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Allyson, Here. (Chapter 1)

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This was the same dream I’d always had on this day of the year, but I’d never been able to pull myself out of its clutches before s*** went down.

This was the dream that marked the anniversary. In the dream, I was left home alone. I searched my house, always with the dream-type knowledge that no one was here. I’d search room after room, a labyrinth, unable to formulate in my mind why I was lookimg, who I was looking for. Thoughts slipped through cracks in my brain.

Suddenly, a high-pitched keening sounded, then just as suddenly would die off. I’d look around, but no, there was nothing. After getting lost in so many rooms, I was in the living room again. I opened the front door and-

I woke in a cold sweat. I panted, and felt like my blood was on fire. At least, until I realized where I was, safe, in my house. No longer asleep, my house was safe.

I groaned, even though it was a Saturday. I was never a morning person, and never would be.
I got up and walked to the bathroom. I looked into the morror and saw black curls matted to me head. My cheeks were streaked with red and my eyes looked hollow. Cr*p, I thought, today’s the day. The anniversary.

Of my parent’s death.

I splashed my face with cold water and went back into my room. There sat my clothes, laid out from the night before. Just red skinny jeans and a blue torn-up shirt, ‘edited’ from the store.

I got dressed and went back into the bathroom. I looked in the mirror again. My face was lessed flushed, and my hair looked at least more respectable, but my eyes still looked shallowed out.

But what-

I turned around abruptly. What was that? I looked back into the mirror.

“What the h***?” There, in the reflection. I checked it again, then turned to inspect the bathroom. “What the h***?” I repeated, because there, in the room reflected in the mirror, was another mirror. One that was most definitely not in the room behind me- one that reflected my face exactly.

I rubbed my eyes hard and looked again. It remained. It was hanging across the door, a simple mirror with a simple black framing.

I looked closer at my reflection in the non-existential mirror. It looked like my reflection, at elast, only my eyes had been changed to blue, and my hair was a platinum, almost white blonde.

“What is this-“ I went to go touch the likeness, but instead, the mirror began to swallow my arm.

I screamed and pulled my hand out. I ran to my room, dashing right through where the ‘mirror’ had been. I felt wisps like spider webs pulling at my hair and shoulders. “Bloody h***, bloody h***, bloody h***!”

In my room, I turned to look at the bathroom doorway. Clear. But then-

I screamed, again. There, in the floor, moving, coming towards me, was a small-fist sized hole. Black as midnight, it looked deadly. It raced around the room, bumping into things instead of going under them. The desk, the wall, my bed- all bam! But then, after stopping at the door that lead to the rest of the house, it inched back towards me. Then again.

And then, it was chasing me. I was running, all around my room as it followed, and it was gaining speed. I had a thought to jump onto my bed. One foot was off the ground, pushing off, and then-

I slipped. Backwards, I was falling, falling through the now man-sized hole, falling into blackness.

And then, there was nothing.




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vampluv11 said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm:
Okay, so, author here. Sorry,I don't like posting the comments with the story ^^" Any way, this is the first chapter of a modern interpretation of Alice in Wonderland (how original). Some words were bleeped out, but hopefully that doesn't change the pace too much. Enjoy, and any feed back about what you think of the pace or what should happen next would be appreciated~!
 
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