over. Death had taken me.
eyes suddenly sprang open as I awoke