Turn Left

Turn Left is a scary story submitted by a user named xXPhantomFangWolfXx. It’s about a man who is driving home late at night when he encounters a strange little girl.

Turn Left

Turn Left

Heavy rain pelted against the window of Alec’s beat-up car as he squinted against the gloom that was being feebly illuminated by the aged headlights. Muttering curses, he gripped the steering wheel and fumed at the fact that his boss had forced him to work late hours, causing him to have to drive home in the rain at night.

He hating driving in the rain. It only made the challenging drive along the narrow mountain road even more treacherous, but he’d done it before. And he’d do it again.

Suddenly Alec saw something that brought his car to a screeching stop on the slick road. There was a little girl, unusally pale and highlighted by the highbeams of the car, standing on the side of the road, just outside of the car lane. Overcoming his shock, he wheeled his car gently forward, rolling down his window to talk to the child.

“Hey! You gave me quite a shock! What are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere all by yourself?” Alec asked, trying to sound more cheery and good-natured than he felt.

“Waiting,” the girl replied, her voice low, and for an unidentifyable reason, slightly creepy.

“Waiting? For what?” Alec asked, confused.

“The bus,” she replied simply, as Alec leaned out the window and turned his gaze upward to realize that there was, in fact, a weather-beaten bus stop sign just a few feet from the girl. It was almost illegible due to rust and the paint peeling.

“I don’t think the bus runs here anymore. Do you live far from here? I could give you a ride,” Alec suggested.

The girl nodded, and wordlessly opened the door and climbed into the passenger seat. Alec started the car. They drove in silence for a few miles, when suddenly the girl broke the uncomfortable quiet.

“We’re not far from where I live now.”

Alec looked around.

“Are you sure? There aren’t any road signs or landmarks or stuff…” he trailed off.

“I’m sure,” she replied.

A few minutes later, after more silence, the girl spoke again.

“My stop is just ahead,” she said quietly.

“If you say so,” Alec muttered, uncertain as to whether or not they were going the right way.

Suddenly a bend in the road, leading to the right came into view in the distance.

“Turn left. My stop is to the left,” said the girl. Alec looked at her strangely.

“Kid, I don’t think you know your directions,” Alec said, eyeing the girl. “That turn goes to the right.”

“I know that. Turn left,” the girl said, a slightly angry tone creeping into her voice.

Alec turned his head fully towards her.

“I’m not turning left! Sorry, but you can’t possibly live down there, it’s nothing but a ravine!” Alec snapped.

The girl snapped her head around to face Alec, her face contorted in anger, and her previously ice-blue eyes were now a haunted purple.

“I said, TURN LEFT!” she screamed.

Suddenly, the steering wheel was wrenched out of Alec’s hands, sending the car careening through the guard rail and over the edge of the cliff.

As Alec lay dying in the mangled wreckage, he saw a second car at the bottom of the ravine. The bodies of a young girl and her parents were inside.

Comments

  1. Shadow_of_Darkness says

    @ xXPhantomFangWolfXx
    I want to be an author too!
    And btw I <3 ASDF movies. Sort of.

  2. malevolent and sinister says

    I love ASDF movies! ” I got you a pie” Oh boy, what flavour? “Pie flavour…..” neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeww dum dun dum dun dum dun

  3. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Reddie, I would be happy to share writing tips with you.
    Here are a few I stick by:
    If you are writing a story that you want to be scary, in my opinion it is best to end with a line that sends a shiver down your spine. Something with either a sense of grim finality to it, or that gives you the feeling that it isn’t over.
    Another thing that helps writing is well-structured sentences. Make sure that they’re filling, and leave you wanting to keep reading.
    Also, make sure that you use plenty of descriptive words, but not so many that it’s all you focus on, because that can bore your reader and drag things out. Also, make sure not to try to cram to much description into a sentence, because that can cause run-on sentences.
    And lastly, if you want a mental excercise to improve writing, there is one that I use that is easy, simple, and can even be fun to try.
    Everytime something interesting or funny happens to me, I jot it down in my head like I would write it in a book, using plenty of descriptive wording, and then try to think how it would fit in a story.
    I’m no professional, but I hope these little pointers help you. :) I know they help me!

  4. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    OKAY, EVERYONE. I HOPE USING CAPS GETS YOUR ATTENTION. Okay? Good. Alright, so, I’ve been hearing that this story is very similar to another story on another site, and I just wanted to make it known that I did not intend any similarity. I honestly though this was an original idea. I don’t plagarize, and I hope you can believe me when I say this. I did not intend for this to sound like any other story.

