Lost Soul (Part 4)

 

 

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I heard another sound that made my heartbeat pound like a non-stop drum from a marching band. It’s no longer just a branch of tree falling but stones being thrown at my shack! I remained still and silent, my back leaning at the improvised door I made while i grasp my knife with both hands. If it’s the Ha La Lau, my plan, ever since I came here, was to jump over him and stab that creature in his eyes so he wouldn’t be able to see me as I run away and then just find a new place to build a new home. Living in this peculiar world for such a long time, I have learned how to survive and I will never let any ugly creature take my life away. No, never.

On the third sound that was louder than the first two, whether it’s a bigger stone or a stronger force I wasn’t really sure, I got more tensed. I’m 100% certain someone’s throwing it at my house and that I have to do something. With unending drops of sweat onto my neck up to my lap, I peeked through the small hole from where I sit and peered into the darkness. After a thorough search from the west side of my shack, where the stones were thrown at, I found nothing. Not until I saw a hand that released the fourth powerful strike—dang! it hit the bull’s eye! For some weird reasons, I was able to anticipate it would get through the hole so even before it could hit me, I moved back and rolled like an action star who successfully missed a gunshot.

Oh my God! I’m still fuck*n’ nervous but the thought of seeing a hand that resembles that of human’s, calmed my nerves a little bit. What if there’s another human being trapped in here just like me? But how sure I am that the hand who threw them stones was of a person’s? I walked silently like a frog to reach for the stone at the other end of my tiny house and I couldn’t help but to wonder why it doesn’t look like a stone. Ain’t a stone supposed to be black? This one looks like it was covered with white crumpled paper even from afar. When I reached it, I scrutinized it before touching it worried that there could be some magical spell and as I look closer to this stone as big as a baby’s fist, I saw some symbols from the paper covering it. I have this gut feeling that this is a positive message so I held it while I cover my face with my left hand, afraid that it could be a bomb but when I carried it and heard no explosion, I released a deep sigh of interim relief. I straightened out the crumpled white paper and this is how it looks like:

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I have no idea how he (if he’s a “he”, or if he’s actually a person) was able to wrap this symbolic piece of paper but all I know is I have to decipher it. It’s obviously not English but I know this means something of significance. What if this could be my ticket to go back to Earth? Anyhow, I have to find out first where this came from and who that mysterious messenger is.

Leaving the stone behind, I folded the paper and put it in my pocket. I gathered all the courage I have saved in this planet and armored myself with it as I walked outside to search for that messenger. I examined the dark surroundings and walked tiptoed, trying to make no sound and staying alert and attentive all the time. After a couple of minutes of search, a sweaty hand grabbed me by my arm it lifted me from one place to another, like a ball that has bounced from the surface of the earth. The force was too strong I thought he was a giant or a monster but the fact that the hand was sweaty indicates he’s human. And I was hell right. He was hugging me from behind, his right arm clamped in my waist while his left hand covered my mouth ’cause I couldn’t help but to scream femininely as I tripped over.

“Shhhh. The monsters will hear you and we’re dead” whispered the guy with a face I haven’t seen yet.

“Who are you? Are you human too? Are you trapped here as well?” I moved back and saw a shirtless man looking like a caveman with long brown hair same as Tarzan’s with a bizarrely long beard I can hardly see his face.

“I am, but hang on, let’s go to my hideout first before I answer all your questions. Did you bring the piece of paper from the stone?” asked the man, while he kept on looking around, perhaps checking if a Ha La Lau heard my scream.

“Yes, it’s with me.”

“Alright then, let’s go.”

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This is another contribution to a writing challenge my dear friend Bartek has created again to combine creative minds from around the world. So happy to be part of this and so thrilled to read the next parts. Please click on the link below so you can see how this story started. Please let us know if you’re challenged enough to do the next part through the comments. Maybe make a romantic twist? Or a magical one? It’s all up to you. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

Part 1 by Enni

Part 2 by Joker

Part 3 by Bartek

(Photo credit to the owner)

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Apple Rae says:

    ohhh i’m sorry, you should’ve told me! I was thinking like maybe the two of them could do the decoding. 😦

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  2. Enni says:

    Aweeeeeeeeesomeeeeeee 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  3. Orvillewrong says:

    A worthy contribution!

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Thanks for reading Orville!! ♥️

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  4. Jokerswild says:

    This was awesome lovely, great addition and it ties in great, I’m excited and I’m following the story and it’s great so far. Love how the note and mystery guy pops up, you played that well from past events, we think alike😉. Whose on deck for part 5?

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Thank you Roy. 🙂

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    2. Bartek D says:

      Hi guys, I just wanted to ask what do you think about just doing it as 4 people? It is ridiculous how many people wanted to join but no one bothers to write. Unless you know someone because I don’t know what to do.

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      1. Apple Rae says:

        Hmm yea I’m good with it. No worries. I’ve tried to ask some people too but no one hasn’t committed to it yet.

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      2. Bartek D says:

        That’s cool I’ll ask the rest tomorrow and we will go from there. thanks

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      3. Jokerswild says:

        I’m fine with whatever, I don’t mind going in it with four people as long as Apple is part of it😉…lol. I’m committed with what was started Bartek.

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      4. Enni says:

        ohk,, what is with that piece of paper … as you used it with an image its makin me confuse… unable to copy the content, where did you get this ? I need a little bit of hint before starting the next part of this series.. as it took too much of time to write on it ….. and I feel so bad for this series…. we have to cover it ASAP….

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      5. Bartek D says:

        Hello it’s nice to see you are back, my idea was to make the authors put in more work into the story than just their imagination forcing them to do extra work but I might have failed and you will be the victim of it haha. Also I have forgotten to keep a text copy so you have to re-type the message from the picture. OK, you have to Google Caesar cipher decoder and as the note hints the shift number is 7. It would also be nice if you came up with an excuse why he didn’t follow his own instructions in the note. Apologies for extra work.

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      6. Enni says:

        No it’s ohk ….. I will do that extra research on it …. will update next chapter by tomorrow 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 let give it a flow and complete it with two weeks 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

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  5. Bartek D says:

    Reading it again it’s amazing with a lot of potential in next parts, I apologise if I seemed unappreciative of your writing that was not the case I had a bad day between night-shifts and couldn’t express myself the way I wanted. And if you are curious that is a Caesar cipher 😉

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      It’s alright no worries 🙂

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  6. A very intriguing story.

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      It is. I wonder how the next writer will make it more intriguing. Thank you, Dracul.

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  7. Enni says:

    hey Apple when you gonna write next part of this story ?

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    1. Apple Rae says:

      Hi Enni, I will be very busy this month, I’m sorry. If you want, you could do the next part and i will do my part after you 😘

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      1. Enni says:

        its ohk … I will be happy if I do the next part …. 🙂 take care love

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      2. Apple Rae says:

        Alright Enni 😘

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      3. Enni says:

        Hi,I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger award. Check out my new blog post for more details. 🙂

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