Entry 196: Echo: Confession

I’ve been running

How long, I do not know

The screaming continues

To echo

The walls, they speak things

The halls, only resonate suffering

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do

I turn the corner

I’m hit all at once

One moment I see the halls of this ship

The next it flickers into the walls of home

Always shifting

The ship bringing blood and darkness

My home, my daughters smiling face

The shifting continues

Soon there is blood running from her head

I just need to reach my Isabella

Yes…that’s all I need to do

Pressing forth

I continue after her smiling

Now bleeding face

As she and my home

Fade in and out

It begins to feel as though I’m slowing

Almost running in place

I must press forward!

I have to save her

Drip…drip…drip…

Her blood flows from her head to her toes

Drip…drip…drip…

It runs down the floor

Still…she is smiling?

Arms reached out, like she wants my embrace

A hug from her father?

Something is out of place…

Then I reach her and all goes dark again

As the lights come on

That sick woman’s laughing is all I hear instead

Written in blood on the floor

Is the word

Home?

What is this?!

A low tapping echoes from ahead

I look up and there is a door

I’m quite sure there wasn’t one there before…

Right?

No…No…No…No…No…

I can hear a voice speaking from the room

No…No…No…No…No…

The words echo from the walls

In blood as I walk

They begin to appear on the walls

All up and down the hallway

I walk in and then I see exactly what it is

To my shock…

IT’S MY BROTHER JIM!!!!!!

No…not again!

I’m in the room again…

His place

The night I went for that visit

He wanted to play a card game

Then he gets up and I hear him whispering

Jim? I remember asking from the other room

*Low whispering*

I entered the room to find a gun to his head

He was still whispering

JIM! N-

A smile, a pull of the trigger…

…Jim…was dead…

I collapsed to the floor

He died smiling

The walls painted red

They now began to form words

Spread all over the walls in blood

The room shifts

There is no longer a way out

No door

Nothing.

I’m here for a moment

The words on the walls say why

Then I’m back in that room

There are images of Jim all around me

Smiling

Pulling the trigger again

All at once,

Their dead bodies falling!

Everything goes dark

As it lights up again

I see all over the walls

No…No…No…No…No…

*Audio playback*

I’m sick of living…

Smiling when I’m dying inside

I’m sick of living a lie!

She should just leave you!

I..we…talked about this

You were always off on a mission

That’s no way to raise a family Jim

She was lonely

I’d always loved her secretly too

So, vulnerable…

We began to talk

Then kiss…

Then…love…grew

SHE LOVES ME ERIC!

She only denies it because of you

When you’re around

She’s afraid to tell you the truth…

It’s suddenly, oh ERIC, I LOVE YOU!

She tells me keep quiet

Or…

I’ll have no chance at being with her again

She has me emotionally tortured inside

I’ve never been so conflicted in my life!

That…ends tonight…

No…No…No…No…No…

No…No…No…No…No…

No…No…No…No…No…

No…No…No…No…No…

*Audio Playback Ends*

The room lit up

The blood soaked corridors of the ship

They were almost inviting

Was this true?

Or just another game?

I wasn’t sure anymore

I walked out the room

The door there once again

Continuing deeper…

…Into the madness of this ship…

-Echo: Confession-

Entry 195: Echo: Whispered Memories

Open…slam…CRUNCH!

Open…slam…CRUNCH!

Open…slam…CRUNCH!

I awake to the sight of a door

Slowly opening and shutting

On what’s left of the head

Of someone clearly dead

Is this a nightmare?

It must be?

What do I remember?

The sight is disgusting

I grab a metal pipe

However…

As I go to push the body out

The door stops and slowly opens

On the other side

Only whispering do I hear…

Is that?

Daddy!

*giggling*

Daddy! Come play!

I missed you while you were away

Play now, this way I’ll have pleasant memories

When you are away again, for I know you’ll leave soon…

Daddy! I LOVE YOU!

ISABELLA! Can you hear me?!

It makes no sense

My daughter couldn’t be up here…

Could she?

She should be back on earth

Safe and sound…

Yes, I remember playing with my children

I remember my wife

I’m not sure what happened

Or where I am…

Another mission?

Following the whispers

My heart drops

I hear her…

SCREAM!

DADDY! AHHH!!!!

DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Sobbing*

ISABELLA!

BABY! I’M COMING FOR YOU!

It makes no sense but…

I can’t stand the sound of my daughters cries…

She couldn’t be up here?

Still, something isn’t right

I run down the hallways

Past the blood and decay

I’m not sure where I am

I follow her screaming

The tearful cries

Where are you my Isabella?!

