Warning: I thought Id list this first, just to get it out of the
way. Cursing? Yes. Violence? Yes. Assault? Yes. Male or Female assault? Both.
So, do I still have your attention? Peachy! This short Halloween story is loosely
based on a fairytale. Can you guess what it is? ;)
Many thanks to Steph for inviting me to create a story for the Academys
Halloween Invitational and to Lariel for recommending me!
Questions? Comments? Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It had been a bitch of a day. Melanie stepped into the big empty elevator and
pushed the lobby button. Its doors slid shut. She leaned against the stainless
steel handrail too tired to be mad at her lousy boss for making her stay till
The elevator stopped between floors on its way down the dark shaft way.
"Do you have the exact time?" came a small voice behind her.
She was sure this car was empty when she entered it. Visibly shaken, Melanie
slowly turned around. There stood a bald man holding a rather large gold pocket
watch with its lid open. He smiled.
"I-I-I dont have a watch, sir
" She nervously fumbled
at her sleeves to prove it.
The stranger drew near.
"My name is not sir. Can you guess what it is?"
Melanie thought she could smell a strong, coppery odor as she shook her head.
The slightly disheveled, unwelcome gentleman clucked his long thick tongue.
"Tisk, Tisk. Thats too bad."
Nearer he came as if to kiss her like they were old friends. His smile widened;
his upper teeth were stained and perfectly chiseled to sharp points. Melanie backed
herself up against the far end of the car; eyes dilated, unprepared for the encounter.
"Stay back! I know karate; I can hurt you! Do you want to get hurt?"
He quickly grabbed Melanie, ripping her blouse down and fixed his thick lips
over her breast with cartoon-ish swiftness. A sharp stinging sensation almost
made her swoon. Melanie thought for a moment that it felt like the night she went
to Sharkeys Tattoo Palace two years before. Though drunk off her face at
the time, she felt every jab of the stylus piercing her tender skin. The intensifying
pain soon brought her back to the here and now. Violently she struggled, clawing
at him, trying to push him away. His hold on her breast just couldnt be
broken. She screamed with all her might hoping someone would save her, but no
one was around to hear.
In a few moments Melanies thrashing slowed; her shrieks became a mere
whisper. Her face whitened; the flesh flattened and sagged shapeless across her
remains, emptied of all its blood. As the stranger drew back, he admired his handiwork.
He held her limp, shrunken body as his dearly beloved. Bringing his face close
to hers, he licked his engorged red lips and pressed them to her lifeless mouth,
then let her fall out of his embrace. Noticing hed let a few drops escape,
he got down on all fours to lap up the scattered blood dots here and there on
the elevators green floor tiles.
With a little burp the stranger stood up.
"Ahhhhh," he sighed, "delectable."
His vigor restored, the now robust gentleman bundled Melanie up with her belongings
Paul hurried out of his office forgetting to lock the door.
He ran back, practically stumbling over his own Capeziod feet. He dropped
"Fucked up mother fuckin shit!"
Having locked the door this time, Paul hurried to take the elevator. He briefly
thought about walking down the stairwell, but didnt want to dirty up his
expensive shoes. The down elevator came right away with a harsh DING!
when it got to his floor. He walked into the empty car and pressed the B
button that would take him to the underground garage. Having an office on the
17th floor had its advantages: a great view, peace from the busy street
below and just enough time to indulge.
Paul took out his snakeskin wallet that held a very small Ziploc bag with white
powder in it. He then pulled out a tiny spoon hiding inside the wallets
lining. Looking at the shiny appliance he laughed to himself.
"I was born with a silver spoon in my nose!"
Skillfully scooping out the right amount without spilling a grain, Paul sniffed
as hard as he could. In a flash he felt the drugs desired effect.
"Oh, Yeah! Yeah!"
Paul pinched his nose then wiped it with the back of his hand. The elevator
stopped between floors. A bald man holding an open pocket watch appeared behind
"Excuse me sir, do you have the exact time?"
Paul whipped around so fast he dropped his stash and spoon.
"What the fuck!"
The man repeated himself cutting Paul off.
"Do you have the exact time?"
Sweat beaded on Pauls upper lip; he quickly licked it away. His eyes
darted around the elevator looking for a secret entranceway, not even realizing
it had stopped moving.
"How the fuck did you get in here?"
The baldheaded gentleman bared his very yellow, very pointy teeth.
"Oh come on! You cant pull no fucked up Vampire shit on me pal!"
