Gothic short story written (with the help of xcynicx) for english class. Enjoy
It was a dark and stormy night when the Countess woke to a scratching upon her window. She buttoned her night dress and walked the length of the room, the chill from the cold, flagstone floor rising through her, to investigate the noise. She opened the rain specked window that overlooked the usually beautiful courtyard of her castle, only to find nothing. She shuddered and, unable to get back to sleep, lit a candle which cast an eerie glow upon the room.
She sat upright in bed, scanning the room slowly. Just then, she was startled by a shadow flying across the walls, and only a second later a tall figure standing at the foot of her bed. She gasped for breath and reached for the candle which shed light upon the man's face and his deepset, onyx colored eyes. He moved towards her smoothly yet menacingly and in the blink of an eye he held her wrist in his hand, the candelight showing the deep wrinkles of his ghastly face. She tried wrestling away from his grip, but his grasp was tight and she was unable to free herself.
He pulled her from bed to the window and dangled her out in the rain soaked blackness. The man loosed his grip on her slightly as her screams ripped through the night. As lightning flashed behind her the cloaked figure dropped her to the courtyard.
She awoke with a start, heart pounding, eyes furtively searching the room for the dark figure who just seconds ago held her out in the night. Moments later a young man of 20 entered her room and, pulling her close, quieted her screams of anguish. The Countess, having calmed down, looked into the eyes of the young man. She backed away, realizing they were the same eyes as the figure from her nightmare. She took this as a sign from a higher power to stay with him, and that her previous plan to leave in the night was not a wise one.
The nightmares became a regular occurence for her, waking from them nightly and looking down upon her husband's face, watching it age over the years into the ghastly face she saw in her visions. His heart became cold. As the chill in his heart turned to violence, she began to fear him.
One night she awoke as usual to find her husband, not in bed, but standing over her. She screamed as he pulled her from bed to the window where rain fell steadily yet roughly on the glass. He opened the window and held her out as lightning streaked across the sky, illuminating his face. She shrieked at the sight of the face from her nightmares. Moments later the echoes of her screams died out as a loud thud was heard and birds flew up into the night, her body lying motionless on the ground below.
so today was quite possibly the windiest day in the history of the city of columbus ohio. trees everywhere have lost branches and there are powerlines down everywhere. in my neighbors back yard his tree caught a big gust of wind and split in half, falling in his neighbors backyard and crushing the fence and the plastic jungle gym by the fence. so my dad and i decide to be good neighbors and go over to help him remove the tree. so we both help my neighbor and his son cut up this tree and move it to the front yard so that te city can take it away.
my good deed for the day is done, and i couldnt be more happy. it was a good work out, despite some minor scrapes and cuts i got while doing it.
btw, for those of you who dont understand WHY there was so much wind, it was because of hurricane ike. no rain, but a hell of a lot of wind.
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ok, so i havent blogged in a while, and i feel the need to... yesterday i got my ass PWNed by a truck and th dumbass behind the wheel. i was on my bike for the 1st time in forever and decided id go get somethin to eat at chipotle.. it was AMAZING.. *drool* but anyways, on the way back home i was riding past the entrance to a parking lot and some jackass in a beat up toyota truck hits me on my entire left side and pushes me out into the street.. my legs get tangled up in my handlebars and hes just standing there watchin me try to get free and then finally he helps and by now my left leg is killing me. i look down and its bleeding a bit and its swollen like hell, and my bike tires are all fucked up too.. so then me and a friend limp across the street, turns out itll be over $60 to get the rims fixed, but the guy in the truck said hed pay for it.. only problem is they dont have the right parts yet.. so it ends up my dad showing up (in the ambulance he drives, scares the crap outta the guy who hit me) and then we get the guys info, and my friend calls his dad to come get the bike, and i go home after gettin pics of the guys truck and liscense plate.. woke this morning with a killer pain in my hip and shin..
so the question: who would win, a truck or someone on a bike??
