Join Free! | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Kate Saundby, iCraig Hartpence, iElizabeth Weeks-Rowe, iB. B. Riefner, iKen Coleman, iEugene Meyer, iWill Clark, i

  Home > Drama > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Return of the Legacy
by KH LeMoyne

Romantic Fantasy The Portals of Destiny Book 1..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Harry Spotter the Incontinent Puppy by Paige Hanson
by Amy Sellers

Hard Cover, Laminated Picture Book Ages 4-8 At 10 years of age Paige Hanson has written her first book! Harry Spotter is a true story of how she persisted for over fo..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

Scary Places. (Part One)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

A boy is afraid to go down to the basement; he has a fear of the dark. This is his story.

"Don't make me go down there, Mom!" the boy begged his mother who had sent him to go get something from the family's basement of their house.

"Bryan Andrew!  You mean to tell me that you're scared to go down to the basement?" the boy's mother replied in a tone of disbelief.  "Act your age!  You're ten years old, not two!  Only babies are scared of the dark!"

"Yes, I am scared of the dark!  Ever since I watched that horror flick ... " the boy spoke, then stopped abruptly.  He had already said too much.  His mother had forbade him to see any horror movie; he nearly blurted out the secret he had held inside him for far too long, when he and his friend had watched a horror flick while Bryan Andrew spent the night at his friend's house nearly a month ago.  Ever since, Bryan Andrew had been terrified of the dark.

Bryan's mother rolled her eyes, then sighed heavily.  "You mean to tell me you watched a horror movie when I specifically told you not to??" she demanded of her son.  Bryan gulped nervously as he managed to squeak out a hesitant "Yes".  "Bryan Andrew!  How could you??  You went behind my back!  I am so disappointed in you!" Bryan's mother continued sharply.

Bryan knew he was far too old to cry, but he couldn't help himself.  Tears pooled in his big, brown eyes and ran down his cheeks.  He knew he had disobeyed his mother and he felt terrible for going behind her back like he did.  He knew that he was in trouble.  

Bryan dreaded to think what the punishment might be.  No Internet?  No Game Boy?  No visits from his friends, in particular, Seth, his best buddy?  No dinner?  An early bedtime?  A good butt licking?  A good tongue lashing from his father, who did not tolerate disobedience of any kind? 

He looked at his mother, anger still flashing from her dark eyes.  Her face was red with rage; it would probably be some time before she cooled down, Bryan thought.  He tried to make himself look smaller; his mother and father both had bad tempers and it didn't take much to make either one of them mad.  He knew he had messed up; he had to come clean and confess his sin.  That was exactly what he did.

The punishment he got?  No Internet for a week or friends over.  He had to go to his room and think about what he did.  He then had to apologize to his parents and then to his friend for begging him to see that stupid horror movie.

Bryan begged his mother not to make him go to the basement, but his mother would not budge.  "Bryan, you mean to tell me you don't have enough sense to turn on the light, so it won't be dark??  Honestly, Bryan, I swear you're as stupid as a bag of rocks!"  the boy's mother said, disgusted.  Bryan started crying again as he turned on the light and slowly crept down the stairs leading to the basement.  

Not even a minute later, Bryan returned with the small bag of potatoes for the supper he would probably not feel like eating, not with the knot of guilt currently sitting in his belly.  If only he had not begged his friend nto see that hated horror flick!  Then he would have not been in the pickle he was currently in!

~To be continued.~  

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/11/2012
Very, very well written, Karen. Reminds me of Arthur Maxwell's Bedtime Stories (albeit one with a modern twist). BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/11/2012
Good one, Karen.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/10/2012
Awesome story Karen, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love

Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

with a little help

The Playground Is Dirty by Shirley Woods

A page-turning novel based on true events, that identifies today's teenagers in a love triangle between best friends that begins to unravel by deceit, sexual promiscuity and a brus..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

L'altruisme, les sources de valeurs vivement critiquées dans L'Ile-aux by Antoine Raphael

Ce roman est la version française d'un livre anglais "Concern, the sources of values under fire in Cows Island, récemment publié par le même éditeur  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.