Run, Child, Run

So I stumbled across this short story challenge from last year and I thought I’d do it, even though I’m kinda late for it, lol! I don’t know if there is a word limit to this or not, but I don’t really care, I’m just going to give it a go XD


Old abandoned, boarded up two-story home in autumn woods at sunset

Clutching the teddy bear, little Mavis stood in the centre of the living room, staring at the interior of the ancient, crumbling house with trepidation. Vines were slowly tangling themselves around and through the structure as if they were slowly trying to suffocate the building while paint pealed off of the walls like the tears that had fallen down her own face earlier.

“M-mummy?” Mavis whispered in a tearful voice, terrified to speak too loudly for fear the men in the black coats and the strange symbol on their arms would come for her like they had come for her family. “Mummy, are you here?”

She had promised she’d be here.

When the men with the strange symbol were banging on their door and demanding they open up cause they thought they were hiding Jews.

“Mummy, what are Jews?” Mavis had asked her mother.

“People. They’re people – they’re the guests that your Daddy and I have been taking care of,” Mavis’ mother whispered, her eyes wide and pale as she fastened Mavis grey coat.

“But they’re hurt, Mummy. They’re injured. And the old woman plays with me, what did they do wrong?” Mavis asked, terrified for her new friends. Her mother grabbed Mavis beanie and placed it on her daughter’s head and then slipped on the mittens.

“They haven’t done anything wrong, darling,” the mother said, picking Mavis up and heading towards the back door while Mavis father came over and kissed Mavis on the head.

“Be a good girl,” he whispered, slipping her her teddy bear, before heading down to the basement where the people they were helping were hiding.

“But, Mummy, if they haven’t done anything wrong, then why-“

“Hush, darling. You must go. Get out of here.” Mavis started to panic as her mother rushed her out the back and over to the back gate. “Climb the fence, Mummy can’t lift you.”

Mavis looked over at her mother who was starting to cough. Her mother had been loosing all her hair, and she was getting skinnier and skinnier. “Are you coming with me, Mummy?”

“Climb the fence, Mavis! Hurry!”

Hesitating for a moment, Mavis managed to climb the fence, her mother giving her a little bit of assistance here and there. Once she was over the fence, Mavis looked back to her mother. “Mummy?” she asked, a tearful plea for her to come.

Her mother looked at her as tears started to fall from her eyes. “I’m sick, love. Very, very sick. I’m not going to be able to come with you, not now. Go. Go to that old house that we played in last summer. Your daddy and I will escape. We’ll find you. We’ll meet you at that old house when I have my strength back.”



That was the only time her mother had ever raised her voice at her.

But it was enough for Mavis to turn and run, run down the back alley and through the back streets, tears streaming down her face the whole time. She had kept going to the old house way out in the forest where her mother had told her to go.

But her mother wasn’t there.

Mummy, where are you?

Mavis huddled up on the main staircase, pressed up against the wall, curled up into her teddy bear, too scared to explore the house anymore, waiting for her mummy and daddy to come out of one of the rooms and pick her up and cuddle her, assure her that everything was alright and that they could go back to the house.

She waited there for days.

But they didn’t come back.


So, not sure if this made sense, but it was something that I wanted to try. Let me know what you think!


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The Change – Part 2

You can read the first part of The Change here:

The Change – part 1

I wasn’t sure about doing a continuation of it, but after getting a very enthusiastic request for more from a reader, I thought ‘why not?’ Hope you all enjoy!


Gerald yawned as he removed his glasses, rubbing his eyes. I really need some coffee, he thought as he pushed his chair back. He went to sit up but ended up slumping in his seat. There wasn’t too much point in going to bed right now even though he was drowsy – he would just end up tossing and turning in bed for about two hours before he’d fall into a light and fitful sleep. That was a frequent nightly occurrence ever since he was diagnosed with insomnia about two years ago.

And it was a pain in the ass.

Just then, Britney Spears Hit Me Baby One More Time cut through the air as his phone started vibrating.

