Entries For The Quill Writing Contest 1

Below are the entries for The Quill Writing Contest 1.







Horror thread
MY WORST FIGHT

I had gone to bed as early8 pm 8pm
but was woken by a nightmare
something I had been experiencing
since the day I got engaged.
I sprinkled the anointing oil
the Pastor gave around the room
and rubbed some on my body.

I returned to bed 
yet sleep didn't show up
inst ead,restlessness did.
It was a week since James
my fiance proposed
and i had been having a strange
feeling of death lurking around.

Turning towards where the clock was
I saw a shadow 
standing at the door
backing me.
It was him
right there in the room.
I could feel his presence
his smell.
I knew his hair
then suddenly,he was no more.

Just as I suspected
my ex boyfriend won't let me be.
I suffered the heat of his rage
his punches
his jealousy and hatred for my only child.
I couldn't cope no more
so I killed him.

The son of a bitch
didn't deserve to live
and I made sure his death was painful.
It is known
that what we love most
can be used to kill us
and food was my weapon
 I poisoned him!

I sat on the bed
the blanket over my chest
my heart in my mouth.
Switched on the bedside lamp
took the Bible which was
beside the bed
doing the sign of the cross with it.
Oh,how religious I was
praying over a curse
I brought on my self.
Scared of death
but not scared to kill.

The shadow walked pass my room
my fiance's favourite tea cup in its hand
heading towards the sitting room.
My fiance spends the weekend
in my house most times
and when he does
he usually had tea in the sitting room
 while working on a project.
This was getting complicating
Why will my ex ghost use my fiance's tea cup?
I decided to find out what was going on
so I started walking towards the sitting room.

The corridor was long
and it seemed like ages
before I could see the sitting room door.
Slow music playing at the background
shocked because I never listen to such.
As I took each step
it felt like I was being followed.
There was no one around
but I noticed footprint with blood
and it belonged to me.
I gasped in terror
as blood was dripping 
from within my clothes
rolling down my legs
to my feet.

I looked behind me quickly
Lo and behold
I saw my fiance starring at me.
What was he doing here
"James"I screamed
so it was him all along
he was using my ex image to hunt me
even in my dreams.
Was this why my parents 
never supported my pending union
to James?

 He walked towards me
an evil smile on his face
changing his form
from the handsome man
whom I loved
to an old man
with sharp teeth and claws
a walking stick in his hand
coming aggressively to me.

Holding the wall
I tried running
but I was bleeding profusely
I was left with no strength
my vision became blurry.
I looked back for the last time
he had a face of a horrible creature
tongue sticking out
his hands dripping with blood
beckoning me to come.
I knew better to die in the hands of another
than this tormentor.
I made it to the sitting room
went to the cupboard and picked a knife
it was my only hope.

When he appeared right in my face
about to have the pleasure
of killing me
I didn't give him the honour.
With my last breath
strength and scream
I plunge the knife into his heart.

I thought I had won
only for him to let out 
a sarcastic laugh and yelled
"I can't die baby."
A slap from him made me
partially blind
and I payed him back by stabbing
him in his eye.
He groaned in pain
while I crawled to the kitchen
to get more weapons.
He walked into the kitchen
the knife still stucked in his eye
what a sight to behold.

The sound of plates breaking
music playing
the beast and I yelling
must have been heard by my neighbours
as they came banging the door
and finally broke in.
My fiance had vanished 
while I stood in the middle
of a scattered house
with a knife in my hand
my clothes torn
body dripping with blood.

By Enebext Ene 













Horror Thread by me

The curtains of darkness stretched over the city with a thickness that invited fear to those of good cheer. The constant creeks of softwood, and rustling sound of dried leaves accompanied the brooding nature of the night. The moon in her fullness overlooked the earth, casting a feint glow upon the Terra firma.
Birds and creatures alike were sleeping, paying no heed to the feeling the night gave off, because it was same as always for them— They would either hunt, or be hunted — Thus their drowsiness came in manifold, and in the next moment, sleep had overtook them.
Detroit wasn't a place to be at a time like this. Either you stayed off the streets, or you went in knowing that you'd be jumped at one point, and within reason, you could defend yourself. Other than that, you would be helpless. 

Even fear could be sentient, working on its own like it had its own mind. People would think this to be the ramblings of fools, but in a darkened edifice in a secluded area, this sentient fear was birthed into Mrs. Poppins. Fear could not describe the horrific images that had plagued her mind as she lay propped up against a wall hidden within her shoe closet. Her husband had been one of a kind, and she cried as she remembered the first time they had met. She had wondered just like any other woman would have done, where he had come from. She had done this blindly because he was kind and affectionate towards her, up until now. 
The angels had not prepared her for this revelation, that the man she had fell in love with was a murder weapon, sent to earth from another dimension— something she thought was impossible.
For ages the talks had been circulating that there might be an alternate dimension where people like them also existed, but she had waved it off. Now she lay hidden, hopping against all hope that her man wouldn't find her. She had stumbled upon his transporter, a remote like device that had helped shift him from dimension to dimension, and he had been watching wide eyes, appalled that his secret had been revealed, and in order to preserve the timeline, he had opted to killing her.

