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Apr 08, 2021

Horror Mystery Thriller

Dedicated to Amany Sayed (read, seventeen nights by her first)


"Go down the Memory Road, Delilah."


"Okay. Yellow was a light. Yellow memories are the best. Shining, happiness, and sunshine. They glittered down Memory Road.

Fairy lights, vintage photos, the rainbow flag, all things happy lived here, at The Yellow House."

"Blue was tears. Blue memories are dreamy. Blue lights, calm nights, relaxed music. They flowed down Memory Road.

Blue diaries, blue shades, the sea's songs and the skys, all things calm lived here, at The Blue House."

"Red was dangerous. Red memories were scary. Red blood, red feelings, red hearts. They glowed down Memory Road. Blood, anger, horror, all the scary things lived here, at The Red House."

"Go on, Delilah."

"Green was life. Green memories were refreshing. Alive-ness, light, and energy. They shimmered down Memory Road.ย 

Green leaves, caterpillars, and dew drops. All the refreshing things lived here, at The Green House. "

"Why was the Red House scary, Delilah?"

"I don't know. She tells me it was scary. She tells me many things."

"Who is, she?"ย 

"She told me to call her Mama."

"Okay. Tell me more about the memories, Delilah."

"Okay. Orange memories are fun. Pranks, pumpkins, and sunsets. They blink down Memory Road.ย 

Pumpkin pies, campfire songs, and warm colours. All things fun live here, at The Orange House."

"Brown isโ€ฆ different. Crunchy leaves, withered branches, autumnal calls. They dull it, down Memory Road.

Heartbroken poems, pastel brown, and dead soil. All things broken live here,ย at The Brown House."

"Is there a Black House, Delilah?"

"Yes. There is a Black House. But Mama tells me not to go there."

"Why?"

"Mama doesn't like it, when I ask questions about The Black House."

"Where is Mama right now?"

"Here. There. Anywhere. Nowhere. Everywhere. Mama doesn't know where she is."

"Does Mama use you to ask where she is?"

"Sometimes. Never. All the time. I don't know."

"Could you tell me about The Black House?"

"No, I told you. Mama doesn't like it, The Black House."

"Please?"

"I TOLD YOU MAMA DOESN'T LIKE IT!" Delilah roared. Her eyes became white circles, her face stretched into a bloody grin, as the chains lit on fire.ย 

"Calm!" The chains went back to normal. Her eyes came back. The blood disappeared. A giggle slipped through.

"Why are you giggling?"

"Mama said that she liked how I used my powers. She said she loves me." Another giggle left her lips.

"Delilah, no." The woman said, as Delilah came down in all fours.

"Delilah yes."ย 


Delilah ripped off a piece of her skin. Flesh too. Blood poured out. She licked the blood. Her tongue had grown, snake-like. Her teeth were now canine. The white room was splattered, blood red. The woman sat still, stuck. Delilah's now long, dirty nails screeched and scratched the cold, marble floor. Demonic laughter filled the room.


"Mama is so happy with me, she allowed me in The Black House!" She spoke, distorted.ย 

"Black was dark. Black memories are thick. Jealousy, blue blood, and envy. The Black House darkened Memory Road.ย 

Ink, murder, night sky, and old cloaks. All the forgotten things lived here, at The Black House."

As she finished, the woman was quivering.ย 

"DIE!" Delilah screamt and a black root shot out of her hand. It strangled the woman, killing her. Her eyes went full black, and her body,ย crippled and collapsed, like a withered leaf.


"Let's go down The Memory Road!" Delilah spoke, and giggled.


"Please?"





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Amany Sayed
14:33 Apr 08, 2021

My first ever Reedsy story dedication!! I'm so touched :) This was very creepy, and poetic at the same time. It had a very similar essence to the child murderer esque of my story, which I think was on purpose. Thank you for this :D Keep writing!

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First?? That's honestly surprising!! :D Yup! Aww, thanks so much!! Of course :)) <3 You too!!

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Amany Sayed
14:36 Apr 08, 2021

Hopefully of many more to come ๐Ÿ™ƒ (seriously though, I feel very special)

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()_() *Dies inside* I'm so scared of Delilah. Such a cute name for such an evil thing. YOU DID IT AGAIN!