Glancing at his phone screen, he sighed and picked it up.

“Yeah?” He yawned again.

“Hit me baby one more time…” was screeched through the phone followed by vomiting noises.

“Knock it off, Amy,” Gerald chuckled.

He heard her chuckle before. “Oh man, you got bad taste in music, did anyone ever tell you that?”

“You every time you ring me.”

“Well, I’m gonna keep saying it until you listen – when are you ever going to change your ringtone?”

“To what? What could possibly beat the glory of Hit Me Baby One More Time?” Gerald smirked. He loved their playful arguments over music.

“Uh, Let It Go?”

Gerald laughed. “Oh good lord, now you’re going after me with kids songs??? Don’t you realise how pathetic Frozen is???”

“Excuse me!?”

Gerald smirked. Oh, this was going to be good.

Frozen happens to be a work of art – it brings me to tears!”

“You both are pathetic,” a new voice said with disgust.

“Oh fuck off,” Amy muttered. “I suppose you’re going to say that the Jurassic World movies are better than Frozen?”

“Yes, as a matter of fact, they are,” was the confident retort. “They’re actual entertainment.”

“Love you, too, Swab!” Gerald called out to the guy that had joined in on their conversation.

“I still hate how you two call me that,” Swab grumbled.

“Well,” Amy whispered smugly. “If you hadn’t-“

“Yeah, yeah, don’t remind me,” he interrupted with a sigh. “So, anyways, you told Gerald why you’re calling him or do you two still need to have your old lovers argument AGAIN about how much you two disagree on movies and music?”

“We’re not in love, stop calling our playful bickering ‘old lovers arguments’,” Gerald replied.

“Mhmm,” was all Swab said.

“Anyways!” Amy jumped in, urgently changing the subject. “I’m calling cause the boss has said that your work assignment is due tomorrow at noon sharp.”

“But he told me it wasn’t due until next week! I need more time to finish analyzing and organizing all the data!” Gerald protested. “It’s not going to be ready in time!”

“Well, he’s apparently changed his mind. Says it’s imperative that it comes in tomorrow instead of next week.”

Gerald sighed and ran a hand through his hair. “Oh, fuck,” he muttered, though he wasn’t really one to swear too much. “Why didn’t he let me know himself? And when did he decide this?”

“He’s busy sorting out some other paperwork so he got us to, and he only just told us like two minutes before we called you,” Amy explained.

“You know what an asshole the boss is,” Swab said quietly. “You’re just lucky that you get to work from home most of the time, me and Amy are the ones that get stuck actually working with him in person all damn night.”

“Alright,” Gerald sighed. “I’ll brew up some more coffee then and…just get right on it.”

“Listen to all those songs of mine that I’ve sent you on Messenger that I know you haven’t listend to them yet cause you already hate my musical tastes,” Amy snickered. “That’ll aggravate you enough to keep you awake.”

“Very funny, Amy,” Gerald chuckled.


Gerald screamed, knocking over his chair as he whirled around. “Owww!” he winced as he gripped his ankle that he had bumped against his desk.

“What’s going on?” Swab asked.

“I don’t know, let me check,” Gerald groaned in pain as he looked up. “Strange…” he muttered.

The window was wide open, some of the glass shattered on the ground. “The windows open…” he whispered into the phone. “And I had it shut and locked.”

“Is it windy? Shouldn’t be as there was no wind forecasted for tonight or anything,” Amy replied.

The curtains twitched a little.

Gerald tenderly hobbled over to the window, clutching onto whatever he could as he went as his ankle was too sore to try walking on his own for the moment. Reaching the window, he looked outside, not daring to stick his head out.


“There’s no wind,” he whispered as he bought his phone back up to his ear. “But I can’t see anyone or any sign of something being thrown in or anything that could’ve caused the window to burst open like it did.”

“You sure there isn’t anything? Take a good look around the room,” Amy instructed.

