Once again, Simon opened his eyes in that room that was becoming a little more familiar. This time he felt leather straps tied against his wrists and ankles. Repeatedly, he pulled his bonds with all his might—finally managing to break the strap that held his arms.
Simon immediately began to undo the rest of his restraints. Soon enough, he got up from the stretcher and analyzed his surroundings. Everything was just like the last time he woke up in the strange room. The same feeling of being trapped in a doctor’s office, and the memory of the men in white coats conducting their experiments returned to him.
Looking at the room’s only exit, Simon knew something was different—but he couldn’t understand his intuition. His suspicion grew and he smashed the door with his elbow.
Simon stopped after breaking the door open… the metallic stank of blood surrounded him. Nothing was like the last time he tried to escape. The hallway walls were covered with bloodstains. Simon had to cover his nose, the odor was unbearable.
What happened here? he wondered, stepping out of the room. Something was seriously wrong but he couldn’t stay to find out. Immediately, he turned to the right and saw a metal door blocking the way. To the other side was his only way out—the same path he took when he encountered the beast in the corner. The memory of that day passed through his mind and he remembered the pain on his neck. Simon reached with his hand but the dart was gone.
I have to be careful, Simon thought. This could be another trap, I can’t trust them.
His cautious footsteps led him through the blood stained corridor. The doors to the other rooms were destroyed, his intrigue grew with every step—in one of the rooms he caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a human arm and he moved faster.
I have to get out of here, he thought, still covering his nose with one hand. When he reached the end of the hall he found two options to continue. To the right another metal door and the darkness of a broken lamp hanging from the ceiling; to the left an opportunity to continue looking for a way out.
Simon paused. Hiding his body, waiting for a sign. In that moment, he saw glowing eyes in the darkness. He forced himself to continue looking, and noticed a creature moving in front of the metal door that blocked the corridor to the right.
The creature slowly came out of the shadows. Its torso moved as if it was an arachnid with slender legs hitting the ground with each step. Simon hid, unable to control his breath—fear too over him. However, he couldn’t wait and get caught. While the creature slowly approached.
Simon remembered the strength he had the last time. All that he was able to do… but this time seemed different and he decided to run. Surprising the creature with his speed—making it take a step backwards, before it started chasing after him.
He felt the cold air against his face as he ran, and the noise that echoed against the walls with every step the creature took. Simon feared the sharp claws of the creature chasing after him. His mind couldn’t stop thinking about the ease it would require to cut through his skin… and he kept running.
The creature ran at full speed, almost catching its fleeing prey. While its watering mouth spilled saliva. Its eyes focused, trying to predict the man’s next move—but his prey was too fast.
Simon almost lost his hearing behind the loud beating of his heart. Moving faster than he could have imagined possible to evade the creature, he saw pieces of wall flying off after avoiding the spider’s attacks. He couldn’t know if he was on the right path, he ran with hope of not finding…at the end of the hall he noticed a metal door blocking his way. Simon couldn’t slow down and slammed into the metal door.
The creature failed to predict its prey’s movements and saw the man push himself off the metal door. The giant spider uselessly moved its legs to reach him and only managed to grace the skin of the man.
Simon turned as he fell and stood up quickly to continue fleeing… when he noticed that the creature had wounded the skin of his arm. I’m done, he thought, staring at the wound.
The creature slowly turned on the metal door, peered at the human and paused.
Why keep running away? Simon asked himself. He held his arm with the opposite hand to get a closer look at his wound…it was worse than he had imagined. His blood began to fall to the floor. His fears grew stronger… Simon could no longer think about what he should do to save his life. All was lost. Even if I manage to escape, I’ll bleed to death.
Simon saw the creature slowly approaching… and he felt a burning sensation inside his wound. The pain was almost unbearable, but somehow he managed to stay on his feet—watching in surprise as the wound closed on its own. Impossible, he thought. I can heal myself…
The creature continued approaching… The expression on Simon’s face changed, the fear disappeared and he became the hunter.
