The Woman In White – Part 1

The Woman In White part 1

It was Rina’s first day as a trainee nurse in ward 1A. Amelia, her cousin who is also a senior nurse at the hospital, had warned her about the supernatural sightings in that ward.

“There is no such thing as a Pontianak.” Rina laughed. All her life she never believed that the supernatural world actually existed.

Just as Amelia was about to say something, someone called her name. It was Dr Remy, a psychologist at the hospital.

“Don’t say I didn’t warn you,” Amelia whispered to Rina then hurriedly walked towards Dr Remy.

Rina smiled. She can’t believe how such an experienced and well-trained
nurse like Amelia could still believe in ghosts.

Rina felt excited to begin her first day in a maternity ward. Since her school days, she had always wanted to be a nurse in charge of the maternity department. She loves babies and believes it is always a joy to see a new life being brought into the world.

She took the stairs up to the first floor. Her shift for that day was supposed to start at 8:00 pm. Rina glance at her watch. 7:30 sharp. That means she still had time to go to the washroom before she reports for duty.

She looked at the mirror to make sure that her hair was in place. Amelia had earlier mentioned to her that Madam Jean, the head nurse of ward 1A is very particular about the image of the nurses in her team. Every nurse must look neat and presentable in their white uniform.

For a second Rina thought that she heard someone cry in pain. Facing the mirror she looked at every cubicle door behind her, all the doors were wide open which means there was no one inside.


Rina breathe a sigh of relief. It must be coming from the ward nearby. Someone must be in labour, she thought.

Just as she bend down to tie her shoe lace, a door behind her slammed. Rina almost jumped with fright. She turned around and saw one of the cubicle door tightly shut.

Rina wondered why did she not notice anyone walk in. But quickly dismissed that thought. She washed her hands hurriedly and was about to leave but once again she heard someone crying in pain. This time much louder.

She stopped and listened. The cries were clearly coming from the cubicle that was shut. Thinking that a woman might be in labour, she rushed to the cubicle and started knocking at the door.

“Are you alright in there? I am a nurse. I can help you.”

Just then Rina heard the cries of a newborn. Instantly she thought that the woman had delivered her child in the cubicle. Being a trained nurse, she knew she had to find a way to help the woman. She tried opening the door but it was tightly shut.

She looked around the washroom, searching for something that could help her to open the door. Her eyes caught sight of a white plastic chair at the corner. Rina decided to use it to climb up and see if she could get into the cubicle.

Just as she was about to step on the chair, the lights went off. The washroom was in complete darkness. Rina had to feel her way to the washroom sink. She had left her handbag there. She needed her mobile phone to see her way around.

Her hand touched something soft. Thinking that it was her handbag, Rina grabbed hold of it. Only then she realised that she was holding something warm, wet and slimy.

She tried holding it closer to her eyes to see what it was. But she could see nothing. Instead, the smell of rotting meat and blood filled her nostrils. Rina dropped whatever that was in her hand.

Suddenly the lights came on. Rina looked at the floor. She was shocked to see a baby covered with blood right in front of her. The baby looked disfigured. Rina looked at both her hands. Blood was still dripping from it.

Pontianak The Woman In White

Rina’s whole body started to tremble. She screamed hysterically. Then she heard soft cries coming from behind her. She glanced at the mirror. There was a woman dressed in white standing exactly behind her. She had long black hair that almost covered half of her face. She was staring angrily at Rina.

Instantly Rina remembered what Amelia had warned her. She tried to scream for help but her voice couldn’t be heard. Then the lights went off again.

Continue Reading : The Woman In White – Part 2

I am a fan of paranormal stories and movies but I have never tried writing my own. This is my first try. So I apologise if it bored you. Anyway the comment section is open for critics and positive comment.

The Woman In White

NOTE:A Pontianak is a spirit of a woman who died while pregnant or with a stillborn child. Pontianak is usually described as pale-skinned woman with long black hair, red blood eyes and wears a white dress smeared in blood.

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39 Thoughts to “The Woman In White – Part 1”

  1. You have my interest piqued. I love paranormal stores too. In fact, I have written 2 and one short story has been published, I would love to read the next part.

