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For being a basement, it finally started to feel like home, Ryan thought to himself. He had spent the last two years of his life becoming an artist, while he was kept in the darkness in the bowels of his captor's house.

He wasn't alone. Lorena was about his age, sixteen, but she was still far from trying to make the best of the situation. Ryan didn't blame her.

There were a few positives to living like this and Ryan tried to take advantage with what he had. The basement he was kept in was much bigger than his old room and, more importantly, he was surrounded by all the art supplies he needed. He was currently painting the farthest wall from the stairs into a beautiful blue sky when Lorena returned with Uncle John. It was his best piece of work - his masterpiece.

The locks clicked one by one - there were a total of seven. One light lit the room - it hung, and it swayed. Ryan always became blinded when the door opened, but through that blinding light he could see Lorena's return. She was escorted in and brought to her cage. Uncle John kept all his captives in cages. He only trusted Ryan. Ryan was the only child that had more privileges.    

Ryan continued to paint as Uncle John made his way to the wall. "Wow . . . Ryan you have outdone yourself again," Uncle John said as he stared at the wall. "Did you need anymore supplies?" he asked.

"Sir, I am fine. Thank you," Ryan spoke sullenly to his captor.

"Well . . . good work," Uncle John said. Uncle John stared at it for at least a whole minute before he walked back up the steps and out the door. Seven clicks followed.

Lorena moved to her cot and wrapped herself in her blanket. She didn't know that she would probably be dead soon.
Pieces, not chapters. Little delectable pieces for you to digest in the following months - every Sunday.

Next piece: [link]


"Mushrooms are feed shit and kept in the dark. Ryan was one of these mushrooms." -L. Vera excerpt from Mushrooms

So, I've been busy. I'm writing two novels and "The Horror Suicide Show" is being published by Trestle Press. So expect it to be on Amazon and Kindle in the following months.

Also check me out on twitter. @LVeraWrites [link]

Mention me, follow me, just don't molest me. :stinkeye:
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Datas-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just finished the whole thing... Wow. Very powerful. I love this.
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LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
thanks. :D I've just started my newest serial fiction "The Monolith" [link]
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Datas-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to check it out.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Thanks. Guess what I finally put up something new. "The Alabastor Succubus" fav.me/d9xkd9m
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Datas-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness, what a blast from the past. I'll give it a read.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Right? It's been a long time. :D
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Shyanne-Kai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This is fantastic. The atmosphere is tense and uneasy, yet I want to know more about their lives here.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks. saw all your comments. This is the first one i'm responding to. :)
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Link1245 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: amazing :heart:
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Thanks there are already four pieces out. They come out every Sunday.
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Link1245 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thankies ^^ reading xD still
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
thanks. Check out my new free short story "Fallen Awake" exclusively on pixelhose.com . It qualified as a chance to win a contest, so I need your help. It is determined by facebook "likes, tweets, gmail "+1"s, wordpress "likes" and replies. So if you have multiple accounts please help me out. [link]
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KayMFGoodlow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Will be keeping up with this story!
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Thanks there are already four pieces out. They come out every Sunday.
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:iconsteve112:
steve112 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student
that's awesome, man
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
i'm glad you like it. it's a serial fic so I add another peice every sunday. here's piece 2 [link]
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QueenSheba24 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Ooooo...this is interesting!
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
thanks. i'm glad you like it. Btw, it may get a little worse later, just a warning. :)
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:iconqueensheba24:
QueenSheba24 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
You're very welcome...and thanks for the warning :D
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
have you had a chance to read the other peices yet?
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:iconqueensheba24:
QueenSheba24 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I didn't get a chance to yet...but I will :D
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
thanks. Check out my new free short story "Fallen Awake" exclusively on pixelhose.com . It qualified as a chance to win a contest, so I need your help. It is determined by facebook "likes, tweets, gmail "+1"s, wordpress "likes" and replies. So if you have multiple accounts please help me out. [link]
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QueenSheba24 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I totally will try and read it...though I don't have internet right now, so it may be a little difficult to read it right away. I will do my best though :D
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LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
thanks. every little bit helps. :)
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mendystar1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry that I took so long to read it!~
I really like it, and I feel more connected to Ryan because he's an artist (but that's just me, but I love how he paints)
I feel like the number 7, the seven locks is significant, is it a bad luck number?
Love the last sentence, makes people hooked right away and wanting more.

And you're making it pieces, not chapters. Even more addictive.
I really like it. Off to read the next chapter!
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Seven seemed like a good number of locks. :)
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:iconmendystar1:
mendystar1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It does. :)
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Deviant-Defaroe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
woo! my sundays are complete again :dummy:
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
:) so are mine.
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Deviant-Defaroe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
sweeet! :la:
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Piece 2: [link]
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:icondeviant-defaroe:
Deviant-Defaroe Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
read, loved and faved :D
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D3MO23 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, I think I'm going to like this one a lot~! =^~^=
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LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Piece 2: [link]
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:icond3mo23:
D3MO23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I just read it~!
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
whatcha think?
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D3MO23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
It's kinda dark,and demented because there is a feel that it could actually be real somewhere in time and space, and at the same time it has a driving factor to have the reader find out what is in store next, but on the negative side though it does seem a bit dry at a few points,but it gets recovered in the end.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
hm, thanks. I do kinda see it, especially in later pieces. I think its hard to notice the dryness through some of the strange content.
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:icond3mo23:
D3MO23 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
My point exactly.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
I hope so. :)
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cinematicdreamscape Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sunday is going to be my faverite day of the week, after friday.
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LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Piece 2: [link]
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LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Awesome. I look forward to your comments as well.
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Whitewest Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to read more >w<.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Then come back every Sunday. :)
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:iconwhitewest:
Whitewest Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK ^ ^.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Piece 2: [link]
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:iconwhitewest:
Whitewest Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK I'll check ^ ^.
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:iconlverawrites:
LVeraWrites Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
thanks. Check out my new free short story "Fallen Awake" exclusively on pixelhose.com . It qualified as a chance to win a contest, so I need your help. It is determined by facebook "likes, tweets, gmail "+1"s, wordpress "likes" and replies. So if you have multiple accounts please help me out. [link]
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Whitewest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for telling me ^ ^ but how can I comment?
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