Are you alright?!

IS THE REST OF THE FAMILY HERE?!

PLEASE STOP CRYING!!!!!!!

DADDY IS COMING FOR YOU!

I’M COMING HOME!

I’m…sorry…I wasn’t there for you more…

It’s all going to be alright…

*Screaming and crying stops*

I turn the corner

Down another corridor I head

Lights flickering off and on

I stop at a dark passage

That’s when I hear it

The demented laughter of her voice

The dark corridor lights up

A woman with a wicked smile on her face

She has someone’s heart in her hands

Blood dripping from her teeth…

She stares at me

Her stare all at once alluring

Terrifying as well!

I am frozen in a place for a moment

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

She just smiles and laughs

Taking another bite out of the heart

Her eyes are black

She looks almost ghostly at times

Her skin so pale

What am I seeing?

The dark corridor goes black

The lights restored and no longer flickering

This terrifying entity has vanished

A dead man with no heart in her place

He wasn’t there before

I’m so confused

I can still hear her laughter

Resonating within the halls of my mind

I walk further still…

In blood, on the walls

My name written thousands of times over

ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!
ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!
ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!
ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!ERIC!

What is this?

Why?

Nothing makes sense…

I can hear her voice within my mind

It speaks from within my head

And…

It resonates through the halls at the same time

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Eric, they’re all here

Soon they’ll all be dead

Go ahead

Run…GO AS FAST AS YOU CAN!

Follow the whispers…soon they’ll be their screams

Go forth Eric, follow the trail of dead bodies…

Soon your family will join them too

I’ll eat all their hearts…

Yours too!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

I ran as fast as I could

Corridor after corridor

Is this ship, this big?

I think I’ve been here before

I’m so confused

It feels as though the walls…

They are shifting?

Could that even be possible?

The lights went dead

Then I heard the worst thing

My daughters screams…

That twisted woman’s

…Laughing…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

-Echo: Whispered Memories-

Entry 194: Echo: After Life

10…

The thoughts begin

9…

I see their faces

8…

The memory’s flood in

7…

I thank God for all I have

6…

I say a silent goodbye to my family

5…

I prepare myself for what’s next

4…

The rush begins

3…

I hear a strange whispering

2…

Something isn’t right

1…

So begins the end of my life…

*Explosion erupts*

_______________________

Hush now my baby

Don’t say a word

No need to cry

It won’t even hurt

You’ll make a fine meal today

Just like your Momma did

…Yesterday…

________________________

Pound!

Pound!

Pound!

Shit!

Where am I?

What’s that sound?

It sounds like a baby crying?

Bones crunching?

Could that have been real?

No, it’s impossible…

How’d I wind up here?

___________________

*Audio plays over comm system*

They were all here

Then they disappeared!

Where did they go?!

I do not know

Beth never screamed

I never did anything to her!

Well…

It’s true if I say it is right?

After all…

Two of us went into that room

Only one came out

So the living speak truths

Am I right…Eric?

*Playback ends*

What?!

Who was that?

How’d he know my name?!

Who is Beth?

What is that noise?!

MY HEAD!

*Pulsing Sound*

Something isn’t right?

There is something clawing at the door!

I hear…whispering…

Something…isn’t…right…

*Collapse*

-Echo: After Life-

 

 

 

 

 

Entry 193: Mama’s Peach Tea

Mama makes the best peach tea

Just ask anyone in Black Winter

You’ll see…

They’ll tell you it is the best you can find

I’d agree, it is simply divine

It has a perfect flavor

Goes great with any meal

Many people ask…

What does Mama put in that tea

That makes it such a delicious treat?!

I tell em’ it is a family secret

One for which no one will ever know

I tell them,

It is made with love

Tons of it!

I mean, you’d have to love a peach just right

To allow it to grow to the right size

Mama says aging them to about 7-9 years

Makes for the best kind of tea

She claims at that age

They’ve had the perfect amount of life

Just the right amount of love

You can make the best brew

Also, that is the point where you get the right tint

For the signature red hue and that perfect color

Our tea is known for

It isn’t about just the taste she says

In fact, if you really want the perfect brew

You’ll find a peach that’s anywhere between 7-9

But also…

Is plump…more peach juice for that tea she says

Sheriff came around one time

He told Mama that her tea was something else

He’d had no words for how delicious it could be

He was baffled by the consistency

Said, I don’t know how you do it Mama?

However,

You sure make a damn great peach tea!

