No Screaming

Avatar Author: Robert Quick A no-name, aspiring author who can't stop writing. Looking ahead, he strives for perfection. Shackled by various forms of entertainment, he dreams of success. Most stories here are an invitation to YOU, to join me in cre... Read Bio

“Sometimes I like to go into bathrooms just after they’ve been cleaned and inhale the scents of cleanliness- bleach, pine, chemical antiseptics… it’s so soothing!”

I gave Emily a “what the fuck” look. “You’re a nut job. And possibly an addict. I think you need help.”

Emily rolled her eyes and gave a half-hearted shrug. I really hoped she was kidding. “God, is he ever going to be done? I want to go.” She said petulantly, giving the bathroom a significant look.

“You can’t hurry nature-” I was interrupted as the bathroom door shuddered under a heavy impact from the inside.

“John?” I ventured.

Scratching noises filled the air as something clawed at the door. The bar-shaped handle rattled violently once, and then again and again, gaining a frantic intensity. It stopped abruptly and everything went quiet. The entire Starbucks was silent, everyone staring fearfully at the bathroom door.

Light vanished with an audible click and the darkness under the door began to leak blood in an ever-widening pool.

View this story's details

Prequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a prequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Sequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a sequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Comments (2 so far!)

Average Reader Rating

  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Whoa, great swing from the oddly amusing to the “oh crap”. Very nicely and tightly told. Love it.

  2. Avatar Krulltar

    And this is a good example of why you check under the sink for clowns.

    Seriously though, nice stephen king-ish story: good character developement and interaction, and then throw them into scary/supernatural situations.

Whoa there, partner, hold up!

Looks like this story has been marked as mature by its author. If you're okay with that, go ahead and give it a read.

Otherwise, why not check out another great story?

Stories marked with the tag Mature include content of a mature nature that may not be suitable for everyone. Proceed with caution. See our Community Standards page for more information on what constitutes mature content on Ficly.