Wolf Painting

The Wolf Painting is a short story written by a user on this website named Dreymon. It’s about a boy who dumps a girl and gets a strange gift in return.

Wolf Painting

I live in a small town in South Carolina and I went to a pretty small high school. My best friend’s name was Brandon and he was always an incorrigible ladies’ man.

During our sophomore year, there was a new girl in school. Her name was Gracie and she was really shy. She wasn’t beautiful, but she was cute in a funny sort of way. She had dark brown hair, wore dark rimmed glasses and carried a sketchbook wherever she went. Her artwork was incredible and her portfolio was full of sketches and drawings that were better than anything we had ever seen before.

Like he always did, Brandon introduced himself to this girl and quickly swept her off her feet. Within a few days, she had become a constant presence by his side. She stared at him with love in her eyes and really seemed besotted. Unfortunately, the relationship appeared to be a little one-sided. Every day, she seemed to have a gift for him. Some days, it was a poem she had written and other days, it was a little drawing she had done.

However, within a few weeks Brandon lost interest in the poor girl and dumped her without much of an explanation. A few days later, he started dating another girl. Gracie was devastated. I still remember the sad sight of Gracie following Brandon around, pulling at his arm and begging him to take her back. Despite her tears, Brandon just stood there, staring at her with no emotion at all. A lot of people felt bad for her. I know I did. However, I couldn’t help but feel shocked by how attached she had become after such a short time.

Finally, Gracie seemed to understand that Brandon had moved on. She stopped following him around, but she started wearing lots of black as if she was in mourning. Her artwork also became a lot darker and disturbing. She eventually stopped coming to school. The rumor in town was that she had suffered some sort of mental breakdown. Shortly afterwards, her family moved away and nobody thought much about her.

Two years later, during our senior year, Gracie suddenly returned. She looked like a completely different girl. Now, she was confident, assertive and incredibly beautiful. She admitted that she had seen a psychiatrist and spent some time in a mental facility. She said that after spending time in art therapy, she felt much better. She wasted little time making amends with Brandon.

“No hard feelings,” Gracie said while reaching out her hand to him and grinning.

“No hard feelings,” he replied as he accepted her handshake.

Brandon was shameless and a few days later, he asked her out again. Gracie declined but she told him she had something to give him. She described it as a little present. Something to act as a peace offering.

The next day, Gracie brought Brandon a picture that wowed everyone in the school. It was a painting of a werewolf. As soon as I saw it, a chill ran down my spine. It was amazingly lifelike and the wolf’s eyes staring chillingly at the viewer. The detail in the painting was impressive and the glowing red eyes made you shiver just to look at them.

After hanging the painting in his bedroom, Brandon wouldn’t stop talking about it. He spoke enthusiastically about how real it looked and praised Gracie’s talent. He was especially impressed by how the eyes of the wolf seemed to glow in the dark. She must have used luminous paint, he said.

One day, I was supposed to give Brandon a ride to school. When I drove to his house, I found the area was blocked off by police tape. There were police cars everywhere. The sheriff is a friend of my dad’s and he sent me to school with no explanation.

As soon as I arrived at school, I heard the horrible news. It seemed that Brandon had been attacked in his house during the night. They said that his body had been ripped limb from limb. The police said it must have been a wild animal. Brandon had been attacked in his bed that night. His parents were on a trip at the time, and had just got in that morning when they found the horrible scene. Other than a thick trail of blood, and drag marks, there was no sign of him or the creature. His parents were inconsolable rambling about how there were no broken windows, the doors were all locked and there was no way out of the house.

Everyone was in shock. Everyone, that is, except Gracie. We were all sent home early from school because of the tragedy. It must have been hardest on Gracie, because the next day, she was nowhere to be seen. In fact, she never came back to school, and her family left town soon after the incident.

Comments

  1. HorrorFanGirl says

    This reminds me of a girl in my school, she extremely obsessed with wolves, her notebooks are completely covered with drawings of wear wolves and yandere and literally every week she dies her hair then bleaches it the next and hangs out with kids 2 grades below her. But that’s what i like about her, she always gets judged, and you could say picked on but not necessarily bullied,she shrugs it off like air. And she’s amazing at art. Idk why i’m boasting about someone I don’t even consider a friend but let me just tell you some people can just be so influential and unique!
    (sorry i know this is utterly off topic from this story….)