I had to check all the other stories… Loved it!
Betty, it’s good to have you here. You must give yourself the entire tour of my fiction blog.
Wow Sebastian I am glad to come across your blog. The stories are interesting.
I’m happy that you have finally arrived and I hope you enjoy the full walkthrough of my fiction blog.
Hi William Whitten here checking out your site…pretty amazing dude!!!
Great visuals too.
I love it… I had to switch on the notification bell just to keep following
Every Wednesday a new story.
Love the way you write.. So exciting
Sonya, you are too kind.
Thanks Sebastian for your wonderful stories.
Hani, it’s a pleasure to take you for a moment to a magical universe.
Sebastian, I’ve had this idea for a long time.. Would you like that we discuss it?
I was trying to be lazy before I go get my kid from his friend’s and got dragged into reading the whole story. Enjoyed it and it was great at getting me hooked into reading the whole story before I realised it.
Tyler, it’s nice to know that I managed to spark your imagination.
Good writing is good writing and you can spin a tale that drags you in.
Thank you for a wonderful content to read . I’ll finish shortly just wanted to be the first to post 📯 miss it 😂
It’s a pleasure… next week you’ll have a new opportunity.
You have a Dean Koontz kind of a mind. 🙂 Keep it up!
Paul, you are too kind. 😌
I loved that
Dave, I’m happy you enjoyed it.
Very satisfying. It made me wonder at the satisfaction I felt that he became the hunter…
I’m happy that you liked it. We all have the ability to become hunters.
Another fantastic story!
Peter, thanks. I’m doing my best.
You never know what I may be seeing from you next.
Hey Sebastian, I noticed that you liked a post on my blog recently (Hovel of Babel). How in the world did you find it, I use it as an archive for stuff that I later might post elsewhere 🙂
I guess the WordPress app doesn’t have privacy in mind, but I’m happy it happened. I hope to see you again soon for more stories.
Wow, I am happy you always like my blogs, you are such a writer,i have always enjoyed your blogs. Thanks for encouraging young writers.
Intriguing..The prey becoming the hunter, I can sense the thrill!
Zippora, that’s a path we must learn to accept.
Sorry, I can’t use that app.
I’m awed by how you urge me to create a short film in my mind as I read your phenomenal writing. Thank you kindly for sharing your gift.
Dani, it’s a pleasure to help your mind to run wild in a magical universe.
The pray becoming the hunter reminds me of Ezekiel 21:25-27. Simon conquering the beast is like man overcoming the devil. In the end, those who have been the prey of the beast will be exalted and those of the beast will be abased.
I like your analogy. I like Revelation 19:11- chapter 20:15
Even better – TOPS! The Exalted of the Exalted!
Phillip, it’s just a matter of knowing yourself.
That’s facinating. But actually that’s Basically triggered by that work.
That’s facinating and great talent. But actually that’s basically triggered by that masterpiece.
What a turn of events, here, have a like for this brilliantly crafted story!
Miles, that’s all I ever wanted.
Now that is a cool twist and possibly the creature itself being it’s own undoing. Nice!
Stephen, I hope your imagination was able to fill in the blanks.
It’s a pleasure.
I tried to contact him but could not
It just blew up my mind! Amazing 😊
Chandana, my fictional blog is full of stories to give you the same effect.
Wow! Amazing story👍👍
That means alot coming for a fellow writer.
Hi Sebastian! I’ve noticed you liked my first post, with that I very thank you, man! I saw your and see what you. You know, I was inspired by it! That’s actually exactly the best what I saw here! Following and looking forward for new!👍
May inspiration be with us.
Like wise……great ethic out there. He literally oils the wheels and sees you move.
Another great instalment. If I may suggest, have you looked at PenPee.com? From what I have read from doing my research for my creative writing, it looks to be a legitimate platform for writers to get noticed and get paid for the material they submit and gets read by subscribers to the site. As always looking forward to your next chapter.
