At the knife point

A Short Story

“Come with me, without making any noise.” He whispered into her ear, pressing the sharp point of what she believed to be a knife on her back and pulling her along.

“Who are you? What do you want?” She asked scared.

“You’ll know that soon.” He said. “Take me to your car!”

They got into the car and he asked her to drive.

“Where should I drive?” She asked, looking at his reflection in the mirror. He didn’t seem to be that scary as she has thought and she was seeing his face for the first time.

“Just drive straight! He said.

Jessica was in her late twenties and was beautiful, with blue eyes and brown hair. She was single and working as an assistant in a law firm. She had read about a serial killer who abducted, raped and killed them slitting their throats with his laser sharp knife. He had already killed seventeen young women. He had left no clues for the police to catch him. Was she going to be his eighteenth victim? She prayed silently closing her eyes for a second or two. She opened her eyes and looked at him through the mirror.

“Prayers just highlight the weakness in us.” He said with a grin, glancing at her through the mirror.

“Why did you pick me?” Jessica asked.

“Because, you are pretty! Beauty without a purpose is of no use.” He replied, grinning at her wickedly.

Now things started becoming clear to her. He surely wanted to rape and kill her. Later, dispose her body in some remote place. Her life was more precious than anything else in the world.

“Will you let me go if I give you whatever you want?” She asked, picking up her courage and looking at his reflection in the mirror once again. “I won’t tell anything to the cops. I promise.” She added, assuring him.

“Can I believe you, sweet heart?” He asked, looking at her reflection in the mirror menacingly. “As I don’t like leaving behind any clues.” He added.

“I swear!” She said.

“All right then. Stop the car!” He said.

“What?” She asked surprised.

“I said stop the car!” He repeated.

She applied sudden breaks and the car came to a screeching halt.

“You did this for a lift?” She asked astonished.

“Not really.” He said, smiling at her. “I going to play a serial killer’s role in one of the movies. So I wanted to know how well I could act. The starting scene of the movie is actually what happened just now.” He added.

“You abduct a beautiful girl in her car and then get down her car?” She asked him.

“No. I rape and kill her slitting her throat. Later, dispose her body in some remote place.” He replied.

“What would you have done if I had screamed?” Jessica asked.

“I am sure you would have told them I was trying to abduct you at the knife point, right ?” He asked.

“Yes.” She said.

“How would they believe you if I had shown them this?” He asked, showing it to her.

“What? You threatened me with a pen?” She cried.

“Now, tell me did I really scare you?” He asked.

“Yes, a lot! In fact, I had my heart in my mouth!” She said, finally forcing a smile on her pretty face.

“So I suitable for this role, isn’t it?” He asked, smiling her.

“Perfectly! Bye.” She said.

“Bye.” He said, getting down the car and it raced away.

He walked on the pavements humming a song and saw the police car pass by him and then go away. He had hid his knife under the seat of the car. She would have been his eighteenth victim hadn’t the cops followed her car.


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