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The Eclectic Pen - Wick House: Choose Their Fate, Pt 1 (WIP)

By: Kenjii H. (Daalmonette) - ,   + 36 more  
Date Submitted: 10/5/2009
Last Updated: 5/31/2011
Genre: Horror » General
Words: 874

  WICK HOUSE (Edit 1) PM's comments always welcome. I want to hear from YOU!

Halloween was tomorrow night but would be cancelled. Why? A mandatory town curfew had been put in place the moment word got on the street there was a virus that could raise the dead .

'This sucks!' Cara had spent the night at Sara's house. Sara was babystting because her folks were out of town. 'I mean have you even seen anyone that's sick, undead, whatever!' Cara punched the pillow in her lap. Then jumped up and began to pace. Her dyed black her contrasted her pale skin and ice blue eyes. Kohl make-up outlined her lashes and dark red lipstick stained her lips. At 15 she made a statement all her own with her style. Sara looked at her friend.

'Well what can we do? What do you want to do?' Sara's wide green eyes looked over at Cara as she paced. Then Cara stood stock still.

Where's my phone?' Cara stalked over to her pile of clothes, pillows and blankets in the corner of Sara's room. She dug her bag out and rifled through it. Sara was busy biting the skin off her finger. She had a terrible nail biting habit. Cara found her phone and quickly dialed a number. It was on speaker. 'Hey sexy.' Cara said with a grin.

'Who's this?'

'Shut up!' Cara said stomping her foot. There was a chuckle on the other end of the phone.

'J/k babe. Whatcha need?'

'I am sitting here with Sara and was thinking about what we could do since they cancelled Halloween. You know because of the sickos out there.” Cara heard Karl tapping away on the keyboard. β€œAre you listening?'

Yeah, yeah. Jacob is here and we arelooking up scary movies so we can loop a marathon on the DVR. Did you know they taped a horror movie in Wick House?” The fact that the undead roamed the city had not been big news in several weeks. Everyone that made it through the first wave reinforced their dwelling, strengthened defensive weaponry and tactics and knew that they all had to follow the rules. Like don't go outside at night. But missing Halloween!

'Really? Cool!' Cara paused then said, 'hey you guys we should go there. We could get the machetes and our good stuff and spend the night. I need to have fun Halloween!' Cara whined. 'I got a costume and everything.'

'Oh yeah babe, what is it?' Karl murmured.

'A surprise. You'll see. Meet us at Wick House tomorrow and we'll have our own Halloween party.'

'But Saarrraa. I don't want to go outside. I don't want to leave the hooouuusee.' Zack whined and moaned. Tears shimmered in his eyes. The sickos [who really wants to call them zombies right?] had attacked him but he managed to get away. He has since not left the house and had to be home schooled or have someone home with him at all times. His agoraphobia was valid but Sara wanted to party.

'Look. I know its scary for you but we'll have candy and costumes and you won't even be outside, ok?” Sara hugged Zack. He sniffled and shuddered. Wiping his nose across her shirt he nodded and hopped into the backseat of their parents SUV. The windows had been reinforced with racing wire. There was always a set of weapons [that never needed reloading] at the ready. Cara texted Karl and let him know to bring his laptop and flashlights. She knew there wouldn't be lights but they had a portable generator. The flashlights were for emergencies.

'The address is 13666 Wick Street. I wonder why they filmed a horror movie there?'Driving to the outskirts of town then down a dirt road, through the woods and up an incline, almost like a hill. They approach Wick House. 'Wicked.' Cara murmured. The house had a definite creep factor and it wasn't even night time. Shadows seemed to sink into the house and light seemed to shrink away. The old iron gate wasn't locked so Cara gently nudged it open and drove forward. Gravel kicked up under the SUV and pinged off the undercarriage. The shrubbery had long since dried up but still wrapped around the house like a scab. The vines crept up and covered the entire house, almost.

'I don't like it here, Sara.' Zack sounded like he was on the verge of crying again.

'Hey, hey. You can wait in the car. You'll be safe here while we check it out OK' Zack immediately shook his head no, but then thought about it. The windows were reinforced and he had weapons. He'd be safe. Shaking his head yes Sara smiled at him and turned to Cara, who now sported an orange streak in her bangs. 'Let's go.' They exited the vehicle and both made their way to the house. Cara grabbed Sara's arm.

'You hear that?' Sara listened.

'Umm, no. What?'

'Oh. Nothing, let's go.' They walked up to the front door and peered in the windows. 'They must have just filmed here not to long ago. It looks pretty clean.' Cara tried the knob.

'And its open.' With a wide grin Cara raised her machete and entered Wick House.

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Jesse (EddyKrueger) - 10/5/2009 4:57 AM ET
Be careful what you ask for Kenjii: Once the three of them walk inside Cara gets a call on her cellphone from Jacob who asks if she'd seen Karl today. She tells him no and asks what's wrong. Jacob tells Cara that Karl left his house around noon to check out the Wick house and see if it's safe. Nobody has seen him since. I'm sure you know what to do from there Kenjii.
Kenjii H. (Daalmonette) - , - 10/5/2009 12:41 PM ET
Hehe. The wheels are turning. I'll have something here in a few.
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