The day after Sam’s birthday, a package was delivered to his apartment. Inside, he found a card and an old, leather-bound book. The card said, “Creepy enough for you? Love, Julie.” Ah, cousin Julie. This should be good!
The pages in the book seemed to have just a few, handwritten sentences at the top. He read a few.
Page 23. “Mrs Eva Donald read 5 pages, and then the introduction. Made her eat glass until dead.”
Page 51. “Dr Ron Stephenson read the introduction immediately. Made him eat dirt until dead.”
Page 79. “Miss Julie Blackwood read 78 pages, but not the introduction.”
The following pages were empty. “Yeah, that’s plenty creepy, Julie” he said and smiled.
The introduction was a poem of sorts.
Stop reading, before I have you hooked,
I have warned you now, as is required of me,
and if you keep reading, then you have overlooked,
the power I already hold over thee.
The instant he finished reading, a command was soldered into his brain. The pain made him drop the book. Someone was screaming. Was it him?
Never mind. Only the command mattered now. He had to find nails. Lots and lots of nails.
Thanks for reading!
Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – October 9th 2016
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