Creative Writing Gothic Story Essay

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The night had been dark as it was but once they arrived at the carnival it seemed as if it got darker by the minute. The advertisements had seemed like the atmosphere was a happy one, there were children laughing and smiling people everywhere. Now though, the area that had appeared teeming with people was desolate at best. All the night was missing was a slow falling rain to complete the scary night persona. As they walked through the waning light of day, each booth they approached seemed to be closing as they got closer. That was, until they came to the House of Horrors.As follows the code of any stereotypical House of Horrors, the outside of the building was draped in darkness and had the "run down" effect given to it to make it look just a little off. She wasn't impressed though. It seemed just like any other creep show, from any other carnival in any other random suburbia throughout the rest of the world. Most of all she wasn't scared, there was too much else on her mind. Too many other things of the natural to befuddle her senses to let the supernatural take a whack at her high strung emotions.As is always the case in life she found herself faced with a choice. Not knowing what to do, she had decided to follow the crowd to the very place she stood to get her mind off things. Having finally arrived here though, she found that being in the creep show atmosphere did very little to help. In fact, having a lack of interest only increased her thought process.But, they were approaching the door and she needed to hand her ticket to the man at the entrance. She took it from her purse and handed it to the man. She caught a glance of his eyes as he ripped her ticket in half and handed it back to her. They seemed…well, she wasn't quite sure what she thought she saw, but it unsettled her none the less. It was like a darkness, a keen, malevolent black right in a place where it was visible and yet unseen at the same time. She tried forgetting it as she walked into the unlit room at the front of the building.The door slammed frighteningly shut behind them as they began to drift down the hall, which had displays of past freaks on either wall. The other two girls she had with her began to drift ahead as she slowly made her way down the hall, viewing the old, yellowing posters which depicted such monstrosities as Wolf-boy, The Bearded Lady, and Snake-Woman. She stopped when she came upon a poster at the end of the hall. It showed a picture of a teenage girl. She was sitting on a stool and there were two doors with question marks on them. The title read "Psychic Girl"; underneath it said "Girl who knows all."She wished dearly that she could be that girl. She was sure that that girl never had troubles...

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