Me and my friend Stephanie but we always call here stepho. were on the way to get some pepsi and chips from the
shop for my mother for the dinner for tonight even doh me and stepho always drink all the pepsi before my
mother even starts the dinner. we were on the way to the shop stepho was skipping alone while I walked behind.
she was always very hyper and I think giving her pepsi is a bad idea but she always does a little puppy dog
eyes on here that you can’t resist. anyway we were on the way to the shop.
Stepho was singing some random song she was a rocker so she is always singing weird song’s. There was a old
man walking toward us. it looked like he was confused like he was looking for something. stepho stopped
“Um mister are you ok?”
But the man kept on walking and bumped into her knocking stepho over. but he never flinched like he didn’t even
notice her. stepho was very small and fragile and I was big and she was like a little sister to me. so I was
the one that always protected her so I was gonna tell the old man off.
“Hey old ma-.”
Stepho stopped me.
“Jordan just leave him. He probable didn’t mean it. She said.”
“Ok Stepho. If you say so. I said.”
I picked Stepho up.
“Are you ok? stepho. I said.”
“I’m fine. she said.”
“Ok let’s go it’s getting late. I said”
We continued walking.
“Uh Jordan. She said”
“Yea what is it. I said”
“Did you notice anything… Strange about the old man. She said”
“Everything was strange about him. I said”
“No i mean… Like really REALLY strange. She said”
I tried to think… I looked back to see if he was still there but he was gone.
“I don’t know what you mean?. I said”
“Never mind. She said”
That kinda freaked me out… stepho always spoke her mind. We walked to the shop in silence. i got the pepsi
and chips. and i used what little money I had to buy stepho some sweets. I gave her the sweets. She didn’t
thank me. which scared me even more because she always thanked me for everything.
We walked home. she walked slowly and had her hand’s in her pocket’s which is the kinda thing I do. not like
her at all.
We got to my house. Stepho’s parent’s disappeared when she was young. So my parents adopted her because mine and
her parents were friends. so stepho lived with use. we usually slept in the sitting room like a sleep over. even
doh we are too old for sleep over’s I was 13 and she was 14.
I was still trying to figure out what Stepho meant by strange so while stepho was sleeping I was still awake
trying to figure it out. i fell a sleep around 3am. while i was sleeping I was still thinking I was dreaming
about the encounter with the man. after dream after dream after dream of the encounter I realised the man…
the man… had… no… shadow. I didn’t believe it I thought it was just my memory messing with me. I finally
woke up stepho was sitting up. she had a blank poker face on her. she then smiled and looked at me and said
“Heya Jordan good morning. she said”
In a happy voice.
“Uh hey stepho you feeling ok? I said”
“Yea why you ask? She said”
“No reason just asking. I said”
We got dressed and ready for school. We headed out stepho seemed normal today. skipping
around really hyper and happy. But I don’t know she still seemed different I couldn’t tell what doh. it must
be nothing but my imagination. we had a normal day in school. stepho is in the highest and I’m in the
second lowest. I am Smart but a slacker so I don’t bother with school. at the end of the day we walked home
together. we stayed home all day playing video games and watching anime. it came to night stepho seemed
normal but I just couldn’t stand it I knew something was wrong it was bothering me all day.
We went to bed. Stepho was sleeping soundly not a bother. I woke up the next day. Stepho as always was asleep.
I got up and stepho was so cute sleeping. I didn’t want to wake her. It was the weekend so I got dressed. and
walked to the shop. while I was in the shop i heard sirens. I got a strange feeling so I ran out side and seen
And ambulance so I followed it. I ran as fast as I could I followed it to my house. There were people carrying
a body bag into my house my parents were crying i ran into my house and seen stepho lying there… her head
was… twisted her arm was ripped of like she was attacked by a animal. I ran to her body and held her. They
tried to pull me off of her. the got me off of her then they got my parents to take me into the kitchen
the put her body in the body bag and took her into the ambulance.
A while later the police asked questions about what happened.
“Can you tell me what you remember about the scene of the murder. The police said”
“I woke up. I said.”
“I seen Stepho asleep… well I thought she was asleep she was under the cover’s. I said.”
“I got up and went to the shop. I heard sirens going off and I got a bad feeling. so I ran after it. And well
you know the rest. I said”
“Thank you for your time if I have any more information I’ll let you know. The police officer Said”
“It’s gonna be all right Jordan. said my dad”
I walked outside as they were putting stepho’s body in the ambulance. They banged the body of the door of the
ambulance and her arm fell out. and I noticed something… Her arm… it didn’t have a shadow The sun was out
and it was bright but her arm it didn’t have a shadow. i realised… that feeling i had before the strange
felling about her. it was not noticeable at the time but her shadow it wasn’t that she had no shadow it was that
she had two shadows it wasn’t noticeable the shadows were hiding behind each other a faint shadow of her
original shadow. like her shadow was alive and had it’s own shadow.
Still drenched in tears from crying I ran up to my room in which I haven’t slept in since stepho came to live
with use. I ran up and jumped under my covers crying and crying then I fell asleep. I woke up. I thought I
heard something. but it was to dark to see anything so I just tried to go back to sleep. but something grabbed
me and I jumped I seen a shadow like glow on the ground and it lit up the room and the man holding me was
The old man with out the shadow the one that knocked stepho over.
Still dazed I wasn’t sure on what was going on.
“YOU… He said”
In a angry voice
“You’re the one that has my shadow. GIVE ME IT BACK NOW. He said”
“What are you on about. I said”
“GIVE ME IT BACK NOW. He said”
He pulled out a knife and Struck me in the chest. Just missed my heart. barely breathing i called out for
help but he covered my mouth with his other hand he turned me head and I could see his glowing shadow but the
part that he stabbed turned black like he was absorbing my shadow. he then started slashing at my arms and legs
it was like he was trying to do it while keeping me alive. slashed at my ears feet cheek and my fingers
“It won’t be much long until you die almost done. He said”
My vision getting hazed can’t breath a stone toss from death. My life flashed before me. But at least I’ll get
to see stepho again…
Credit To – Jordan Ben Charles Beatty