KILLING 101

Every writer/author have their own unique way to kill their characters. That is why I created Killing 101, to show everyone my strategies on how to kill MY characters. It serves as a challenge to me since I am not familiar with other means of killing like torture, accidents, and cannibalism. But now I can say, I improved on those areas. Well, I need more practice that’s for sure and killing 101 segment in my blog is a good platform for it.

Anyway, I back read all the stories I wrote and realized, I have 6 good stories already since I began. I don’t know if it is only my own opinion that it is a good series like Goosebumps & Are you afraid of the dark. Even I am not sure, I decided to compile it all and officially made it a short story series. I already posted it on my Booklat & WattPad page with 2 new stories. So, if you have spare time I hope you can read it sometime.


#RememberanInspiringOcean Halloween special: Killing 101 series

killing 101 – Cannibalism

Title: Piece of me

It’s a typical Friday afternoon at the University. Some students are already planning what party to join in on the weekend. But there are some like Ronin, where it’s just an ordinary day for a bloody class in Literature.

As the class goes, she suddenly have a weird feeling of being watch. It’s a ridiculous thought but just to be sure, she wandered her eyes around the classroom and found a guy sitting two chairs from her left looking at her. And to make it worse, the guy lick his upper lips with his tounge. Her left eyebrow raised and shifted her attention to the Professor. But to her surprise, when she look again to her left, the guy is already sitting next to her.

She avoided having eye contact to the creepy guy.

“I know you want it too” he whispered.

“What?” She replied without looking at him.

“Don’t play virgin with me. I saw you at the library yesterday and how you played yourself.” He teased.

Her eyes wide opened upon hearing it.

“I can do more than that you know” he said as if he is offering her a great deal.

“Straight to the point”

“I want a piece of you, if you know what I mean.”

Her mood suddenly change.

She looks at him again but this time with a very seductive smile on her face. “So you’re saying, you want a piece of this” she said while unbuttoning her blouse and her very generous breasts showed up.

His eyes sparkle with lust upon seeing it and says “Oh yeah”

“Prove it” she then lifted her skirt, removed her underwear, and spread her legs. “If I enjoy it, you can have me.”

And so he gave her a touch that she will never forget. Or that’s how he hopes it to be.

They were done just before the professor dismissed the class. But before she left, she wrote her address on a piece of paper and gave it to him.

“Meet me there at 7”

The guy felt relieve when he heard that.

He arrive at the said place earlier than 7. He want to make sure if this girl gave him a legit address or not. He looked at the window trying to figure out what is her room. All lights are off, except for the last window to the right at the second floor. He look at it for a moment just to check if it’s the girl’s room. And he’s right as the girl stands by the window and starting to undress.

“Oh jeez, this will be greater than I thought.” He said to himself and decided to finally knock on her door.

He knock three times and the door opened up. He’s surprise as the girl is already on her most seductive lingerie.

“Did you enjoy the mini-show?” She said in a very seductive voice.

He entered the room and said “What mini-show?” As if he never knew what she meant.

“Oh don’t play virgin with me. I know you’re watching me through the window.” She smiled.

“You’re one kinky woman.”

“I know. And now it’s your turn to give me a little show.” And she sit on the couch, lean her back, and stretch her arms at the sofa headboard.

“My name by the wa-“

“I don’t care about your name. I care more on your thingy.” She smiled.

And the guy started to undress. Her jaw drops upon seeing his body. His skin is very smooth as if it is a woman’s body. And his body, oh, it is very well-toned.

“You’ve trick me” she suddenly said, then stood up and walked closer to see more of his delicious body.

“Trick you?” he said while following her every move.

“Yes, you’ve trick me with your hotness. I never thought there’s a very well-built body under your baggy and quite smelly clothes.” She replied while touching his shoulders way to his chest. And by the way she looks at him, he knows she’s already having an orgasm.

“And that’s not all I’ve got.”

“I know” then push him on the sofa and kneel down.

She lick his foot way up to his thigh. It felt so good especially when her tongue reaches his balls while her hands cup it. He let him do her thing and just rest his head on the sofa headboard.

‘She’s really good’ he thought. But his momentum suddenly disturbed when he felt something sharp slashed the back of his ankle.

“Sorry, I scratch when I’m horny” she immediately explains.

“It’s all right. Suck me up.”

“Later. I have other plan in mind.” She continues the wonders of her tongue; while her left hand is busy exploring his body.

He never felt this high before; considering that there are no major actions happening yet. It’s like he’s on drugs. But he immediately dismiss the idea and just enjoy.

But again, he has been distracted by the touch of something sharp. And once again he ignore it with the fear that she will get mad and stop when he point it out again.

