ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Lovely Drive Becomes Terrifying

Updated on October 8, 2015
Source

On the Highway

Before we begin the story, I want to offer something else to go along with your reading. I wrote this while listening to rainstorm sounds on YouTube to help me get into the story. If you are reading from a computer you can open this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6giWxVwV70) in another tab and listen to the sounds Regina heard while on her drive home. Now, on to the story!


Tall, green trees lined each side of this narrow highway. Night was falling, and the rain was pouring. No cars were driving on the highway, except for one. Regina was taking a trip back to her hometown after working at her job for the past few years in the city. However, she has never taken this road before. She noticed not many cars travel through here, so she figured it would be more efficient.

The drive was long and the rain was soothing thus far. Regina felt content she was finally going home. Her family would make periodic trips to the city to visit her, but she wanted to be the one to make the trip this time.

The woods got darker and the rain gradually became aggresive. Regina had to switch her windshield wipers to full speed. She had trouble seeing the road. She squinted her eyes trying to see clearly. Then, suddenly, water splashed all over the windshield. Regina slammed on the brakes. Startled, she tried to calm herself down.

How odd.

After a few moments passed, she looked up. Through the heavy raindrops she saw a figure standing about twenty feet away from the front of her car. Regina couldn't see who it was. But the figured moved, lightning flashed, and Regina saw glimpses of red. Afraid the person was hurt from the abrupt stop, she got out of the car.

Once outside Regina saw no one. Dumbfounded, she looked around. She walked over to the trees, looked for footprints, called out to the mystery person, but she received no answer. She gave up her search and returned to the car.

Regina got into the driver seat, closed her door, then got the feeling she wasn't alone. Her heart began to race. The hairs on the back of her neck stood. Her breathing became heavy. She sensed someone was sitting next to her in the passenger seat. Slowly, she turned her head and looked out of the corner of her eye. A young woman sat there, staring forward. The woman's skin was pale white, and she looked transparent. Blood and gashes covered her body. She muttered something.

Regina, too scared to speak, managed to whisper, "Who are you?" The woman continued to indistinctly mutter. Regina couldn't move. She wanted to get out of the car and run, but she felt paralyzed. Then she heard what the woman said.

"This was his doing."

Finally, Regina was able to move, and she slowly reached for her door, but the woman turned her attention to Regina. "This was his doing," the woman said clearly. The woman moved closer to Regina, leaning in so their faces were inches away. Regina looked into her dead eyes, terrified.

"This...was...HIS DOING!!"

Regina screamed and fumbled for her door to open. She glanced over to the passenger seat and saw it was vacant. Confused, Regina looked around, unknowing tears were streaming down her cheeks. Seeing no signs of the woman, she started the car and drove off, never to return to this narrow highway.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)