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Jack In The Box by Pyramiddhead Jack In The Box by Pyramiddhead

    This is artwork for encounter #8 of the encounter short stories for my series Blackhaven Institution which is written below. The day Blackhaven Institution a house for orphaned children and unwanted infants burned to the ground mysteriously one day, the souls of those trapped inside became corrupted by an evil that warped them into demons that dwell in an alternate Blackhaven Institution.There they await those who are dragged into this alternate world by an unknown evil. The encounter with this nightmare “Jack In The Box” takes place in the "Orphan Wing" as follows: 

   It is around closing time at the Kason's Market, one of a couple fast food restaurants that can be found in Dracove city. This Kason's Market in particular is one recently built in the town of Blackhaven which does not have many fast food eateries. Its manager Abdul paces around the restaurant making sure everything gets done before the stores closing time which is at 10:00pm. Abdul has a tendency to get easily aggravated at fellow employees and as usual begins to yell and curse at them complaining about how incompetent they are. Not many people like him as he likes to abuse his so called 'power' and can be pretty mean at times lacking proper people skills. It is almost 10:30 as one last worker who is fairly new remains trying his hardest to finish up before Abdul comes back from his smoke break and really lashes out at him. Abdul stands outside yacking to himself about the new employee and prepares to go back in to shout at him. He hesitates before the door hearing a faint jingle reminiscent of the children's tune “Pop goes the weasel” coming from inside. He burst through the door yelling “You fucking serious you can't fucking finish on fucking time and you have the nerve to play that fucking pussy jingle!!!”. The new employee emerges out that back saying “What the hell are you talking about??? and I'm finished”. Suddenly Abdul hears nothing anymore and the restaurant becomes silent. Abdul then threatens the new employee “You better not be fucking with me” ne says with a serious look on his face. The new employee gives Abdul a disgusted look and heads out the door giving Abdul the finger when he isn't looking. Abdul does the finishing touches on the restaurant still yammering about on why the new employee would play such a stupid tune as pop goes the weasel. Finished Abdul gets into his car, turning on the radio he puts on some gangsta rap feeling like a badass and speeds home. While singing along to 'Ya Shook' by Da nuke which usually has a catchy hip hop background music and beat. Suddenly Abdul begins to here the jingle from before play on the track and Da nuke's voice begins to warp. Abdul stops singing and shuts off the radio quickly, He shakes his head saying “That’s not how that song's suppose to sound, I must be hearing shit I'm fucking stressed...'yawn' and very tired”. Abdul becomes severely tired and pulls over to the side of the road. There he suddenly falls into a deep sleep as his head falls forward into the car's steering wheel. The loud beeping noise is strangely not enough to keep him awake as he makes the transition into the Alternate Blackhaven Institution...

   A grainy colorless vision appears in front of Abdul, he finds himself standing in a room full of children who are playing with various toys. The attention is drawn to three children in a huddle, snickering and whispering to each other. They occasionally look over their shoulder at one other child, a boy in the corner by himself who is playing with a model train. The three children turn around, one of them with a Jack in the box in his hand. Turning the lever on the box and all goes silent as the three children slowly start to approach the lone child. All that can be heard is the jingle of the box as Abdul watches the children stand right behind the lone child. On the lone child's face is a nervous look, startled by the jingle his skin begins to quiver. The music stops as the lone child slowly turns around...all is quiet as he stares at the box then suddenly a jester pops out. Abdul's head begins to throb in pain as the child screams loudly at the jester,the three other children laugh. Abdul's surroundings then begin to catch on fire, a fire which quickly spreads throughout the room consuming the toys and the children. Abdul gags heavily breathing in the smoke that fills the room and sweats profusely from the intense heat of the fire. After a few more seconds the whole vision goes black, Abdul feels as if he is falling... Landing on his feet Abdul disoriented turns in all directions to only see black. Suddenly a section of where he is lights up revealing a section of his new surroundings. Abdul's jaw hangs low, his eyes wide open, shocked by what he sees. A few toys lay scattered around him,something very very wrong with their appearance... Covered in the veiny texture which covers the wall and floor are ghastly, disturbing versions of toys including an eyeless baby doll covered in a blanket, with pale skin and a gaping mouth in its chest. A filthy stitched up stuff elephant with blood dripping from its snout and a gaping wound on its chest, sitting in a pool of its own blood an expression of pain is riddle on what should be a lifeless face. A handmade sock doll standing up charred and billowing smoke, with a bleeding heart etched into its chest, it looks very unhappy. A toy dinosaur completely covered in leathery skin in horrid condition with many lines,creases, and burns. A stuffed bear, fused into a plastic chair in horrible condition and covered in burns,though its face has the look of a normal toy blood tears from its eyes. Lastly the most disturbing toy is a ball,appears to be made of flesh and a human face is visible on it with an expression of pure agony and sorrow.

   The atmosphere in this nightmarish place is heavily dreadful yet quiet. Abdul stands there frightened and confused about his current situation. Looking at the wall he notices a disturbing illustration showing seven stick figures falling from a building into a fire containing three giant black stick figures, the words read “AND THEY ALL FELL INTO THE FIRE”. Abdul then says “What does that mean?!?!? what is going on, this place is FUCKED!!!”. From the darkness Abdul begins to hears a familiar jingle getting closer and louder. Abdul is sweating an shivering in anticipation for what maybe be coming...but nothing will prepare him for what that may be. It appears from the darkness as Abdul stands there stunned. Slightly suspended off the floor before him floats an abomination...something that shouldn't even exist in the most twisted of nightmares...Its large arms turn two cranks emitting the jingle from a large box hinged into its largest mouth. Before he has time to think or react the abomination protrudes a black substance from a slit in its belly. The substance covers Abdul's right arm and the right side of his body. Abdul's body shakes and his eyelids stretch to their limits as he feels an intensely painful burning sensation. Looking at his hand in horror the corrosive liquid swiftly melts it clean off and the rest of the right side of his body that came into contact with the liquid breaks down at an alarming rate. The large arms of the abomination stop moving and the jingle ceases...there is a moment of silence...Abdul looks up as something springs out from the abomination grabbing him tightly,digging its sharp nails into his flesh. Wrapping its tongue around Abdul's neck,Abdul's last sight is an evil cackling face. Abdul faints and is pulled into the giant dark box disappearing into the abomination as the lid slams shut. The large arms of the abomination begin to move the cranks again and the jingle resumes. It slips back fading into the darkness along with the jingle and along with Abdul...On the wall is drawn an eighth stick figure falling into the fire...

encounter #9: pyramiddhead.deviantart.com/ar…

More info about what is Blackhaven Institution and from part 1 onwards can be found at pyramiddhead.deviantart.com/ga…

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:icondarkcanvas2011:
DarkCanvas2011 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol This is awsome. Never never nightmare land. 
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconraiko898:
raiko898 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Writer
Welp, there's nothing a shotgun and a cross can't solve.
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Who knows this maybe one of those things they can't, at least the cross 
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nightmarespirit-myst Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nope
NOPE
NOOOPE
SO NUCH NOPEWHARGARBL
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So much yes :D:D:D
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:iconnightmarespirit-myst:
nightmarespirit-myst Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as is not sleeping tonight
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:icondipaula:
Dipaula Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Man, I just gotta say it! It will haunt my nightmares for decades! Brilliant!
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D hope you have room in your nightmares for the many more that will come
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:icondipaula:
Dipaula Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
That's assured!
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