His fatigued, bloodshot eyes stared deep into those of an innocent child, threatening her onto the deathtrap stage. As she trudged into a hollow box shaped like a coffin, she was encouraged by a hubbub of cheering coming from the vast crowd. Within a few seconds, she vanished; he too disappeared. Within the applause were shrieks of agony. Sirens encircled the building but the child was lost forever in the world of treacherous magic, taken by the magician, the true Devil in disguise.
'I killed the girl, I know how, I know why. However, a magician never reveals their secrets.'
by Sukhi Suresh (14)
Newstead Wood School - Kent
Competition - Spine-Chillers
Copyright remains with the author.