Finding Max

Finding Max

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Genre: Horror

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Status: Finished

Genre: Horror

Summary

Max was the perfect student. She had the right friends and good grades. Everyone envied her relationship with the quarterback of the football team and the quirky resourcefulness of her best friend. Naturally, everyone liked her, wanted to be like her. But, not even her closest friends knew about the dark tradgedy that she was trying so desperately to escape, hiding in plain sight. Would she ever outrun her past?

Summary

Max was the perfect student. She had the right friends and good grades. Everyone envied her relationship with the quarterback of the football team and the quirky resourcefulness of her best friend. Naturally, everyone liked her, wanted to be like her. But, not even her closest friends knew about the dark tradgedy that she was trying so desperately to escape, hiding in plain sight. Would she ever outrun her past?

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Max was the perfect student. She had the right friends and good grades. Everyone envied her relationship with the quarterback of the football team and the quirky resourcefulness of her best friend. Naturally, everyone liked her, wanted to be like her. But, not even her closest friends knew about the dark tradgedy that she was trying so desperately to escape, hiding in plain sight. Would she ever outrun her past?

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Submitted: April 21, 2010

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* The beautiful thing about dreams is that they are just that: dreams. They aren’t real, they can take you anywhere and most can be controlled

by the person having them. If a dream turns into a nightmare,  you can change it into something better with a little imagination or you can always wake up.

Dreams can be whatever you want them to be. But, what happens when you can’t wake up? What do you do when the nightmare starts after you wake up?

?“Max, get up. It’s time.”

The voice was answered by some movement beneath the covers and a sigh asking for more sleep. Then the body grew rigid as anxiety overtook unconsciousness.

She always knew deep down that this day would come. They had talked about it plenty of times, hadn’t they? Looking back, there were only awkward silences and the

occasional apology. Her mom always said that she only wished she could have had a normal childhood. It was too late for that now. The beast in all of her nightmares had taken care of that.

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“ You have to go, Max. Today. Somewhere he can’t find you,” her mom said. Max pulled the covers down from her face, “What? What about you? I can’t leave you-”

“Don’t worry about me,” the calm in her voice scared her all the more,” Just go, Max. You need to pack yourself some things and you need to go, before it’s too late.”

Was she dreaming? This was a dream, right? The beast had been caught and locked up a long time ago. They were safe, free now. This had to be a dream.

Max thought of something that only she knew and waited for it to manifest itself somehow in this dream. Her mom studied her for a moment before pulling he

r covers back and urging her out of bed.

“There’s no time, Max. I don’t want anyone to see you leave the house.”

Max looked around at the bedroom she’s had since she was an infant. It was hard to fathom that she would never see it again after sunrise today.

She couldn’t believe that her mom was kicking her out at the vulnerable age of 16. It wasn’t her fault that bad things had happened to her. If only she knew the entire truth

. If only she knew what the real elephant in the room was, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Her mom was right. The only way to defeat a monster that size

was to hide until it got bored and went away. How long that would take? It was anyone’s guess. Max said nothing as she eased herself out of bed and reached

down to get her backpack from the edge of it. The nightmare had only just begun.


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