DEAD AND BURIED
BY C S DIXON
Linda and Alex fancy a change of scenery and decide to venture into a derelict cemetery to enjoy their first session of outdoor sex. Shortly after their fun fornication they both realise their flip-flops have disappeared from the spot they left them in but their backpacks and mobile phones are still there as Linda discovers her phone buzzing with a spooky message that reads, “You walk among the dead.” Alex presumes the message is off one of Linda’s friends messing around but Linda’s not convinced. Soon after the atmosphere around them begins to change as there is a strange noise coming from one of the trees nearby that looks like a ghostly white outline of an owl perched on a large oak tree. They soon both discover they have no signal on their iPhones and make an attempt to get out of the cemetery as quick as possible as they both sense something of a sinister nature following them. However their many attempts to flee in the dark in their bare feet across broken glass and debris results in ending back at the same spot to where they started. . . Unaware there are even darker forces at work that will prevent them ever leaving the cemetery alive. . .
I managed to devour this short story in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed the suspense, mystery, tension and fear.
C S Dixon is a master of depicting things of an unnatural nature and injects plenty of twists and turns to grip the reader from the very onset.
High stars and highly recommended.
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