The House on Hillside Drive

by Daily Fictive
5 minutes
The House on Hillside Drive

It was the perfect house, or so they thought. John and Sarah had just moved into their dream home on Hillside Drive. The house was everything they had ever wanted: a spacious living room, a cozy fireplace, and a large backyard. But there was something strange about the house, something that they couldn't quite put their finger on.

As the days passed, strange things began to happen. Doors would open and close on their own, footsteps could be heard in the middle of the night, and objects would move without explanation. John and Sarah tried to brush it off as their imagination, but they both knew something was wrong.

One day, while exploring the basement, they stumbled upon an old diary hidden away in a corner. The diary belonged to the previous owner, a woman named Elizabeth who had lived in the house for over fifty years. As they read through the diary, they realized the true horror of their situation.

Elizabeth had been a witch, and the house was cursed. She had sacrificed animals and people in the basement, using their blood to perform dark rituals. She had been banished from the town, but not before cursing the house and all who lived in it.

John and Sarah realized that they were in grave danger. They needed to break the curse before it was too late. They enlisted the help of a local paranormal investigator and together they worked to rid the house of the evil that lingered within.

Will they be able to break the curse before it's too late? Or will the house claim them as its next victims?

They decided to follow the trail, thinking it could be their only way out. The path led them deep into the woods, and they found themselves in a clearing with a large, dilapidated mansion at its center. The mansion was old, with vines creeping up its walls, and the windows were boarded up. It looked as though no one had been there in years.

But as they approached, they saw that the front door was slightly ajar. Against their better judgment, they pushed it open and stepped inside. The air was musty and stale, and the floorboards creaked under their feet.

They explored the mansion, moving from room to room. The rooms were empty and dark, and they were about to give up when they heard a faint sound coming from upstairs. They climbed the staircase, and as they reached the top, they saw a flickering light coming from one of the rooms.

They cautiously approached the room and peered inside. What they saw was unimaginable. There were strange symbols etched into the walls, and in the center of the room was a group of people wearing hooded robes. They were gathered around a strange, glowing object that seemed to pulse with an otherworldly energy.

As they watched in horror, one of the hooded figures turned to them and revealed a face that was not human. It was a demon, with glowing red eyes and sharp, pointed teeth. The demon let out a blood-curdling scream, and the group of hooded figures turned to face them.

The friends knew they had to run, and they bolted down the stairs and out the front door. As they ran through the woods, they could hear the demon and the hooded figures chasing after them, their screams filling the air.

They finally made it back to their campsite, exhausted and terrified. They packed up their things and left the woods, vowing never to return.

But the memory of what they saw in the mansion haunted them for the rest of their lives. They never forgot the glowing object or the demon's face, and they always wondered what would have happened if they had stayed just a few seconds longer.

The creature let out a shrill scream, its body convulsing as it dissolved into the ether. Sarah gasped for breath, her heart pounding in her chest. She looked around, making sure the creature was gone.

She turned to the boy, who was now awake and staring at her in awe. "Who are you?" she asked.

"I'm Alex," he said. "Thank you for saving me."

Sarah smiled weakly. "It's what I do."

As they made their way back to civilization, Sarah couldn't shake the feeling that they hadn't seen the last of the creatures. But she was ready for them. She had her knife, her wit, and the determination to protect the innocent.

For Sarah, the horror was just beginning. But she knew she was up to the challenge.

As she walked away with Alex by her side, Sarah felt a sense of purpose she had never felt before. She was a protector, a warrior, and she knew that no matter what horrors lay ahead, she was ready to face them head-on.

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