A GRAVE STORY...
by miao potirutch
Creative commons BY-NC-ND 2017 by Miao Potirutch Al rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.
Printed in Thailand
First Printing, 2017
(I don’t know) Publishing
000 Something Street
Thailand, Bangkok 00000
One day, thirteen girls from a school
called Halio went to their yearly 3-day
camp. This year, the wind was strangely
cold and the sky was dark. The girls
shivered in their van, which had rolled
"I feel like somebody is gonna have bad
luck," said Pitta, hoisting her little green bag and trying to sit taller in her seat so
she could see farther like the other girls.
"Yeah, me too," agreed Stefanie,
"Come on, guys, we're here already,"
Anna H said. She grabbed her purplish
bag and led the others out of the car.
They all brought down their tent bags
and some necessities they could carry
down with them.
Then they began to set their things
"We also have to move our stuff in
before lunch," said Anna S.
"This is an unlucky day!" said Miao in her usual dramatic manner. "Friday the 13th.
And there are thirteen of us."
"Yeah," Ing Ing agreed, checking her phone.
"I told you," Miao answered. Everyone crowded around Ing to see the date on
the screen. With grim expressions, they
saw that she was right.
"Oh, come on guys! That's just a belief,"
said Anja, but she sounded unsure.
Some girls looked on worriedly.
"OK guys, we can go play first and then
set up the tent," said Anna H.
"I'll go with Sophia to get some stuff
from the car," Pitta said. "I brought a lot of stuff for our tent, so we'll start
now." She set her bags down and went
with Sophia to the van.
The girls split up. Ing Ing, Mimi, Anna
S and Anna H went to the lake. Anja,
Briony, Miao and Stefanie went to the
forest. Kim and Annice and Ava went
to the cafeteria to get something.
Anja and Briony climbed the vines in
Suddenly Sophia ran towards them,
"Guys! YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF
HERE!" she yelled.
"Why?" Briony shouted.
"Pitta was murdered by somebody!
They were hiding behind the van
"Was it a boy or girl?" screamed
"I don't know, but I think they're
coming!" Sophia answered. "Hurry!"
There was a swish and somebody threw
a knife from behind her. It struck her
through the chest. Sophia screamed and
fell, exposing the dripping handle.
Stefanie ran as fast as she could across
the field with the others. She looked at
the murderer to see his/her identity, but
she couldn't look so long, since she was
being chased by the murderer. "Run!!!"
As she ran, Miao was determined to
find out the killer's identity. Opposing
her frightened nature, she ran more
slowly than she really should
have. But she clearly underestimated
the murderer's skills. As she turned
around, the blade whizzed past
Stefanie's face and hit Miao. She fell
Anja screamed and everyone ran
faster, seeing how good the murderer
was at throwing things. Then they
realized the murderer was gone.
They stopped, gasping for breath.
"Oh, no...." said Briony, seeing the two Annas's dead bodies.
"Wait!" shouted Anja. "Why are they dead here?!"
Briony frowned. "That means...."
"She was here!" realized Stefanie.
"Watch out!" screamed Briony, but it was too late. Two sharp blades sunk into
Stefanie and Anja.
"Ahh!!!" Briony screamed and ran faster.
Briony ran on for her life, wondering
where the other girls were. Clearly,
IngIng and Mimi weren't with Anna S
and Anna H, since she would've seen
Briony reached the bamboo forest.
She spotted IngIng hiding behind a
clump of bamboo with Mimi. Their
eyes widened. Briony glanced behind
her. The murderer raised her knife.
Briony heroically decided to help her
friends, even if she knew she would
die. She just managed to mouth,
"Hide!," before she got hit by the knife and screamed as she fell down.
IngIng and Mimi stood as still as
possible as the murderer looked
around. They both wished as hard
as they could that they were
blended in with the trees. Then Ing's
hair blew against the leaves, making
a rustling sound."Aha!" shouted the
murderer in a strangely familiar
voice. A voice recognised by most
children at Halio...
The murderer raised her knife and
Mimi and Ing ran. The murderer
aimed at Ing but missed and hit Mimi
instead. Mimi fell dead on the ground.
Ing found a dead end, surrounded by
a thick, thorny forest and a tall
concrete wall. If she ran into the
forest, she would definitely die from
taking too much time.
Ing outran the murderer by about
thirty long seconds, which was
enough time to get ready to die, but
not enough to escape the long wall
and the thick wood.
"Ing!!!" shouted Kim, as she ran
towards her. The knife hit Ing.
"AAAAAAHHHHH!" she screamed
and fell down.
"What's happening?" shouted Annice.
"Get out of here!" Kim said.
"I'm helping you!" Annice persisted.
The murderer snuck up behind her
and stabbed Annice. She screamed
and fell. "No!" screamed Kim. She
faced the murderer.
"Hahahahaahah!" laughed the
murderer. She turned around and
faced Kim menacingly.
She lifted a knife victoriously and
flung it at Kim. Kim ducked and it hit
a tree. "Aaaaaaaaahh!!" she screamed.
Kim pulled the knife out and hit the
murderer with it. "No!!!!!" shrieked the murderer.
Kim was determined to find out who
they were. But the murderer held on
to their mask and threw the knife
directly at Kim.
Kim screamed as it hit her. As the
murderer was losing strength, Kim
saw the mask starting to slip. The
murderer was trying her best to keep
the mask on. She fell to the floor.
Kim was determined to find out who
she was. This was her last chance.
The murderer was also determined
not to let anyone know her identity.
She groaned and held on.
But the murderer lost her
strength. She fell and the mask
dropped off. Kim also fell down.
Before she was gone altogether, she
saw the murderer's face.
Then she collapsed.
*Padma was their school's head teacher.
About the Author
Miao Potirucht has been drawing
since she was three years old and
her favorite thing to paint with is
watercolor. She was born in
Bangkok, Thailand. She likes to
watch YouTube and Now she
lives in Huahin, Thailand, with
her parents and sister.
The girls at school are
getting ready for camp.
But they never knew what
was coming for them...