Silent Sunset
Published May 17, 2011

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Welcome to Silent Sunset.

Thanks to Pralinesims for the Silent Hill Farm Lot which spurred my imagination. A fantastic lot. Thanks to all the Artist whose awesome creations were used in this story.
Thanks go out to all of you who read my stories.

Please enjoy and do turn on the lights. :)

Welcome to Silent Sunset.

Thanks to Pralinesims for the Silent Hill Farm Lot which spurred my imagination. A fantastic lot. Thanks to all the Artist whose awesome creations were used in this story.
Thanks go out to all of you who read my stories.

Please enjoy and do turn on the lights. :)
"Excuse me Sir. Do you know where I can find Stiles McGraw?" "Sure pal, he's over there." Davis was new in town. He had traveled a long way and was ready to get to his new place. He had found an ad in the paper for a small cabin to lease. Up by the cliffs. A small one bedroom. He didn't even look at it first. The price was right so he took it. Here at the local bar he was to meet the man who owned the property, Stiles. "You must be Stiles. I'm Davis. I've come about the place by the cliffs."

"Yes, nice to meet you. I received all the paper work. Please sit. I'll buy you a drink."
Davis was not the type who cared for the fruity drinks but it was free and his mouth was dry. So he drank it down in one gulp while Stile continued to gab away. Davis just wanted his key and to be on his way.

"Well, Stiles, thanks for the drink, but... I would like my key now. I'm tired it's been a long day."
"Umm, sure. This place is clean and is ready for your arrival. Rent is due on the first of every month."

"Yes Yes I got it."

Handing Davis the key to the cabin he said "Leaving here you turn to the right and take the first left, well it's the only way you can turn, then take your next right on Redwood. It's the last house on the right, you can't miss it."
Finally...Davis, with much relief was heading to his new place. Enjoying the bike ride in the cool night air. He was ready to start a new life. Yes, the cabin was indeed what he hoped it would be. Clean and away from the city. Away from everything. Making that final phone call. One last time. Glancing at his hand, where once a gold band rested. Not too sure what he was to do now. Starting over was not in his plans. His divorce took him completely by surprise. Not really understanding why the love of his life chose to end their marriage of 10 years. He was a good guy, well he thought so anyway. Exercise was a daily part of his routine. It kept his mind clear and his heart pumping. The next morning he stepped outside to see his surroundings. He was very pleased. Right by the cliffs. Exactly where he wanted to be. Going as far to the edge as he could go. Taking in the view and the scent of the salty sea. He could taste the salt on the tip of his tongue. It was beautiful. A perfect place to soothe a broken heart and bring peace to an otherwise busy mind. One should mind their steps here. Yes indeed they should. Returning back to his yard. He found a spot on the corner to start a garden. Yes a perfect beginning to a new start. What more could one ask for. With the evening arriving. Time for a jog to town. Buy some bait and hit the pier. The town folk said the fishing was good there. Davis came to slow walk when the mist came slowly rolling over the sidewalk. He had noticed this house last night when he past it. He thought nothing of it, but then it was dark. Entering the yard the mist was cool around his feet. Did he hear the sound of a laughing child? The sound was so faint as if it were far away. In is head perhaps?. He wasn't sure. The sound carried him around the side of the house. He saw no one. He heard nothing but the wind. There was nothing that would suggest that any one lived here. Matter of fact it had been long forgotten. Left to be taken by the salt that was carried with the wind. A slamming door....his heart picked up speed. His hair stood straight upon the back of neck. The wind made a strange sound, one that Davis could not comprehend. Davis was not one to get frighten easily. He's a rather curious type. Liked a thrill every now and then. Inside his chest he felt the beating of his heart. Beads of sweat began to form on his brow. Checking the door knob and feeling as though he shouldn't be here. Was this the door he heard slam? He found it unlocked. "Hello." He shouted and heard nothing but his echo. "Hello" he said again only his breathing responded. Walking into what was once the living room. Old with the decay of rotting wood. The smell of mildew filled his nostrils. The silence was maddening. Music drifted into his ears. A soft twinkling sound. It was all around it seemed. Standing perfectly still he listened. The music, as he started up the stairs became louder. Yes it came from up here. A beckoning sound calling to him. From within this room. A child's room. Old and torn wallpaper left peeling on the walls. Rusted and broken toys lay scattered about. The small iron bed collapsed in a heap of wasted metal.

Closing the lid on the music box brought back the silence once more. He felt heavy, feet made out of lead. He felt sleep closing in. He needed to leave.
Reaching the bottom of the stair case. He inhaled stale salty sir. He found it hard to breathe. An invisible vise was clamping down around his chest.

Walking toward the door. .......thump....thump....thump....came from behind.
THUMP.THUMP.THUMP as it got louder and closer.

Davis stood ever so still, not breathing, not moving, as the ball came bouncing down the stairs.
"HELLO IS THERE ANYBODY HERE!" He screamed. The ball came to a stop between his feet. He screamed once more. "HELLO IS THERE ANYBODY HERE! HELLO"

Only the wind rushing through the broken glass answered.
Out he ran. He would run to the locale bar and call Stiles. He wanted to know more about this house. For a man who didn't scare easily. He was scared. "Mommy....did you see the man? He closed my music box. How did he do that? Mommy, did you see?" "Mommy, I guess he didn't like my ball either. Mommy, did he hear me say hello back? Mommy, how did he open the door? Mommy, he used his hands. Mommy did you see?

To be continued:

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#23PralinesimsMay 21, 2011

Very fascinating !!! i cant wait for the next chapter!!i love ghost stories!

#24MangioMay 22, 2011

The first part was just bland to put it plainly. The suspense really picked up towards the end. You really spooked your readers out including me. \:D The ball falling down the staircase.. just creepy. \:eek\: I wonder about the girl.. where is her mother? You've left so many questions to be answered. Congrats on the feature \:rah\: The screenshots are superb.. they just add to the horror. I absolutely love ghost stories \;\) Can't wait for more \:wub\:

#25RatRaceRobMay 23, 2011

Wow \:eek\: !  *shivers happily* Total chiller atmosphere... cannot wait until the next one... wonderful start, with perfect creepfest screens \:wub\: \:rah\:

#26mogan44May 25, 2011

Ooooh a ghost story!  My favourite!

#27isarpgistaMay 27, 2011

What a great story! I loved it!!! \o/

#28Midnight222Jun 1, 2011

A ghost story .... Im loving it! With the state of that house I don't think I would have been brave enough to step of the footpath! Hopefully the mystery of the house will be solved and the occupants will find peace. Im off to read the next chapter \:rah\:

#29ShelleyBJun 25, 2011

\:eek\: You are a master of special effects!! Sure, the house sets a great scene, but your storytelling ability is awesome. I enjoy reading so many of the stories on TSR, but your spook-house stories are the best!!

#30HellsaintJul 17, 2011

Amazing. The suspense! \:eek\:  As spladoum mentioned, people always seem to have a knack to getting themselves in waist deep waters... \:D Excellent stuff \;\)

#31TanyellaJul 19, 2011

*shivers* that was awsome

#32fabrizioammolloApr 9, 2012

Interesting chapter! The situation is quite odd, and it looks to become more end more tricky. I can see that Hellene is surprised, on other hand maybe it's not that strange that Eleonore knows the middle man.

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