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TITLE (EDIT)
Pain Inside The Study
DESCRIPTION
This is a story about a man who is attacked and abducted. It is the story through the victims eyes.
[855 words]
AUTHOR
Michael J Musto
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
young author who writes supensful or mystery stories. I enjoy reading anything poe or poe like.
[November 2009]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (9)
A Night's Lullaby (Short Stories) A man is walking through a city and is being trailed by a figure of a man in the distance. Story about his confrontation with the figure. Italics represent dialogue, some have quotations, some dont...... [802 words] [Thriller]
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Carnival Lights (Poetry) Old man living in an apartment is haunted by a mystery man knocking at his door. [189 words]
Cat And Mouse (Poetry) Man is robbed late one night on his walk home. [310 words]
Finding An Exit (Poetry) A women comes home from work to a drunk, abusive husband. [330 words] [Thriller]
Frostbite (Poetry) - [48 words]
Shadow Of A Man (Short Stories) Story about a librarian Rick Street who is troubled by his sister's death. Her killer is now out to get him. I wrote this story for a class. It's a short story that I feel can eventually be turned i... [2,159 words]
The Crack In The Wall (Poetry) A boy is stuck inside this "ghost" house. He's never been more scared in his life. Something I wrote one night when I couldn't sleep. I wasnt tired so I took out my notebook and went at it. [224 words]
Tying Up Loose Ends (Poetry) Man comes home to find another man in his bed... story about the actions he takes. [532 words]
Pain Inside The Study
Michael J Musto

My heart was pounding
I never should have taken that walk through the park
Slow-short steps get quicker and larger with every gust of wind
Rustling of a bush to my left drops my heart to my toes
The screech from a rusty swing crawls up my spine
Every second I was without light
The shorter and shallower my breaths got
A sudden scrapping of the sidewalk from behind leaves me staring into complete darkness
I must have been looking in the dark to long
Before I knew it I couldnít see anything
Not even the pathway in front of me
As I slowly came to, this piercing in my ear was crippling
Thereís this slow liquid dripping down my cheek
ItísÖitísÖred
My hands trembling from the sight of all this blood
My eyes are throbbing
That damn flickering light would be better torn off the wall
Iíd rather be in the dark
Than to see myself fall apart

Now I bet youíre wondering if I make it out alive
I couldnít be writing this if I was dead now could I?
Well, the truth is, I donít know if Iím going to live or die
Iím still here

Iím still here
Still in this room
A room that once served a manís study
Iím still in this hellhole.
With the leg less desk in the far left corner of the room
The desk where I found this scrap paper
Because if I die I want someone to know my story
The ringing in my ears get louder with my anger
And my shirt changes from white to red with every drop of blood
But my body gets stronger with every minute they leave me in here
Next to the desk is a door
The locked door I must have wasted hours trying to pry open

Why are they taunting me?
If they want to kill me, why donít they just kill me?
Why must I sit and wait for the inevitable to come?

Well thatís their mistake
If Iím stuck here then Iím going down swinging
I look around; try to find some sort of defense
But thereís nothing
Nothing but that legless desk and the flickering light that pounds all sides of my head
The room is spinning
Itís hard to keep my eyes open.
Legs collapse from underneath me as I try to stand
Every creak from outside the door makes my heart skip a beat
For I fear it will be the last thing I ever hear

The surge of energy I received from waiting
Is turning into a draining,
A draining of energy
Iím losing way too much blood.
I tear my shirt right off my back
And try my best to wrap it around my head to slow the bleeding
That gives me time.
Time, thatís what I need.
But the pain from the pressure is almost unbearable
Itís a constant stinging
A feeling as if someoneís digging their nails into my temple
Using any energy I have left, I get up and to push the desk in front of the door.
To stall them, or him, or whoever they are!
They must be coming soon; Iíve been here so long.

My body works hard for every quick breath
I keep a constant beat against the wall with my head
The clicking of a key inside a lock leaves me frozen
The first crash between the door and the desk thaws out my body.
Thereís nowhere to go.

I crawl under the desk and wait for him to enter.
Every attempt to get in makes my body twitch
And causes my eyes to water, then cry
Finally the desk is moved a side and the man enters the room with a snicker
Now, my back against the door, the manís leather shoes appear in front of me
The man with gun at his side seems confused
My fear turns into anger
And my shaking hands turn into clenched fists.
I rip the shirt off from around my head
And slowly tie it around the manís ankles
His first step leaves him lying on the ground
The gun tumbling into the corner is the sound of freedom
I get out from under the desk and stare into the eyes of my ďkillerĒ
His widening eyes show fear I once had
I let him soak it in the way I had to.
Gripping the desk, I push it over on top of him with all my might
My ticket to freedom
With my first step I collapse
This sudden numbness in my legs
All my pains are back but ten times worse
My teeth grinding together must have deafened the ďkillerĒ
In the corner of my eyes I see the man trying to crawl towards the gun.
I crawl towards the door
Pulling, pulling with every ounce of strength in my arms
My fingers are digging into the carpeting under me
I clench my teeth as the throbbing in my head and the numbness in my legs refuse to subside
On my way out the door I find the key that once locked me inside
With half my body out the door
Two clicks and a bang leave a ringing in my ear but only tears through my leg.

I use the door trim to pull myself up
Uneasy breathes,
One squeezed out tear rolls down onto my lips
Leaning against the door frame I look inside
And I stare down the barrel of a gun
All fear is gone; all will to struggle is over

The killer is almost frozen as I reach for the door and shut it on all my fears
And lock away all this pain.

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© 2006 Michael J Musto
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 2006
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