The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

Avatar Author: TextMason *NOTE: I am happy to build feedback loops, where I comment on all your stories if you comment on all mine. If you have less than twenty stories, I'll go first - but otherwise, I'd offer batch processing.* A gamer born ... Read Bio

“Hello. I know we haven’t been formally introduced – but my name’s not important. What is important is that you don’t panic. Let me explain.

I see you’ve rolled over in bed, turned on the light. Yes, you are awake. You should be happy – you’re in for quite a private show. You’ll see epic adventures, nail-biting suspense, some bang-up fight scenes, and some witty jokes if I do say so myself. You are in for the time of your life! Or rather, I’m in for the time of your life.

I’m starting to acclimate to you now – let me get that itch on your leg for you. Stop screaming! We’ll wake Martin downstairs and he’ll come up with some awkward questions and we’ll have to kill him. We’re going to kill him anyway, but if he comes up now, it won’t be any fun. I’ve spent quite some time climbing up to get here, and we’re going to have a lot of fun. Or rather, I will – until you die.

Just relax in that corner of your mind I’ve parked you in. Understand – this isn’t personal. Just try to see things my way."

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  1. Avatar Mirror

    I like that relaxed tone while building something sinister.

  2. Avatar Trann


  3. Avatar TextMason

    Thank you folks. I was very happy with the last line – it came into my head midway through and totally sealed the deal.

  4. Avatar dkscully

    This is lovely. Really well done.

    The cold, almost clinical tone of the voice we hear, almost completely provides the scared, incoherent whimpering of the voice we don’t get.

    Fantastically sinister, and really quite a scary through.

    Thanks for that!

  5. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    man these just get better and better i mean you can see how your writings are going nuclear but you are useless to stop it

  6. Avatar Coccinella

    Scary and sinister yes. I think you could scratch the expositional stuff in the second para “you’ve rolled over; you’ve turned on the light etc” and found ways of letting the demon possessor character flex his muscles a bit more.

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