The Skirmish in Shakrol Forest (Part 3)

SiddiQ By SiddiQ, 4th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/24mk3c1w/
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After Dave disappears, Melanie and her parents decide to call for help but after they discover that their car had mysteriously burnt and their cell phone wouldn't respond in a strange way, they decide to find a different way.
Melanie, meanwhile experiences a vision of the skeleton and feels that she needs to return to the tree where she and Dave first saw the skeleton. It is there where Melanie finally realizes what is going on. Now, the search for Dave continues...

Dave

Note: To read Part One, click here
To read Part Two, click here


Night had descended upon us. The moon was half-hidden behind the clouds.
I couldn’t tell if my conversation with that skeleton was real or just a vision.
I mean, one minute, Jangasta’s there and the next minute, he’s gone, just like that.
Mom and Dad still haven’t seen him thus, they didn’t believe me when I told them about him.

“Let’s just get some sleep,” Dad suggested. “We’ll have better luck tomorrow.”
But I could tell from his voice that he was far from sleepy. I know I was, and so was Mom.
But we had no choice. It was too dark and our flashlights may not make it through the night.
We didn’t bother changing into our nightclothes.
Dad suggested we should all sleep in one tent to stay safe.

After transferring the last of our stuff from one tent to the other, I moved to step into it.
But then, I heard that heavy breathing again. It was pretty loud…and near.
This time, Mom and Dad heard it too. We turned around…and we saw him.
The large hulking figure came out of the woods, slowly advancing towards us. He continued to breathe loudly.
All three of us remained in silence and the figure moved closer. He had to be at least six feet tall.
His walk resembled the walk of a drunk man.
Finally, he stopped a few feet in front of us and I got a good look at his brown robes. His face was hooded so the only visible skin I saw was his hands.
The man slowly moved his hands up to his head and removed the hood.
All three of us screamed.
Dave!

Opposite Side

“Dave!” Mom shouted. She moved towards him but Dad stopped him.
“Wait!” he shouted. “Look! Something’s wrong!”
I noticed Dad was right.
Dave didn’t look like Dave. His eyes seemed lifeless. They were just staring into nowhere.
His head was slightly swayed to the side.
And how did he grow so tall?
“Dave?” I said softly. “Can you hear me?”
Dave didn’t move a muscle. His loud breathing had stopped.
But then, from out of nowhere, another voice chimed in,
Destroy them.” I recognized it. Jangasta’s voice!
Destroy them!” The voice was a little harsher but still whispery.
Slowly, Dave pulled up his hand and reached for behind his back. He seemed to have found what he was looking for because then he brought his hand back forward…holding an axe!
Without moving his face, Dave began to slowly advance towards us.
“Dave!” Dad shouted. “What are you doing?”
Dave didn’t say anything. He sped his pace.
Dave suddenly charged at us, raising his axe.
We tried shouting out his name but we then decided to run for it.
Dad grabbed me by the shoulder and forced me to run.
Dave charged at the tent and slashed it to pieces.
Within seconds after leaving the tent to bits, he charged at us.
I didn’t know where to move.
He came at us and brought his axe down.
Before I knew it, I felt a sharp jolt of pain run through my arm.

A Desperate Move

I screamed and got to my knees.
“Melanie!” Mom screamed.
I clutched my hand tight but I could feel the blood already pouring out.

Out of nowhere, Dad suddenly rammed into Dave and knocked him down.
Dave stayed on the ground, not moving.
His face was still frozen in place.
“Dave?” Mom said. “Are you alright?”
A soft hissing sound emitted somewhere close around us.
Dave stirred a little on the ground, moaning.
“Dave?” Dad began. “Is it you?”
Dave slowly got up. I saw that he was back to his original height.
“What ha-happened?” he groaned.
He rubbed the bruise Dad gave him just a few seconds ago.
Mom helped Dave get up and gave him a big hug.
“What happened, Dave?” Dad asked. “How did you disappear like that?”
“I-I don’t know.” Dave answered. “I just woke up, didn’t I?”
He doesn’t remember anything that happened to him. Is it because he spoke out the spell Jangasta mentioned?
“Look,” Dad spoke up. “Let’s just get the heck out of here!”
"But our car is gone!" Mom reminded him.
"Doesn't matter!" Dad replied. "We'll just run until we find help! All that matters is that we get the hell out of here!"
We left all our stuff in the shredded tent and made a run for the outside.

A New Puppet

The brown-black monkey lay on the tall branch, sleeping, undisturbed by the sudden skirmish that had ocurred just now.
Jangasta hung by the rope on the high branch but he felt no pain on his neck that the noose was pulling.
His empty eye sockets observed the four family members fleeing.

No point chasing them now, thought Jangasta, swinging slowly back and forth. But surely, more visitors will come now that my presence is revealed.
Now is not the time to strike. But the time will eventually come.
Dave was just a weak puppet.
Soon, I will have a stronger puppet, one whose strings can’t be torn that easily.

A Message From SiddiQ

Hi, I am Shaheer Siddiqi of Wikinut and as you know, I enjoy writing horror stories.

For now, the story of Jangasta shall end here but don't worry. As you had read, Jangasta shall find someone new as an apprentice. So just stay tuned!

Meanwhile, enjoy some of my other stories here on Wikinut:
The Ghost and the Guardian
The Clown
The Late Night Intruder Series
The Cemetery Series
The Monstrosity of Mayshire Series
The Cursed Farm
The German Shepherd
The Inheritance

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Black Magic, Dark Magic, Forest, Horror Stories, Jangasta, Short Stories

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author avatar SiddiQ
Where there is horror, I'm there!
Where there is Star Wars, I'm there!
Where there is broccoli...well, we'll talk about that on another site, once I register for one ;)

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author avatar ppruel
4th Jan 2011 (#)

nice ending for this part at least jangasta did not succeed. i love horror stories and weird movies - they are my fav. thanks friend.

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author avatar ppruel
4th Jan 2011 (#)

nice ending for this part at least jangasta did not succeed. i love horror stories and weird movies - they are my fav. thanks friend.

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author avatar ppruel
4th Jan 2011 (#)

nice ending for this part at least jangasta did not succeed. i love horror stories and weird movies - they are my fav. thanks friend.

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author avatar SiddiQ
4th Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks ppruel. More to come!

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author avatar SiddiQ
4th Jan 2011 (#)

I also love horror. They have so much....bling! ;)

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author avatar ppruel
5th Jan 2011 (#)

sorry for the first three comments. I have no idea how it happened.

I used my mobile to comment. I only sent off one time though they showed three.

Anyway...thanks again.

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author avatar christopheranton
4th Jan 2011 (#)

SiddiQ. Brilliant ending.
I do think you should make it a series.

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author avatar SiddiQ
4th Jan 2011 (#)

I am considering it. I thought of the next title to be 'The Return of Jangasta'. Thanks!

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author avatar ppruel
5th Jan 2011 (#)

Dude SiddiQ, I was really surprised to see and read my name after your name at your sister's wordpress blog.

I just went there and I left a short comment to say thank you.

Already I follow her at twitter. At her age 11, she already manages a nice and beautiful blog. Kudos to your sister!

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author avatar SiddiQ
5th Jan 2011 (#)

My sister thanks you! And about the triple comments, it happened to me twice. The page refreshed and my comment was posted twice! :)

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Let me

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

give you three

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

cheers for the ending.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar SiddiQ
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Three cheers...three comments...thrice the nutpoints! You rock Denise O!

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