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Horror Science Fiction Suspense

Many years ago, a vicious species known as the Kondrula, roamed the Earth in search of prey. They were thin, with yellow eyes as bright as the sun. They were covered from head to toe in thick, blue hide, and had claws like freshly sharpened steel. The Kondrula were known to be so fast, that by the time you realized one was behind you, it would be too late. They were thought to be extinct, until last year, when I came face to face with one. My name is Reena, and I am the only person to have ever survived a Kondrula attack.

The year was 2020, also known as the year that tried to destroy the World. My mom had just finished helping my new neighbors unpack. I was sitting on the couch, staring off into space, when my ringtone went off, playing the song Animals by Maroon 5.

"Hello, is this Reena Landerson?" The voice on the other end of the phone asked.

"Yes." I said, trying to contain my excitement. A few days ago, I had entered a radio competition for two tickets to the biggest concert of the year.

"Congratulations, the former winner of this competition for the tickets to the PSYMAS, (Pop Singer of The Year Music Awards), couldn't take the tickets. You came in second place, so you get them!"

I leaped out of my chair and screamed enthusiastically. My mom looked at me like I was crazy, but didn't say a word.

"What do I do now?" I asked, trying to recollect myself.

"Just come down to Joe's Supply Shack, with proof of you're identity. Then he will give you the tickets, and a special surprise."

_

"Your destination is on the right." My phone announced as I turned my car into the small, shady, parking lot. Joe's Supply Shack appeared to be really old. It had dim lighting, and the door creaked eerily when I pushed it open.

"Who is it?" A gruff voice demanded, the second I opened the door. I turned all over the place, trying to identify the location of the voice.

"My name is Reena Landerson, I'm here for my tickets to the PSYMAS." I said confidently, trying not to jump.

An old man with a beard came out of a room in the back of the shop. He sent me a yellow toothed smile.

"Why didn't you say so?" He exclaimed in a cheery old voice. "Follow me."

_

What's taking so long? I wondered as I sat in an old, rickety chair by the counter. The old man had gone into a room in the back of the shop half an hour ago, and hadn't come out.

Finally, worry started to hit me. Tentatively, I crept over to the doors marked "DO NOT ENTER!", and peeked through a small crack in the door.

What I saw nearly made me scream.

The old man was on the floor. His face was a pale shade of white, and he didn't move. Standing above him was a Kondrula.

It's pale, yellow eyes gleamed in the dark, it's shining, turquoise, scales glowed as it moved about the room. It had a large chain attached to a metal restraint collar around it's neck. The chain had been yanked out of the wall, and huge pieces of drywall littered the floor.

Slowly, I started to back up, silently praying that it wouldn't see me. I had just managed to get out of the backroom, when I accidentally stepped on a creaky floorboard. Suddenly, I heard a loud thump from the other room, and I knew it had heard me.

I dashed around the interior the shop, looking for something I could use to prevent it from getting to me. Where is a giant hammer when you need one? I thought, as I pulled open another drawer.

Suddenly, I felt the sharp weight of a giant claw grab at my leg. Instinctively, I screamed and grabbed the nearest object I could find. I closed my eyes, and flung it towards the Kondrula.

I heard the crash of the weight, before I dared opened my eyes. The Kondrula was laying on the floor, fading into nothing. The small barbell I had picked up and thrown, was lying next to the mouth of the creature. I guess the radioman was right, that was some surprise! I thought as I walked out of the store, happy to be leaving.

-

The next day, the events of everything that had happened at the shop ran through my head. The news was doing a special report of the events that had happened the night before. The man who owned the shop, (Who I thought was Joe), had been on the run for years. He had been responsible for many problems, and had managed to avoid being caught for nearly 17 entire years.


The End

I can't think of anything else so I found this on Pottermore, and I thought you would enjoy it. These are Norbert's thoughts in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone.


1. Ahh, another beautiful day in the egg. Keep that fire roaring.

‘Hagrid, can we have a window open? I’m boiling.’
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

2. NO! You will not impede my toastiness, interfering voice-from-outside.

‘It must’ve cost you a fortune.’
Philosopher’s Stone

3. Well, I happen to think I’m worth every penny.

‘I was down in the village havin’ a few drinks an’ got into a game o’ cards with a stranger. Think he was quite glad ter get rid of it, ter be honest.’
Philosopher’s Stone

4. Glad?! Glad to be rid… how DARE he! Where is this stranger? I shall BURN him.

‘But what are you going to do with it when it’s hatched?’ said Hermione.
Philosopher’s Stone

5. WORSHIP me! FEED me! Then worship me some more.

‘… when it hatches, feed it on a bucket o’ brandy mixed with chicken blood every half hour.’
Philosopher’s Stone

6. Yep, I am definitely okay with this.

‘What I got there’s a Norwegian Ridgeback. They’re rare, them.’
Philosopher’s Stone

7. ‘I’m rare, me.’ Always knew I was special, and I expect to be treated accordingly as soon as I hatch.

