A Demon Walks With Me

J Diggins By J Diggins, 26th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/cwc70qqt/
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Dive into the psyche of a man in conflict with himself and the events that surround him as he discovers the truth about the demon that resides within.

Chapter 1: Annabelle

I woke again this morning, the sound of screaming echoing in my head. It always seemed like a dream, only it felt too real to have been a figment of my imagination. My therapist says it's night terrors. What does she know, she never listens to me anyways. I don't know why I keep going back, I guess I just like talking to her. She keeps giving me pills but they never help, they just keep me from remembering things, all but the screams, the horrible screams. It started when I was fifteen, I'd dream these terrible dreams, so much blood, and the screams... always the screams. I don't sleep much anymore, except for when I take the pills, I don't want to, she doesn't understand.

Before the pills, before the therapist, I would always remember. It felt like a memory, like looking through someone else's eyes. I try to forget, to block it out. I was there, it was me, I swear it was me, but it couldn't have been. I'd wake up in my bed, it wasn't real... was it? I see her three times a week now, she says I'm getting better, she's a quack, but I like her. She makes me feel normal. I see some of her other patients in the waiting room, they make me feel normal too.

I can't sleep. I don't want to sleep. I stay up and watch the news, I always watch the news. I don't know why, I hate the news, it's always bad, it's always murder. There was a story, brutal, a young girl. She was on her way home from the bar, there was so much blood, why do they show all the blood? She looked so familiar. Maybe I went to school with her, maybe I saw her at the supermarket, who knows. I haven't slept in days, I'm supposed to take my pills. What was the girl's name? ...Annabelle? Did I know an Annabelle? It was almost six, I had to get to work.

I couldn't stop thinking about that girl, why was she so familiar? Annabelle... who was she? I bought a newspaper on my way home, her story was on the front page, "23 YEAR OLD ANNABELLE PORTER BEATEN AND MURDERED". Porter... Annabelle Porter... I knew that name, how did I know that name? I sat down for dinner and studied the paper, there must have been something, anything that would tell me how I knew her. The police weren't disclosing much information about the case, there was nothing I didn't already know. I'm supposed to take my pills, maybe I should, I haven't slept in days.

Saturday, laundry day. I like laundry day, I find a lot of things at the laundromat. Someone left a necklace in the washing machine, I found it stuck to one of my socks. It's a nice necklace, I wonder who it belongs to. Maybe I'll give it to my therapist, she always has nice necklaces. I'll see her tomorrow, maybe I'll give it to her then. I have to ask her about Annabelle. Maybe she can help me figure it out, maybe she knew the girl, maybe I knew the girl, Annabelle.... Maybe I'm loosing my mind, maybe it's the lack of sleep, maybe I never knew her at all.

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Fiction, Fiction Serial Killer, Fiction Story, Fiction Thriller Writing Suspense, Fiction Writing, Fictional, Fictional Biography, Fictional Stories, Fictional Story, Fictitious Story, Psycho, Psychological, Psychological Problems, Psychopath, Psychosis, Serial Killer, Serial Murder, Thriller

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author avatar J Diggins
I have traveled a fair bit in my time and have many thoughts and opinions on many matters of life, everyone has had good and bad experiences and I would like to share mine with the world.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
26th Feb 2015 (#)

Damn!!!!! May you heal soon. I know the meaning of what you are trying to say, husband lost his mental balance about 3 years ago.

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author avatar J Diggins
27th Feb 2015 (#)

It is a work of fiction, not an account of my reality.

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author avatar Carol Roach
27th Feb 2015 (#)

who is Annabelle great story

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author avatar J Diggins
27th Feb 2015 (#)

have to wait and find out, honestly I'm not sure I know yet who she really is either.

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