I really appreciate your suggestions and will definitely take a look at them. I hope to see you again soon and don’t forget to do the full tour of my fiction blog.
Another really enjoyable story. You have such an amazing imagination, Sebastian. I look forward to your next creation.
Skittz, I’m happy to have you here and will work hard for my next creation.
I don’t know if it is a coincidence or not but my brother’s name is Simon and you look so similar to him 🙂 also I am loving your stories 👍🏼
Panchi, that’s an honor. Everything is as it should be. Please enjoy them all.
Daaang! That twist! This is brilliant.
AM, you are too nice. I hope you also enjoy the rest of my creations.
I’m happy that you liked it.
I just dicovered your blog!! Cant believe I didnt know about you until now…
Prajna, I’m happy that you finally arrived. Please stay for a while and enjoy.
Hooking story! Cant believe I didnt know about your blog until now
I hope you take the full tour of my fiction blog.
I would have died of fright because I have arachnophobia lol
Shehreen, I hope it wasn’t too intense. I promise, my preview stories don’t have spiders…I think.
It’s fine 🙂 It made me properly wake up!
Yes! This is great!
Jus, I’m happy that you liked it. I hope you also enjoy the rest of my fiction blog.
If you want to be happy check out my blog, which has a ton of beautiful quotes.
Thanks for the invitation.
Good writing,good read. Do you also do your own illustration? Thank you for your stories,btw.
JL, it’s nice to have you here. The illustrations are found on the Internet and I then modified them to match the style of my blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of my stories.
I’m sure I will. Thank you.
Lovecraftian horrorshow fun! Really good writing!
Paltry, I appreciate the reference and hope you are enjoying my fiction blog.
Very much so! Great engaging writing!
I think you meant “stench” or “stink” rather than “stank.”
Elene, how nice to hear from you. Thanks for your help and I hope you enjoy my other stories too.
This was gripping, thrilling, unnerving and amazing!
Trishna, if you liked this story, wait until you take the full tour of my blog.
This is a superb art display.
Man you’re a great influencer,able to provock humanity’s mind / thinking with your style of writing.
Keep it up dear
Maurice, someone has to do it. Right?
Hey Sebastian, I am new to the blog thing looking for guidance. Thanks .
And by the way loved your blogs .
Rash, all I can tell you is to look for inspiration in others until you find your own way.
Thank u ,
I would look up to you to
Thanks for your valued advice I would keep that in mind
And I would like to ask you what do you think I can improve in my blog to make it better
You could start by finishing the about section.
Loved your story.
Juan, this works for both of us.
What a twist of events!
Daniel, nice to see you here. I hope you continue enjoying my fiction blog.
Also, thanks for liking my review of Goodfellas, it means a lot to me.
ThatOneKid, in this way we help each other.
I’m trying really hard to get followers and this means a lot to me.
Outstanding!! And this comes from a woman who’s had a life-long terror of spiders. I didn’t see the end coming — nice surprise!
Rebecca, I hope you enjoyed it despite your terrors. I will try to make other kinds of stories for you.
Hello Sebastian! That’s me again. I am very sorry for disturbing you. I am so thankful that you were first to like me, and I clearly involve in plot of your stories so I would like to ask about opportunity to get contact with you to get information about WordPress platform’s opportunities. Thank you!
Maayan, it’s good to hear from you again. I hope my knowledge may be of service, please use my contact form to reach me.
I’ve sent you a message. Looking forward to talk to you and next story!
Wow! Your fiction blog and beautiful and well-done! I’m so grateful you liked one of my posts which gave me a path to find yours! Cheers, and thank you.
Hermione, I’m happy that you’re finally here. Please let your imagination run wild and enjoy the ride.
Nice work, I’d love to post something like this soon.
Practice and discipline can get you anywhere. In the meantime, inspiration is something this blog could offer. See you back soon!
