Chalk Drawings

The Chalk Drawings is a short horror tale submitted by NightmareIn1080p. It tells the story of a little girl who does amazingly detailed art drawings in chalk.

Chalk Drawings

Chalk Drawings

“How’s it going down there?” I asked, looking down at the little brunette girl splayed out on the sidewalk.

Her chest rose and fell as a dramatic sigh passed her lips. “I can’t find anything to draw,” she said. “It’s been hours and nothing I think of works.”

She turned her head in my direction, gazing up at me with her lower lip stuck out. I looked around at the many scrawled chalk shapes surrounding her. Then I looked up at the sky and studied a puffy white mass of clouds drifting on the wind.

“Well, maybe you could start by just looking around. There are lots of things that look good in a drawing,” I said.

She shook her head and looked away again. “No, I already did. I drew it all.”

“You can’t have drawn everything,” I said. “There are too things in the world. You couldn’t draw them all in one day.”

I scanned the chalk drawings as the little girl sighed again and shifted in place. She turned back in my direction with her mouth open and prepared to say something, but froze halfway. I rocked back awkwardly on my heels.

Suddenly, she jerked upright and extended a hand toward the box full of chalk at her side. She slipped an untouched stick of red chalk out of the packet, then turned over and began drawing in the blank spot where she was lying down a moment before.

The stick of chalk in her hands flew back and forth over the concrete, curving in graceful arcs and shuddering from side to side to make scattered lines. The shapes melded together one by one to create an image of extraordinary detail for an artist so young. The girl’s focus was unwavering. No matter how many times I tried talking to her, she would just brush it off with a curt grunt and keep sketching.

After just under a minute of nothing but the sound of chalk scraping the ground, she came out of her trance and rose to her feet. The scarlet chalk dust covered her small hands. She turned around and glanced at me with her bright blue eyes, now filled with tears. Weird.

I leaned over her shoulder to look at the drawing. The top of the figure was shaped like a human head. It was hairless with cold black eyes the size of dinner plates. Its back was hunched and its chest carved into a rough arc, the skin pulled tight enough to reveal the outline of a few ribs. Its arms were too long for its body and hung low by its feet, nails dragging on the ground. Beside it was the drawing of a dead man who had been dismembered.

I backed up a couple steps and my jaw dropped. “How did you come up with this?” I breathed, marvelling at the grotesque details.

The girl stared up at me with tears spilling down her cheeks. Her finger was pointing in my direction. I frowned at her in confusion. Why would I remind her of a monster? But as I slowly turned and followed her finger with my eyes, I realized where she was really pointing…

Comments

  1. jenn3985 says

    Idk Why Anyone Would Wanna Know This But, My 3 Year Old Little Bro Is Sitting Down Watching Peter Rabbit And Playing With Legos. Lol XD.

  2. jenn3985 says

    Was The Monster Behind Her? Anyway, Good Story! 9.4\10 Chalk Drawings. :3 :) =)

  3. avalancheee says

    Great story!
    Gawwddd this one actually gave me d creeps like wooowwwww dude!!!
    Don’t stop writing!

  4. Shadow_of_Darkness says

    Predictable, but frickin’ epic. *Looks behind self* Oh, crap. It’s my lil bro. He’s no better than the monster. LOL

  5. angel of death girl says

    hi every1 im new! the guy in the pic looks happy? soooo the monster was behind him and mabye the little girl was distracting the boy so that the monster could sneek up behind and eat him??? am i right?

  6. Nini Noggin Head says

    This is really good! Usually I predict the end of a story and it isn’t scary but I didn’t see this coming!

  7. nicki_minajfan says

    dude like really good agh i wish my story could get on this website its kinda long though its on secert admirer its kinda boring and stupid too. i geuss it kinda makes no sense too,

  8. queen of chills says

    I thought it was gonna be more interesting like if the little girl drew the “i” person dieing Horribly the “i” person freaks out and the little girl turns into a monster then kills him in the exact same way as she drew…

  9. imgianna says

    Wow! I read this a long time ago at the “Tell Me Your Story” section. SFK finally noticed it! :”> Haha! BTW, great job! :)) 

  10. Dreymon says

    I always wondered when i have dreams about the future if I could somehow change the future. Well…about 4 months ago I had one of my dreams about the future, and when the event happened, I took a different action than in the dream…I wonder what I changed…

  11. killerkat101 says

    I love the picture anyway read the story on tell me your story and I knew it was going to get posted great job :)

  12. Ristaccia says

    i didn’t undertsand this at first but then read it again and and was like ooooh I get it now’ XDD

  13. shadowstein says

    so she would draw a picture of the monster behind him rather than warn him about it? she needs to get her priorities straight.

  14. MerrBearBallet says

    There is one thing I didn’t understand, though. Was she pointing at the monster ready to kill the poor dude, or had somebody already been killed by the creature? Whichever it is, its a really great story!

  15. Aurelia says

    That was really good! The really great creepy ones end with a scare on the last line and an open ending that keeps you thing about it. I did think that the person talking to the little girl was a woman though, especially with the mention of heels. Lol. Brought to mind that tale about the little girl that went crying to her daddy about a nightmare, only to tell him that she dreamed about something in his bed wearing her mommy’s skin. Man did that chill the heck out of me!

  16. krissylovesscary says

    The monster kinda sounds like something creepy pasta would draw..am I right?

  17. PeanutBrittle says

    Yay! Thank you for taking my suggestion, SFK. Once I read this story I knew it was worthy.

  18. MerrBearBallet says

    whoa. that is good!!!! i was kind of expecting the drawing to come alive or somethin, but what a surprise!!!

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