Don't Turn Around

by 6S Halloween Contest Winner Sean Kennedy

Whatever you do, don’t turn around. She’s standing right behind you, silent as the grave and staring absently at this very screen, just waiting for you to look deep into those white, empty voids where her eyes used to be. Her long, black, tattered hair falls around her shoulders, framing the rotting face of a once sweet and innocent child. In a few seconds you’ll feel something brush the back of your hair ever so slightly, but I warn you not to look; for it’s only her fingers, or at least what’s left of them. When something that horrific happens in one place, it leaves a scar in the world which stays throughout the corrosion of time. Just remain still and she’ll disappear for now, but she’ll always be here somewhere; standing in silence, gazing at nothing, waiting to catch those unfortunate souls who look into her eyes and make them feel what she suffered that day.


Sean Kennedy, who just scored a free copy of 6SV1 and a $20.00 Amazon Gift Certificate, attends the University of Salford in Manchester, England. (Congratulations Sean! And thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)