But one scratch led to another to the point that it hurts really bad. So he look down to ask her if she can limit the scratching. But when he looked down all he sees is, this girl is eating his flesh and licking the blood that flows on her hand.

He’s shock. Furious. And when he met her eyes, he felt even more as he sees the woman smiling at him while licking her hands with his blood. He shove her away from him, it’s hard enough for flew on the other side of the room and hit her head on the wall. He tried to stand up but he fall. And when he look at his ankle, it has been slashed.

“Crazy bitch!” he yelled with madness. And do it again, but this time it’s loud enough for someone to hear and help him.

The woman spread her legs, sat down on his back, and whispered “Why are you trying to leave? Aren’t you enjoying?”

“You disgust me”

“Why? You’ve said that you want a piece of me.”

She put her lips much closer to his ears and said with conviction “Well good news dumb head, so am I!”


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Killing 101 – Random Ideas

Did you ever had a feeling that you want to kill the person sitting next to you?

This is a scary question actually. But for some, they really considering this option. Maybe because their seatmates are way too annoying.

But this is a challenging job as you’re both in public. One must do it very smoothly so you will not get any attention. Also, you have limited resources that can be used in killing.

It’s so hard that I don’t know how to start it. But when I looked at my seatmate, in just a snap, I’m so inspired.

So let the planning begins. I’ll just come out with different scenario. And just pick what do you think is possible, and/or just a mere work of imagination.

 

*Of course, I’ll use my template on this:

 

WHO: A woman seatmate named Ali.

WHERE: Office

REASONS: Already explained on each story

SCENARIO 1: Stairs – Stairs are very common in public places. This is one clean resources you can use. Also, no one will ever questioned you.

It’s 4:30 in the morning. Time out is supposed to be 5 am but Ali already packed her bag and ready to go home. This becomes her habit everyday that’s why Ri, her seatmate, hates her.

Ri thought ‘Why she always wanted to be the first person to swiped her ID off to the scanner and rushed to the elevator? The worst part is, once she enters she will immediately close it. She wanted to be alone in the elevator all the time. WTF!’

But today she’ll end it.

Ali does the same, as usual. But to her surprised, Ri is already on the hallway waiting for the elevator to come up. Ri approached her and said “The elevator is all out. Try the service elevator”

Ali nodded and followed Ri’s advice.

When she opens up the door, she immediately noticed Captain America (that’s her code name for her crush)

She smiled shyly and stand next to him while waiting for the elevator to open.

Ali thought ‘This is my chance’. She gathered all her confidence to start a conversation. But before she could able to say anything, Ri opened the door and pushed her down the stairs.

 

SCENARIO 2: Electrocution

*I’m still using the same characters.

Ali have this habit to wear her headphones all the time during her shift. And when you tried to talk to her, she’ll sing out loud on your ears until you decide to walk away.

Ri is so pissed. She escalated the problem to their Manager. But Ali is a top performer of their team, so the judgment of the Manager is quite bias.

But Ri already run out of patience. She finally decided to put an end of Ali’s annoying habit.

The next day, Ri come to the office very early. So early that even the janitorial team is still not there to clean the place.

She went straight to her station and unpacked her bag. She pulled out a wire cutter first then grabbed Ali’s headset.

Upon finishing Ali’s headset, she placed it back and stared at it for a moment. She’s nervous and a bit guilty because she knows that her plan can kill Ali. But when she remembers all the annoying things Ali does and for sure, she’ll keep on doing; that feeling of guilt fades away.

And the moment has come. Ali came in, smiled at Ri for a moment then went straight at her seat. Her computer boot up, enter her password, and set up everything from work-related documents to the music channel.

And then grabs her headset and place it firmly on her ears.

“Ouch” Ali said very irritated.

Ri thought that Ali already noticed the open wire she hid on Ali’s ear piece. But she felt relief when Ali just shrugged her shoulder.

And once she hit the ‘play’ button, she got electrocuted.

 

SCENARIO 3: BOMBS AWAY

Monday madness.

That’s how everyone often described Monday. But for Ri, it’s only an ordinary day to spend in the office. But she think otherwise as her office crush ‘Ray-Ray’ walked in front of her. He wears a violet long sleeve, black pants and shoes, and don’t forget his gorgeous stare.

Oh that stare… Whenever Ri caught a glimpse of his gorgeous stare, she wanted to harassed him (sexually of course *wink)

But her fantasies got ruined when Ali came in. She wear a dress that has the same color as Ray-Ray. And the worst part, Ray-Ray gave her a compliment.

With Ri’s madness, she imagine beating Ali with her mug to death.

