I Was Cursed By the Black-Eyed Kids is an online horror story written by Austin DR concerning the nameless protagonist encountering two black-eyed boys whilst out on a nightly jog. When he gets touched by one of the boys, this culminates in a curse that he unwittingly spreads to his neighbors.
This story provides examples of:
- Bad People Abuse Animals: Brunette kills the roommate of the protagonist's pet dog as well as other animals in the apartment.
- Big Bad: The nameless brown-haired BEK dubbed Brunette.
- Black Eyes of Evil: The Black-Eyed Children's trademark features.
- Creepy Child: Brunette and Blondie, but the narrator makes it crystal clear that whatever they were, they were most definitely not children.
- For the Evulz: Aside from trying to steal the narrator's life force, Brunette seems to value terrorizing him.
- Humanoid Abomination: The Black-Eyed Children are paranormal entities that resemble human children but speak monotonously or more beyond their supposed age range. Brunette himself hardly bothers conveying that he isn't human.
- Kids Are Cruel: Brunette
- Life Drinker: The Black-Eyed Children's purpose allegedly is to feed on the life force of their victims for sustenance.
- Off with His Head!: How Brunette ends up killing Blondie.
- Would Hurt a Child: As a result of the curse he embedded onto the protagonist, Brunette had caused several children to develop an illness that claimed many lives.