As we continue to celebrate Women in Horror Month here on Freaked.com, I would like to showcase a young woman who has created a vast number of quality horror stories over on the Creepypasta Wiki. Sal Grey, who writes under the pseudonym GreyOwl has been a member of the Wiki Community since early 2014. At one point she was creating new content on an incredibly quick schedule, rolling out fresh and exciting content several times a month. Her work has been praised for its consistent quality and unique voice. There can be no doubt when one stumbles upon a piece by Sal, as the tone speaks for itself.
Tonight I am honored to showcase three stories from her collection that is still available over on the Creepypasta Wiki on her profile – GreyOwl.
But first let’s take a minute to talk about the incredible mission statement and community presence that is Women in Horror Month!
Women in Horror
From their website:
Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.From Womeninhorrormonth.com about page
I highly encourage all artists to check out this incredible movement and contribute and support in any way you can. And now – let’s take a look at the amazing writing talent of Sal “GreyOwl” Grey!
Everything within me is drained. After the accident, my life couldn’t possibly return back to the joyous one it had previously been. No, there is no more laughter. No smiles. In place of the cheer I once radiated was fear, shock, and confusion. I have no clue who I am anymore.From Sirens
On a rainy night a family ventures out into the bad weather to attend a gathering at their child’s request. There is an accident on the way to their destination. It is here that this short yet impactful story is told. Whatever the reader may be expecting in this compact and tightly resolved tale is not what awaits them in the end. This is a prime example of Sal’s talent at weaving the unexpected even within limited word counts.
This story succeeds not only in delivering an unexpected yet thoroughly satisfying twist, but also in how casually it walks the reader to that point. It does not hide in the shadows. It does not jump out at the end. It rather gently saunters the reader along. Holding her hand gently – like that of a loving mother comforting a frightened child.
In the twenty years I have been a doctor, I’ve never regretted it. Having the power in your hands to save someone’s life is what I live for. Patients come to me on their death bed, confessing their love to the spouse standing next to them, thinking they are on their way to judgement dayFrom Room 250
If anyone believes that being a Doctor is all golf and pandering to drug companies, perhaps they should click on this story from Sal and get a look into what began as a routine day in the life of a doctor working an ER rotation. They’ve never lost a patient. For any healer that must be a wonderful sensation of accomplishment.
Of course they say the worst thing about being undefeated is that eventually you will lose, and when that happens, if your identity is indeed built around being undefeated, you not only lose your first exchange – you also lose yourself. Could that be the case in this medical professional’s near future? What is on the line? What goes with losing that first patient? Read the story and all shall be revealed.
I’m not a fan of altering my appearance, but it’s what I have to do to blend in with society.From Aesthetically Pleasing
Here we have a story from Sal that tells of expectations. It speaks of how expectations of beauty have also become those of society. It tells of a moment of naked truth, and what lies beyond the masks we place upon ourselves in all manners of day-to-day life.
This story is brief yet poignant. It dabbles in places of mystique where the most gorgeous of those among us are not quite what they seem. It tells a story of trust-gone-wrong. When a secret is entrusted to an outsider what happens next can determine much. Read on to discover what lies just outside those limits.