“Come on out honey~” he cooed, searching calmly for the wife he would murder without hesitation. No, he would silence her. 
A well built man, Mr. Kane was 6'4 in height and probably weighed more than a ton. 
Opening doors calmly, Kane finally arrived at the closet, and pushing against it, it wouldn't budge.

“I know you're in there, woman! Come out and make this easy for me!!”, his voice had changed. No more was he trying to lure her out, as he had found her hiding spot. But no sound came from within, and Kane had gone in, shoving the door down with his shoulder.
What happened next was unexpected. The lights suddenly came on, and stung Kane in the eyes for a moment, but before he could recover, something hard struck him across the face, sending him into the rack of shoes that lay at his left. A searing pain shot through him, and whilst he had covered his right eye to soothe the pain, he had seen Poppins escape, but he didn't mind. She had no way to go, but for the moment, he just screamed.

Poppins ran frantically around the house, trying to find her way to her kids room. She hadn't wanted to draw attention to herself, so instead of running, she had tiptoed through the house. 
She had almost made it there when all of a sudden, the lights had gone off. Instantly, she begun to panic. Using the walls as a compass, she moved warily through the darkness, trying to find her way to the room that housed her sleeping kids. 
From around the corner, she heard another door open behind her, and the scream of a child as she was dragged away. Poppins whipped herself around, and beneath the gloomy darkness, her eyes widened in renewed fear as she knew that he had gotten her daughter. But that was just one, she mused. Rushing into the room adjacent from that, she opened up and found her way to the table which always lay close to the door in that room. Feeling on it, she had come in contact with an object, and she immediately knew what it was. Picking it up, she put on the torch, and the sight before her made the torch drop from her hands.
Tied and gagged up on a chain was a bloody faced Ian; her son. 
Moving towards the male, Poppins couldn't scream. She just kept on walking. Closing her arms around the boy, she wept into his neck. For minutes, she had remained in that position, crying soundlessly until no tear dared to drop from her eyes again. It was then that she rose, picked up the torch, and looked for anything that could be a weapon. She found a metal rod of about 3 inches, and she took it.

Kyle had arrived in the artic with his daughter who was now gagged up with a dirty sock. He had tied the struggling child to a chair, and was now sitting opposite her. 
'Women were always the feistiest.' ,he thought.
He knew Poppins would come. He knew she would check all the rooms in that house, and even the basement. The basement would have been a good spot to trap her, but he needed more time. He needed time to mend his wounds, stop the bleeding, get accustomed to the pain. And so it was that when he was done, a make shift eye patch on his right eye, he had heard footsteps coming up the ladder that had been dropped just moments ago, and he smiled.

Poppins had seen the ladder, dragged it down from its spot on the ceiling, and made to climb it. She had searched the whole house, and none of them had been seen. This was the last place she would check. Whilst searching the other rooms, she had tried to call the cops, but the line had been severed, and her phone was no where to be found. She was alone in this. 
Climbing the ladder to the top, she opened the hatchway, and entered slowly, pointing her torch everywhere before going in. As she entered, she saw Julia tied up and  struggling against the ropes. She had rushed to her, and in a bid to untie her, she had dropped her weapon, but still held on to the torch. Removing the dirty sock from Julia's mouth, she tried to soothe the shaking girl while she tugged at the ropes. 
“Mum watch out!”, Julia warned.

Heeding to her words, she had turned her head around, just in time to miss the knife that sailed past her. Wide eyed, she heard the sound of crunching bone, and she froze. Behind her, Julia had gone limp. Turning around to look at her daughter, Poppins used her hands to stifle a scream. Right in front of her, a knife was stuck on the forehead of Julia, and blood was seeping out of the penetration. In that time of surprised fear, Kyle had gotten behind her, and had grabbed at her neck. Poppins struggle to escape the sleeper hold, but no. Kyle was too strong. something had hit her left ass cheek, and she remembered the rod. Freeing Kyle's hands, she grabbed at the metal, and using all her strength, whacked him across the head, and gasped for breath when his hands had left her neck. Looking up at him, she knew there would be no time to waste. Grabbing the rod firmly, she raised it over her head, and brought it down with the support of both her arms. Blood spurted around her as the rod had found its place embedded in the neck of Kyle. The male couldn't scream, neither could he smile. He just dropped dead... Lifeless. 

