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The table rocked and rocked, with one side of it dipping so low Sonia thought it was going to topple over. The table suddenly came to a stop, giving the six girls sitting at it a moment's rest. Glancing at each other, Sonia saw that all concerned looked worried and terrified.

“I don't like this,” said Abby. “I think we should stop.”

“No,” Jaime chimed in. “We made contact with the dead, we can't just cut it off now.”

“I don't like this either,” said Clair to no one in particular.”I think we should just stop.”

“Lets go around the table and vote,” said Sonia.

They voted and four said continue, and two said stop. So they continued.

The girls started again and during the middle of their chanting Abby's heart was in her throat, beating so quickly it made her cough. Everything had changed suddenly, the room, the tone, the chants, the girls. She found herself in a dark long corridor with so many doors. Then came the high pitched screams, and the walls started to come closer together. Then she heard a distinct sound of buzzing coming from behind the doors.

Abby was allergic to bee stings so she started running away from the buzzing. The doors flew open and white faced hornets filled the hallway like smoke. The buzzing was so loud it drowned out her screaming and everything just went dark.

The table rocked and rocked, with one side of it dipping so low Sonia thought it was going to topple over. The table suddenly came to a stop, giving the five girls sitting at it a moment's rest.

“Something came through this time, I swear it grabbed my arm,” said Clair. “Damn, we got to stop.”

“No,” said Sonia. “Lets find out what it wants.”

“I think we can get it to tell us who he or she is,” said Jamie.

Curiosity burrowed into their conscience as the five girls started the chanting again, holding hands and swaying from side to side.

How did you die? Where you murdered? Was it violent?

Clair was free falling into a dark abyss. She couldn't catch her breath as she picked up speed, and everything around her was disappearing upwards. Then the darkness deliberately punished her body as she continued falling into nothingness. Finally death carved its mark on the young girl's body and she just vanished into the waiting arms of darkness.

The table rocked and rocked, with one side of it dipping so low Sonia thought it was going to topple over. The table suddenly came to a stop, giving the four girls sitting at it a moment's rest.

“I saw a shadow!” Jamie screamed.

“Friendly?” Sonia asked.

“I think so,” she replied excitedly. “Lets do it again, I want to ask it to reveal itself!”

“Okay,” Sonia smiled. “Lets do it.”

Jamie was showing patience as she smiled brightly as the seance began. Mid-night was near and October 31st was coming to an end. Jamie was tied to a metal chair. Her mouth was gagged and the heat was turned way up. It was indeed the Fall, but it felt like an August heat in the desert. Ghosts were curious in a morbid way. One of them pointed to a coagulated red pool of blood on the wooden floor.

The heat was too much for Jamie to take. She ripped through the restraints screaming with her forearms extended both palms covered in blood. Her head was spinning and the heat increased as she fell to the floor. She slowly looked up and saw the devil standing over her. He was the heat, and he had a hold of her. It was such a tight hold that she couldn't do anything but give in to his darkness.

The table rocked and rocked, with one side of it dipping so low Sonia thought it was going to topple over. The table suddenly came to a stop, giving the three girls sitting at it a moment's rest.......

© 2015 Frank Atanacio

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Genna East 14 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ooooh...and Halloween (which I love), is just around the corner. First there were 6; then 4; then.... Talk about playing with fire. Timely, chilling, frightening, and terrific, Frank.


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Genna east for reading my Halloween :)


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clivewilliams 14 months ago from Nibiru

frank...i must admit ....i am a ghost too.........ok just kidding. Nice and creepy frank, nice and creepy


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

I believe you Clive :) thanks for visiting


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FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

Very creepy and just in time for my favorite time of year,


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

Scary stuff Frank..those girls shouldn't play around with spirits, especially not on Halloween. I enjoyed this tale.


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Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

Ah ...how creative and clever of you, Frank ...with the repeated lines and then the girls dropping off one by one. Seems Sonia was enjoying it a bit too much, even after the disappearances : )

There is a lesson to be learned here in not inviting the spirits, as they will surely come!

Thank you for getting us in the mood for this spooky time of year.

Again, creative, clever and perfect writing.

Sharing everywhere

Blessings


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Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

Congrats on 500 Hubs! Wow, dear Frank, that is awesome.


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

thank you Flourish and Jodah for stopping by this page bless you


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

500.. wow I know. Faith ... I don't think Sonia remembers which girl came to the séance dear one..:O


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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida

O my...shivers up my spine....been here, done this...making ourselves believe in the mystery and marveling at all we could 'conjur' up!!!

You made me get lost in that time once again :D

Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

Good morning. and thank you pstraubie bless you


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Ericdierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Fear of bees, fear of fire, fear of falling. Ghosts within us all. You are a devious and treacherous writer my friend. I don't need no stinking seance I get scared like that just brushing my teeth. Thank you for a truly excellent read.


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billybuc 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

I see dead people.......oh, wait, I am dead people....oooooohhhhh!

One constant in life....your stories will always entertain.

bill


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Chris Antonaros 14 months ago from Athens, Greece

As always a very good job! One more lovely hub frank! I enjoyed reading it!


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Eric, Billybuc and Chris for stopping by and visiting my Halloween :)


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Dana Tate 14 months ago from LOS ANGELES

Wow! It leaves me wondering what's going to happen next. Messing around with spirits is no joke- Thanks for sharing.


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MsDora 14 months ago from The Caribbean

Frank, you scare me. "I don't like this. I think [they] should stop." Hope the three who are left can move.


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always exploring 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

Then there was three! Chilling to the bone. This line rocked, " Vanished into the waiting arms of darkness. " BOO.


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

Dana Tate, MsDora and Always exploring... thank you so much for reading my Halloween bless you guys :) Frank


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annart 14 months ago from SW England

Brilliant, Frank! Creepy version of 'ten green bottles'!

I don't like Halloween at all; it's a gift from the US that I don't appreciate. Sorry to be a kill-joy but going round knocking on lone people's houses just doesn't do it for me. I don't believe in stirring up spirits either; dangerous thing.

Having said all that, there's nothing wrong with writing a superb story about it and this is certainly one of those! I liked the rhythm of the 'refrain'. Well done, Frank!

Ann


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

well annart, thank you for visiting anyways.. bless you


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B Brian Hill 14 months ago from Long Island, New York

That devil be everywhere! Very engaging piece!


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks B Brian for visiting, Ill be sure to stop over and return the favor :) Frank


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aviannovice 14 months ago from Stillwater, OK

And one by one they go to their ends. What a game of Russian roulette!


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks for stopping by aviannovice


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Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

Well, this was so intriguing. Were all these girls in a trance? My goodness, never realizing that one by one they were disappearing, or either too enthralled they couldn't stop. That damn devil!! lol... Great story to read right near Halloween!!


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

LOL thank you so much Missy :)


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tillsontitan 14 months ago from New York

This one is simply put, great! One by one these naive girls messed with the supernatural. Did they continue till they were all gone or did they get the picture?

Perfect for Halloween or any time you want to be scared.


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

LOL, funny tillsontitan and thanks for giving this a read bless you:)


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

a season though


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Frank Atanacio 13 months ago from Shelton Author

okay sujaya.. don't know what you're trying to say, but thanks for popping by

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