Mysterious Mary By Jane Ellis Brown Chapter I On a frosty winter night it was my sister Emily’s birthday. She has been waiting since she was five for the biggest chocolaty cake ever. As I was pouring an entire bag of sugar into to the rich creamy batter I heard a horrified shriek come from my sister. I dropped the creamy over sugared chunks of sweet on the floor and ran down the hallway to her room. When I got there the window was open with wind colder than a glacier blowing through. The lights went out! I heard another shriek and they flickered back on. There was a blood trail as red as the devils piercing eyes that went up and out the window. I had a sick feeling in my stomach of the thought of my sister being dead on her birthday.
Chapter II I started to cry, whimper, and freak out, all the things that lead to sadness. I ran to the kitchen and fell to the floor in what was supposed to be a cheerful cake but was now a dark pile of sadness. When I needed to lift my head out of my hands and catch my breath after crying so hard I realized the room was pitch black with nothing in sight. I looked around and saw a ghost staring at me with pulsing red eyes. I looked to my left and saw a knife dripping blood as red as her eyes. I was shivering like a puppy out in the cold. Then she asked me for my name I said Mary stuttering several times. Stuttering several times I managed to say Mary. Then I asked for hers kind of sounding sassy and scared mixed together. She said it was also Mary. Bloody Mary.
I was running, running from that name. I heard stories about her but I didn’t think they were true. Then people teased me about being Bloody Mary. I was traumatized by that awful person… ghost… creeper… I don’t know
what to call her. I’m just running. I turn to look behind me and end up tripping. I see she is less than thirty feet away. I stumble to stand. While I’m running I see the tall brown trees in the bright and cheerful woods. Even though I thought the woods wouldn’t be bright and cheerful at night it’s better than sleeping with a ghost. As soon as I’m in the woods I climb a tree hoping she won’t see. While I’m in the tree she comes by trying to find me. When she can’t she lights up in flames. Then she goes away. I was thinking I was safe but not for long. I decided to stay for the night for two reasons. A ghost or a bear might attack one if I came down. Also I was scared to go back to the house thinking ghost invaded it. As soon as it became dark I decided to go higher.
I woke up startled by a banging noise. Believe it or not it was bloody Mary holding an ax trying to cut down the tree. I screamed thinking of what to do. Then it hit me literally a branch two feet away. I jumped to it and was on another tree. As soon as I landed on the tree the other tree fell. Down at the bottom there was Bloody Mary as searching for me in the tree ruble. When she couldn’t find she got so mad she broke the ax acting like it was a twig. Then she realized I was in another tree. She got so mad at herself for breaking the ax. She grabbed a sharp shard from the ax and cut her head off. Since she was a ghost no pain. All she did was put it back on and glide away. The next thing I thought was find better shelter. As I was climbing down I saw
something moving in the woods it looked scared and lost. I got a closer look and realized it was my sister. Chapter V Next thing I knew I was walking towards the girl that looked like my sister. She turned with a start and screamed for my name. I was hoping she was real so I ran towards her about to hug to see if I would fall through her or not. Turns out she was real. As soon as we greeted and said things like I love you, I thought you were dead I told her we need to find better shelter. She offered to go to the house but I told her it was not safe. She wanted to know why but I decided not to tell her so she wouldn’t scream her head off and attract ghosts. Next we walked in the direction we thought was north. We had been walking for a while and I noticed that a tree fell. I looked around and there were lots of branches. I thought we should stay on high ground so I thought of a tree house. Emily thought that was a great idea. Luckily it was 6:00 in the morning so we had enough time to build it. Then I realized we didn't have hammers and bolts but Emily suggested we just fit the branches together and snap them place. After eight hours of work it was done. It was actually pretty nice there three rooms two bedrooms and one kitchen and living area. Next we covered the ladder in onions, pumpkins, vanilla, tomatoes, and leaves. All the things that evil spirits hate. Next thing we new it was 8:00pm so we decided to go in the tree house to be on the safe side. Once we got inside we decided to make dinner a leaf salad, berries, and boiled tree bark. As soon as we
finished we wanted to look out side at the peaceful wilderness. Squirrels jumping from tree to tree, mama birds chirping to their babies saying rest now, and the beautiful twinkling stars. But it wasn’t peaceful at all there she was Bloody Mary trying to get us again. This time she was trying to burn the tree. Except all she had was a matchbox. Emily and I were calm we didn’t think she could make it light. But we were wrong she actually made the tree catch fire. So I panicked. But I was prepared. At the push of a button the whole tree house turns into a tiny box. Emily and I climbed out, clicked the button and grabbed the box. We jumped from tree to tree until we couldn’t see Bloody Mary anymore. When she noticed she was confused and madder than ever. She lit up in flames cut off her head put it back on and glided away.
Stay tuned for Chapter IV… By Jane Ellis Brown
Published on Jan 8, 2013