Friday, October 8, 2010

The Portraits


There was a hunter in the woods, who, after a long day hunting, was in the middle of an immense forest. It was getting dark, and having lost his bearings, he decided to head in one direction until he was clear of the increasingly oppressive foliage. After a what seemed like hours, he came across a cabin in a small clearing. Realizing how dark it had grown, he decided to see if he could stay there for the night. He approached, and found the door ajar. Nobody was inside. The hunter flopped down on the single bed, deciding to explain himself to the owner in the morning. As he looked around, he was suprised to see the walls adorned by many portraits, all painted in incredible detail. Without exception, they appeared to be staring down at him, their features twisted into looks of hatred. Staring back, he grew increasingly uncomfortable. Making a concerted effort to ignore the many hateful faces, he turned to face the wall, and exhausted, he fell into a restless sleep.

Face down in an unfamiliar bed, he turned blinking in unexpected sunlight. Looking up, he discovered that the cabin had no portraits, only windows.

-a pretty old one.

21 comments:

  1. That is creepy, but I love these stories! Keep up the good work!

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  2. bedtime story *yawn*.
    you can do better than this im sure! :D

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  3. :D i like it, gives me the chills. keep writing m8

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  4. love your page its the BOMB f
    come check mine out :)

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  5. holy god dog. keep it up. write more stories like this

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  6. thanks for making me lose my sleep tonight

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  7. o i remember reading this awhile back, now i'm afraid to look out the windows when i goto sleep

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  8. This one is good. Keep these stories comin man.

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  10. Wow. I'm glad I wasn't planning on sleeping any time soon.

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