‘Hagrid, you live in a wooden house,’ she said.
Philosopher’s Stone

8. A what? A house built of flammables? Ooh, this will be fun!

Hagrid greeted them looking flushed and excited.
‘It’s nearly out.’
Philosopher’s Stone

9. Look out world — here I come!

Something was moving inside; a funny clicking noise was coming from it.
Philosopher’s Stone

10. Little… help… please? Oh, forget it.

All at once there was a scraping noise and the egg split open. The baby dragon flopped on to the table.
Philosopher’s Stone

11. TA-DA! Whaddya think, mostly hairless mammals?

It wasn’t exactly pretty; Harry thought it looked like a crumpled, black umbrella. Its spiny wings were huge compared to its skinny jet body and it had a long snout with wide nostrils, stubs of horns and bulging, orange eyes.
Philosopher’s Stone

12. Aren’t I just gorgeous?

13. Yeah, I see you all looking – soak in my glory, fleshy peasants.

It sneezed. A couple of sparks flew out of its snout.
Philosopher’s Stone

14. Pardon me, I must be allergic to something. Maybe it’s the lousy décor. Never mind, it’ll all burn soon.

‘Isn’t he beautiful?’ Hagrid murmured.
Philosopher’s Stone

15. Yes, I must agree – wait, WHAT? ‘He?’ ‘HE?’ I’m a girl, you hairy-faced twit!

16. Do NOT touch me. I WILL bite you.

17. Darn, so close!

‘Bless him, look, he knows his mummy!’ said Hagrid.
Philosopher’s Stone

18. Oh Mummy, what a big beard you have.

19. …I don’t think that’s my real mummy.

20. Also, I’m pretty sure I’m a girl, mate.



‘Hagrid,’ said Hermione, ‘how fast do Norwegian Ridgebacks grow, exactly?’
Philosopher’s Stone

21. Not fast enough, eh, Brainy? I personally cannot wait to find out.



‘Someone was lookin’ through the gap in the curtains – it’s a kid – he’s runnin’ back up ter the school.’
Philosopher’s Stone

22. Blondie – send help! Get me away from these morons and their poxy hut!

23. Seven days and Blondie still hasn’t returned. So much for service.

24. What did the meatbags call him again? ‘Draco’ was it? Good name, I like it.

25. Hope I get a name like that.

‘Just let him go,’ Harry urged. ‘Set him free.’
Philosopher’s Stone

26. YES! And I will unleash my wrath across this land. ALL SHALL PERISH!

‘I can’t,’ said Hagrid. ‘He’s too little. He’d die.’
Philosopher’s Stone

27. Silence! Do not underestimate me, you bearded halfwit, or you shall be the first to burn.

There were empty brandy bottles and chicken feathers all over the floor.
Philosopher’s Stone

28. What? Don’t look at me.

29. Buuuuuuuuuuurp!

‘I’ve decided to call him Norbert,’ said Hagrid, looking at the dragon with misty eyes.
Philosopher’s Stone

30. Seriously? I’d have preferred ‘Lady Inferno: Destroyer of Worlds’, but I don’t think I’ve got much say in the matter.

31. Hang on... that’s a boy’s name. Nice one, Beardy – you’ve read an entire book on dragons and still can’t figure out I’m a girl.

‘He really knows me now, watch. Norbert! Norbert! Where’s Mummy?’
Philosopher’s Stone

32. Wherever she is, I hope she finds me and scorches you for your insolence.

‘He’s lost his marbles,’ Ron muttered in Harry’s ear.
Philosopher’s Stone

33. I very much doubt he had them to begin with.

‘Hagrid,’ said Harry loudly, ‘give it a fortnight and Norbert’s going to be as long as your house.’
Philosopher’s Stone

34. Hey, I’m not complaining. Bring on the growth spurt.

‘Malfoy could go to Dumbledore at any moment.’
Philosopher’s Stone

35. What is a ‘Dumbledore’?

‘I – I know I can’t keep him for ever, but I can’t jus’ dump him, I can’t.’
Philosopher’s Stone

36. Is that… is that a tear, Beardy? I’d be touched if I didn’t hold your kind in such contempt.

37. The smaller fleshy-things are talking. They sound pleased. I don’t like this.

38. What’s a ‘Charlie’? What’s ‘Romania’?

39. Yum! I could get used to these dead rats. Keep ’em comin’!

40. They still don’t get it, do they? Us girls, we’re the really vicious ones. Tell you what, I’ll take a bite out of Ginger to give you a clue.

41. Ha! Now Ginger’s getting told off for frightening me! Dinner and a show… I might just stay here after all.

42. Changed my mind – Beardy’s singing a lullaby. I want out. NOW.

‘I won’t let you in,’ he puffed. ‘Norbert’s at a tricky stage – nothin’ I can’t handle.’
Philosopher’s Stone

43. Wanna bet? I’ll bite your legs off.

‘Aargh! It’s all right, he only got my boot – jus’ playin’ – he’s only a baby, after all.’
The baby banged its tail on the wall, making the windows rattle.
Philosopher’s Stone

44. DON’T [bang] MOCK [bang] ME [bang] BEARDY!

45. Well, this is humiliating. I appear to be stuck in a crate.

‘An’ I’ve packed his teddy bear in case he gets lonely.’
Philosopher’s Stone

46. [Between rips] Teddy. Must. DIE!!!

‘Bye-bye, Norbert!’ Hagrid sobbed, as Harry and Hermione covered the crate with the Invisibility Cloak and stepped underneath it themselves. ‘Mummy will never forget you!’
Philosopher’s Stone

47. Farewell so-called ‘Mummy!’ I shall return as your supreme overlord. Or ‘overlady’. Not that you’d know the difference.

January 28, 2021 00:23

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Beverly Riddle
00:28 Jan 28, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: I don't own the thing with Norbert's thoughts. I just found it on Wizarding World. All credit to Norbert's Thoughts goes to the rightful owners. The story with the Kondrula is mine though.

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