5 min. ago
Her heart raced as the caller informed her that her date had died in a car crash earlier that evening.
She turned slowly to face the person driving, realizing she was sitting next to a complete stranger.
‘Seeing Red (The First Day of School)’ by Zenryhao
Everyone loves the first day of school, right? New year, new classes, new friends.
I like the first day of school for a different reason, though. You see, I have a sort of power.
When I look at people, I can…sense a sort of aura around them. A colour outline based on
how long that person has to live. Most everyone I meet around my age is surrounded by a
solid green hue, which means they have plenty of time left. A fair amount of them have a yellow
orange tinge to their auras, which tends to mean a disease or fire; some tragedy. Anything that
takes people “before their time” as they say. The real fun is when the auras venture into the red
end of the spectrum, though. Every now and again I’ll see someone who’s basically a stoplight.
Those are the ones who get in a car crash, or even a victim of crime. It’s such a rush to see them
and know their time is numbered. With that in mind, I always get to class very early so I can scout
out my classmates’ fates. The first kid who came in was basically radiating red. I tsk tsk tsk. Huh.
But as people kept walking in, they all had the same intense red glow. I finally caught a glimpse of
my own fading reflection in the window, but I was too stunned to move. Our professor stepped in
and locked the door, his aura a sickening shade of green...
4 yr. ago
After I asked the crystal ball to tell me how to escape death, I was very confused as it read "No, thanks honey, I'm full"
However, something clicked in my head when my wife offered me cake after dinner...
23 hr. ago
Oh my! I can hear him moving around down stairs. Can I remember if I heard him come inside? Idk. I must have because I've armed myself.
I cower away in this closet. But I can't remember any of that. I must be in shock. Oh my heart is racing.
I hear him coming up the stairs. It won't be long until he finds me. I can already see what everyone will be saying. "Man found in house", "The bloodbath".
He's right outside the room. I'm breathing so heavily. I'm sure he can hear me. Please, stop shaking. Please, nerves calm down. He's opening the door.
This is it. Finally. I've been waiting in his closet for hours.
-August 19, 2017
What seeing red looks like.
EVERYONE LOVES THE FIRST DAY OF A NEW JOB, RIGHT?
NEW COLLEAGUES, NEW FRIENDS. IT’S A DAY FULL OF
POTENTIAL AND HOPE, BEFORE ALL THE DREARY
DEPRESSIONS OF REALITY SHOW UP TO RUIN ALL THE FUN.
I LIKE THE FIRST DAY OF WORK FOR A DIFFERENT REASON
THOUGH. YOU SEE, I HAVE A SORT OF POWER. WHEN I LOOK
A COLORED OUTLINE BASED ON HOW LONG THAT PERSON
HAS TO LIVE. MOST EVERYONE I MEET AROUND MY AGE IS
SURROUNDED BY A SOLID GREEN HUE, WHICH MEANS THEY
HAVE PLENTY OF TIME LEFT, LIVING TO OLD AGE.
A FAIR AMOUNT OF THEM HAVE A PEACH TINGE TO THEIR AURA
WHICH TENDS TO MEAN A CANCER OR DEPRESSION. ANYTHING
THAT TAKES PEOPLE“BEFORE THEIR TIME” AS THEY SAY.
THE REAL FUN IS WHEN THE AURAS VENTURE INTO THE RED
END OF THE SPECTRUM, THOUGH. EVERY NOW AND AGAIN
I’LL SEE SOMEONE WHO’S BASICALLY THROBBING FADE. IT’S
SUCH A RUSH TO SEE THEM AND KNOW THEIR TIME IS NUMBERED.
WITH THAT IN MIND, I ALWAYS GET TO WORK VERY EARLY
SO I CAN SCOUT OUT MY COLLEAGUES’ FATES. THE FIRST
MAN WHO WALKED IN WAS BASICALLY RADIATING RED. TOO
BAD, BRO. BUT AS PEOPLE KEPT WALKING IN, THEY ALL HAD
THE SAME RAPIDLY FADING COLOR. I FINALLY CAUGHT A GLIMPSE
OF MY OWN REFLECTION, SUDDENLY PLUMMETING TO A RED LIKE
THE OTHERS. OUR BOSS STEPPED IN SMILING AND LOCKED THE
DOOR, HIS AURA A SICKENING SHADE OF GREEN...
