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Raven by Edgar Allan Poe : Modern Adaption

Hey Guys for my second post I will be putting up a modern adaption on the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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It’s funny how things change so quickly. One minute it’s fine and the next it’s not. It all started the night my best friend went missing.



“That’s a pretty sunset,” I say


“Quick take a photo” Aly orders


“I don’t have my phone”


“I’ll run back to the house and get mine, I don’t have it either,” She says turning around and running back through the forest


Aly and I were on a walk through the forest to get away from her brothers and his friends who had overrun the house


As minutes passed and the sun finally set I was scared that Aly had left me alone. So I turned around and walked back through the forest. I rubbed my arms to warm them up from the cold air. I kept walking as night set in and it got cold and dark. Every step I took the forest got darker and trees looked more wicked.


A crackle of broken sticks made me jump in fright


“Aly” I called “is that you”


I was meet with nothing but cold hard silence. Blood pounded in my ears and my heart beat way to fast


I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, a sudden feeling made me turn around and there was a black rabbit staring at me. A movement in the corner of my eye startled me and there was another black rabbit. As I turned back around I expected to see both rabbits, but I only saw one. I realised that it was the same rabbit.


I turned and sprinted tripping and falling over tree branches and roots. The rabbit disappeared and reappeared in trees bushes and right in front of me. When it didn’t appear again I stopped. The forest had an eerie silence to it, there was not a sound, not even the wind blowing in the trees or the birds flapping their wings. As I took in my surroundings I realised the worst possible truth, I was lost.

My eyes stung with unshed tears and a cry escaped my lips. I wondered if I would ever get home and I’d done deserve this.


The rabbit appeared in front of me and from its nuzzle came the words “nevermore”


A scream erupted from it making me cover my ears due to the amplitude of it. I felt like my ears were bleeding as I stumbled away from the rabbit. The further I ran the quieter the rabbit got. But I couldn’t ignore the ringing in my ears and the pounding of my head.


A voice from behind says


“You will escape this forest nevermore”


The sight from behind me brings a scream from my lips that hangs in the heavy air for the rest of eternity.