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Story listed as: Fiction For Adults | Theme: Science Fiction | Subject: Horror / Terror | Published here : 10/26/2015
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The Hand That Wakes The Dead 
 
By Blake D. Smith
Born 1995, M, from Gun Barrel, United States
The night is cold, the house is well alive, and the beat of music is pumping through the veins of the youthful teenagers. The thumping, the pounding, the lights, and the smell of pheromones are swimming through the air. Young adults taken over an abandoned building for the night, living up, with drugs and liquor in their bodily systems. As the night party continues on the floor, upstairs is another story to be told.

On the first part of the house a young teenage female, about fifteen years old, stumbles her way up the stair case drinking her beer. Loud and obnoxious she pounds on one of doors with her hands until it opens. She walks into the room almost tripping over her two feet. The room is black, and the darkness consumes the room with hint of the smell of dust. "Where the hell am I, I can't see". She says slurring her words. A door creaks open at the other end of the room. Inside are three awaiting undead corpses waiting to feast on human organs and flesh. The young girl then takes out her cell phone for some light, and looks around the empty room. "There's nothing in here, why did I even come to this damn party in the first place" she thought to herself. As quickly as she thought, the three corpses ran out of their hiding spot and sprang after the girl. With hurtles of screams, she ran back to the door but it shut unexpected as she backed into it. The zombies quickly grabbed her, and bit into her flesh, and starting pulling at her arms. She screamed, but no help came. And within minutes the girls body became dismembered, guts, blood, poured out her. The lifeless body became nothing more than a meal for the dead. After the zombies finished the body, they crashed through the room and slowly walked down the stairs, where the real feast and the rest of the undead awake...

Downstairs the party is still alive with young men and women dancing away. The undead from the room makes it down to the party. Consumed with hunger, the creatures let out a deadly scream of horror, then begin the assault of death. The zombies immediately begin murdering and killing the crazy party goers. Blood splatters over the walls and quickly wakes up the other undead crazed fiends. Plant tentacles fall down from the ceiling and inject their mighty hardened spikes into the stomachs and slurp the life out of the victims. crawlers underneath the staircase unravel themselves and jump on frightened running others as they try to pry locked windows and doors open. The crawlers grab a hold of their heads with their two powerful arms and pull the people down to the floor and bite the entire thing with their skull like jackal head, draining the blood and slurping them dry. "Help me, please god, help me, one teen screams, as the tentacles wrap around him and squeeze him until his guts explode out onto the wooden floor. As this wakes the second phase of this blood feast...
"Bam, Bam, BAM"! Something is hitting the bottom on the from underneath and smells the fresh organs and blood as they seep through to the ground outside.Then the bottom of the floors explode and opens up a horror with teeth that can be at least 4 feet wide and across. Teens try to flee up stairs but can't, as plant tentacles grab them up, and zombies and crawlers capture them for their selfish all you can eat buffet. Others are also falling into the teeth pits in the floor. The legs are being chewed up and blood spewing from the teen's mouths as they are being turned to food for the monsters that lurk below, consumed alive and now dead..
With barley any humans alive to eat, the gore feast slows down, and the creatures go back into their hiding places where they belong. The rest of the young teens went into hiding themselves to keep from being food for the creatures of nightmares.

Then Dawn breaks hours later, the music has dies, the lights have gone off. Nothing is stirring. But that's not the end of this horrific tail of terror. The day goes by and nothing happens. No death, no murder, no guts spilling all over the house. Then later dusk happens, the young are still hiding but can't escape. How this place is a living hell for only the most sick minded would have thought. But it's real, Actually happening. Knowing that that they not make it out alive. Only four out of the hundreds that showed up at the party still exist in the hell hole. One Underneath the bed in the zombie infested room on the left next to the stair case on the second floor, another hiding in a closest with a dead body sitting on the floor with his face eaten off and intestines spilled out. The third in the kitchen under the sink, where an unawakened corpse lurks with it's mouth open and cradled up in a ball like position right beside the frightened kid. The last is hiding in a dark shadow where a crawler sits and waits right above is head...

"Pssst, psst, can anybody here me, is anybody still alive"? Says the teen in the closet. But no reply. He waits for another thirty minutes until he yells frighteningly again. The other teen underneath the sink grabs a ladle and start tapping it on the floor. Then the teen in the shadow knocks on the wall. "Thud, thud, thud thud". A communication system has started between the two. The creatures start stirring as they are attracted to sound and listen to every beep, thomp, bam, noise made. The teens stop, and do it again and over again...

"Click, click, a locked door opens up at the end of the hallway on the second floor. Through all the night of blood, screams, monsters, zombies, and killer plants, nobody has been able to get in to the room until it opened. An old man walks slowly out of the room with a cane in his hand. Skinny, hunched over and as horribly pale skin. He is wearing an overcoat that is white with blood stains and dirt on it. And a name tag on it which says Dr, Robert Dupree. He walks out down the stair case and looks around with no surprise in what happened. "Don't worry children, you can come out, I'm not going to hurt you." No please stay, there's plenty of room here. He walks across the main room without stepping into the monstrous teeth traps and turns on a light switch. He looks and turns at the teen that was hiding in the corner where the shadow was. "You there, boy why have you come to my house"? "You have made such a mess here, inviting all your friends", he says. The teen didn't reply, shaken with fear. Instead he slowly walked over to the old man, and spoke. "There all dead, but four." Why did you let us die?! Why..why..old man. Dupree replies, "For years this has been my home, I've lived my entire life around my work, I was kicked out of the Military for conducting human, plant and animal experiments",he says bitterly. "Oh how I hate humanity and with everything that comes with it", Being born, growing up, getting old and death". So I created a serum that would turn humans, plants and animals into beasts that have a hunger for death." Now my entire research is inside this house, and you people are it's food source". That's why I let your friends die petty child." And there is nothing you can do." The old man grabs his throat, and the teen looks as a bulge grows in it. Dupree seems to be choking and the young man gets a better look at his neck, he isn't choking, he is changing. Inside Dupree's neck little worm/tentacle creatures can be seen by the human eye. His whole body shakes and the teen has no idea what is next to come..