  2. Eek, how scary! I’ve never seen a ghost before, but my mom has. I’d probably scream if I saw one.

  3. I am not a person who likes anything related to horror… so I just don’t think I would ever get to know what happened 🥺

  4. I love horror movies and it is not a surprise that im interested here! great writing style too!

  5. I love crazy scary stories like this. i kinda want to see what happens next now!!

  6. This would freak me out if this really happened to me. It felt so real as I was reading this.

  7. I love a good paranormal story for sure! This one had me gripped from the start I look forward to the next part.

  8. I am so waiting for the next part. You wrote it so well. I always loved reading paranormal stories.

  9. The first thing I am reading after waking up in the morning …Oops… good I did not read at night 😉
    I must compliment you are a good story writer. I got involved in it. Looking forward to reading the next chapter.

  10. Cristina Coroiu

    Nicely written. A bit too scary for my taste. I’m not much into paranormal and horror story, but a friend recommended it so I said I will give it a try.

  11. hehe on the contrary, I am not fond of these scary stories. I would rather read happy ones. But I skimmed through this story and yeah, sometimes, even the most knowledgeable have their own belief system. 🙂

  12. Incredibly suspenseful! I’m normally not a huge fan of horror, but I do love a thriller. I’m curious how this concludes.

  13. What a great story! Had me on the edge of my seat and I cannot wait to read more.

  14. Oooohhh! I like this!!! I am a huge horror fan junkie so this was actually pretty good! I would like to see what happens next!

  15. I have to admit the post did scare me. I’m not into the paranormal genre but I can say you eloquently captured it. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I don’t remember much horror stories because it’s too close to home far too often for me. It was definitely interesting and not boring, well written. I enjoyed your note at the end about the name of the spirit.

  17. Alexandra Cook

    I’m ready for mooooore! That was riveting and a little freaky but I liked it, haha!

  18. Marjie Mare

    I am saving this post to share with my older daughter. She loves this genre and I am sure she will enjoy reading the Woman in White.

  19. Oh man, I don’t usually read paranormal, but you have me hooked! I can’t wait to read more of the story.

  20. RIA

    I have never been a fan paranormal genre. I must say that you write very well! This is a great written piece.

  21. The thought of Ghost scare me; I’m not big on paranormal.

  22. Sundeep

    I am very curios to read the second part looks like scary. I love such stories. Waiting….

  23. This is a great short story, I was actually worried it was true! Weird things happen in this world but this was great.

  24. This is a great read. I love how you built up the suspense!

  25. Now I won’t be able to sleep! What a great story, I can’t wait to read some more! Do you plan on publishing these? Thanks for sharing!

  26. Part 1 is great and I am awaiting part 2. I love reading about paranormal. Great job!

  27. Monique

    I cannot wait to read what happens next!! These are my types of stories. It really kept my interest!

  28. Neely Moldovan

    Oh wow this is a crazy story! I dont love being scared though haha

  29. Devyani Ray

    OMG- this is scary. I am chicken!

  30. Glenda

    Wow I am so impressed with this story. You did such a great job for the first time. I thought I was reading about a book you’ve read. I can’t wait to read more.

  31. Christa

    Aaaaahhhhh. I need to know what happens next! (This isn’t usually my preferred genre but a good writer makes anything good!)

  32. Bindu Thomas

    I love watching horror movies. But I can’t sleep at that night. I am saving this post to share with my kids.

  33. Courtney

    Omg so spooky!!!! I’ve never had an actual encounter with a ghost! It would be pretty scary so I’m sorta glad I haven’t lol

  34. I’m so weird…I love paranormal stories, but you couldn’t pay me to watch a scary movie! LOL

  35. Kristen

    I’m a huge fan of paranormal stories, I am excited to see how this continues. Such a great story you’ve developed.

  36. Kim

    I’m honestly so intrigued by paranormal stories! This story certainly has me hooked!

  37. Melanie williams

    Feeling very spooked out just reading this!! My partner is well in to this kind of stuff xx


    Please… stop writing.

    *nah, please continue so you can scare him off (from MrsFrugalSamurai)

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