I have been reading stories on here for quite a few years now, but have never made one of my own. I have read many stories and I have found a few specific qualities that I find makes a story most enjoyable, at least for me. Sadly, stories that have these qualities are few and far between, so I decided to make my own and do my best to encorporate them. I really do hope a few of you stick around to read this to the end, and hopefully even enjoy it. I am completely open to criticism. I promise the next chapter will be longer, but now that i’m finished writing the chapter it is already 3:15 A.M.
Have you ever watched a good T.V. Show to completion, and felt a hole in your life when you’re finished? A hole that you know can’t be filled? You return to your real life and find it disturbingly underwhelming? These fleshed out characters you’ve grown so attached to are gone, leaving you with only the one dimensional characters that are real people. The well developed world you’ve been so accustomed with is abandoned, leaving you with just the boring setting that is a real city. The expertly crafted plot that you’ve been so interested in is wrapped up, leaving you with the painfully uneventful story that is real life.
This is what I felt as I stared out my window at the blue summer sky and lush green trees of the outside world. What adventures are there to go on? What villains are there to defeat? What worlds are there to save? I felt imprisoned by the restrictions that come with the real world.
As if to answer my unspoken prayers, a rusted truck flies down the road outside my house into the dirt forest path across the street. A large black garbage bag sits in the back. Why was the truck going so fast? What was in that bag? A person? Was this truck driver a murderer? Is he off to bury the body in the forest? He must be! What if he’s a serial killer? Who’s next?
My thirteen year old mind continued to create insane theory’s as I called my best friend with my cell phone. If there was an adventure to be had, I was damn sure it was gonna be us having it.
“Hey Chase, dude, I just saw a serial killer drive into the forest with a dead body! We need to get on this, now!” I yelled into my cell phone, practically screaming with excitement.
“Oh shit dude, what? Damn, I would love to, but like, I’m kinda busy with something at the moment…” my best friend responded, sounding somewhat distressed.
“Aww shit dude, don’t tell me you’re too scared! You said you wanted to go on an adventure just as much as me!” I yell, almost angrily.
“What? No dude, it’s not that, I would genuinely love to make life less boring. Literally any other day I would be down, but i’m actually kinda caught up with something right now” Chase reassured, seeming distracted.
“What are you caught up with? I thought your parents left you home alone for the day” I ask.
“Yeah they did, but, shit… ok I’ll come, I just gotta umm… clean up here first” Chase says, conceding the argument.
“Ok awesome, meet me outside in ten seconds!” I yell at him, rushing to get my shoes on.
“Wait what? Umm, ok, shit, uuuuuhhhh-” Chad lets out before getting cut off as I hang up.
After getting outside the house I run to the sidewalk and wait. A few moments later, Chase exits his own house, which happens to be just 2 doors down the street. He runs down the sidewalk towards me while doing up his belt properly. I look towards the forest as Chase finally reaches me. I finally notice a slight foul smell. It must be the rotting corpse! We cross the street towards the forest. I was about to uncover a secret that would change our lives.