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The Horror that Lurks in the Forest

Summoning Darkness

By GeorgePublished 2 months ago 5 min read

Deep in the heart of the dense forest, there was a small cabin that nobody dared to approach. The locals whispered stories about the place, saying that it was cursed and that terrible things had happened there. Nobody knew for sure what went on inside the cabin, but one thing was certain - nobody who went in ever came out.

The cabin belonged to a man named John, who had lived there alone for many years. He was a recluse who shunned human company and lived off the land. People rarely saw him, but when they did, they noticed that he looked strange. His eyes seemed to glow in the dark, and his skin was pale as if he never saw the sun.

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One day, a group of friends decided to go on a camping trip in the forest. They pitched their tents and made a campfire, enjoying the peace and quiet of the woods. As they sat around the fire, they noticed that the cabin was visible in the distance. It looked eerie, with the moonlight casting shadows over the wooden walls.

One of the friends, a thrill-seeker named David, suggested that they go and check out the cabin. The others were hesitant, but David was insistent. He said that it would be an adventure, and that they might find something interesting inside.

Reluctantly, the group followed David to the cabin. As they approached, they noticed that the door was slightly ajar. David pushed it open, and they stepped inside.

The cabin was dimly lit, and the air was musty. The furniture was old and creaky, and there were cobwebs in the corners. It was clear that nobody had lived there for a long time.

As they explored the cabin, they noticed strange symbols etched into the walls. They didn't know what they meant, but they felt a sense of foreboding.

Suddenly, they heard a noise coming from upstairs. It sounded like footsteps. The group froze, unsure of what to do. David suggested that they investigate, but the others were too scared.

David climbed the stairs, and the others followed him nervously. As they reached the top, they saw a door at the end of the hallway. It was closed, but they could hear a strange noise coming from behind it. It sounded like somebody was chanting.

David pushed open the door, and the group entered the room. Inside, they saw a figure kneeling in front of an altar. The figure was dressed in a black cloak, and their face was hidden by a hood.

The figure continued to chant, and the group stood frozen in fear. Suddenly, the figure stood up and turned around. It was John, the owner of the cabin. His eyes were glowing in the dark, and his skin was pale as a ghost.

John looked at the group with a sinister grin on his face. "Welcome to my home," he said. "I've been waiting for you."

The group tried to run, but the door slammed shut, trapping them inside the room. John started to approach them, and they could see that he was holding a knife. They were trapped with a madman, and they knew that they were in grave danger.

John started to speak in a strange language, and the group realized that he was casting a spell. Suddenly, the room started to shake, and the walls began to bleed. The group screamed in terror, but nobody could hear them.

As the spell reached its climax, John started to transform. His body contorted, and his limbs grew longer. His skin turned black as coal, and his eyes glowed brighter than ever before.

The group was paralyzed with fear, watching as John transformed into a demon right before their eyes. The demon let out a blood-curdling scream and lunged at the group with his razor-sharp claws. The friends scattered in all directions, trying to avoid the demon's attacks. They knew they had to find a way out, but the door was locked, and the windows were too small to climb out of.

As they dodged the demon's attacks, one of the friends noticed a book lying on the altar. It was an ancient tome with strange symbols etched into the cover. Without thinking, he grabbed the book and started to read.

To his surprise, the symbols started to glow, and a beam of light shot out of the book, hitting the demon. The demon howled in pain and tried to swipe at the friend, but the beam of light protected him.

The friend realized that the book contained a spell that could defeat the demon. He started to recite the incantation, and the beam of light grew stronger. The demon shrieked in agony, trying to break free, but the friend held on.

Finally, with a final burst of energy, the demon disintegrated into ash. The room went silent, and the walls stopped bleeding. The group was safe.

They looked around the room, trying to make sense of what had just happened. They realized that John had been practicing black magic, and that he had summoned a demon to do his bidding. The demon had possessed him, and he had become its puppet.

The group knew that they had to leave the cabin and never return. They gathered their things and rushed out, never looking back. As they left the forest, they noticed that the cabin was starting to crumble, as if it had been there for centuries.

Years later, the group met up again and reminisced about their encounter with John and the demon. They knew that they had experienced something otherworldly, something that would stay with them for the rest of their lives.

But even as they laughed and joked, they couldn't help but wonder what other secrets lay hidden in the depths of the forest. They knew that there were things out there that humans were not meant to know, and that they had narrowly escaped the clutches of darkness.

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