Gothic Story Essay

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This could just be the worst day of my life; I’ve been dreading this day for the past few months. Moving day; it was just five months ago when my family told me the awful news. I just recently finished my sophomore year in high school, became captain of the varsity basketball team and finally got the girl of my dreams, Julie. Only to have it ruined by my parents telling me that we have to move due to my father getting a new job in Astoria, Oregon. The house or ‘cemetery’ as I referred to it is called Mors Thalamum, which ironically means death chamber in Latin; how convenient I would jest my family in hopes they would change their minds. Before we had to get into the car and leave for what I though would be certain doom I walked over to Julie’s house which was right across the street. “Hey Julie” I said for what would feel like the last time, “Hey Ben” she said, I believe she was feeling the exact thing I was. “I came to say goodbye, my family and I are leaving soon.” “Oh” she said simply but her green eyes said what she couldn’t. “Ben lets go!” I groaned at my father demand. Just as I was turning around Julie called my name, “I’ll miss you Ben” “Ill miss you too Julie” I choked back too focused on trying to hide the tears in my brown eyes. “Do you think we will ever see each other again?” she asked with anticipation in her angelic yet worried voice, “I hope” was all I could say before I turned and left my blonde green-eyed girl for what felt would be the last time.

The car ride lasted for what felt like an eternity, my parents continuously tried to make small talk but it never helped all I could think of was what I lost and couldn’t ever get back. We finally arrived at the gate leading to the house which looked more like an old castle; considering that the house had a gate in front of it made me feel like it was trying to keep us out, which would’ve done me a favor at this point. Jerry my dad walked out and opened the gate so he could pull into the drive way which was just dirt, no grass or flowers just dirt. The “house” looked like it could be blown down with just a gust of wind or a light storm which didn’t settle my stomach, my parents and I looked up at the grey stone castle with ivy growing up the front of it with a door as tall as our old house, as we approached the front door a tremble of fear crawled up my spine. My mother looked at dad and gave him a look that just screamed ‘what were we thinking’. We entered the house which creaked with the slightest step; I looked up at the tall ceiling which is covered in cobwebs with a large chandelier right in the center. The place was so dark, dad tried turning on the lights but they just flickered and remained dark causing him to sigh and give my mother a look that said to start unpacking which is what she did, dragging me along with her. All that day we just unpacked the house which was basically just a dungeon due to it being dark, dirty, and not at all homely; by the end of the day I could...

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