The stranger stared at Paul and closed his watch. He stepped closer, his glassy
eyes fixed squarely on his prey. Paul backed up, falling noisily against the back
of the car.
"Hey, now wait a minute pal
"My name is not Pal," the man interjected, in a charming manner,
"Can you guess what it is?"
The stranger continued to inch toward Paul.
"Listen, I dont give a fuck what your fuckin name is! Come
any closer and Ill*!"
In a flash the older man was on top of Paul locking his wet lips over his victims
pulsating throat. At first, Paul almost fainted from the sensual touch of a cool
tongue. The villain swept it now and then across his flesh in long languid streaks.
Not even Pauls girlfriend Val had this guys talent, and she was the
best at tongue gymnastics he ever felttill now.
Pauls breathing came faster. The teasing was unbearable. No one could
blame him for enjoying his attackers moist beast, or the added bonus of
an insistent hand traveling down the back of his corduroys. Paul let out a blissful
moan as the hand rudely fondled his ass.
Pauls mind spun from the overload. His trembling body eagerly succumbed
to this persons will. He didnt even mind right away when the caresses
started to hurt, but before long he did. Paul grabbed at air as the stranger held
him tight and sucked harder, drawing out a large helping of delicious blood. He
kicked and bellowed though it didnt last. Paul grew weaker, his life fading
with a single word on his lips.
He lay dead, cradled in the baldheaded strangers arms. Pauls murderer
let him fall limply on the floor of the elevator. He wiped his lips in disgust.
"A tad bitter."
Pauls body was quickly gathered up and taken away. He would be disposed
of later, at the strangers leisure.
OUT OF ORDER
The sign hung crookedly outside a pair of wide-open elevator doors. The cars
lights were off and a strong odor of disinfectant filtered out, clinging to everything
in the main floor lobby.
Dwayne, the managers son, energetically threw his miniature soccer ball
against the lobby wall, happily enjoying the echo it made. The boy tossed his
ball much too close to the elevator, bouncing it inside by accident. He immediately
sprinted after his toy; the elevator doors shut behind him. Lights clicked on
and the motor hummed as it gradually creaked up the shaft.
Dwayne tossed his little soccer ball against the elevator walls then its buttons,
making them blink on and off. He giggled with delight throwing the ball at everything
he couldnt reach. The elevator dipped a bit as the cables shakily hauled
its load up.
A somewhat disheveled, bald gentleman stood behind Dwayne, holding a rather
large gold pocket watch with its lid open.
"Do you have the exact time, child?"
Dwayne turned, focusing his attention on the strangers Capezio shoes
first then slowly looking up into the mans coal black eyes.
The little boy dropped his ball to pull at a sleeve. On his dark pudgy wrist
a large face watch tick-tocked as its purple hosts arms moved clockwise.
"Lookee Mister. It talks!"
Dwayne pressed one of two tiny buttons on his watch. A loud annoying voice
"HA, HA, HA! I ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR MY FRIENDS! THE TIME IS THREE MINUTES
AFTER 8 OCLOCK P.M.! HA, HA, HA, HA!"
The little boy smiled at the stranger.
"Im Dwayne. This is Barney," he said holding his wrist higher
for the man to see, "I love Barney. Whats your name, Mister?"
The stranger glared down at Dwayne.
"Perhaps youd like to guess what it is?"
Dwaynes eyes wandered about the elevators beige walls as he thought.
Hed asked his momma only days before about the word he saw written on a
metal plate somewhere inside the elevator. She sounded out the word for him and
said it was a mans name. Now he was trying really hard to remember.
The stranger took a measured step toward the little boy. Suddenly, Dwayne spotted
the elevator manufacturers metal plate riveted to one of the walls. He pointed
straight at it.
"Otis?" Dwayne asked excitedly.
Otis gasped; a gargling sound rattled his throat. In an instant he dissolved
into blackened vapor. His gold watch was all that was left of him.
Alone and bored, Dwayne tossed his ball against rows of pushbuttons. Eventually,
the elevator arrived at the lobby after having to stop at every floor on its way
down. The doors parted smoothly. Dwayne skipped out, bouncing his soccer ball
in front of him. Dwaynes mom rushed in from the chilly night air rubbing
her hands together.
"Hi sweetness! Wheres daddy? Is he in the office?"
Not bothering to answer, since he didnt know anyway, Dwayne ran to her
all in a tizzy.
"Lookee momma, look what I found!"
He put his ball down and handed her a rather large gold pocket watch.