Mischief Night Murders

Updated on February 18, 2020

Story

Drip, drip, drip. Blood fell from his knife. He stood over Elaine’s lifeless body. The basement door was open. Bloodstained her nightgown.

“She was pretty,” thought the killer Dwayne Cartwright. “I love a brunette.” He bent down and pulled her lips apart. “Got crooked teeth, though. He picks her up and throws her down the basement steps. Her neck was broken in the fall; the crunch was audible. Her head was facing backward and staring up at Dwayne, lifelessly.

“Bitch knocked off my mask.” He leaned down and picked up his mask. Then he put it on again and headed out the back door. He sneaked through hedges and bushes. Also, he hid around corners of houses, even amongst garbage cans, all to avoid detection.

It was at eight o’clock. Justine and Carl were seated on the sofa watching a film. Their babysitter Marnie, walked in from the kitchen, holding a bottle of water.

“Did I miss anything?” Marnie asked.

“You missed so much,” Carl snickered.

“No she didn’t,” Justine corrected her brother.

“Lighten up Justine,” Carl said. “I was just teasing the babysitter.”

Marnie wedged in between the two kids on the sofa.

“That reminds me,” Marnie said. “Carl you left one of your action figures on the stairs. I stepped on him and broke one of the legs.”

“Was it one of my wrestlers?” asked Carl. Marnie looked down and nodded.

“Yes.”

“No,” Carl protested, his eyes wide. Marnie smiled.

“Got ya!.” Carl’s face reddened.

“You’re so lame,” Carl sneered.

“She’s just teasing,” Justine said. “Did she hurt your feelings?”

“You two just wait,” Carl said. I’ll get you both.”

He slumped down and folded his arms across his chest. He zoned out of the movie and started thinking of different ways to get even with Justine and the babysitter.

Across the street, Dwayne climbed in through the living room window. Carl excused himself and headed outside. He waited outside of the garage. After a while, Justine started getting curious as to where her brother went.

“We haven’t seen Carl in a while,” Justine said.

“Relax,” Marnie answered. “Knowing your brother he’s probably hiding somewhere waiting to jump out and scare us.”

“I know,” Justine said. “He’s my brother; I worry about him.”

“Don’t tell him that,” Marnie warned.

“Oh, I know,” Justine said. Carl would never let me live that down.”

A silhouette of a man appeared in the window across the street. He turned the lights out and the inside of the house fell into darkness. Carl knew something was not right. Mrs. Blankenship, the elderly neighbor, rarely had visitors. So he went inside and talked to Marnie.

“I think there is something wrong over at Mrs. Blankenship’s house,” Carl said.

Justine and Marnie exchanged a look.

“Why do you say that?” asked Marnie.

“I thought I saw a man in her living room,” Carl said.

“He looked like he had a weapon or something in his hand.”

“You and your sister stay here stay here,” Marnie said. I’m going to go see if Mrs. Blankenship needs any help.” She pulled out a snub-nose revolver from her purse, concealed it in the pocket of her San Francisco 49ers jacket, and then headed out the door.

The autumn leaves danced in the breeze. The crisp red leaves gave the air a rich and pleasant aroma; that of fall leaves. As she walked quickly she felt a pit rise in her gut. What if there was a burglar, or a rapist, or… She tried pushing the bad thoughts out of her skull. Marnie stepped on the porch, rang the doorbell, and waited. No one seemed to be around; the house seemed to be completely abandoned. Then the door opened slowly.

“Mrs. Blankenship,” Marnie said. “I was just checking to see if everything was okay?”

“Everything is fine dear,” the voice said. “No need to worry your pretty little head.”

The voice sounded creepy. It sounded much more like a man impersonating an old woman than an actual old woman, thought Marnie.

“Do you have a cold, Mrs. Blankenship?” Marnie asked. “You don’t sound like yourself.”

“Perhaps something is going around,” the voice responded.

The door began to close but Marnie stopped it with her foot and arm. Suddenly she felt a hot stabbing pain in her gut. She staggered backward and then realized she was bleeding. This was after cupping her hands to her stomach. That’s when she noticed all the blood covering her hands. Dwayne stepped out onto the front porch and showed his knife to her. Marnie pulled out her gun and fired. He fell back into the entrance of the doorway.

Marnie then went inside; she took off her shirt and used it to try and stop the bleeding. Wearing only a bra and pants, she struggled to speak as she urged the cops to hurry over to the house at 123 Washington Street. Then she passed out shortly after making that phone call.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)