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Fear of the Dark.

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Fear of the Dark As evening draws to a close over the town, a young girl wandered aimlessly through the winding alleyways. The sunlight does not steadily fade away in the city, as it does in the open countryside. Instead, as the bright orb passed over each alleyway, the light rays were instantly extinguished as they fell behind the towering forms of the buildings. This leaves the usually sunny streets in pure and perfect darkness, as if the light has been simply stopped, as a light bulb is switched off and a candle flame is so easily snuffed. The dark shadows stole across everything, smothering all in its path with an unbearable feeling of loneliness and doom. And so it went on, with a seemingly insatiable hunger that needed to be satisfied... To the girl, an insignificant being in the endless world of darkness, the streets seemed to go on forever. ...read more.


She gasped in desperation and clenched her eyelids together tightly, trying to get rid of unusual visions. To her horror, they stayed stubbornly in front of her eyes, as if they were inside her...inside her brain. Her breathing became laboured and all of a sudden, the ground beneath her seemed to disappear into thin air. The thoughts swirled in her mind, confused by the strange apparitions in nothingness. She stumbled forward, but could feel no ground beneath her, nor no walls around her. She was locked in a cage with no bars. The lonely figure finally emerged into a wider patch of road and her heart lightened at the sight of a few lonely lampposts, each one bathing a different patch of tarmac in a synthetic orange glow. She clutched at the material of her coat, wrapping it round her bony shoulders, as she tried to remain calm and catch her breath. ...read more.


The mist formed a long, crooked nose and the face started to cackle evilly at her. Her heart was screaming, though she could not move. Her legs were rooted to the floor and her eyes were longing to keep watching, hypnotised by the horrific scene. All of a sudden, an enormous dark shape emerged, not like the bright lights of before, but one of the opposite, a creature of pure darkness. It reached the girl in two strides. Her pupils dilated to the size of dinner plates, not just because of the overwhelming terror, but because her eyes struggled to take in as much light as possible when the dark shadow smothered them. But it was in vain...the darkness had swallowed her up. It simply passed over her, like a wave covering the sand on a beach. Her matter was dissolved and destroyed to become as empty as the darkness that defeated her. At least the death was painless. Year 9 SATS Coursework - Miriam Rune - 01/05/2007 ...read more.

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