I found myself opening a door in the basement and then
I saw the endless cavern of hour-glasses as far as the eye could see.
The closest to the door had the names of my family members etched on them.
I saw the sand in my parent’s hour-glasses about to run out.
I called them and told them to not get on the plane.
The sand in the hour-glasses refilled.
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It's freezing and dark, the constant movement is making me nauseous, everything hurts, I'm lonely and scared
I wish I didnt' ask for my ashes to be spread into the ocean...
People may like horror for many different reasons.
Personification of non-human's, perspective, etc.
There's some considerate guidelines to take in-to account.
Of course, horror's meant to be scary, but not to frightening as to cause panic attack.
Trigger warnings may give away the ending or some plot twist. Here are some tips:
~Profanity. Can say like 'oh dear' or something.
~Gore, avoiding unnecessary graphic detail.
~Animals. Can be something like 'the dog growls at presence of ghost'
~Self harm, etc. You can, however, have a character sacrifice oneself.
~Abuse (like exploitation, arranged marriage) although you can imply abduct, poison, etc.
~Stereotyping groups (portraying certain authorities, religions, cultures, etc. as disrespectful)
You can use (with discretion) controversial topics (execution, foeticide, the double effect, etc.) lightly.
You can mention potential topics (cannibal, baby death, poisons, apocalypse, etc.) in story insofar as it partains to the plot, but no glorifying trauma.
You can have the narrator be the villain, victim, or bystander.
Have fun writing, and heed your emotions!
Warning: This item may contain sensitive themes such as nudity.
‘Next Time You’ll Know Better’ by IPostAtMidnight
Have you ever walked into a room, and found a vampire?
The kind that snarls as you enter, like a beast about to pounce?
Have you felt time slow as the creature crosses the room in the darkness of a blink?
Have you shuddered with fear when it places one clawed hand atop your head and another under your neck?
Have you then experienced a sinking, sucking blackness as you discover that not all vampires feed on blood—some feed on memories?
Well, have you? Perhaps not.
But let me rephrase the question:
Have you ever walked into a room, and suddenly forgotten why you came in?
6 days ago
Everyone else was distracted by the huge iceberg that glided within inches of the ship.
Only I saw the giant metallic sea-bear gash a hole in the hull beneath the waterline with it's razor sharp knife-like claws.
If you can, look for a trauma-informed healthcare provider, or a provider that has experience helping people who have experienced trauma.
If your current provider doesn’t listen to your concerns or makes you uncomfortable, remember that you can absolutely seek out a different practitioner.
Most kids with ASD are either hypersensitive or hyposensitive to stimuli like noises, lights, touch, etc.
If someone has Autism and/or PTSD, he/she may be more prone to sensory overload and startle more easily.
That means there’s not much information about how typical treatment methods can or should be adjusted for patients with ASD.
According to this article, a nurse could…
Offer home-based services
Use more visual aids, such as gradient scales to describe degrees of emotion
Keep appointment times regular and predictable as much as possible
Provide sensory toys or allow children to bring their own
Emphasize the possibility of a “happy ending” after trauma―“this correlates well with the documented effectiveness of social stories, narratives and role-playing in therapy involving individuals with ASD”
Be mindful of how often society dismisses the emotions of autistic people
Involve other trusted caregivers
…and more. Essentially, the therapist should keep the child’s unique strengths and limitations in mind at each step and be open to flexibility.
Not take behavior personally
Be willing to listen without pressuring him/her to talk
Identify possible triggers and help him/her avoid them
Remain calm and understanding when he/she is emotional
Let him/her make age-appropriate choices so he/she feels in control of his/her life
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Treatments should be appropriately adapted for autistic people and their individual needs.