Poppins was alone. She couldn't cry, neither did she want to. She just grieved on and while she sat on the floor boards of the artic, the sound of police sirens could he heard outside.

By Khalifa






Pen and book










Horror thread

There was a viral video on the internet about alien-like humans dropping into our country in a spaceship. The FBI had looked into the matter and they assured the public that everything was under control. Pfft! Were aliens really real. In my seventh grade I did a research on aliens and I found out that a special type of aliens were identified by a mole in between their index and middle finger and they had a half moon sign on their chest. 

I stood in front of Liam's house. Liam is my fiance. I pressed the doorbell and the door opened.
'Hey babe, I was about to shower' Liam's eyes still checking out my body. 
#1 mistake: wearing any sexual appalling clothes to his house

Pushing my way inside his house, I made for his bedroom
'Well I'll wait for you' I said

He got into his bathroom and I scanned his room and saw a journal lying on table. Woah! Maybe I can just take a peak since he didn't like telling me his  secrets. I opened the journal and read it. I froze. There was a writing of a sort of plan for an attack. 

Attack?
Flipping more of the pages, I realized that Liam is an alien
Ohmigosh

The bathroom door opened. 'I'm done baby'
'No stay away from me' I screamed. Just then I knew I fucked up. In horror movies the hero upon realization of a secret would just play cool but no, my little-girl mentality didn't let me.
Liam turned and saw his journal open and he brought back his eyes to mine, his eyes were filled with rage. 'You read that right?' He gestured towards the journal. 'You want answers' with that, he transformed to his alien form. 'Any human who knows this should be dead'
'No no no no' my voice was shaky. 'Yes yes yes yes' he replied. In one swift move I ran out of the room and he chased me. I ran to the front door but it was locked. 'There's no running away for you babe, we aliens are faster and stronger than humans' he changed back to his human form. I removed my diamond bracelet. Aliens couldn't withstand.

By Idy Ebong



write








Horror thread

THE TWENTYFIRST LADY(1)
  If anyone could define excitement, it was what I was feeling as Jeff, my fiancee, pulled up his brown Convertible in the driveway.
    Meeting Jeff during a friend's party three months ago had been the best thing that had happened to me. He was the perfect husband - spick and spanly affluent, calm, confident and goodlooking. When he proposed to me, I could hardly believe it and my "yes, I will",  had been louder than any other lady's proposal answer.
   And now, here was december. He had asked me to spend the christmas vacation in his house, something my mother would never approve of, even though she had consented to our engagement.


   So, this was Jeff's house. This huge, white duplex with a nice driveway. I tried to keep calm, although the excitement inside me was bubbling. Jeff opened the door - so gentlemanly, then lifted my box out of the trunk.



  He gave me one of those his charming smiles - that  smile that had knocked me off my feet when he asked me out.
  He dragged my box along, as he linked up my arm with his. The door sprang open as he slipped a selected key in.
  "Here is my humble abode, Linda." He muttered in a charming baritone.
  "Humble?", I giggled. "This is a mansion Jeff."
 Truly, it was a mansion. The leather was made of the finest fur and the furniture shone. He gave me a tour around the building, which consisted of eight bedrooms in all. I wished my best friend, Gina, was here to see all these.
  I dropped my bag in the room I was to share with Jeff, then changed up into a loose flowing gown.
  "Baby," Jeff breezed in, he had shed his suit and was now dressed in a white T-shirt and cap. "We have a dinner get together today at work. There's every tendency that I might be late..so, no need for dinner, okay?" A peck followed the brief explanation, then I heard the warm sound of the engine as the car sped out of the compound.
  I smiled, then jumped unto the king sized bed. Surely, Jeff was for keeps!

By Andy








#WH_ACTIVITY 101
My thread
I felt like I brought bad luck. I don't know why, but each time these supernatural beings fight and cause havoc. It's always around me. Last time it was my office. They literally wrecked the middle section of the building. Oh hey, my name's Kate.

Meanwhile in the underworld...
   "We have to stop these demons from dominating the earth. Cause when they do that, then heaven is gone" god said.

"How do you suppose we stop this war?" Micheal asked.

"Before Franklin was banned, he's wife gave birth to a female child. And that child is the key to the end of this war" 

"So what are you saying?" 

"You, are gonna go get her. She is the only key. And if the demons have her before us. We are as good as barbequed beef" 

Micheal had a new task ahead of him. And he had to accomplish it. So he went to watch in the form of human.

Kate met Micheal in a club were she hung with her friends. Since Micheal was an angel, he had the power to control Kate. But not to make it obvious.

Micheal sensed a demon's presence. He saw the demon, also in form of a human. He follows him to the back of the club. And the fight began. They both transformed to their true forms. Micheal took the demon into the air and they brawled. Till the demon finally smashed Micheal into the club. "Not again" Kate lamented. The demon approached Michael with speed and intention to take his soul to hell. Just then, Micheal took out the holy gun and popped a bullet straight into the demons head which dissolved the demon into flames.

