Dark by Cody Reel

Dark by Cody Reel

Status: Finished

Genre: Horror

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Status: Finished

Genre: Horror

Summary

They say the freaks come out at night. But so do the thieves, rapists, and murderers. What happens when there is no light? A group of children fight to defend their innocence, and fight a battle within themselves. A battle between remaining innocent or growing up and giving in to the desires that only the power of being an adult can create.

Summary

They say the freaks come out at night.

But so do the thieves, rapists, and murderers.

What happens when there is no light? A group of children fight to defend their innocence, and fight a battle within themselves. A battle between remaining innocent or growing up and giving in to the desires that only the power of being an adult can create.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Dark by Cody Reel

Author Chapter Note

They say the freaks come out at night. But so do the thieves, rapists, and murderers. What happens when there is no light? A group of children fight to defend their innocence, and fight a battle within themselves. A battle between remaining innocent or growing up and giving in to the desires that only the power of being an adult can create.

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: November 02, 2012

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Excerpt 1

Someone in the town passed away and a disastrous candlelight funeral was held. Disastrous because no one could see where the hole in the ground was and deciding to lean down into the hole with the candles caught several suits, hairpieces, and even the casket on fire. Women were using their wigs to try to put out the flames, but the amount of hairspray that they added to their wigs (not realizing that wigs stay in their place) caught even more things on fire. Ironically, a few women were killed and fell exactly into the hole that had been dug for the deceased man.

 

Excerpt 2

Looting had increased since the sun had gone down indefinitely (at least indefinitely to the citizens of Marion). Usually looting would only occur when the shops closed as the sun went down, but as the sun had been down for months at a time, looting was a round-the-clock occurence. Most stores were robbed while they were still open, as it was really easy for a thief to take something off of the counter and stuff it into his overcoat, particularly in the convenience stores that were ran by elderly men that had run the stores for decades.

Abductions had increased too, as the child molesters crept out of hiding, hidden now by the anonymity of the darkness instead of the security of their houses, where they often kept their desires quiet. The darkness was a mask for all things: a mask that allowed people that were dark themselves to come out and ironically expose themselves (sometimes quite literally) whereas the sunlight would have kept them hidden, but also a mask that blinded mostly good-natured citizens from seeing appropriate ways to handle deviant behavior (although the darkness usually brought out the deviancy from these particular individuals as well, who weren't afraid to let their own "black" hair down as well). Fires were started, children were scared and made to cry, and antisocial rituals were held all around as people unleashed their inner-most primitive desires; some out of fear of the darkness, trying to fight it and be bold, while others embraced it and unleashed the savagery within that had been masked by the sunlight. The sun, in its immature playing, seemed to bring out the light in other people, and for those without light within, it kept them in the shadows while everyone else was out playing in the rays. But without the immature sun, the world was dark and cold. Everything was dying on the inside, except for that very thing itself which is death.

Some of the older people bunkered down in their houses with locked doors and windows, seeing only by the small number of candles lit inside their houses, waiting for a peaceful death. A very small number decided to leave their houses, hobbled as they were by their old age, to try to beat some morality into the thieves, rapists, and murderers of the darkness only to be robbed, raped or murdered. Their umbrellas were no match for the dark desires of these people. This wasn't just a rainy day of sadness that could be dried up by an umbrella: this was darkness of the dark that no one's light could penetrate through and that had to be tolerated and either embraced or abrasive. It was rape or be raped or sometimes both, murder or be murdered or sometimes both, or rob or be robbed or sometimes both. It was a dog-eat-dog world that was blind in the eyes and blind in positivism. There was little light to be found among anyone, except for most of the children.

 

Excerpt 3

The children that lived in this world and made it through soon became adults. They were free to do what they wanted to do, and although some of them sought justice to the murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and arsonists that had plagued them throughout their childhood, many of them becamethese people. Many of the children that saw buildings burned became murderers: some of those that had seen murders became rapists. They were what they wanted to be, and they became murderers, rapits, pedophiles and arsonists. Some of them did not want to be these things, so they tried to fight. Some fo the ones that had been victimized soon started victimizing others: whether they would have whether or not they had been victimized, it was not known. But some of them that were victimized started victimizing, and some that weren't started as well. Some of them that were victimized didn't want to do these same things to children, but some of them did. It was almost a random process as to decide what kid would grow up to do what. But some of the kids tried to stand up and fight. Some of the kids, witnessing what was being done to them, decided early on to fight regardless of what happened to them. Some of them were raped, some of them were killed, and some of them were set on fire, but some of them survived.


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