“Okay,” Gerald acknowledged as he turned around, hobbling around some of the glass before placing his phone on the edge of a nearby coffee table, turning it to speaker, and turned around, taking a good look. Other than the glass on the floor and his knocked over chair, there was absolutely NOTHING in the room. His computer was still on, open to his emails like they had been before the window burst open and…

Wait a minute.

He hobbled over to the desk, wincing in pain the entire time as he leaned in closer to the screen, taking a look.

“I hadn’t opened that e-mail,” he muttered to himself. “I was typing a reply to Mum when the window burst open, and I hadn’t exited off it when I went over to the email, so how…why is this one open?”

“What was that, Gerald?” Swab called out over the phone. “You dipped out, is everything okay?”

“Guys,” Gerald said as he turned around towards the coffee table, “there’s something strange with my e-mai-“


His phone wasn’t on the coffee table.

“Guys!” Gerald shouted, trying to see where the phone was.

“We’re here.”

He jumped. It came from right beside him.

Looking to his desk, he found the phone lying there next to the keyboard.

I didn’t put it there…

Looking around the room, his eyes settled on the glass, that had been lying in shatters on the ground. Except now, it was arranged rather neatly in…in the form of…


His blood ran cold when he read what it said. No…no, that was only a theory…

A sharp pain suddenly cut through his throat.

And everything went dark.



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Highlights of 2020

2020 was quite the year, wasn’t it? Coronavirus, social distancing, staying at home, wearing masks, and travel restrictions, the Beirut explosion, Pakistan airliner crash, bushfires, floods in Indonesia, etc., etc.

To put it bluntly a VERY shitty year, overall.

Especially for me and my family – one of my little brothers who has some form of epilepsy ended up not being able to walk or talk or really do much of anything so we had to go to Adelaide to get him help from the doctors there and he ended up being in there for two months before he could come back and when he came back he was able to walk and talk and all that and has been able to do all that ever since, praise God/Yah!

Another brother who also has some form of epilepsy (not the same type as the above mentioned brother) and there were a few problems with that last year, but thankfully, they seem to have worked out what’s causing there as there’s a displaysia or however you spell it on the left side of his brain that he’s going to have surgery for later this year to remove that part of the brain, so hopefully that will stop the seizures and he’ll be able to live life to the fullest without having to have to take the meds every day and night and without having to worry about the seizures or anything.

Then my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, which he still has. I have no idea what’s going to happen with him, I am praying for God’s/Yah’s Will to be done there, hopefully a recovery is what God/Yah wants for my father.

And my grandmother died around the beginning of December. I was there and I never want to see someone die right before my eyes ever again, especially someone I love. That was the hardest thing I’ve been through, it’s hard to believe it was just a month ago, it feels longer than that. She was such a beautiful and caring woman and grandmother and I just fucking want her back here so I can hold her and never let her go.


But there was some good things that happened last year.

I got to spend just over a week in January with Grandma and then when the brother had to spend two months in Adelaide in hospital, I got to spend just over a month over there spending time with Grandma, which was awesome!!! I got my fingernails done for the first time, too! But they didn’t last long XD

I started my own YouTube Channel! Haven’t gotten to update it in a while, so I’m going to do update it soon, but me and my brother and fellow blogger J-M’s History Corner started doing singing videos, and sometimes I got to do a couple solos, which was fun (and nerve-wrecking), but you can check out my YouTube channel here:

Racheal Mustchin – YouTube

One of my books on WattPad was featured in a WattPad book club review! The reviews were all different, and they were all fun to read and discover people’s different opinions and ideas, but overall they were pretty positive so that’s a plus.

Also, I ended up meeting a girl I used to play with back in Kindergarten and now we’re friends again XD And I also ended up reconnecting last year with another girl I was friends with, but hadn’t heard from in years – it was a complete accident when I was browsing through a blog by someone who’s comment I had really liked, then saw this blogger on that blog I was checking leave an interesting comment, so went to check them out, too, and discovered that low and behold that that blogger was a friend of mine that I hadn’t been able to be in contact with for a few years! You can imagine my surprise and elation to find her! She is an awesome and incredible person and blogger, you really need to check out her blog, which you can find here:

Back in September my church’s youth group went in a hike which was a LOT of fun! Here are some photos and videos from the hike!


