Axe Murder (A Short Horror Story!)

Axe Murder (A Short Horror Story!)

Susan and Ned are driving into the forest one night, but they certainly wish they hadn't!

published on December 07, 201331 reads 27 readers 12 completed
Axe Murder

Axe Murder

Susan and Ned were driving through a wooded empty section of highway. Lightning flashed, thunder roared, the sky went dark in the torrential downpour.
     “We’d better stop,”  said Susan.
      Ned nodded his head in agreement. He stepped on the brake, and suddenly the car started to slide on the slick pavement. They plunged off the road and slid to a halt at the bottom of an incline.
     Pale and shaking, Ned quickly turned to check if Susan was all right.  When she nodded, Ned relaxed and looked through the rain soaked windows.
     “I’m going to see how bad it is,” he told Susan, and when out into the storm. She saw his blurry figure in the headlight, walking around the front of the car. A moment later, he jumped in beside her, soaking wet.
      “The car’s not badly damaged, but we’re wheel-deep in mud,” he said. “I’m going to have to go for help.”
      Susan swallowed nervously. There would be no quick rescue here. He told her to turn off the headlights and lock the doors until he returned.
     Axe Murder Hollow. Although Ned hadn’t said the name aloud, they both knew what he had been thinking when he told her to lock the car.  This was the place where a man had once taken an axe and hacked his wife to death in a jealous rage over an alleged affair. Supposedly, the axe-wielding spirit of the husband continued to haunt this section of the road.
      Outside the car, Susan heard a shriek, a loud thump, and a strange gurgling noise. But she couldn’t see anything in the darkness.
      Frightened, she shrank down into her seat. She sat in silence for a while, and then she noticed another sound.  Bump. Bump. Bump.  It was a soft sound, like something being blown by the wind.
      Suddenly, the car was illuminated by a bright light.  An official sounding voice told her to get out of the car. Ned must have found a police officer.  Susan unlocked the door and stepped out of the car.  As her eyes adjusted to the bright light, she saw it.
      Hanging by his feet from the tree next to the car was the dead body of Ned.  His bloody throat had been cut so deeply that he was nearly decapitated. The wind swung his corpse back and forth so that it thumped against the tree. Bump. Bump. Bump.
     Susan screamed and ran toward the voice and the light. As she drew close, she realized the light was not coming from a flashlight. Standing there was the glowing figure of a man with a smile on his face and a large, solid, and definitely real axe in his hands. She backed away from the glowing figure until she bumped into the car.  
      “Playing around when my back was turned,” the ghost whispered, stroking the sharp blade of the axe with his fingers. “You’ve been very naughty.”
      The last thing she saw was the glint of the axe blade in the eerie, incandescent light.
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Sliversplashthecat
This reminded me of the other story car keys
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on May 08
Dauntless_Demigod
Great although it's not as scary as ur otherrs
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on November 14, 2015
Marvele
I know this story it was on an american horror website. Do you know raw bones?
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on June 01, 2015
Coolcass22
Great. But This is the Second Story You've Copied :/
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on March 25, 2014
Bubbzei
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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on January 20, 2014
BasicCactus
Amazing
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on December 27, 2013
becca01thebest
Thankyou. I am trying to put up a new story everyday from now on
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on December 08, 2013
BreezeyClouds
This is a wonderful yet scary story. Ha ha it actually started to send shivers down my spine. Hope to see more stories soon, keep up the good work.
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on December 08, 2013
madison1
No prob
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on December 07, 2013
becca01thebest
Thanks guys!
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on December 07, 2013
madison1
Wow you are amazing at this once again!
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on December 07, 2013
seippup12
Good story
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on December 07, 2013