A Welcoming Intrusion



He stared at the blood trickling down the Kitchen Knife and for a moment he thought he was hallucinating. He could feel the tiny pressure in the young girl's arm fade. The little pulsing beats lost strength and warmth. He stared at the tiny torso until he was sure it was real, because if the blood was real, the stab wounds had to be real, and if the fading pulse was real, then the situation was real, and that only meant that the young girl was real.

It was the third time in nearly two weeks he had felt different. It was an odd different, but a different nonetheless. That word different ripped into his mind like a newborn's cry. Annoying and annoying after the first slap. He wanted to slam the newborn against the wall until the head exploded like a very fresh watermelon.

It was easier to shove her into a extra large garbage bag, because she didn't resist. Her limp body had no fight. The girl's name was Lisa McEvoy. He remembered how she trembled when he stood over her. He wasn't particularly a big man, but to a seven year old child, he was a giant. He was wearing a gray tee shirt and brown sweat pants which did nothing to hide his wiry body. She looked up at him and saw something dead in his light blue eyes.

When he grabbed Lisa McEvoy, her eyes went wide with horror and the fear kept dangling in front of her until it slowly moved in.

He walked over to the basement door and slowly opened it up while carrying the body in the black garbage bag over his shoulder as Santa Clause would do. He took his time walking down the wooden basement stairs which creaked under each step he took. He then walked over to a disturbing pile half hidden by the oil tank. The other two bodies hadn't begun to smell, but there were so many flies buzzing around them that they could be heard from ten feet away. It was a grisly pile that just took a stab at reality and then just punched it in the face.

The man squatted down and swung the black garbage bag over toward the front of him while he was facing the oil tank. He was very careful not putting his knees on the oil that leaked from the tank. It was a hot basement, but his hands felt cold as he took Lisa McEvoy out of the bag and stacked her on the pile like firewood. Her mouth was opened wide and her eyes closed shut, but nothing came out. He waited for a few minutes, but no words came from the corpse.

He couldn't remember the first girl's name, but he remembered when they met she closed her eyes and began shaking and fiercely weeping. Nobody was around to hear her beg for her life. It was amazingly sad. She tried to run but the grip he had on her was so strong that he kind of burned her wrists. He remembered because he dressed her wrists with burn cream from an old restaurant first aid kit he had stored away beneath the kitchen sink. That young girl couldn't understand why he was trying to treat her wounds. Nearly every ounce of reality was choked with fear. The air in that house was heavy and sour, and the walls bulging with mold. He didn't care about his surroundings, so why would he care about her burns is what she thought.

He tried to stack the three bodies neatly using the oil tank as support. When he stood up he almost sensed a mist of three young confused ghosts trembling.

“God, what did I do?” he half whispered as he slowly walked to the wooden stairs. “Help me stop, please.”


Lisa McEvoy's ghost moved in closer to her body. On closer inspection, she noticed bruising in the approximate shape of fingers on both forearms. Her earrings that her father bought her after she got her ears pierced were pulled from her ears during the initial struggle. Then she counted the stab wounds to her neck and abdomen. She counted twelve and each one had a slight slant to it while it broke flesh.

Death had to become a welcoming intrusion, because something had to free her from her fears.

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© 2015 Frank Atanacio

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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

Haunting and truly evil.


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Flourishanyway :)


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Chris Antonaros 18 months ago from Athens, Greece

That's a good one!


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Chris :)


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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Deep, dark and terribly gruesome.......so, since that's what you meant to convey, this is awesomely successful. I'm not really into blood, guts and fright...This is especially freakish because the victim is an innocent child.

Another nightmare compliments of Frank.........UP+++


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

I'm sorry I think..LOL so glad you stopped by anyways fpherj48 always good to see you


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billybuc 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

Grab the reader with the opening sentence...and you did that in spades. Great write!


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Billybuc for stopping by


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MsDora 18 months ago from The Caribbean

Another good story! Death comes as a relief to the experience of brutality. Seems like there's no way to overcome evil. Sad but true for many.


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much MsDora


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Ericdierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Sadistically seductive. Not one wasted word. I think I stopped breathing while I read this. Well done.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow Frank, this is Gruesome with a capital "G". You are the master of this type of writing and your descriptions and detail leave me in awe.


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Eric and Jodah for stopping by and commenting on my intrusion bless you both :)


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clivewilliams 18 months ago from Nibiru

sweeeeeeeettttt.....marvelous ma boy


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

This one is particularly disturbing and gruesome, even for you, Frank! You have portrayed pure evil here that turns one's stomach.

Oh, I hope you are not going to keep on this trend of writing about harming sweet precious children in such a horrendous manner, as this is the second one in a row of late. The evildoers deserve such torment and believe me, in reality, even if those who commit such sick deeds against children may think they will not ever be discovered and, if so, they better think again, for they will be dealt with, believe me!

Another night of sweet dreams ahead for me ...NOT. However, I can rest assured knowing evil will not win when it's all said and done!

Thanks fright night Frank

Oh, the best part is your photo there at the end by Evelia : )


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Clive... and Thank you Faith for commenting and expressing your feelings.. thank goodness it's only fiction.. right? anyways thank you for reading it anyways.. bless you both


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Right? Well, that kind of evil (those whose minds are taken over) does exist in the world, unfortunately, so really it could very well be nonfiction.

I will never eat another watermelon ... : )


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

but my dear one.. this is FICTION.. so go ahead fire that watermelon up..