But of course, she can’t do that… in public.

Ali approached her and told her everything they talked about. And the imagination continues on Ri’s head. She’s so annoying that Ri wishes to have a bomb on her hand and put it in her mouth and …. BOOM! She’s gone.

But of course that’s impossible to happen because there’s no available bomb at the office. So she just bear the pain – from her ears to her heart.

It’s 5 in the morning. Ri’s excitement starts to arise because she could finally go home and be away from Ali. But Ali asked her a favor and she can’t refused.

So she went with her at the ATM. But Ri decides at the last minute to stay at the grocery nearby to buy some snacks, and just wait her from there. They both agreed and went to different direction.

Ri is on the cashier paying for her food when she heard an explosion. She ran outside and saw the ATM where Ali is, exploded.

She stared at it just like anybody. But if you could only read her thoughts, you’ll know she says “Thank you!”

 

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Piece of Advice: We only live once, so make the most out of it.

Background song: Better than Revenge by Taylor Swift

Picture reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Giuditta_decapita_Oloferne_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Killing 101 – How to kill characters through accidents

In my opinion, killing your characters through accidents are the lamest way. Well, where’s the excitement of the story if the villain just die on a single gunshot (yes, this can be an accident), car accident, or falling from the 32nd floor of the building?

But it doesn’t mean that you can’t use these ways. You still can, just be creative like I do. I have a clever idea of combining all accidents at once. It may not be something new. But I love it. And I even created my own two-steps process for me to be guided: *SIDE NOTE: This is purely my opinion. If you have yours, please share it.

Also, always remember that you’re killing characters to add excitement to your story. If you can’t deliver it, what’s the sense of writing it right? And you have to do it with passion! For readers to believe that it’s really happening.

FIRST STEP: Find the right reason.

I always ask myself this question: “Why do I want to kill this character in the first place?”

If I know the reason, I’ll have the idea on the best way of killing that character.

SECOND STEP: Planning

For me, killing a character is more like planning my own wedding. I need to plan it as perfect as it can be. I need to find the right venue, character to kill, line ups of events, and proper timing.

Completing all these will give me the assurance that I will be having a happily-ever-after kind of ending (in a writer’s satisfaction, of course).

I wrote a short story that can be a good example:

———————SHORT STORY———————

Howard is so happy that his divorce went great. He’s going to call Laida to reveal the good news but he thought of something better. That’s why when he calls her, he just say “Pack your bag baby, we are going for a little trip.”

Laida asked why but he just replied “Later, you’ll know.” then hang up.

She just shrugged her shoulder and goes on with the packing. She pack all her lingerie because she knows Howard too well. If he said for a little trip it only means a lot of sex. Just the thought of it makes her excited.

It’s 4 in the afternoon when Howard came to pick her up on her small apartment. She dress so beautifully, in Howard’s mind. But others would rather see it as, the kind of clothing only a whore can wear.

“You look lovely, my dear” he whispered.

“I know” then kissed so sweet.

After a long tongue action, they then decided to go inside the car and start their long road trip.

Inside the car, Howard gave Laida the map to show her where they are going. She excitedly jump into joy when she finds out that they are going to Howard’s ex-wife lake house. She can’t believe it and asks on how he convince her wife to go in there without her.

“Ex-wife” he corrected.

She giggles more as she heard it.

“You made my day, darling! And later, I’ll show you how I appreciated all this.” she said with a very seductive voice.

Then they looked at each other as if tomorrow will never come.

They reached the railroad crossing and stopped as the train’s gate is closing. They waited patiently. But suddenly Howard notice a little boy is about to cross the train tracks. The train is approaching so fast, he will get hit if he didn’t run to safety. He’s so scared and without thinking twice, he opens his door and run to get the boy.

Laida is confused looking at him. She opened the door and shouted “Where are you going?”

“I need to save the boy”

“Let him die there” she replied. But Howard didn’t heard any of it. Laida walks through the train’s gate, feeling annoyed.

“He left me to save a little boy, whew!” she thought.

When the train is approaching near her, she walks away. But she can’t as her dress’ belt has been caught up on the pole. She’s not too eager to remove it at first because she knew the train couldn’t hit her. But when she heard a loud beep signaling the gate to lift up. Blood starts to rush into her head.

She try to remove the belt as fast as she can. But in her stress she can’t remove the belt from her waist. That’s why she decided to remove it by sliding her body down. But before she can slid her head from the belt, the gate lifted and so she is. The belt is surrounded to her neck. She hardly could breathe. But she’s not giving up. She pulled the belt away from her neck for her to breathe.

Howard saw her and stunned for a moment.

“What are y- loo–king at? He-p me!” she manage to say while trying to save her own life.