Mama and I laughed when that happened…

We simply smiled and told him

Love, that is the secret ingredient in our tea

On the sheriff went, happy as can be

Yes…

*Smiling Wink*

If you ever want the best tea

Do yourself a favor…

Try…

-Mama’s Peach Tea-

Entry 192: Abuse Me Again

The sound of rain

It reminds me of you

The scars you’ve put on me

Remind of you too

It made me happy the day I fought back

You beat me

Spit on me

Made me lick your boots

It sucked…

No more than usual

Filming for your friends

Everything you did to me

They weren’t much better

All of them were pieces of shit

I tried to tell the police,

They did nothing

No one would believe me

You were too good at what you did

Probably helped

You were also a detective

Still, even with all the things you did

Even with what you did to me that night

I felt something,

Slightly different inside

I felt something snap

A smile appearing from my bloody lips

Internally, I was plotting

I pushed you

Night after night

Let you abuse me

For a while after that

Every time you busted my lip open

Or I felt a cut from your knife

I smiled inside

Eventually, I couldn’t hide the smile

It made you angrier

You had your way with me

I let you…

I laughed at the camera while you fucked me!

I smiled again when you beat me for it

I grew to enjoy the abuse and the pain

That didn’t change,

What I had planned for you and your friends

You invited them over,

I smiled

Wore something revealing for them

I’m nothing but a cheap whore you said

No one would ever care about me

I’d be nothing

There was no hope

No help for me

Well…

You didn’t know what I’d been doing

The beast whispering to me at night

The thing that lurked inside my mind

You pushed me to want suicide

Once upon a time

Then…

Funny thing,

I tried it…

I took your gun one night

Put it to my chin

Aiming for my brain

I pulled the trigger

Nothing happened…

A voice said my name

She was quite menacing in tone

Not…tonight…

I tried, again

Nothing worked

The gun never worked

I even pointed it at you and nothing

So, I put your gun back

Went to bed

Embrace the pain for a bit

That’s what her voice said

So I did…

It has been quite a while

5 years in fact

All that time, the shame and abuse

It fueled me

Maybe it was her

I’m unsure…

I do know though

Tonight, that changed

I went out back

Not entirely myself

The Chainsaw will be perfect for the deed

They’ll regret everything…

That’s what her voice said

So after a twirl

A smack on my ass

The final humiliation was to begin…

They were going to all have me

Film it

Watch it again and again…

They didn’t say that

I could hear her telling me that in my head

I laughed so happily as she did

That’s what they think they will do…

She said…

I said, give me a bit

I’m going to freshen up a little more

I walked away

They laughed

Stupid bitch! Shameful slut!

When we’re done with you…

You won’t walk!

All the laughs, the cheers with the things they said

I smiled…

Give me a minute

I went out back

My husband shouting at me

Telling me taking my time

Would increase my pain

I’d still make them sandwiches

Even if I couldn’t walk

I’m nothing more than a whore…

That’s what he thought anyways

I went to the shed

I knew the fuel was full

I came back in

Whistling my favorite song

My husband ran into the kitchen

I’d started up the engine

How lovely the blood was!

The look on his face was priceless

They heard him scream

All were in shock

I laughed away

Bathing myself in their blood

One by one

The saws teeth tearing into them

Eventually,

There was but one…

He pulled his gun

Click, click, click

It didn’t work

Of course not

She was there

Watching over me

I laughed as I tore into his flesh

He tried to run,

Then crawl…

Nothing happened but the sound of the chainsaw

His screams

The sight of his spine

As I tore open his back

Pulling it out and draping it over the coat rack

Such a beautiful sight

They were all dead

I turned looking at my bloody face

I was beautiful she said

Her voice

Something else entirely

Intoxicating

Perfect

It was then I realized

She was me

I…

Her

There was no one else

Just my own voice in my own head

Another me

Hidden within

I’ve always been here

I told myself

No one will ever…

-Abuse Me Again-

Entry 191: Well To Do

Dear Mr. Well To Do

I have a confession for you

I served you faithfully

Never saying anything

Preparing your meals

Cleaning up any mess

Not a word, did I ever say to

The Sheriff

I feel in the time I’ve spent with you

I’ve fallen in love with you

How could I not

A man of such class

Someone who has an interesting taste

Women swoon over you every single day

Yet, they know not the things I know

They see not the things I see

No other woman will ever understand you…

Quite like me

I know you’ve brought in a pretty young thing

Red hair, quite innocent is she

Do you believe she has the stomach

To take care of the things she needs to

Can she keep her peace the way I do for you?

I’ve trained her, each day

She seems well enough to me

However,

I’m not sure she is a keeper of secrets…

At least, not eternally

I’m up for a promotion, I hope

I’ve given you my devotion

I see the way you’ve looked at me

We were made for one another…

Don’t you think?