Our wounds will heal and we will become the hunters.
Trust your instincts and come back for more stories.
Thank you, I will come back for more. If you like my writing, please also leave a comment on my page.
Nice one… The Hunter
Harshit, may we all become hunters.
Ok… Why not
Sébastian Whatsapp me please on +254706325147
David, sorry but I don’t use that app. Reach me at http://m.me/itusebastian
The link is not opening dm me your details on my mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoyed reading this story! My favorite lines: “While its watering mouth spilled saliva” and “The creature continued approaching… The expression on Simon’s face changed, the fear disappeared and he became the hunter”. I would love to see how he hunts this hungry creature. So good!
Sam, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll see more of Simon and his adventures.
Turning on the notification! I had fun playing the characters in my head. Thank you for this piece!
Hannah, it’s a pleasure.
Hey, you read one of my completely random blogs that I really wasn’t expecting anyone to ever find, but I thought I’d repay the favour and discovered your blog.
And I’m glad I did because I absolutely loved the story!!! And that was even without the context of the prequel which I can’t wait to read.
I’ll definitely check out the rest once I make it through my exams.
Thank you so much. I needed to hear this.
We have the power to heal ourselves.
Your work speaks to me. Always!
Seb, it’s a great priveledge being in your site. Your fiction stories are more than fictions. Well done bro.
I’ll try to keep them coming.
Wonderful story you got here. I wonder if this is only a part of a longer story?
I’m glad you liked it and we’ll see more of Simon in the future.
Deluar, it’s my pleasure.
It’s a great deal. Looks like am going to be around longer. Tx
Byamugisha, I’m happy to finally have you here. Enjoy your time on my fiction blog.
Absolutely am hoping for the best.
And also dont forget to check mine out.
I checked all stories it’s midblowing bro
Vilas, that’s amazing. I’ll have to start translating the rest of my stories for you.
Yes bro from when
Bro it’s very pleasure for you translating for it helps
I hope it happens soon.
I will need to spend some time reading much more of your work. Looking forward to it.
This was very exciting and, as others have said, is quickly and effectively engrossing. Great writing.
Eston, it’s a pleasure. Enjoy the rest of my fiction blog.
Wow!!! I feel like at the movies. Your fiction is so vivid, I feel alive in it as I read.
That’s all I really want. To share my gift with you.
Alexa, it’s my pleasure. 😌
Nice one dear
Sandy, it’s my pleasure. 😌
Hello nice articles, can you guide me you are very good writer give me some tips for my website can you help me
Just keep going and let the journey guide your way.
Thank you so much brother
How did u make ur website and did u use a teamplate. if u did can you send me that
Abhav, I’m very glad to have you here. Hope you’re enjoying my work and sorry but I can’t help you out with that.
¿Cómo hiciste tu sitio web y usaste una plantilla? Si lo hiciste, ¿puedes enviarme eso?
A professional writer 👏
Rock, I’m happy to have you here and I hope you enjoy my work. Feel free to send your students to practice with my stories.
Yes, of course. Thanks 😊 🙏
great work and thanks for the follow… I am now following you and look forward to hearing more. 🌷
Cindy, I’m glad to have you here. I’ll come up with more stories for you.
Nice chapter and cliff hanger for a graphic novel. There was an interesting graphic novelist on Talk of Iowa today 6/7 name Benjamin Percy who gave out some interesting knowledge about publication of genre work. He also works for Marvel and is coming out with his own series of SF novelas and a superhero. Talk of Iowa comes on WSUI/IPR if you care to listen. But I found him very interesting.
Mary, I really appreciate your support. I’ll look it up.
Is that the end of the story?
hashtaglassie, I really hope things turn out well with your current situation. I’ll make it up to you and come up with the next part of the story.