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

LOL We southerners, dear one, do love our watermelon, but now I will have that image in my brain for now it is watermelon season ...I mean the kind you eat.

Being it IS fiction ...However, the world is already full of such happenings in reality, what's the point? The mind is the main battlefield for satan.

This piece of yours here reminds me of that Pat Benatar song "Hell is for Children" well, this kind of hell certainly is indeed. Oh, you can include that as a video here, just add a video why don't you?


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aviannovice 18 months ago from Stillwater, OK

As Ray Bradbury so aptly titled a book, "something wicked this way comes." Well done, and utterly fiendish.


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

@ Faith.. I got a blank space Baby and I'll write your name... LOL I love your comments.. period.

aviannovice sorry about the mud slinging going on here I think somebody left the windows open in the torture chamber... nonetheless welcome to my neck of the woods.. Ill be over to pay a visit to you in kind bless you


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

O my, Frank. I did not want to keep reading after I discovered what was happening.

But I had to.

Gripping.

Yes that is the word. I was held on this page till I read every word.

That is what it takes for me to keep reading: a purpose, words that ensnare me and compel me to read on.

Well done.

voted up++++

Angels are headed your way this evening. ps


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much PS.. bless you


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Dearest Virtual Friend, Frank,

I came back to vote up being you are truly the master of horror and suspense. I will lurk around your pages for a bit and see what else needs a vote up : ) Oh, fyi, we don't fire up watermelons down south here LOL, but some do cork them with an upside down bottle of vodka ...guess that could be called firing up a watermelon possibly. You won't know what hit you that's for sure after eating a couple of slices.

I get it now, the "the blank space" song : )

God bless you and your little dog too Up +++


JJ Parker 17 months ago

This crazy sob has remorse? am I reading this correctly, perhaps a schizo? nonetheless I like the power you have in your words when you tell this tale. JJ


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank my dear Faith always good to see you..LOL yeah firing up watermelons does sound silly.. you did say you were working on something.. so sitting here waiting for you to publish :) bless you real good girl.. snoops


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

maybe false remorse huh JJ... thank you for stopping by B-234 :)


Blaine Roberts 17 months ago

I love the first paragragh it pulls you right into the story. I think I'd like this Flash Fiction my friend thanks for sharing it Peace


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

hey thanks Blaine for checking out my Intrusion :)... Frank


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tillsontitan 17 months ago from New York

Gripping and dripping with the evil that oft grabs men's souls! You know it's well done when your fiction's reality makes readers squirm.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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Dana Tate 17 months ago from LOS ANGELES

I am so pleased to have stumbled on this Frank. This was an awesome read! I wish I could find a better word to explain how much I enjoyed this but I don't think words can explain it. Coming from a person who loves scary movies, this piece was riveting, dramatic- with a touch of sadness. My eyes drunk in every word as I tried to probe the mind of this killer. You gave us a cliff-hanger- and I will now wait in hopeful anticipation that there will be a sequel. I'll be watching and waiting. Brilliant!!! voted wayyyyy up!


Eric B 17 months ago

this was so cruel yet strong, I enjoyed the story-line and the realness, although the topic did shake me a bit. Great quick fiction my friend. E. Boyd


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

Till, thank you so much for stopping by :) Frank


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

Dana Tate thanks for sharing your comment will hit your pe t rturnthe favor.. bless you :) Frank


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Eric for visiting my page bless you bro :) Frank


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Cyndi10 17 months ago from Georgia

I've used up all my superlatives on your writing! You never fail to transfix your reader. Excellent.


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The Examiner-1 17 months ago

Since I do not like killing I will have to say that was awesome, but it was interesting Frank because it kept me reading from beginning to end. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

Kevin


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

Awesome writing Frank. I like Kevin, do not like killing but, this you have to keep on reading, and hope that it is a dream.

Voted up, AI and shared.


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cat on a soapbox 17 months ago from Los Angeles

Chilling from the get-go and gripping until the end- well done!


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

cyndi10 thank you so much good to see you :)


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dghbrh 17 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Interestingly haunted as ever....Frank, great work done. Votes way up and sharing like always.


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

kevin I thank you for reading my piece nonetheless ..thank you and Happy Father's day :)


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

shyron thank you for reading and stopping by my page bless you...


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Cat on a soap box.... good to see you and thanks for stopping by :)


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

hey thanks dghbrh.. for the votes :)


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Genna East 17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wow, Frank! Chilly evil that grips the reader from start to finish.


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Genna East


Lee Cloak 17 months ago

Gripping from beginning to end Frank, awesome writing, really strong stuff, a brilliant end to a fantastic tale, voted up, Lee


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Lee Cloak


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AudreyHowitt 17 months ago from California

This was a wow for me Frank! Really a great story!


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Audrey


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James-wolve 17 months ago from Morocco

Fantastic story full of horror and suspense.


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks James wolve


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annart 17 months ago from SW England

Truly spine-chilling, Frank. You've excelled yourself with this one. Gripping in more than one sense!

Ann


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you annart :) for reading


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AudreyHowitt 16 months ago from California

You are just a master at this genre Frank! This one grips and holds me--


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Frank Atanacio 16 months ago from Shelton Author

bless you Audrey..Period


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Vellur 15 months ago from Dubai

Chilling to the bones, great write.


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Frank Atanacio 15 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Vellur

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