/story/6194/the-birds/?v=mobile
The Birds | Penana
arrow_back
The Birds
more_vert share bookmark_border file_download
info_outline
format_color_text
toc
exposure_plus_1
Search stories, writers or societies
Continue ReadingClear All
What Others Are ReadingRefresh
X
Never miss what's happening on Penana!
PG-13
Completed
The Birds
Greenleaf
Intro Table of Contents Comments (0)

Ten-year-old Collin White had always admired the fifth-grade Riley gang at school, and is therefore ecstatic when he gets the chance to go through the "initiation" to join them. Little does he know what a mistake he's making.​

This is cross-posted from my account on Fictionpress, and is just a thing I wrote for an English assignment on horror stories back in eighth grade. Upon rereading it, I decided I liked it and submitted it to that year's Scholastic competition. I didn't make it past Nationals, but it was exceedingly fun to write all the same.

I don't really know where I got the initial idea to write this, though I do remember I derived inspiration from the crebain in The Lord of the Rings. (mild LOTR spoilers ahead) They're basically large, scary, crow-like birds that act as spies for the enemy. (end mild spoilers) I remember I initially set out to write something that was more psychologically horrifying then flat-out gore and violence, and though I'm not too sure if I managed to accomplish that, I still like the end product. 

Thanks for reading!

- Nearing Midnight

Show Comments
BOOKMARK
Total Reading Time: 15 minutes
toc Table of Contents
No tags yet.
bookmark_border Bookmark Start Reading >
×


Reset to default

X
×
×

Install this webapp for easier offline reading: tap and then Add to home screen.