_________________

Dear sweet Elizabeth

You’ve done so much for me

I wish to reward you properly

Indeed a promotion is on its way

You deserve such, I think

I’ll admit you’ve caught my eye

Surely you’d make an amazing

Well To Do

Perhaps we can discuss that tonight?

I’ve already had everything arranged

Just you and me

A dinner for two

I look forward to seeing you

Soon…

____________________

I’ve arrived sweet sir

I hope I am perfect enough for you

I’ll admit this candlelit dinner makes me blush

I don’t come from a place of such class and sophistication

When you found me on the street

I knew I’d be yours eternally

_____________________

Indeed you are sweet

I picked you because I needed someone of your upbringing

I saw it in your eye the first day we met

You told me your name

Elizabeth…

How could someone so sweet

Be left to rot on the street?

You looked quite the part

I learned quickly

You my sweet, 

Were quite the smart soul indeed

Eat up, we have much to discuss…

___________________________

My heart swoons

Its beat so rapidly

It feels as though it will jump out of my chest

I dressed with just enough class

Showing, just enough of what I have to offer…

Physically…

Still, leaving enough to the imagination

I wouldn’t want to reveal everything

That smile is ever alluring indeed

I feel faint

Just in his gaze

What’s happening?

*faints*

_____________________

Oh dear, I forgot to tell you

I found the truth

I realize you were placed for me to find

I know all about your correspondence 

With our lovely police chief

He is in my deep freeze

Thought you were so bright

No, not tonight

I’m happy to say, you’ll make a fine dessert

Blood wine…

Just my wife and I’s

Favorite kind…

The right type too

It has been fun

Toying with you…

We’ll cut you up,

Make some of your meat

Save the rest for another time

Shame you didn’t realize the new girl…

She’s my wife

Not as smart as you once thought you were

You’ll make for a fine feast!

*New girl steps into the room*

I must say honey,

You are quite the actress…

Was vacation fun?

*Smiling*

Of course dear husband…

It was a great time

Although,

I’ve missed you

I’ll prep the girl, we will eat soon

Drink too,

Thank you so much my love

You’ve set up such a fine meal this night

I’m honored

To be your wife

-Well To Do-

 

 

Entry 190: Have You Seen Me?

#1 Have You Seen Me?

Missing: Samantha Hayes

Age: 7

Description: 4′

Blue eyes

Red hair

Pale skin

Father: Daniel Hayes

Reward: $5,000 if found alive

________________________

#2 Have You Seen Me?

Missing: Samantha Hayes

Age: 8

Description: 4′ 2” (estimated height)

Blue eyes

Red hair

Pale Skin

Father: Daniel Hayes

Reward: $10,000 if found alive

_______________________

#3 Have You Seen Me?

Missing: Samantha Hayes

Age: 9

Description: 4’5” (estimated height)

Blue eyes

Red hair

Pale skin

Father: Daniel Hayes

Reward: $20,000 if found…alive…

___________________________

#4 Have You Seen Me?

Missing: Samantha Hayes

Age: 10

Description: Between 4’7”-5′ (estimated height)

Blue eyes

Red hair

Pale skin

Father: Daniel Hayes

Reward: $50,000 if found…

____________________

To my father

I write to you today

To take away your troubles

To ease your pain

To tell you I love you

I’ve seen all the posters

I could feel the tears

You must be so worried

After all these years

I’m alive, 

Surviving…

If you receive this letter

I could be dead

I have no way to know

If you will even receive it or when

Time is different here…

If you wish to find me

Come to Black Winter

Meet me here

I’m not sure how to get here

I don’t remember much

I do remember you

I remember the park 

I remember playing that day

Going to bed that night

Then I was here…

If you ever happen to find a way here

I hope to be alive

Be warned, this place is no fantasy

I’ve seen things I don’t understand

I find myself lost 

I feel forgotten

Perhaps not though…

I keep finding my missing posters

Here and there

How they got here,

I have no way of knowing

Perhaps it is a sick trick of this place…

I don’t know if you stopped posting these posters

Or if you are alive

I’m 19 now though, or I believe

Like I said,

Time is different…

If you are out there

Find me soon please

I’ll try to survive…

In the hopes of seeing you…

I love you Dad…

Sincerely,

Samantha

_______________________

Have You Seen Me?

Missing: Daniel Hayes

Age: 42

Description: 5’7”

Red hair

Full Beard (same color as hair)

Blue eyes

Pale skin

Reward: $5,000 if found

Call local NYPD precinct if found or if you have any information

-Have You Seen Me?-