Drip, Drip, Drip

July 9, 2011
A girl proceeds to walk into her house after getting home from a late night of studying. Calling out her dogs’ name, she notices there is no reply from the animal that normally comes rushing to her side the minute she enters the house. She then calls out her roommates name, and again. No reply. Thinking that her roommate has just gone on a walk with her dog, she flips the light switch but the lights don’t turn on…
She then hears her cell phone ring like she had just gotten a message, so she goes on a mission to find it. Going into her bedroom, she feels around in the dark on her desk thinking that this is the place she would have left it. Knocking over a glass of water, she then decides to move on to the next room.
In the kitchen, the lights still won’t turn on. She tries to find her phone on the counter, but only feels something cold. Thinking its just ice cream set out to thaw, she moves on.
Going down the hall, she hears the ding of the phone and it sounds as if it is in the bathroom. She then goes into the bathroom, and hears a dripping noise. Pushing down the faucet handle, she decides to move on because she hears the ring in the next room.
Coming to the laundry room, lights still not turning on, she sees the faint glow of her cell phone. Picking it up, it says she has one new message. The minute she presses OPEN the lights flicker on. The message is empty, but looking up written on the walls is “Trace your steps”
Becoming scared, the girl backs out of the room and heads, back forward, into the bathroom. She then sees in the reflection of the mirror, her dog hanging from the shower-head dripping slow drops of blood. Frozen with shock, she just stops in her tracks staring at the horrible sight.
The phone then rings in her hand, a new message. It reads: Continue on… She then, fearful of her life, goes on to the kitchen. She then proceeds to see a hand on the counter where she thought was ice cream. Screaming, she bolts for the front door, but it is locked. Knowing there was a big window in her room, she proceeds to run there.
Coming into the room, she sees a huge puddle of blood dripping onto her floor from the desk. She had knocked over the container holding the gruesome contents.
“What do you want from me!?” the girl screams, hot tears running down her face. She then turns to the window to see a man holding a phone. Her phone rings. She looks down.
The message shows a picture of the same man holding her roommates and her head, dripping blood, their bodies hanging in the back round…

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rage_against_the_machine said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

Very creepy.. and I do appreciate a creepy story. 


Pieces of this remind me of a horror story I read once, where a young girl is alone in a house, and, unbeknownst to her, her roomate and dog have been murdered, with the dog hanging from the showerhead. The only difference is that, in that one, she keeps putting her hand beneath her bed for her dog to lick, for reassurance. Later, she finds a bloody message next to her dog's body that says "Humans can lick, too."

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Delictious replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Hmm... I've actually never heard that! Weird, that's VERY similar! I had no clue it was out there though! Great minds think alike I guess;)
rage_against_the_machine replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm
Basically, hah! You should check it out :D
musicispassion said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhH crepy scary horror is ur thing i would say i enjoyed it but i'm probably gonn a have nightmares :p good job scared me
Delictious replied...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 9:34 am
Haha, thank you! I do enjoy writing horror a lot(: But I also like to dable in other things as well!
DaylightDarkness said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm
creepy. was that a ghostly flashback or something? I'm a little confused, but in a good way. hmmm.... i think im going to be a little worried during the next power outage.
Delictious replied...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm
Hahaha, it's really up to you to interpret. I try to leave it in the reader's hands to TRY to discover what happened in their own opinion, if that makes any sense.

This is one of the first things I REALLY wrote, like story wise. So thanks!
whitstar27 said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm
I like this piece. Good job
Delictious replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thankk you!


TheSilverLaurel said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm
this is great, but it could have been more descriptive. I like how it was sort of phsycological with the text messages.
Delictious replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Thankk you! And yes, I've always wanted to go back and add more detail. It moves a bit too fast in my opinion reading it back... Thanks for the comment!
billgamesh11 replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Omg I am glad you didn't add any more detail, I have a weak stomach!!! I was just snooping around the Thriller/Mystery section seeing if I would like any of it, but after reading this, I don't think my stomach will be able to handle any other stories like this. But I am not saying that the story isn't good!!! It was really good for a thriller!!! But I guess thrillers aren't the type of story I like to read... But it DID thrill me, I felt my heart beating a thousand times a second when she w... (more »)
Delictious replied...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Wow, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! You could try checking out some of my other stuff, it isn't AS intense as this one(:
billgamesh11 replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 7:42 am
You're welcome! And of course I'll read some of your other work!:):):)
Delictious replied...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm
Thanks! :D
hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
Delictious replied...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm
Thank you so much!
Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm
Scary!!!! I can totally imagine this being read around a campfire late at night while everyone's telling stories. This is really good, though you could improve a bit on the grammar. :)
Delictious replied...
Jul. 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm
This was one of my first real stories I wrote, written about 3 years ago(: I posted it for old times sake!
Yay! You thought it was scary!
And if you hadn't noticed, there's that lovely theme of grammar mistakes... Bahaha, I fail at proofreading!
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