I took a LOT of photos, so can only show this small amount 😅

Also, me and my Mum went out to a Ladies Only dinner with a few friends, don’t have any pictures of that cause I didn’t have my phone at the time, but it was awesome!!! 🥳

I got a new laptop after my old one broke,and also got my first phone!!! 😍

I also turned eighteen 🤩🥳🤩😁 Which sadly I don’t have any pictures of that day, so can’t show any 😢

Got to celebrate my first Christmas in YEARS and also got to see new years eve fireworks for the first time in person 😯😯

The photos really don’t do it justice. Here’s some more photos from New Year’s Eve:

Also in December, I got my ears pierced, got to meet some relatives, go to the beach, museum, art gallery, and just have a really great time hanging out and meeting everyone!

And another excellent thing that happened last year, which is possibly one of the BEST things that happened last year, is that I got a boyfriend 🥰🥰 I’m really glad I met him and I still find it hard to believe that he said yes to me! He is so smart and funny and awesome and caring and so completely damn handsome 😊😍🥰💖

So while last year was overall shitty, there was some very good and excellent things that happened as well and I’m so thankful for that ❤️















Of forgetting


Steals your life away


Make it all count


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My First Christmas In Forever

Forgive the cheesy title, but I couldn’t resist going for something Frozen sounding 😃😃😃

But it’s true, this year was the first time I had celebrated Christmas in YEARS, so it was a very novel and fascinating experience!

I got to set up my first Christmas tree with my cousin whom I shall call Lucy (not her real name, but calling her Lucy on here to protect her privacy). And let me tell you that was a hilarious experience – never set up one before and this one Lucy and I set up was a fake tree, so trying to put it all together was a bit of pain, especially since Lucy had to keep correcting and redoing the parts of the tree I had put together. But I managed to get it in the end (much to Lucy’s relief 🤣🤣🤣)

Then we put on the tinsel, lights and ornaments – the lights were “fun” cause we kept tangling them when we were trying to untangle them.

But the ornaments were the best part – quite a few were ones that mine and Lucy’s grandmother had used as a child, which Grandma was planning on hanging up with us, but sadly she passed away before that could happen. And there were some that apparently Grandma’s mother had collected while in Israel, which was so freaking cool!

We all bought each other presents and trying to wrap them was fun – we all ended up finding out what we were each getting a little sooner than we should’ve 🤣🤣🤣Thankfully, we managed to keep some presents a secret until Christmas Day.

Christmas day was fun, opening presents, doing a little drinking, having lots and lots of food and blasting music. Discovered a neat little Christmas thing called Bonbons (don’t know if I’m spelling them correctly) and it was fun playing it – got a TINY little picture frame, how the fuck am I meant to fit anything into something as tiny as that is? 🤣

Sorry it’s such a blurry picture

Christmas day was awesome and I definitely plan on celebrating it from now on! How was y’alls Christmas?

Random Thoughts

I’ve heard people say that nothing hurts worse than betrayal.

But I think they’re wrong.

What hurts the most is the guilt from thinking you’ve been betrayed and then discovering that you haven’t been and that you’ve seriously misread the situation, which is a relief, but at the same time a huge hurt cause you caused pain to someone whom you most likely care about (and they care about you) by thinking ill of them and then they blame themselves when the fault lies squarely with you…but they don’t see that at all.

Nothing hurts worse than knowing that you’ve wounded someone when they had nothing but good intentions for you and then they feel guilty but fail to see how it’s not their fault, but yours.

In Loving Memory of My Grandmother

Cold and empty

Your seat will always be

Never again will you sit there

Lovingly scolding us or laughing

Your warm smile and sparkling eyes

Will never be seen again

How do we move on?

What can we do without you?