I would love that. I enjoyed your story very much. And thank your for your concern. Mostly my rambling is just me being whiny or saying things I can’t to a world that doesn’t know me. Luckily, or perhaps divinely, the worst scenario of the situation you refer to has blown over.
Look at life from the bright side.
As always it’s amazing 🐱✨❤️
Butterfly, hoping I’m the type of mushroom you have to eat on a weekly basis.
It’s a pleasure… do continue the fantasy sports talk!
But… … …Sebastian? Its just a list, bullet points about what is important to me. I’m not really a writer. More of a collator or a curator. I used to be a psychotherapist; 45 years of it, until my stroke. That’s the story I should be telling. Meeting the Angel of Death during brain surgery. Wow!
I feel too old, too tired. Bilbo Baggins at the end of Lord of the Rings. Drift away, lille Hobbit, its time for a new adventure.
Jonah, I just hope my stories help you relive past experiences and create new ones.
Hi. I’m loving your stories Sebastian. They are really good, and pretty hook able to read. Keep up with the great work.
Carol, I’m happy you’re enjoying my fiction blog. I’ll keep reading yours to get a better perspective for future stories.
Riya, I just hope my stories inspire yours and vice versa.
Yup. They do
Hi Sebastian, I’m Cocoa. I keep discovering your pieces and I really enjoy them. Great work 🙏🏽❤️
Cocoa, I’m happy to have you here and I hope your presence can enrich my stories.
I love this, why have I never been here before, I wonder. Will check out the ones before this… And the ones to come
You arrived just in time for the show to begin. Please enjoy the ride.
thank you for liking my post sebastian 🙂
Love the ending when he becomes the hunter. Good writing, keeps one in suspense and the picture of what I believe of a spider fits perfect with the story. I liken it to the devil, who once was an angel, but fell because of pride. I will be back for more.
I’m glad you found this little blog on the net and I hope you find wisdom in it.
I really enjoyed this. Very well done!
Ang, I hope you are enjoying the rest of my fiction blog too.
Another great post. I can actually picture the scene and that’s the sign of a good writer! Kudos!
I just hope Simon finds a way out of that trap.
I loved it, felt every bit of it. You rocked !!!
You have to do the full tour of my fiction blog. It’s highly recommended.
Thank you Sebastian, I surely will.
Pls follow my bloghttps://moraldays.wordpress.com/moral-days/#
Thanks for the invitation.
You are a world-class Sebastian.😀🤝🏅🏆
From my home to yours. 😌
This one is great. I look forward to the next chapter.
Coming soon to a fiction blog near you.
Wow, good one
It’s my pleasure. 😌
I have some query I want to talk to you please.
My social networks and contact form are here for us.
You tell a nice story.
Sometimes they just work.
Good I enjoyed it and a good ending with the turn of events. Nice job.
It’s important to accept our ability to heal.
Wow! You’re writing is so captivating! I love the imagery!
I love to paint the imagination.
It is a good read, I am happy that I came across your blog. Keep writing keep inspiring.
That’s the least I could do. I hope to see you soon.
Great Imagination! I loved the story.
There will be many challenges ahead before Simon can be free.
i love this!!! <3
I’ll try to come up with more like it.
I don’t read much but I manage to finish the Hunter. I will try to read the rest later. Thanks for the story and like.
It’s important to share the ideas we all have about the truths of the world.
Amazing narration. Loved it.! I was expecting a little different climax at the end. Simon after helpless moves fell dizzy and when opened his eyes found himself in the same situation like in the beginging of the story. And the story goes in the loops..
Then you’re going to love it https://bit.ly/3vUQcu1
Usted escribe súper bien. Gracias. Thank you for reading my posts. I have also written a few articles in Spanish. Do try to read and comment😊
I’ll look for them when I have some time off from this overwhelming writing career. 😌🙏
Great premises, Sebastian. Interesting stuff
You kept me glued to your story till the end.
Great work you are doing brother, they all are so fantastic stories.🙏
This is a nice continuation from the last short story.