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Accused MAG

March 30, 2010
By K.S.Fist BRONZE, Mannford, Oklahoma
K.S.Fist BRONZE, Mannford, Oklahoma
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“But I wasn't doin' nothing, officer.”

“Like hell you weren't. Now keep still!”

Vince couldn't believe it. He was just minding his own business when some punk ran into him and shoved a wallet in his hand. Now he was being accused of theft and his new suede jacket was being scuffed by the officer.

He kept his hands against the wall, legs spread and head down as the officer patted him down.

“Seriously, the punk who ran into me shoved it in my hands,” he cried. “You gotta believe me!”

The cop said nothing, only stood up and forced Vince's hands behind his back. Vince wanted to bash his head against the wall when the cop began dragging him to the squad car, reciting his rights. But his protests were suddenly cut off by a loud shriek.

Both men froze, looking toward the alleyway half a block away. The officer looked at Vince, then back at the alley. Another scream. He let Vince go, pulling out his gun.

“Stay here,” he said, moving toward the alley.

Vince briefly thought about running but decided it was best not to risk it. He was already accused of something he didn't do, so why add real charges? He watched the policeman disappear around the corner with his gun drawn. He leaned against the car and wondered how long this would take.

Two minutes passed and the officer had not returned. Vince shrugged it off, thinking he must have found some bum to arrest by now.

Suddenly the cop's screeching voice echoed in the night. Vince's attention snapped back to the alley. Gunshots, and another scream. Vince began shaking.

“Oh God … wh-what's happened? What the hell is in there?”

He desperately wanted to run, but the desire to help the officer overpowered his impulse to flee. He swallowed his fear and approached the alley.

Vince peered around the corner. The alley was draped in darkness. He couldn't see more than two feet. He felt his heart pounding in his chest. Maybe he should go for help. As he turned to leave, something grabbed his ankle and yanked his leg out from under him, making him fall. He landed with a cry, glancing back to see a tendril from the dark pulling him in.

“No!” he screamed, struggling and cursing the handcuffs still binding his wrists. “Help! Somebody help me!”

He was pulled into the darkness, skin scraped on the ground. He screamed and sobbed, kicking his free leg wildly. When the darkness had fully consumed him, the tendril let go. Vince scooted backward until he felt his back hit a wall. He whimpered, trying in vain to see. He cringed at the sounds of breaking bones and tearing muscle. A feast had begun, and he was soon to be part of it.

“Oh G-God. I don't w-want to die,” he sobbed.

Slowly, the darkness receded and he was able to see a thin silhouette leaning over a mass on the ground. As it cleared more, Vince realized the darkness was actually part of the creature, the shadows withdrawn into its back.

It looked almost humanoid, and somehow female. It was black with tentacle-like hair that moved around as if with a mind of its own. Its toes and fingers were tipped with long, sharp claws that were covered in blood. Its eyes were pure white, and while its fangs were also, they were currently stained red. What shocked him the most was the torn T-shirt and ripped jeans the creature wore.

This thing had once been a human girl, but now it was making a meal out of the officer, who lay motionless on the ground, rib cage open. Vince took one look at the corpse and promptly vomited. The creature looked up at him briefly, as he sobbed and curled into a ball, before leaning down and tearing out one of the cop's lungs.

“Th-this can't be happening. This is a nightmare. Wake up, Vince, wake up!” he whimpered, rocking back and forth.

“You aren't in a nightmare, Vince. This is reality,” came a demonic voice followed by chuckling.

He looked up to see the creature only inches away. He opened his mouth in a silent scream, watching it laugh at him. It reached out a claw, stroking his cheek. He let out a choked sob and turned away, shaking.

“It's horrendous, isn't it?” the creature asked, grabbed his face, forcing him to look at the corpse. “Just awful. And yet so delicious.”

Vince gagged and nearly vomited again.

“Of course, no one will believe you when you say that it was me,” the creature said. “They will all think that it was some man who was getting arrested.”

The next thing he knew, Vince was struck by the monster. His head hit the ground, causing him to black out.

When his vision returned, he was being hauled up by the collar.

“Wh-what?” he groaned. “What's going on?”

“Sick bastard,” said a policeman, one of many who were there, as he spat at Vince's feet.

Vince blinked rapidly, suddenly noticing he was wet. He looked down and screamed. He was covered in blood from his neck to his stomach. From the feel of his face, he knew it was around his mouth too.

“I didn't do it!” he shrieked, growing hysterical. “It wasn't me!”

The crowd that had formed behind the yellow tape could hear Vince's screams. One small girl in the back sneered, revealing sharp teeth still stained with blood.

