Thursday, April 21, 2016

A TO Z CHALLENGE 2016 -- RED ROOM (AKAI HEYA)

You knock on her door, but there is no answer.  She never does.  You don't worry too much because her music is blaring.

You call out to tell her to go to sleep since it's late.  She heard because the music quiets instantly.

When you knock the next morning, she says nothing.  You go downstairs to make breakfast. Twenty minutes later, you begin to worry. She's usually stomping down the stairs by now.

You go check on her.  Your heart is doing flip-flops for some reason as you reach her door.  You knock and call out again then warn her that you're entering.

You hesitate turning the knob, but you finally do.  The streaming sunlight blinds you for a second.  Blinking, your eyesight adjusts and you see thick streaks of red on the wall closest to you.

Paint?  Then the rusty smell hits you and your gut clenches in fear and sickness.

Not paint.  Blood.  Red stained fingers are stretched out on the far side of the bed. You scream.



The Red Room is a Japanese urban legend in which a pop-up asks a series of questions and then a list of names appears at the bottom with your name added.  One specific question is: Do you like the red room?

When you see a specific pop-up, you commit suicide by using your own blood to paint your room.

This urban legend has an actual murder that is attached to it.  A girl murdered another girl.  Sasebo Slashing (as it is called) took place in 2004.  The girl viciously beat and cut up the victim.

Supposedly, one of her topped bookmarked site on her computer was the Red Room Curse.



16 comments:

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    1. thank you. i love this one because it is so strange.

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  2. Seriously creepy! and neat in a weird way...deliciously disturbing is what I wanted to say..the rhyming was unintentional, but since it has happened I am leaving it as it is :)

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. i love the rhyming. and it is very creepy.

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  3. Painting a room with your own blood? Wow.

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    1. i know. but it's twisted enough for my little heart.

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  4. Urban legends fascinate me. They talk to the deep, continuing need of people to tell stories and believe that they are true - especially when it comes to our deepest fears.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. i find the international ones cooler than the american ones. i guess because they are different and unusual.

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  5. This sent a chill down my spine - and that was before the murder part! There's just something really creepy about it!
    Debbie

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    1. ooo! goodie! **dancing manically** i gave someone chills! hee hee!

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  6. *shudders* Omg ... I must hide!!!!
    ~ Saraallie
    www.saraallie.blogspot.com

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  7. The Japanese really do love their urban legends and they are not afraid to bring in new technology all the time either! They are always so totally gory :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  8. Now that is really creepy - not only a scary legend, but a real life murder as well!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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  9. Eek, what a nasty urban legend! So frightening!

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