You were awesome


Always there

With love and lots of care

Grandma, we love you

And we hope to see you again one day.


I know this doesn’t rhyme and all, but I really wanted to be able to write something about my grandmother, who recently passed away. This probably needs more fine-tuning, but what I wrote is just what I really wanted to say right now.

Love you Grandma, and I really miss you.


This is just a fictional diary entry I’m writing – yes, it’s based on my own personal feelings I’ve had, but it’s mainly fiction. Enjoy!


Dear Diary,

Okay, I admit it – I’m extremely self-critical.

I’m always hard on myself.

And I do underestimate myself a lot.


I think some of the compliments and praises I receive are VERY inaccurate – either the person is extremely exaggerating to try and make me feel better or genuinely believes what they are saying but is really overestimating me.

I KNOW I underestimate myself.

Stop telling me that.

Start wondering if sometimes – not saying all the time, just sometimes – that you seriously overestimate me, my abilities and who I am.

Don’t patronise me.

Stop telling me that I’m just not being honest with myself.

Cause I am trying to be – I know I see myself badly, I know I need to fix this, I know that I’m probably better than I think…but I also know I’m not everything you probably think I am.


Rant done.


Hope you enjoyed.


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Reader Request 18th November

Hey everyone!

Today is the Reader Request!!!! Thank you for the questions I got and I hope you enjoy reading my answers.


What gave you the idea for the Zion trilogy?

For those who haven’t heard of my Zion trilogy, it’s a dystopian/sci-fi trilogy I wrote, which you can find on Amazon here:

I’m not totally sure what inspired it, actually. I know I really wanted to write my own dystopian trilogy after reading The Hunger Games and Maze Runner trilogies, but I’m not sure what actually inspired the plot. All I know is that I was in the back verandha of my house sorting out catalogues to deliver when I started getting literal pictures in my head of all theses different stuff that I ended up using in my story – I just got these pictures in my head and I just started writing down what I would see and voila! The Zion trilogy was born.

How has your life changed during the 2020 social distancing etc?

Not too much, cause I never really went out too much or socialized with anyone due to 1) no-one really wanting anything to do with me and my family and 2) depression and anxiety issues. I mean, I would be friendly and try to talk to people, but never actually “socialised” in my opinion.

So all this social distancing hasn’t really affected me all that much.

Do you like strawberries? (Goldfinch told me it is strawberry season for you)

Yeah, strawberries are nice. They’re not my go-to for fruit snacks, but they are nice.

Where do you see yourself in ten years time?

After the way 2020 has been so far, I’m scared to give an answer to this, haha!

I don’t really have any idea other than what I hope and dream about.


What have you been up to?

You mean in general? Um…schoolwork (or studies, whatever you wanna call them), chores, doing writing roleplay. My Grandma and my great-auntie Clare came to visit last month (I think?) or the month before, and they ended up taking me and my siblings to the pub for the first time, we spent time at the beach, and Grandma and Auntie Clare took me and my mum out for just some girl time which they called “adulting”. Also, me and Mum were invited out recently by some ladies at this church we go to for this Ladies only dinner thing at a Chinese restaurant – it was pretty fun! Sure, I just sat there silently while they all chatted, but the food was great!

Speaking of the church, they have this Youth Group thing every Sunday afternoon/evening where we get to play games and sing and just be our silly, childish selves. We even went on a hike once, it was cool.

Family situation hasn’t been so good health wise and otherwise. And my state is now going into a temporary lockdown 😥

Um…I think that’s about it? Sorry I haven’t been updating my stories, it’s just been kinda full on and involved lately…well, kinda with this whole fucking year, actually…and I just haven’t been in the proper mindset for it, though I’m going to try and get back into it, even if I have to kick my dumb muse’s ass myself.


How are you doing?

As of this moment? I’m tired.

Of how a few things have been going for me.

I’m just really tired and I just want it all to be over.

But other than that, I’m good, promise. Just tired.

And…that’s all, really, I guess.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers.

Have a great day/night!