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on Oct. 9 2015 at 8:02 pm
WinterFrost BRONZE, Mountain Ranch, California
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Favorite Quote:
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
~ Edgar Allen Poe

Holy cow that was scary. Excellent job, please keep writing!!

wilds PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 4 2015 at 9:06 am
wilds PLATINUM, Newfane, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Brave is not being fearless but being able to overcome those fears you have

That was amazing!!!!

jamie. BRONZE said...
on Feb. 10 2015 at 4:18 pm
jamie. BRONZE, Masfield, Ohio
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that was great

on Nov. 27 2012 at 3:31 pm
Head-In-The-Clouds GOLD, Bath, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I wish I was a glow worm, a glow worm's never glum.'Cos how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum!

Really good, it had me hooked 'till the end!! was just wandering where you got the idea from!?

on Nov. 10 2012 at 10:24 pm
LunaSlate SILVER, Rogers, Minnesota
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I love how you ended it! The girl with bloodstained teeth in the background-sounds exactly how i would write it!

LatreeceRose said...
on Aug. 29 2012 at 7:09 pm
LatreeceRose, Chelan, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagine your dream. Create your happiness. Live your life."
"Writing is not insanity. It is for a reason."

I loved this! It was SO good! Amazing job! :)

Ambs,T said...
on Mar. 22 2012 at 8:28 pm
Ambs,T, Roanoke, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest. Ellen Hopkins-Impulse

What a bloodbath! I LOVE it!!!

on Feb. 7 2012 at 8:38 am
AndriaGromley SILVER, Hillsdale, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...

wow!I love this! It was great! :))

on Jan. 22 2012 at 2:11 pm
Regs_the_Shorty GOLD, Frankfort, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
There are people who finish what they start and.....

Really good i really enjoyed it 5 stars

on Sep. 12 2011 at 2:59 pm
MeggieK.Green SILVER, Rancho Cordova, California
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Favorite Quote:
"An author doesn't necessarily understand the meaning of his own story better than anyone else." -Lewis Carroll

I really enjoyed this! It's very suspenseful and I think the goriness of it really works. Keep up the great work..!

on Jul. 8 2011 at 3:55 pm
flyingpinkgiraffes, Chardon, Ohio
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oh wow.  the gruesome detail had me wincing.  

on May. 11 2011 at 6:10 pm
TragicMagic SILVER, Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about how popular you are... What girl or boy you are dating or who you know. Life is about always being true to who you are or what you believe in. Never let anyone convince you that their way is better than your way. In the end all we have is our hearts...and our minds. This is the reason why we sing... this is the reason why we cry... this is why we live."

Oh My Gosh!!!! This was like the best article i've read all day!!!! Write more!!!!!!

on Apr. 28 2011 at 5:02 pm
superkoala BRONZE, Little Valley, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
~Oscar Wilde

this is really good can you add more...please?

on Apr. 19 2011 at 2:04 pm
C.Michelle1295 SILVER, Denton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it" -Marylin Monroe
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" - phillipians 4:13

Wow! I liked this, I wanted to read more.(: Good Job!

on Jan. 15 2011 at 4:01 pm
Mariah_0.0 SILVER, Peyton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world

oh my God that's crazy!!! I loved this story so much keep up the good work!

Annerdy BRONZE said...
on Jan. 13 2011 at 9:29 pm
Annerdy BRONZE, San Francisco, California
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Wow, I really liked this. It kind of reminded me of the Goosebump books, how the character believed he existed in a "normal" world, but then discovered a haunting truth.

on Jan. 3 2011 at 10:49 am
vampiresrock GOLD, Cornish, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
When life gives you oranges, make grape juice and sit back and let the world wounder how the hell you just did that.

WOW! I loved it! It was creepy, surreal and awsome! Great job and Kudos to you!

LASwan SILVER said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 4:54 pm
LASwan SILVER, Yukon, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Don't worry about the world endng today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
-Charles Schultz

Whoa. Freaky. Very "Twilight Zone." Good job.

MayB. SILVER said...
on Oct. 6 2010 at 9:36 pm
MayB. SILVER, Rockdale, Georgia
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Who that was creepy, but really, really, good.  Little kids are scary. 

Dayani BRONZE said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 10:57 pm
Dayani BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
If you cant trust a homie, you cant trust no one.....
If you try and dont success try again and if you still dont succeed maybe you aren't trying hard enough
Its hard work that gets you stuff but its inspiration that pushes you

Thats why i think little kids are evil. i like your store :D if you get a chance read Potion Room l