The darkness has come and none of the beasts have come out of hiding, Still on the walls, under the house, in other shadows. The other three teens come out of hiding after all day. The two upon the second floor meet up unexpectedly And walked down to the main room. The teen underneath the sink came out due to the fact of hearing the disturbances, and knowing that these are human steps and whispers. The three met up with the first, looking at the old man in shock. The others mouths dropped, watching the old man shake like he is having seizures standing up. Then quickly the old man's hands but and explode off, then turning into these tentacles. His jaw has been misshapen, teeth sharpened, his skin color changed from death pale, to a blood red color. The teens run for cover from the tentacle freak monster. As it lashes out at them. Ir roars a horrible sound, making the teens cover their ears as they bleed out. The man is now not a man at all. Instead a monster, the most powerful abomination. It's tentacles his the floor, it's eyes turn dead white, and it sniffs the air. The beast is hunting. Hunger has stricken it and must feed...

The powerful monster lashes it's tentacles out and destroys the stair case, and everything in it's path. From walls, to the crashed over stereo that had been tipped over by running victims, to the destruction of walls. The 4 have no way out..No where to hide and can't run. They run into the kitchen and avoid the lashes of the monster and the teeth traps still in the floor. The monster zombie can't walk fast so it can't get far. "I am sick of this....this place"! These monsters have killed our friends, destroyed everything and now we can't get out" says one of the teens". This has to end and I am getting out of this shit hole place!" Either I will die fighting before I will die a damn food source for this...this thing." This is the final damn straw! The other teens don't speak but their eyes and their facial expression has changed from fear to anger in a matter of split seconds. The monster in the main room is tearing up everything trying to find the teenagers to consume. The other creatures finally start to appear. The tentacles fall down from the ceiling, the crawlers jump down from the side of the walls and the zombies fall down from where the stair case was. Over forty of them appeared. Wearing torn up tuxedo's and even with the same color of the DR. Dupree. The teeth traps have awakened as well. moving around as the house starts to fall apart..

In the kitchen the 4 teens gather knives, from the shelves, meat cleavers, a machete that was laying in a corner of the rectangular kitchen. And each of them has made a homemade bomb out of their whiskey bottles and and a lighter. One light of the clothe then boom!The place goes back to hell and so does the creatures that deserve to be there. The teens enter the monster infested room where the creatures can be seen with horrendous amounts of light. The plague of monsters hit them, They swing at the monsters, cutting their internal organs out of their stomachs. One teen slashes off a crawlers head, it's nothing more than just a skull protecting a human brain. "Now you die!", yells one of them. Then the crawlers brains get smashed to pieces. twitching on the floor the body lays motionless. The zombies over power one of the teens and eats and consumes their insides. Holding the homemade bomb, he drops at the boom! The house is on fire and most of the other monsters dead, except the Dupree beast. The 3 teens that are left were thrown backwards again the wall. And the only way out is the front door block off by Dupree. The explosion was bigger than they have expected. when the first bottle was dropped, theirs must have gone with it. The explosion made holes in the wall, but unable to escape due to the burn wood. The three last teens make their final stand...

Hurting, bleeding out, and still angry then group of teens gather up what they have for weapons. Fighting for their lives they approach Dr. Dupree that was knocked unconscious. It then gets up and lashes at them with ll it's fury, trying to capture it's pray. But unable to do so. A teen grabs a machete off the floor and swings it at the the tentacle arms of the beast. Finally, "SLASH, a tentacle gets cut off, but it makes no difference. The other tentacle jabs itself into the teens stomach.The zombie pulls the teen to his face and whispers..."I have the hand that wakes the dead, you can't stop me." and then bites the youth's face off. Dupree throws the body away making it hit the floor with a hole which can be seen through. Blood seeps and death remains in the winning circle between the living and the dead. The last two teens look in horror as the other was thrown like a rag doll. They finally make a step forward and escape through big enough gap between the outside the burning house. Dr. Dupree angrily lashes out and then the ceiling collapses on him. Outside the teens watch from a safe distance as they see the place burn down to the ground until dusk appears. Finally they leave, one holding their side bleeding out, and the other limping, because of a broken bone in the arm..They leave and walk...

At the house, Dr. Dupree lays underneath the hell that he had made. Everything he had made had become his own damnation. Consumed with playing god, trying to become a creature that had swelled in the fountain of youth. Why did he do it? Why did he let his creations slaughter hundreds of victims, know one will know until the story is told..But is the Dr. Dupree really dead. And finally put to death. Well, that's a whole new story. A new hell, a new number of death and slaughter..Lets just say the dead doesn't stay dead....
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