  5. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Mole.D.Cheese, that was such a sweet comment. I want to be an author when I grow up, and you have no idea how much that means to me. Thank you.

  6. out_of_order says

    This kind of reminds me of that video on youtube about a ghost girl. I believe it took place in Sintra, Portugal. The video is in portuguese with English subtitles. Its about a group of friends i guess on a roadtrip, when they see a young woman at the side of the road. They ask her if she needs a lift & she says sure. They ask her where shes headed & she says straight. The camera when pointing at her face, gets blury. So after sometime she points & says you see that place, right there? & they all said yes, & she continued by saying thats where i had my accident, & died! Then they got into a car crash & police found the tape. It is said to be a real video, but deeper research.talks about it being a short film called “La Curva”. (the Curve)
    & instead of posting stories here, is there some sort of way to do it more like personal, like by email? Cause ya never know, what if a famous author is on here reading comments & decides to.steal a story idea?
    :O

  7. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    @ ghost_biscuits You can’t actually post stories, you can just leave them here: http://www.scaryforkids.com/your-story/ and if SFK likes ’em, they will get posted. :) I actually have two of my stories posted, the other is called Liar Liar. http://www.scaryforkids.com/liar-liar/

    @thelivingdeadgirl_kalyani Seeing the second car was possible because dying implies going to die, as in ‘in the process of dying’, not already dead. So sorry if that sounded at all rude. That was not at all how I intended it.

  8. thelivingdeadgirl_kalyani says

    “as alec lay dying in the mangled wreckage, he saw a second car…..”If alec had died hw did he see anothr car??(O.o)

  9. bigbadwolf says

    Great story! I have a story i want to send to this website but i dont know how. Does anyone know how to send a story to this website?

  10. x pinkblood x says

    TO THE LEFT TO LEFT EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS IN THE BOX TO THE LEFT

    ( BEYONCE IRISTABLE A SONG )

  11. BabyFreaks says

    Really awesome story it was great overall one of the best and most original on the site keep up the good work i love your stories! Cant wait to hear more!

  12. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    @TheHauntedStoryTeller

    It’s kind of up to interpretation, but that’s kind of what I was thinking. My exact thoughts were she was trying to return to the location where she died, AKA, her “stop”, but yeah, you had it just about as close as it gets… d^u^b

  13. TheHauntedStoryTeller says

    Hmmmm….this was really interesting but I didn’t get the end when he saw the girl and parents OHHHHHHH

    So that girl was a ghost and she wanted to go back to her body and parents?

  14. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Oh, and demondog111, it’s supposed to be creepy. :) That’s why I wrote it.

  15. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    @Jellokitteh

    Despite what it may seem, I am actually somewhat of a stickler for good grammar, though not to the highly extreme point of becoming a grammar nazi. I try not to point out flaws in other people’s work or sentences, as I have flaws of my own. No one is perfect, so I try not to act like I am. :)

    Translation:

    I actuals kinda like good grammar LOL

  16. Jellokitteh says

    Lol tht wan iz Aa gudd wann tou.
    Annd abowtt gramurr ppl kan b totl hippocryts. Thei rhit «The amazing tomato.» Rathrr thhan «tEh amzzin tomto!!» I meen rly. itts knOtt taht hrd.

  17. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Yis thy mst defnntly lying. Yu haz mny of ther excelant grammerz righgt thar. Joost lik mi. Nd AI lik the lama drivin a care to. Mi favrit tho is WHO PARKED THEIR CAR ON MY SANDWICH. I totalaly aggreee wth u on the asdfs moovys. LOL XD

  18. Jellokitteh says

    I felt like being philosiphical today, because som ppl sed i haz horribll writyng anD gramur. Wat liers.

  19. Jellokitteh says

    @xXPhantomFangWolfXx
    I do watch them!! And i love them!! I like the llama driving in a car.
    I think the asdf movies are a fine example of modern art. The emotions that are felt while watching them make others happy and philosophically change our point of view on many things, including cake who have a family.
    XD

  20. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Aww, thanks so much for the compliments everyone! I can’t BELIEVE BOTH of my stories got posted! This is a dream come true! And Jellokitteh, you watch the ASDF Movies? :)

  21. possesed_demonn says

    you are awesome!now u win…. $100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    actually…i want tht money. TUUURN LEEEFT….

  22. Jellokitteh says

    I remember reading this!!! Good job xXPhantomFangWolfXx!! I told you your story was awesome!!!! You deserve a pie flavored pie!!! (or 543084334610)

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