  2. lacole luv99 says

    @icyblu4211 please NO CUSSING!Keep in mind children are on this site too,I really dont think children should be seeing such language.

  3. Wolfy says

    Ummm…I’m a little scared. My name is Brandon. Nickname Wolfy and I’m an artist. One of my painting is a wolf that is on my wall. O.O scary

  4. Hioneda says

    Gracie reminds me of myself. Not pretty, but carries a sketchbook around with sinister drawings in them when I’m mad :)

  5. Icyblu4211 says

    @B-Lovely
    Bitch, please! The girl was a maniacal slut who couldn’t get over the fact that she was dumped by a guy who knew she had been sleeping with some studs. It was not hard on her to see her ex getting eaten. They’ll probably meet up in hell. Well, I’m not sure about the guy. He did nothing wrong.

  6. u cant scare me says

    hey my boyfreind just dumped me coz he saw mi talking to other boys n his called Brandon.gues i knw what i am going to do;)……..thanx dreymon

  7. TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet says

    Wow. Just wow…
    That was amazing. :)
    I really liked this story. Congratulations, Dreymon. xx

  8. furrykinz2234 says

    oh wow,I have dark brown hair,and dark rimmed glasses,and I love to draw,my favorite animals are wolves…O.O I think That Gracie is me,in the future o-o

  9. happenstance says

    hey its a good story but i feel bad for the guy your in high school other than the fact that he tried to ask her out AGAIN it wasnt that bad

  10. blitzydog says

    Great story I love wolves and HATE traitors
    Like e.g Brandan poor Gracie but I think
    She got her revenge great twist at the end!!

  11. Beauty_In_Despair says

    O.o this is creepy, but not b/c of the story…

    When I moved to a new town I was asked out by a ladies man named Brandon. Everyone new and love him. I always loved drawing and carried a sketch book everywhere I went. I wrote him notes and drew him pictures. Ater three weeks of dating he finally dumped me using his Uncles death as an excuss. Not even a day later he’s flirting with a new girl and I’m left heart broken. (at the time wore glasses and my name begins with G) I had to go to the therapist a couple of times after this b/c of my depression…

    Six months later though I finally snapped back to my old self though I wore nothing but black and had a conpletely different look. Everyone tells me how beautiful I am now and what an amazing artist I’ve become…

  12. kobato says

    @happenstance …nobody will read your stories if you beg them to. just let people read what they want to read.

    fantastic story! i had a feeling the wolf would come alive but it was really good.

  13. GhostGirl666 says

    Great story! I like the way Dreymon was very subtle about what happened to Brandon yet it was really obvious. I like those kind of stories

  14. happenstance says

    hey i liked it but sorry to spam please read my stories hide and seek wathcing you smiles lemonade and last but not least samurai posted thourout july to september sorry

  15. Revenge Is Sweet says

    they forgot to add the last part about the painting mwahahahaha *smiles mischieviously*

  16. Dreymon says

    Thanks for all of the positive comments :D Its really cool to get a story viewed with so many other awesome stories! Thanks sfk!

  17. B-Lovely says

    Yeah… it must have been hard on her to see her once-boyfriend murdered– I mean, dead…
    She left for more reasons than one.

  18. evil.eve says

    i did this story called lojhm abd i caint fine it so im rewritein it!!

    LOJHM
    A young man was walking when he saw a young girl,
    ¨hi im bonner whats your name¨
    she replied ¨Lojhm¨
    ¨is it irish?¨
    ¨no¨
    ¨then what is it?
    ¨ I’ll tell you what it means if uou follow me ok?¨
    ¨ok¨
    THE NYLON NEWS
    ¨Police have reports of a vicious man eating amimal the mans name was jeremiad bonner was attacked at about 5:30 he had his organs and some flesh removed and… oh new evidence police found written in blood Lots Of Juicy Human Meet.

  19. happenstance says

    FIRST of all hahha got you didnt i any way really cool but not to freaky AND SFK POST ONE OF MINE PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE

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