my history teacher started talking about mysticism and chemical radiation in the middle of talking about Greek philosophy and culture
beverly katz is that one death you never recover from
here are dark things in the water.
She looks down between her legs. There is a river there, too. Dark red, almost black, leaving faint trails as it creeps along her skin. Throbbing pain tears through her, and she sobs. She’s being peeled away from the inside out. There are nails, blunt nails, blunt nails becoming red and dirty and sticky as they tear a hole inside her, stretch it open. The blood flows thicker, darker. It drips from her leg, touches the water. It swims away. It’s alive, she thinks. There is something alive deep inside her, now it spills out into the clear creek. There are dark things in the water.
She feels her insides being slit and sliced and severed, and now she’s sinking, sinking. She squeezes her eyes shut, crouches down, half covered by pink water. Her face scrunches in pain. Her body’s on fire, she aches all over. The coolness of the water does nothing. A scream gurgles in her throat, she pushes it down.
She opens her eyes, sees herself half-hidden in the rippling water. She watches the dark things slither like little snakes, surrounding her, crawling into her skin. They eat away at the glass-like creek, poisoning and possessing her reflection until she is as red and dirty as they are.
There are dark things in the water. And now, they are inside her too.
"Lucy" is one of those films where the story is good but it’s kinda obvious that they needed more beta work
If I were to grade Lucy (2014) as a literary work, I’d give it a solid C for poor writing and an underdeveloped thesis but good idea none-the-less, however, as a film, a low D may do.
Many are saying it’s a waste of time but I’d beg to differ. Yes, scientifically it has failed…miserably. As entertainment…well… But, as a work of fiction, it has served a certain purpose.
Let me explain why we have fictional stories in our written works and maybe the film’s poor execution will become a little less important.
would anyone be interested in a slightly weird horror story I wrote about female adolescence?
The Pencee Scarecrows
On April 30, 2009, Pencee McLane left with five of her closest friends on a camping trip. What occurred to Pencee and her friends that night has become a mystery for the ages.
It’s reported that the group arrived at their planned destination at 7 PM. The group made camp and spent the night drinking and having a good time. When Pencee awoke the following morning, all of the people in her group were gone.
Upon investigating the campsite, she found nothing out of the ordinary.
The SUV was still there.
The tents were still there. All of the group’s food and clothing was still in their respective tents.
Nothing had been disturbed.
She spent the next hour texting and calling her friends, but not one person responded. She even called their parents. Beginning to panic, Pencee called the police.
Authorities arrived on scene, but were just as confused as Pencee. No signs of struggle, no signs of other people.
The strangest thing to come out of the initial investigation was the discovery that the only footprints at the campsite were Pencee’s.
It gets worse.
On May 1, 2010, the first body appeared.
Sara Paella was found in the middle of a field, right on the spot where the original group camped. As seen in the pictures above, her desiccated corpse was found tied to a rough crucifix with barbed wire. A stitched burlap sack was thrown over her head and a collar of barbed wire adorned her neck.
Police determined that the cause of death was strangulation with the barbed wire.
On May 1, 2011, the second body appeared. Kitty Sigmon was found crucified across the street from where Pencee was living at the time. The crucifix appeared in her neighbor’s backyard. Residents on the street all reported that the only thing they heard that night was a droning noise that sounded like a plane.
Pencee McLane relocated to a new city shortly after this occurred.
On May 1, 2012, the third body appeared. Melissa Green was found crucified and hung with barbed wire. Once again, the body appeared across the street from where Pencee McLane lived. This time in the front yard.
Pencee once again moved to a new city.
On May 1, 2013, the fourth body appeared. Willis Timmermen was found crucified in Pencee’s own front yard, his body in the same shape as the others.
May 1, 2014 will be here soon and the fifth member of the group still hasn’t been found.
I wonder where that scarecrow will appear…