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Silent Night

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By Celia in UnderlandPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 2 min read
Top Story - December 2023
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'Inspired' by the 'Winter horror' the prompt by Stephanie Hoogstad,

So, so out of my comfort zone!

December 20th

Heyaaa Myri -chez

Blair witch smitch. MoFos. This is gonna be epic. We got the cameras set. Recreation nation. And I can’t wait! What a way to celebrate the Christmas countdown crap. And get the grade for the media project to boot. Damn hell, I love film school. I’ve wanted to do something like this spoof for like ever! It’s what I came to film school for! Roll on tomorrow. Lights, camera. Action! Here we go....

December 21st:

Exhibit A. Recovered Footage. Crackling but voice distinct.

The boy stares into the camera narrating the journey. His eyes dark and deep. His face insipid under the torchlight. “The forest is black like the cry of a depraved wolf” he says dramatically. Muffled Laughter. “The snow bites the torn earth. A scavenger of life – suffocating all in its path.” More incessant laughter. “Shut up, fool” Female voice. Laughter. Louder. Fade to black.

December 22nd:

Hey Myri-chez,

Gotta admit, shit got pretty creepy last night dudes. And I’m not easily spooked, but I’m telling you a bunch of weird-ass shizz went down -symbols etched into the trees, like a trail of some kind. Tonight, we’re gonna follow them. That’s the plan anyways. And orange ribbons? Like WTF? Thanks for the inspo. We better get an A for this shit. I’ll let you know how it does. The trail and the A. Obvs.

Later, legends,

J

December 23rd:

Exhibit B. Recovered Footage: Blurry. Dialogue indistinct.

Earth snow. Footsteps Heavy. High level wind. Crunch. Crunch .Crunch.

Ssshshhhhhhhhhhhhhhsshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

December 24th - Christmas Eve:

Shit man. That was freaky as fuck. Voices. Everywhere voices. I can’t explain. Blood. There was blood. Not mine. Maybe mine. I don’t know. We’re out here alone. The moon. The moon howling. Red. The ten..

December 25th - Christmas Day:

Exhibit C. Found Footage: Grainy. Silent. Mostly.

‘shhh-huh-shhh-huh”

“EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"

Thud.

One

Thud.

Two

Thud.

Three.

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szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh szh

January 1st – New Year’s Day

Exhibit C. Discovery

Photographic. Three decomposed bodies. Frozen in blood. Two male, one female Dental Record identification submitted. Pending.

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Celia in Underland

Just a voice finding its echo. Teacher - reader-writer-cat lover. Wanderer. Weirder than a koala in The Arctic. Magpie for shiny words and stuff. Taking the scenic route home.

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  • Mother Combs2 months ago

    reread. thought i commented before.

  • Cyrus2 months ago

    Woah this is...amazing. The diction here allows us to visualise the process of the filming and gives us a great pov from the victim

  • React Wizards3 months ago

    i like it!

  • Kenny Penn3 months ago

    This was only about a hundred million times better than any found footage film I’ve seen! lol great story Celia!

  • K. Kocheryan3 months ago

    Nice job :) it reminded me of a few horror indie games i've seen/played. Love that feeling.

  • Kendall Defoe 3 months ago

    Wow, this rocks! You used sound and the unknown brilliantly here! TS time! 🏅 And thanks for the FB follow!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Out of you comfy zone my arse. This was chillingly well done. THere goes my idea, Psyche, Congrats,

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    This was so well done, Celia. Horror may be more your thing than you realise. What I loved is how much characterisation you squeezed in short little bursts. Loved it and congrats on the Top Story!

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    That's pretty scary!

  • Mark Gagnon3 months ago

    Amazing how trees and things come to life on a cold December night. (Been under the weather for a few days so I'm behind on my reading. Trying to catch up and write too. Not too successful so far.)

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    OMG!!! Loved it!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Whoaaaaaaaaa this is so cool!!! 🫣😱🤯

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    This is great. Congrats on the TS.

  • Jay Kantor3 months ago

    Dear 'C' ~ And these 4 letter word 'Schtickles' from an 'English' Teacher. Contempt of court in my biz. - You are so fun I F'n 'Howl' out loud - Just 'j' in L.A.

  • Caroline Jane3 months ago

    This is excellent. Love it. Right up my street. Dark, funny , real, clever. Great read. 🙌❤️

  • Matthew Fromm3 months ago

    A well deserved top story

  • PJ Watts3 months ago

    Loved the voice of the diary. You did that really well! The sections of the found footage were really evocative - loved the contrast between the objective 'exhibit C' and the chaos of what was 'found'. Really good, C! :)

  • Whoaaa, found footage concept! That was really creative! And it was so vivid. I felt as if I was actually watching it! So creepy!

  • Daniela Alejandra3 months ago

    Perfect suspense, left me wanting more! Great job!

  • Tressa Rose3 months ago

    I swear my vocal is unsubscribing me from people I've already subscribed to... but anyways great job!

  • Rachel Deeming3 months ago

    Creepy. I love the way that you've used symbols to create a visual representation of sound or lack of it. The horror here is in the confusion and the absence. Nice.

  • JBaz3 months ago

    Reads like a diary script Good pacing that brings us to the final demise ending

  • Stephanie Hoogstad3 months ago

    I’m not a big Blair Witch fan (the camera work triggers my migraines), but I love your take on it here. Creepy and suspenseful, omitting just the right information and giving us what we need to let our imaginations go wild. Great work!

  • Matthew Fromm3 months ago

    great work on this. innovative and creepy.

  • Real Poetic3 months ago

    I’m obsessed with the structure of this piece! Great work.

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