[wps_cart_icon]
Community Stories. Get Inspired, Get Underlined

Bitten

By @WEREWOLF17

1

Harper Phelan was 15 years old and lived in Virginia. She had a mother named Karen Phelan and a father named Brian Phelan. Harper also had a 13 year old younger sister named Rachel Phelan. The family lived in a small house on a farm in Virginia. The two story house had three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Harper went to Virginia Farm High School. The school was named that because the original owner owned farmland in Virginia and decided to turn it into a school. The school was small with only about 300 kids. It was a one story, old, broken down school that no one liked but had to go to because it was the only school within a 30 mile radius. Harper had a few good friends at that school including her BFF Mavis McGee and her boyfriend Kyle Montgomery. Harper was smart and never had any trouble with her classes, although Mavis did. Harper spent a lot of time ‘helping her friend study’, although most of it was giggling quietly in the library over pictures of boys. Harper enjoyed playing on the high school soccer team, named Virginia Farm Eagles. Mavis was on the team too. Harper wasn’t the best at soccer and neither was Mavis, but they still did well and scored a few goals here and there. 

Harper met Kyle at school during English class. They were partners to work together on some project. Neither of them knew each other. They were new in their Freshman year and quite shy. Soon, within a few days of working together, they got to know each other and started to be good friends. After almost a year of laughing and hanging out, Kyle asked Harper out. After a great first date at a nice restaurant, they enjoyed each other’s company and started taking walks together. Later Harper introduced Kyle to her family and they started exploring her backyard woods together. They both loved nature and those explorations were the things Harper looked forward to during the day. Whenever Harper wasn’t studying with Mavis, she was in the woods with Kyle. They never did anything bad in there, the most they ever did was hold hands. The woods were huge with over 100 acres. They alway stayed close to Harper’s house so they wouldn’t get lost. But tonight was different. Harpers and Kyle’s parents agreed to let them go longer than normal. They had until midnight to get back home. Before they left, Harper’s mother told her, “Hey Harper. I ‘ve heard some howling in the woods the past few nights. Be careful ok? Thanks honey.” 

“Ok mom” Harper said, rolling her eyes. They left at 9:30pm. 

The pair were having a wonderful time. They walked through the crisp leaves that had fallen on the ground. They looked up through the shadowy trees and onto the twinkling stars above. Neither expected what was about to come. A small sprinkle of rain came. The pair brushed it aside and trekked on through the woods. Before they could react, the slight sprinkle turned into a downpour. Exchanging worried glances, they bolted back the way they came, tripping over roots and stones. Thunder rumbled overhead, deafening the teenagers in their pursuit of shelter. Wind howled, shaking trees behind the fleeting pair. Lightning cracked right in front of the two and blinded them with white for a second. The lightning had struck a tree in front of them and lit it on fire. The fire was strong enough to withstand the rain and strong enough to tear the tree down. The huge tree was falling right for Harper and Kyle’s warning screams were lost in the wind. All Harper could think about as she was paralized with fear was how they shouldn’t have brushed off the sprinkle. As the tree was falling, another crack of thunder shook Harper out of paralysis and triggered her to run. She didn’t stop running until her chest hurt more than her scraped knees and sore feet. She looked around for Kyle, but was startled to see he wasn’t there. She looked in her faint memory, remembering the sprinkle, then the storm, then the tree, then the crazed run. She had run randomly away from the tree and Kyle, losing herself in fear. She looked around again and realized with a jolt, She had no idea where she was. By now it was night and her parents would be worried. Heck, SHE was worried. She didn’t know where she was, she was tired, hurt, cold, wet, and scared. The only light was a full moon high above the trees. 

Join the conversation

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
1
Post a comment
1 Like 0 Comments
Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
1

Become a Book Nerd

When you’re not reading books, read our newsletter.

Underlined