(Rumball et al. 2020) and Kerns et al. (2022) suggest a number of other events that autistic people found traumatic:
abandonment by/loss of a loved one (for example a family member, pet or support staff)
sensory experiences (for example fire alarms)
transitions and change (for example school transitions, routine changes with the seasons, unpredictability in day to day life)
social difficulties and confusion (for example difficulties interpreting social cues, misunderstandings and conflicts)
events related to one’s own mental health difficulties (for example psychotic experiences).
Autistic people may also be more likely to find these experiences traumatic due to autistic characteristics such as:
communication and social interaction differences
distress around changes to routines
distress if prevented from taking part in repetitive and restricted behaviours such as stimming.
Some theories suggest that other factors associated with being autistic, may mean an increased risk of developing or maintaining PTSD symptoms
But just because symptoms aren’t crippling doesn’t mean you're not affected.
If feasible, other tests the patient fears might be performed while the patient is sedated. For example, before or after dental work, vaccines could be administered, blood could be drawn, and gynaecology or other physical exams could be done. This practise requires coordination and communication among providers.
4 days ago
Halfway into our trip, the GPS arrival time switched from “Midnight” to “Never.”
I was so distracted trying to figure out what it meant, I did not notice the truck veering into my lane.
2 min. ago
The crack in the wall was only wide enough for a shadow to pass through.
I didn't know once it went in I would be stuck here in the wall along with it, unable to leave, and unable to cry out and warn others.
3 days ago
There are approximately 100,000,000,000,000 cells in your body.
Now 99,999,999,999,999, now 99,999,999,999,998, now 99,999,999,999,997, now 99,999,999,999,996…
I NEED SOME BREAD AND CEREAL TOO
June 7, 2017
You get a phone call from your Mum. Since her car has been in the shop, she asks you to go to the grocery
store and pick up a few odds and ends for her. Bread, milk, cereal, and chicken...
After writing down a small list you reluctantly get in the car and pick up the items at the store.
Cashier makes an odd remark to you: “you know, we’re in no danger of a milk shortage...”
Once arriving at mum's home, you knock several times.
You decide to try the door.
You place the grocery bag on the counter.
There seems to be six other grocery bags, each with identical contents. In some bags, the chicken and milk
have gone stale. You call out for mum, but no reply. You make your way through the kitchen
and into the living room. Sitting on the couch, with her detached head neatly resting on her lap, is mum.
Naturally you call the police who come over to investigate. They mention that she has been dead for
nearly a week. Furthermore, the police psychiatrist is at the scene and talks to you after you give
your initial statement. Sitting on the front steps, you overhear the psychiatrist talking with the crime
“It’s not uncommon for people suffering from schizophrenia to get locked into series of repetitive behaviour” he says.
You think to yourself, “They can’t be talking about me. Schizophrenia? Nah. Repetitive behavior? Do
they think I did this?” Suddenly your cell phone goes off.
“Hi hun, it’s me. Could you stop at the store and pick up some chicken and milk. Ohh, and I need
some bread and cereal too.”
“No problem, mum; I’ll be right over…”
6 hr. ago
I chuckled to myself, changing the 'is" to "was" on celebrities' wikipedia pages when they weren't dead.
Imagine my horror when I saw breaking news about a plane crash, killing those very celebrities.
1 yr. ago
I learnt my mum and dad were both proudly pro-choice parents.
That's why, as I fatally strangled them with my umbilical cord, they must have respect my choice to not have parents.
I destroy the monsters you don’t ever want to know about.
'Why is there bad in the world?'
It’s a common question, but it is misplaced.
Light and dark.
Without one, the other cannot exist.
I roam the Earth, disposing of the bad wherever I find it.
I destroy the ones you don’t even want to know about.
I eliminate them completely so you can sleep at night.
You people have no idea how many of you live because of the suffocating work I do.
'What about criminals, Mussolini, Adolph...'
Well, those are the 'minor' ones I had to let live.
The ones I suffocatingly destroy are too horrible and vile to even speak of...
You see, I would wager you never have heard of me, specifically in any religious texts.
Still I bet you have known of me. Some, for example, have their own name for me: SID's
short for what you might call Sudden Infant Death Syndrome..