Howard look for someone to help him. But the road is empty which is kind of weird for a time like this.

She heard another train signal and get a little relief as she know the gate will go down. But the train is approaching so fast but the gate is not going down. She’s so scared. And with a matter of seconds, bright light filled her eyes.

The train hit her that makes her body swing and rolls on the side body of the train like an action star in a movie. Because of the huge amount of force, it cut the belt from the gate. Her body flew up in the air and landed to the nearby Skyway.

She can’t feel her body. She lay on the ground lifeless, waiting. Waiting for someone to save her.

‘I’m going to get through this’ she repeatedly saying this on her mind to keep her awake.

Hope arises as she’s having a glimpse of light. ‘Oh please, let it be Howard’ she prayed. But she lost that hope when she felt the vibration on the ground getting heavier as the car is approaching. And in one flash of light. Three sport cars are racing to one another, beating all the red lights, and playing catch-me-if-you-can to the police.

Howard finally came in to the scene accompanied by police officers and ambulance. His knee fell down on the ground as he saw the beaten body of her girlfriend. The police is about to pick up the body when a huge cargo truck came rushing on the road and hit Laida.

The police raised a STOP sign to all the incoming vehicle just to pick up the remaining parts of the victim.

———————END OF SHORT STORY———————

REASON: My character is a self-centered woman who love to steal someone else’s husband.

WHERE: Open road

Characters: Laida, the husband stealer; and Howard, the husband

Sequence of death: Hang, got hit by a train, body flew up in the air and dropped on the ground, and got hit again by several vehicle.

You may think it’s overkill. But for me, it’s reasonable. I killed my character based on their personality. If my characters are wild and aggressive, I give them more pain because that’s what they do to others.

For others, they may think of this as a joke or nonsensical kind of article. But I always have this in mind, “I am the writer of my own story. I can do everything I wanted and how I wanted it to be done. Everything is possible as long as I place it on its rightful category – Fiction, non-fiction, and so on.” It’s a good mantra as well.

Anyhow. This is how I kill my characters. How about you?

 

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Piece of Advice: Don’t let others unfair criticism affects you. They just simply don’t have the kind of creativity that you have.

Picture reference: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Giuditta_decapita_Oloferne_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Sleep like a corpse – The dream

Read this if you haven’t read the first one: Sleep Like a Corpse
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The night has finally come.

It’s been a long and tiring day for me. My job sucks! And I think everyone can relate on me.

Good thing there’s Niña.

Oh Niña… My love’s duet (even she couldn’t sing. But I can, at least there’s one who can sing our love song beautifully and that what matters… I hope.)

Enough chit chat! I’m going to bed and sleep!

*Yawn!

*Tick tock tick tock

*Ring a ring a ring ding dong

What the hell!

*I get the alarm clock and throw it to the wall.

Damn you alarm clock, now I can’t get to sleep.

Why out of nowhere the alarm ring. I don’t even remember I set it.

*Sigh

I have no choice. My sleep has been ruined.

*I walked to go to the bathroom.

But when I opened the door, my mouth wide opened to what I saw.

I’m in the office?! I closed the door at once and took a deep breath, then open the door again and again and again.

‘I’m dreaming.’ I happily concluded.

PBut my mood turned bad again as I realized how pathetic I am that even in my dream, I’m still at WORK!

My life sucks! And everything else… sucks! (NOTE: I’m not fond of saying the word ‘sucks’; but that’s the perfect word that can describe my little pathetic life now.)

I felt like crying… thinking how tired I am.

‘There’s a leather black couch in here’ – I suddenly thought.

*I went straight where it is and decided to lie down for a moment to take a nap or better be awaken from this horrible nightmare.

*I sat down, lazily. Oh this is it, a nice comfortable soft bed.

But not too long when I felt someone beside me. And I’m surprised when I found out who the person is.

It’s Niña!

‘Oh dear boy’ I whispered with a smile on my face. If this is a dream, I’m starting to love it.

*take note of the high pitch voice when I said ‘love it’ 😉

‘But what will I do?’ the other side of my brain awaken my fascination on her.

Will I lie down beside her and hug her? Or I’ll wake her up for me to have the couch by myself?

The first one sounds great.

Well if this is a dream, technically it didn’t “really” happen. So I will not bear the embarrassment for the rest of my life if I pursue the first idea.

And so I made my decision.

I will lie down beside her and… BOOM! She punched me and fell off. I opened my eyes and saw the floor ‘Whew… good thing it’s only a dream’ I sighed.

“What dream, Francis!” Niña shouted.

I looked up and see the furious Niña.

“I’m sorry…?”