1. Perfect? no 2. Tall? yea 3. In your pajamas? no 4. Left handed? no
LAST: 1. Friend you saw: zac 2. Talked to on the phone: father 3. Person to text you: cant remember 4. Person to say they loved you: i cant remember the lat to MEAN it.. but diana FAVORITE: 1. Number: 13 2. Color(s): red, acid green 3. Food: ameri-chinese 4. Place: in the rain on a deserted street
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Q: What was the first thing you did this morning when you got up? hit my head
Q: Do you have anything bothering you? hell yes
Q: Do you smile often? if i have a reason to
Q: Do you wish upon stars? no
Q: Are you a friendly person? yea, kinda Q: Where did you sleep last night? floor
Q: Why did you sleep there? its more comfortable than my bed
Q: When was the last time you cried? urm... i cant remember.. i think recently... maybe the last time my gma went to the hospital
Q: What was your last thought before going to sleep last night? i hope tomorrow is better than today Q: Rate life on a scale of 1-10 1 being bad, 10 being great. eh, 7
Q: What do you hear right now? escape the fate- friends and alibis. screaming, fighting.
Q: Does anything hurt right now? yea. a lot. my head, my ears, my nose, my stomach, my feet, my heart. Q: What's your favorite month? april
TEN EMOTIONS: 1. Are you missing someone right now?
yea, a lot
2. Are you happy? um.. kinda?
3. Are you sad? yep. and i can say tht with a straight face (///_-)
4. Are you bored? no
6. Are you nervous? yea
7. Are you loved? eh, i dont believe tht i am, but if so, great.
8. Are you tired? immensely
9. Are your parents still married? yea. maybe not for long
10. Do you trust your top 2? yes
001. Real name? Andrew ***** Essex
002. Nicknames? andy, and a lot of pet names.
003. Eye color? depends. some days its blue, others its grey, others its green.
004. Zodiac sign? libra/sheep
005. Male or female? Male
006. if you had one wish before dying, what would you wish for? i want love one more time. real love. real fucking love.
007. Crushing? yea
008. Slut? a bit.. but not intentionally
009. Smart? yea, just dont apply myself
010. Hair color? brown. brown. and more brown
011. Long or short? long-ish.. long enough for a ponytail.
012. Beach or pool? pool
013. Sweats or Jeans? jeans
014. Phone or Camera? phone
015. Health freak? nah
019. Piercings? not yet maaan!
020. Tattoos? dude, what did i just say??
021. Righty or lefty? righty
FIRSTS : 023. First piercing? none yet. gna be a lip ring 024. First best friend? tyler 025. First award? why does it matter, i dont get em anymore.. 026. First crush? um... kaytlyn sweeney 027. First pet? a fishy!! 028. First big vacation? road trip down the east coast then a plane to texas from florida then from texas to washington
CURRENTLY : 049. Eating? no 050. Drinking? no 052. I'm about to? shower 053. Listening to? MCR 054. Plans for today? its nine at night stupid. what do u think my plans are? 055. Waiting for? more than i can expect
WHICH IS BETTER WITH GIRL/BOY? 068. Lips or eyes? Eyes 072. Romantic or spontaneous? romantics 073. Nice stomach or nice arms? stomach 074. Sensitive or loud? sensitive 075. Hook-up or relationship? relationship
HAVE YOU EVER : 079. Drank bubbles? no 080. Lost glasses/contacts? yea 081. Ran away from home? yea 084. Broken someone's heart? no 085. Been arrested? close!
DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 089. Yourself? kinda 090. Miracles? nah 091. Love at first sight? yea 092. Heaven? no 093. Santa clause? no 094. Sex on the first date? maybe 095. Kiss on the first date? its expected man
ANSWER TRUTHFULLY : 097. Do you love someone? yea.. too much 098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? not rele. but ill live 099. Do you believe in true love? yea.. id have to.
today i lost one of the best things thts ever happened to me. my best friend, and ex, basically told me that she is gna stop talking to me... i thought i hadthe best intentions but they just ended up driving her away.. i dont even have any real reason to write this except to vent and say on the off chance tht she reads this that im sorry. it feels like i sorta lost a part of myself when she told me tht but ill live... i think..
ok, im not gna even waste time on pleasantries, im just getting into it. my 2 best friends are like, horribly mad at eachother, and im stuck in the middle.. on one side is someone who ive known pretty much my entire school life and on the other is the girl ive known since 6th grade and dated.. what makes things worse is tht not only can i stay neutral, but i just heard from the girl tht the guy has been lying to me to make her look bad.. and i dont know whos telling the truth. he has never lied to me, but what he said didnt sound tht likely in the 1st place.. id ask for advice but theres not rele much to advise me on here.. unless u know these ppl personally its kind of hard to judge and i already believe the girl more than the guy aynways.. but thanx for listening!! (if u even made it this far)