When I complain about how bored I am without a little brother to play with, they try to make me feel bad by pointing out that his boredom likely far surpasses mine, considering his confine to a dark room in an institution. My parents are hesitant now, using "last chances" sparingly. I never believed any of this", I uttered "Is that why I am here? I continued: "They say the greatest trick you ever pulled was convincing the world you don't exist""No, the greatest trick I ever pulled was convincing the world that there is an alternative""There is no God? The cave trembled with the words: "I am God." It was one a.m. The light turned red, but he was in a hurry and accelerated. Has your heart started racing though your legs refuse to? As I pulled it out, I found myself staring at a pair of eyes, pickling in formaldehyde.They say his disorder makes him charming, makes it easy for him to fake normalcy, and to trick the doctors who care for him into thinking he is ready for rehabilitation. "If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world? An orange blur came from his right, and in a split second there was a violent jolt, then the bicyclist rolled across his hood and fell out of sight on the pavement. Then someone tapped on the front door and his world suddenly crumbled away beneath him. Have you felt time slow as the creature crosses the room in the darkness of a blink? I reach into my bag, pulling out my rag and chloroform. I've been watching the police peel away the drywall of my house for hours now.My parents constantly try to explain to me how sick he is. I did know."You are the devil", I stuttered, quickly losing my composure. It seemed like an hour went by before the response came."What did you expect? The kind that snarls as you enter, like a beast about to pounce? The story gave me shivers, and after I went home, I felt like there were hundreds of pairs of eyes just watching me no matter how I turned.That I am lucky for having a brain where all the chemicals flow properly to their destinations like undammed rivers. Charlie has been back home several times, each shorter in duration than the last. The neighbourhood cats with gouged out eyes showing up in his toy chest, my dad's razors found dropped on the baby slide in the park across the street, mom's vitamins replaced by bits of dishwasher tablets. "The voice was penetrating but patient."I don't know .. The accident earlier that evening kept playing over and over in his mind. His body trembling, he got up, went to the door and opened it. The kind that roots you to the spot with its sunken, hypnotic eyes, rendering you unable to flee as you watch the hideous thing uncoil from the shadows? " My brother says as I walk back to the truck with a smirk. Today, however, was the first day that I acted out. Instinctively, out of fear, I threw my kitchen knife, which lodged itself into the wall.
The real fun is when the auras venture into the red end of the spectrum, though. "Guess how old I'm going to be next month.""I don't know, beauty," I said as I slipped on my glasses. She'd murdered her two children by giving them each a cup of poisoned milk before bed. The article included a photo of the farmhouse's living room, with a woman's body hanging from a beam. On Thursday, while the entire school was in the gym, we waited just outside the doors. Then he would take the gun and go into the gym blasting. Quinn the guidance counselor and shot him in the face three times. Strange discoveries were made upon research; they were human, but lacked any blood, intestines, even a heart. I keep rocking my little girl, humming a lullaby in her ear to calm her as she cries. Paradise would be closed to all who died after the Gates close. Taking your own life, She had told us, was not a sin if you died a pious man. I flung myself through the door and vaulted the toppled, long-dead refrigerator that served as an ineffective barricade in front of me. My fear heightened and images of the enemy flooded my mind. The first wave was eradicated with almost laughable ease. We were not prepared for the creature we bred by destroying the instantly recognizable zombie. Most of the first zombies were killed at close range, you understand, since longer range attacks were less likely to be fatal.
Sure enough each name was for a missing person with dates to match. "Ma'am, where is the material you removed from the walls already? I roam the Earth, disposing of evil wherever I find it. I knew this was it, this was what religion talked about, what man feared .. I felt the presence of the cave as if it was a living, breathing creature. Then there was the voice, it came from inside and all around."Welcome""Who are you? Your son's bike was struck by a hit and run driver this evening. I'm very sorry for your loss." Have you ever walked into a room and found a vampire? Legends say that he couldn't fall asleep if he didn't feel like he was being watched.
We notified the police who naturally sent out the crime scene team. This isn't wallpaper you were removing." I hate it when my brother Charlie has to go away. Without one, the other cannot exist."So if that's true, then God does NOTHING to fight evil? I kill the monsters you don't ever want to know about. You humans have no idea how many of you live because of the work I do."But what about Stalin? ", I asked, trying to keep my composure."You know", the thing answered. The silence took over the space as my words died out. No, not the sexy kind, but a foul creature with bony limbs and ashen skin? He was finally arrested for putting up a scarecrow to watch him during the night. Carter had murdered a 17 year old girl, just so her corpse could stare at him.
The hotel was old and broken, including the elevator, so that meant hiking up the stairs. As I reached each platform, I noted the old brass plaques displaying the floor numbers. I felt a little tired as I crept higher, but so far, no ghosts, no cannibals, no demons. I can't tell you how happy I was as I entered that last stretch of numbers. They say when hell is full; the dead shall walk the earth. I watched as my soon to be father-in-law held his daughter's hand as he walked down the aisle. I found my phone laying on my night stand, right where I left it. Another Halloween night, and the kids are back, here to prove their fearlessness.
Tears streamed down his face as the wedding march that played in the background reminded him that, in a few minutes, he would be watching me hold his daughter's hand and slipping on her ring. The old house's floorboards creak beneath their sneakers.