Stairway to heaven
Ariana, a desperate young woman, trapped in an eternal hellish nightmare, knew that to get to heaven she had to prove her worth to the demon who held her captive. There was a reason for killing that man, Mike, her husband of 25 years; she did not mean to do it, it was in self-defence. Yes, she may have stabbed him twenty times or fifty with that kitchen knife, she lost count after plunge number five; but he had it coming. It was unfortunate that he had two of his friends with him, but they were easy to dispose of. Both drunk and sleeping. One on the armchair, with his legs, splayed over the wing, and his other mate who had previously vomited is sprawled out on the rug in front of a dead fireplace.
After the roar.
‘Crash!’ Donna is still sat on her bed, which is now sitting in the basement of her building; having dropped through the ceiling of the floor above. Startled, from the sudden fall, and holding onto the mattress and a pen she was using, gripping both tight. looking up, through a mask of dust she can see a vast hole above with splintered and broken planks where her bedroom floor used to be. Climbing over her bed which is now covered in brick dust, she assesses the damage.
The television is quietly murmuring in the background, while Maria stares at a web page, checking profiles on her laptop. A news bulletin flashed across the tv screen. Maria grabs the remote increasing the volume. “Good Evening, the notorious serial killer, ‘The Carver,’ has struck again. A corpse was found beheaded, under a bridge, on the outskirts of town.” The pictures on the tv screen show the location with a white tent covering where the body was located. A news reporter questions the chief of police while holding a microphone up to his face. He answers, “We have reason to believe this is the work of the serial killer, ‘The Carver.’ The victim, discovered by a dog walker; had a number ten carved into its chest. We have a team searching in this vicinity for clues.” The interview is cut short, the camera returns to the newsreader.