After that day Micheal and Kate have been hanging out. Then they started dating. But he never revealed the truth to her. 

Finally the night came for him to take her to heaven for the sacrifice. But Lucifer came around this time. "That soul belongs to us" Lucifer said with a scornful look on his face. Micheal didn't want to wake Kate up so he pushed Lucifer out of the house. Lucifer's true form was horrifying. And he's powers were times five of his demons. 

This wasn't going to be easy for Michael. But he pushed back each time he fell. Lucifer was just too strong for him. But he had the secret weapon. 

Meanwhile Kate woke up due to all the smashing and crashing. She walked to the back stand was shocked to her sight. As Micheal saw her, he knew he'd messed up. "You're one of them" she said still in shock. Just then Lucifer blew away Micheal with a storm of fire. 

Lucifer walked up to Kate who was terrified at the sight of Lucifer. "Come with me" he said as he grabbed her arm. " No, lemme go you ugly piece of shit".

Lucifer yanked her arm in anger. Just as he turned to go to hell. He was faced with the holy gun straight to his head. "Bless you" Micheal said and pulled the trigger on his head. This created a separation between him and Kate. "What's going on?" Kate asked as Micheal walked up to her.

"I'll explain later, just come with me" he said as he wrapped his wings around her and took her to heaven.


-Kingston






Horror thread 

It was a cool evening,the trees close to my window sang melodious songs and the played wonderful music as the clapped their branches against my window.I was lost in thought of the previous day when prince(my fiance) and I went to the beach.it was fun and I had a good time with him.Each memories of the time we had together made me never to regret for one day I had said YES  to him that faithful day he proposed to me.I cant wait for us to get married ,have children that would play round the courtyard of the house,go shopping together and be the best family on planet earth .

All this were my thought when suddenly,my room went dark.The wall clock that was hung on the wall besides prince picture started ticking faster and making loud tormenting sounds.
I closed my eyes thinking it was only an imagination but it never stopped.
The light went off and came back on in moment of seconds .I looked round my room, to see where this was coming from and if I could find rest.
But instead I saw my name written with blood at every conner of the room .

As I stood up to met john my brother in the living room,a man in black, faced me by the door .He was holding a calabash which was filled with blood and pieces of chopped fingers , he asked me to drink of it .
  The more I tried to run out of the room ,the more it seems I was running in circles.John! John! ! I screamed holding my head and my face bathed with tears.John came to the room .I quickly pointed at the corners my name was encrypted with blood 
but instead of John to scream and shout like I did ,his actions showed that he saw nothing that was different from the ordinary.
He shouted at me and asked why I screamed so much with no reason.I explained all I had seen but all he could say was that it was an imagination of all the vampire movies I have been watching recently.Prince has made me develop interest in the movies.But what I saw was too good to be true .

John and I left for the science park as it is our custom every Thursday .I felt so relieved because people were all around, children playing and licking ice  cream and parents making sure their children do not fall off the swing.
John left me to get some ice cream and popcorn from the popular store near by.I sat on one of the benches waiting for him.suddenly the strange man in black I had seen in my room earlier was right beside me.without me been conscious of where I was I cried out "please don't hurt me,what do u want from me?".
By PHILLIP














Create a horror thread (writing) about a lady who finds out that the fiance is from another dimension and is trying to kill her
There live a man and a woman who were in love for along period of time , the man decided to show his love and affection for her in a unique and stylish manner at her workplace were all her friends and colleagues will be there he did it and it was successful the all congratulated her and the were very happy for her. Along the line the man decided to travel.out of the country , with the intention of fiancee that that he will come back soon . 2month past no sign of him and he is not yet back,  he was not replying chat , text messages was not even picking calls she was so worried and desperate to know what has happened to her fiance three month gone he started his mischievous act looking for a device and by all means get rid of her, he started her threat message started using private number to call her , she got worried thought were running through her mind who could be this person sending all this threat messages? Along the line he did an horror act by sending assians as a warning  he kept on sending bad text message ,phone calls , e_ mails and others the calls kept coming in day by day , so she decided to tell her friend what she has been experiencing and she has been going through this past few month , she gave her an advice to report the case to the police station  that someone is after her life the police started interrogating her asking her questions like if she has hurt or done anything bad to anybody in the past she said no the went further to ask her is she has anybody that is staying abroad she said her fiance is staying abroad immediately the swoop into action. He ran out of luck when he called her and she was in police station , so the tracked the call and the location when the got to the location the found out that it was her fiance was behind it , he also confessed to have sent assians to attack her what a horror moment


By Mexzey Dee







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