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Yeah, you're following me on Pinterest, right? I'm collecting ghost story/creepy facts/urban legends in one called 'facts'. It's kind of like this story. Read at your own risk. :)

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15:07 Apr 08, 2021

Ooh wow. This is amazing and creepy in a good way. I loved reading this!!!

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3 stories, a contest? Exam stress must be getting to me, lol. SURPRISE SURPRISE AMANYY! Does match the prompt... Cuz Amany is a famous author, and she's done retellings!

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Palak Shah
14:47 Apr 18, 2021

This story was fab but also creepy and I loved that !!! Great job Sia !!! Could you please check out my story. Thanks :)) ~Palak Shah

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Hi! Can you help me write emails to the Reedsy leaders, the people who runt he site, because this is copying and wrong. https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/bridget-summers/

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What? Who is she? Oh god, that's plagarism isnt it?

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Scout Tahoe
13:12 Apr 16, 2021

Lifeโ€™s rolling okay! Still in the pandemic, haha, but Iโ€™m eligible for a vaccine. :) Howโ€™s life rolling for you?

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That's good! Okayish, in the midst of summer vacay happiness, lol. That's good! But you should be careful, my grandfather got covid at the vaccine centre, ig cuz it was a hospital. Hows writing?

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Scout Tahoe
15:16 Apr 16, 2021

Youโ€™re in summer vacation? Itโ€™s still freezing where I am. I still havenโ€™t decided if I want to get a vaccine. But thanks for the heads up. I havenโ€™t been able to write recently. Itโ€™s quite vexing. Howโ€™s writing for you?

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Yup! Ooh, that's so different! Diff timezones, lol. Yeah, its debatable. Ugh, that's bad. Ig it's going good, but I might be having writer's block :/

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Lily Kingston
01:06 Apr 09, 2021

Delilah's transformation/powers were so creepy. I like how you go through different colors and associations before getting to the Black House--kind of the end all, be all of colors. Keep up the good work and keep writing!!

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Thank you! This means a lot, coming from an author i highly admire the works of!

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:O oml that was one of the best things ever- Your horror is so GOOD <33 I LOVE IT Delilah sounds way too innocent for her lol GRATE ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€job!!!!! ~ Amethyst

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15:16 May 06, 2021

Hey Sia!!! The story was amazing!!! I could actually relate with how she was comparing colors with materialistic things....and well, I felt that the flow of the story was creepily dreamy(if that makes sense-lol) Btw, if you don't mind, could you read my stories(don't feel obliged-)

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Thank you Queen Philosopher Aw, thanks!! It would be my pleasure :)

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Megan Sutherland
21:34 May 02, 2021

yessssssssss siaaaaaaa amazing story *chef's kiss* It has been so long!!! TOO LONG HEHEHEHEHEHHHEHEHEHEH wassupppppp

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Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu I knowwwwwwwwww YESSS Boredฤdddddddddddd you ??

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Megan Sutherland
01:33 May 04, 2021

Sameeee bored. I have a track meet tomorrow, so that's fun XD Do you play sports?

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Ooh that's nice, yeah, I play football!

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Megan Sutherland
23:47 May 05, 2021

Football, like๐Ÿˆ? Or โšฝ

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Hey! Since Whisper . had to leave Reedsy, she asked me to continue the Project Ignite series, but I've realized that I don't have all the characters. Whisper . gave me a list of Reedsy people who submitted characters, and I have a form here for you to fill out (If you still want to have a character in this series): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T_vLLr3F7axq-aDvjKjZ8S3ns4P50DYfXmBZIp29IgI/edit

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She left??? Oh no! :(( olay, well, that's lovely! Um, sure, I filled it!

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New story posted if you wanna check it out!! <333

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Here's the link to the CYOA! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mQWSEx3E21uAmloOJlGt_OG4cQUDc7D8VSSWV_qMx9E/edit?usp=sharing I'm not sure when the next part is coming- it might be a while.

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Radhika Diksha
23:15 Apr 16, 2021

Hope your Grandfather is in a good state. Please take care of yourself. Physically mentally and emotionally. I hope that your future turns out to be good. I may not come back forever, I think so. This time it's serious. Bye.

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Radhika Diksha
13:50 Apr 14, 2021

New story is out would love your feedback.

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