The Experiment Part 14: All Alone

Well, I did it. I went and tweaked a story of mine and uploaded it to the Sci-Fi contest on Inkitt. You can go and read Alien Cafe on their website. Yes, I’m asking you to go and show some love for my story. Vote, write a review, let me know what you think of it. Then check out some of the other stories on the site. For those of you who have read this story before (either through my Library here or elsewhere), sorry to say that not a lot changed. This was one that I liked, so I just tweaked a bit here and there. Still, it’s a good story and now has a new home. If you’ve not read it before, this is a great opportunity to do so!

Now, for the continuation of our little free writing story here. As always, click here to go back and catch up if you need to. Enjoy!

The Experiment (Cont)

I ran. I don’t really know where I was running to, but I had to get out of that office. It was right. The shadow or demon or whatever it was. It was right. No one would believe me. This death was my fault no matter how anyone would look at it.

I reached home within ten minutes. Kate was home. I threw the front door open.


She ran into the foyer with a look of fear. I must have startled her. Her eyes met mine and the fear on her face increased. “What’s wrong? What happened? Is that blood?”

Blood? What was she talking about? I looked down and my clothes were spattered with red. My hands, too. Where did that come from?

“Robert? Talk to me.” Her voice shook, and she took a couple of steps away from me.

“I, I don’t know. I don’t now what’s going on, Kate.”

“Who’s blood is that, Robert? Is it yours? Do I need to call an ambulance?” she grabbed her cell from the small table against the wall by her. She stood in the threshold between the foyer and the living room.

“It’s not mine. I don’t think it’s mine. It wasn’t there a minute ago. Kate, I have to go. I can’t stay here. I can’t…”

Something moved in the living room. The sunlight came in through the french doors on the far side of the room and shadows rippled in the corners untouched by the light. Multiple shadows. No. No. This can’t be happening.

“Kate, run!” I screamed.

Everything moved so slow. Those eyes, those gorgeous green-blue eyes that I get so lost in, turned from me toward the living room. She saw them. She saw the light swallowed by the black and she screamed.

I ran to her. I reached out to her, to grab her, to pull her away.

I didn’t make it.

“No!” I roared.

The shadows laughed. Kate’s screams died.

Her phone hit the floor before her body. 911 dispatch called out from it. “Hello? Hello? Units have been alerted and sent to your location. Can you hear me? Hello? Is someone still on the line?”

Time’s Up!

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