The StormA Story by Guthamy
Old fashion ghost story. My very first writing attempt
Hurricanes are a part of life on the gulf coast. If you have lived anywhere along that stretch for any length of time you kinda learn to take them as they come. Oh every once in awhile a big one comes along and it seems like the apocalypse come at last for a week or two ,but things generally get back to normal quickly enough even after those monsters.
To Kate ,though most would disagree ,the time before the storms were exciting. Everyone rushing around getting windows boarded and stockpiing supplies. The time after was ,without fail, miserable. No power or water ,and worst of all to most no air conditioning. But this time in the worst part of the wind and rain Kate was terrified ,something about being trapped in a house with the windows closed up tight,not being able to see outside The candlelight casting strange shadows everywhere ,and the noise of the wind howling ,the rain banging on the roof ,not in the gentle rhythmic normal way but sounding more like a crazed beast trying desperately to get in.
"get a grip girl , it's only a Cat two,you have been through plenty "she told herself firmly as she tried to control the sneaking feeling in her gut that this time was different. Kate supposed it was different ,this was the first storm she was riding out alone. Before mama and daddy were here."Stop It" she told herself as the thought of the boat accident that took her parents came flooding back. She turned on the radio hopeful that maybe just maybe there would be music but no such luck constant storm coverage."oh well" she thought maybe if I sleep it will be over when I wake up". So she made sure all the candles were out and with the flashlight within reach Kate lay down on the couch and tried to fall asleep. The noise seemed even louder when her eyes were closed and somewhere within the sound of the wind and the rain Kate could hear something else, a small thud thud thud repeating over and over. She sat up and strained to listen better. "great most likely debris banging against the house " she really needed to go and check it out in case it was causing more damage to the house ,the wind was reasonable so she moved to pull on her rain slicker and with a death grip on her trusty flashlight she pushed open the door and stepped outside.Kate struggled to stay on her feet against the on slot of the gale as she looked around franticly for the source of the thud.
Just as Kate was about to give up. She literally could not see her hand in front of her face when she saw a light in the distance."that's weird" Kate thought what could it be,all the electric in the county was surely out by now. The light however seemed to be moving ,coming closer."What the f**k" Kate said out loud to the wind."who in the hell would be out driving in this mess?" but it was certainly coming closer,straight towards her. Kate realized that moment that it was indeed coming at her and whats more it was speeding up. Terror seized her heart and squeezed it. Her brain desperately trying to get her hand to turn the knob on the door and get the hell inside but her body refused to cooperate and still the light came closer .now she could see that it was a boat! Her heart stopped with what came next, "Kathrine Marie Madison" her mothers voice boomed above all the noise of the storm.Kate's body went completely numb and she began to shake,"this isn't real" she repeated to herself over and over again ,and still the boat ,her parents boat kept coming. As the light came just feet from her the smell hit . Decay and rot ,so strong Kate gagged with every breath . The fight or flight instinct must have kicked in right as the boat was nearly on top of her and she could clearly see what was left of her parents standing on the deck because she found herself plowing through the door and slamming it behind her. She turned to stare at the door ,wishing the thing on the other side away. Kate had only time for a single scream "mama!" as the door exploded in front of her and felt the blinding pain as the bow crashed into her body.
" What a shame" the rescue worker said to the Sherrie as they looked down at the mess that had been Kate Madison."yea poor girl,she and her folks were in a boat that sank almost a year ago. Kate made it to shore her parents weren't so lucky. We never found the bodies and the insurance company was waiting out the year to pay up. Damnedest thing , this young lady would have been very wealthy next month because of a boat and instead she's dead cause of a boat. Go figure.
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© 2011 Guthamy
Added on August 30, 2011
Last Updated on August 30, 2011