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The Ghost in the Taxi

A boy and his Taxi.

By Mikro Published about a year ago 5 min read

It was a dark and stormy night. The rain was pouring down heavily, and the wind was howling through the city streets. It was the kind of night where you wouldn't want to be caught outside, but for taxi driver Jack, it was just another night on the job.

Jack had been driving his taxi for over twenty years, and he had seen his fair share of strange and unusual things. But nothing could have prepared him for what was about to happen that night.

As he was driving through the deserted streets, Jack noticed a figure standing on the side of the road, waving their arms frantically. Jack pulled over and rolled down the window to ask the person if they needed a ride.

The figure was a young woman, dressed in a white gown that was soaked from the rain. She told Jack that she needed a ride to the old mansion on the outskirts of town. Jack hesitated for a moment, knowing that the old mansion had been abandoned for years, but he eventually agreed to take her there.

As they drove through the stormy night, the young woman sat quietly in the back of the taxi. Jack tried to make small talk with her, but she seemed distant and unresponsive. He couldn't help but feel a sense of unease.

When they arrived at the old mansion, the young woman got out of the taxi and thanked Jack for the ride. As he drove away, Jack couldn't shake the feeling that something was not quite right.

Days went by, and Jack tried to forget about the strange encounter with the young woman. But he couldn't shake the feeling that something was following him, watching him, and waiting for the right moment to strike.

One night, as Jack was driving home from work, he heard a faint whisper coming from the back of the taxi. He turned around to see if anyone was there, but there was no one. The whispering continued, growing louder and more menacing with each passing moment.

Suddenly, the taxi's windows fogged up, and the interior became freezing cold. Jack could see his breath in the air as he tried to start the car, but it wouldn't budge.

He looked up in the rearview mirror and saw a figure sitting in the back of the taxi, dressed in the same white gown as the young woman he had picked up a few nights ago. The figure was staring straight ahead, with hollow eyes and a face that was twisted into a grotesque grin.

Jack tried to run, but he couldn't move. He was frozen in terror, as the ghostly figure slowly turned its head and locked eyes with him. The whispering grew louder, and Jack could hear the words "You shouldn't have come here" repeated over and over again.

Finally, the taxi's engine roared to life, and Jack sped away from the old mansion as fast as he could. When he got home, he collapsed into bed, shaking with fear.

Over the next few days, strange things started happening to Jack. He would hear whispers in his ear when no one was around, and he would see ghostly figures lurking in the shadows.

One night, as he was driving his taxi, he saw the young woman standing on the side of the road again. But this time, he didn't stop. He knew that it was a trap and that the ghostly figure was trying to lure him back to the old mansion.

Despite his fear, Jack knew that he had to confront the ghostly figure and put an end to the terror that had taken over his life.

He drove to the old mansion, and as soon as he stepped out of the taxi, he could feel a cold breeze blowing through the air. The whispers grew louder, and the ghostly figure appeared in front of him, blocking his path

Jack stood frozen in terror as the ghostly figure slowly approached him. Its eyes were hollow, and its face twisted into a grotesque grin. Jack could feel the cold breath of the ghostly figure on his face, and he knew that he had to act fast.

He tried to run, but his legs wouldn't move. He was trapped, with nowhere to go. The ghostly figure reached out and touched Jack's face, and he felt an icy chill run down his spine.

Suddenly, the ghostly figure vanished into thin air, and Jack was left standing alone in the dark. He breathed a sigh of relief, but he knew that the terror wasn't over yet.

As he turned to leave, he saw a strange symbol etched into the ground. It was a circle with a cross in the middle, and it glowed with an eerie green light. Jack didn't know what it meant, but he knew that it was important.

Over the next few days, Jack did some research on the symbol and discovered that it was a symbol of protection. It was used by ancient cultures to ward off evil spirits and protect people from harm.

Jack knew that he had to use the symbol to protect himself from the ghostly figure that was haunting him. He traced the emblem on his taxi and carried a copy of it with him wherever he went.

At first, it seemed to work. The ghostly figure stayed away, and Jack was able to go about his life without fear. But one night, while driving home from work, he heard the whispers again.

He turned to see the ghostly figure sitting in the back of his taxi, its eyes fixed on him with a menacing gaze. Jack panicked and tried to run, but the ghostly figure wouldn't let him go.

He remembered the symbol of protection and reached for it, tracing it on the dashboard of the taxi. To his surprise, the ghostly figure vanished once again, and he was left alone in the dark.

From that day on, Jack never saw the ghostly figure again. He continued to carry the symbol of protection with him, knowing that it was his only defence against the spirits that haunted him.

Years went by, and Jack eventually retired from driving his taxi. But he never forgot the ghostly figure that had haunted him and the symbol of protection that had saved his life.

To this day, he still carries a copy of the symbol with him, and he tells anyone who will listen about the ghostly figure that he once encountered. Some people believe him, and some people think he's crazy. But Jack knows the truth, and he knows that the ghostly figure is still out there, waiting for its next victim.


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