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The FollowingAll my life, I felt that I was watched. Everybody told me I was crazy, but I could've swore that, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a hooded figure in the shadows. I never thought much of it, soon dimissing the figure as a figment of my imagination.
Until that dark, stormy night.
I was walking home from an evening class when it started downpouring. "Damn rain," I said to myself, sprinting down the sidewalk. I glanced down the road and saw the figure under the shadow of a lampost. "Just your imagination, Dakota," I sighed, looking for something to shield me from the rain. I ran under an overhang and slid to the cement. From a long ways up the road I saw a man walking through the rain. "He's crazy, to be walking through this storm," I whispered.
The man walked closer, close enough for me to be able to see the white sweatshirt on him. I stood up as he passed, noticing his unnatural smile, and how pale his skin was. I looked around, kind of hoping that I saw the strange figure, but I didn
One of ThemIt's been two months since I began running. What from, you ask?
I've been running from the man with the black, unblinking eyes and crooked, torn smile.
He's been hunting me in my dreams, in every waking moment. I've only been able to sleep for minutes at a time, and I fear that my days are limited. The only weapon on me is a hatchet, which is useful for nights in the woods.
Another figure stalks me in the woods. Not this smiling man, but a taller figure. He haunts me when I traverse woodland, unlike the smiling man.
This night was like the others: cold, rainy, and not good conditions for firebuilding. Again, I was in the dark, at night, my eyes straining to stay open. "Dammit Jack," I said to myself. "You had one job, to protect your cousin, now look at him." I knew the identity of the smiling man. He once was my cousin, Jeff. My job was to protect him from bullies, but then he went and killed his family, cut off his eyelids, and tore his mouth into an eternal smile.
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