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Diabolical Dealing

A short story about a therapy session taking a dark turn

By Clyde E. DawkinsPublished about a month ago 2 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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Diabolical Dealing
Photo by julien Tromeur on Unsplash

Charlene Lind found herself at the home of her therapist, Dr. Alexandra Vech, who she had been seeing for a week. What was supposed to be a session ended up becoming a desperate plea of help from Charlene as she was suddenly losing consciousness. She was cognizant enough to know that she had only a minute left until she would be out like a light.

Charlene's sessions started a week prior, and they were all about the same subject: her boss, Nicholai "Nikki" Beckford. She's had a terrible feeling about Nikki ever since she was hired at her current job, and it increased in the last week. It was on that day that Charlene overheard Nikki on the phone--overhearing something that she shouldn't have heard. She still couldn't believe it, and she relived that day that she told Alexandra. However, Alexandra questioned Charlene's statements.

Charlene partially didn't blame Alexandra. After all, it's not every day that you hear your boss on phone talking about harvesting a kidney and then selling it on the black market.

As Charlene's consciousness was fading, she was calling out to her therapist, who stepped away to take a phone call after handing her patient a cup of tea as a way to calm her down. Her appearance at Alexandra's home was out of panic, as she had been tracked by a mysterious figure for the last few days, with the same person attacking her a day prior to the session. Charlene only suspects one person: Nikki. Somehow, her boss had to have been behind this, and she looked to Alexandra for reassurance and protection.

Finally, Alexandra appeared to Charlene, but surprisingly, Charlene's expression once she saw her. Alexandra's blazer was off, and she was donning a black tank top, leggings, and boots, but it was something else on her person that shook her. Her left arm had a flaming skull tattoo, which was the same tattoo that Charlene remembered seeing when she was attacked. Alexandra gave a sinister smile as she looked down at her patient, and later said the following words.

"Just relax. You'll be asleep very, very soon."

Literally ten seconds after hearing those ominous words from her therapist, the one person she thought the could trust, Charlene was knocked out on the floor. Shortly afterwards, Alexandra heard a knock at the door and rushed to answer, which was followed by the not-so-good doctor beaming after opening her door.

"Hey, beautiful."

Alexandra gave her greeting before being kissed by the very person at the door, none other than Nikki Beckford herself. Upon entering, Nikki looked down at the fallen and incapacitated Charlene, and gave an evil chuckle at her former employee.

"That's what you get for not knowing your place," snarled Nikki.

"Are you sure we should be harvesting her?" asked Alexandra. "I mean, given that she worked for you..."

"Relax, babe," said Nikki. "If anyone starts sniffing around, I'll just say that Charlene quit and ran away. After all, that's what people like her do anyway. I mean, it's why we target her kind anyway, because no one ever looks for them."

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About the Creator

Clyde E. Dawkins

I am an avid fan of sports and wrestling, and I've been a fan of female villains since the age of eight. Also into film and TV, especially Simpsons and Family Guy.

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  • Christy Munson3 days ago

    Creepy. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • angela hepworth26 days ago

    Congrats on top story!!

  • Anna 28 days ago

    Congrats on TS!

  • Cathy holmes28 days ago

    Congrats on the TS

  • D. D. Lee28 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story.

  • Rachel Deeming29 days ago

    Oh no! How awful. Great thriller, Clyde.

  • Babs Iverson29 days ago

    Great thriller story!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Cathy holmes29 days ago

    Great story, Clyde. Good luck.

  • Philip Gipsonabout a month ago

    What a really intense and captivating story you've written out here.

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Great story

  • Abdul Qayyumabout a month ago

    Your writing is incredibly engaging and vivid! I felt like I was right there in the scene alongside the characters." https://vocal.media/fiction/the-time-traveling-plumber

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    That is definitely a horror story 😱

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