Avatar Author: Luke Nicolaou I'm an Australian student, finishing my final year of high school. I enjoy a good read, and like to try my hand at writing as well, but I never found a great outlet until now! Writing has always been an interest for me, b... Read Bio

Thump, thump, thump. My knife cleaves through the soft vegetables with ease. In the lounge room, the kids were playing, their voices gradually getting louder.
“Kids! Be quiet please! I’m cooking dinner!” I yell to them.

They didn’t hear me. Their voices got louder and louder until one of them started shouting. “Liam! Give your brother his truck back!” I yell in irritation.

Thump, thump, thump. I finish cutting the steaks. Suddenly an ear-piercing screech fills the room. Liam had hit his brother with the truck.

“SHUT UP!” I yell angrily as I go over to them to sort it out.

Tom hits back. Liam starts shrieking in unison. Something snaps. “SHUT UP, SHUT UP SHUT UP!” I scream, trying to block the noise.

Everything is quiet again. I go back to the kitchen to finish dinner. I look around the bench in confusion. I can’t find my knife! The I look over at the two boys. There it was!

I walk over and pull the knife out of Liam’s head and go back to preparing dinner.

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  1. Avatar Luke Nicolaou


    This came out a helluva lot more different than what I intended, that’s for sure…

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    Aye, mine too. Stories about insanity warp themselves and the harder you struggle the worse it is for both you and your story. Good work though. Perfect entry for the challenge, in my opinion anyway.

  3. Avatar Luke Nicolaou

    Yes, this is definitely NOT a genre I would have normally picked, but I think it came out with much more of an impact.

  4. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    WOW! Thats really strong, but i love how she goes back to preparing the dinner. For that you win big points! Shes either insane or totally in shock.

  5. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Ha, she’s mental. This is so warped!

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