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By Chelsea L., Brooklyn, NY

The air was deathly still. In the cold no tree shook. Ahead, a molding sign hung haphazardly on rusted hinges. Inside a large building, residents lay asleep, waiting patiently for the new day’s sun to rise. An old truck slowly pulled up to the gloomy gates of the asylum and hesitantly stopped.

“This’ll be your stop,” the driver looked through his rear view mirror. There, in the back seat sat a young man, no more than thirty years of age. His dark locks were slicked back, his thin spectacles resting on the bridge of his nose. He was clad in a dark formal suit with no tie and black shiny shoes. On his lap rested a small suitcase which he gripped so tightly his hands appeared a ghostly white.

“Sir, this is your stop,” the driver repeated.

“I heard you the first time, “the man replied.

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4 comment(s)
I am writing a story very similar to this. I actually thought about naming it Asylum! :O It's amazing that we would both write such a similar story, my guess is we may both have been inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's book very similar to this. Awesome!
Apr. 17, 2017 at 6:58 PM • Report
Courtney S.
Oh my goodness, this is great! Halfway through the story, I was starting to catch on, like, "Hey, this guy's a crook." It was awesome to read, though, I was hooked til the end!
Sep. 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM • Report
Me to but this story was amazing and you should really write a squeal!
Apr. 01, 2014 at 3:45 PM • Report
Shutter Island!  Leo is such a good actor. haha   This was so good! "Remember:  It's easier to get into the asylum, than it is to get out." ;)
Apr. 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM • Report