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Home Alone MAG

By Anonymous

The sky was pitch black, the house was creaking, and I still had four hours until my parents got home. Locked in my parents’ room, I turned on the TV full blast so I wouldn’t hear the creaking house.

I barely heard the phone ring. I picked it up and said, “Hello … hello …?” but there was no response. I knew someone was on the other end. Finally, I hung up. A minute later, the phone rang again; still no one was there. I became more frightened as time passed; the same ­person called five more times.

At this point I didn’t bother picking up, but the ringing continued. To get my mind off this prank caller, I called my friend. She told me not to worry and to turn the phone off. As we talked, I heard someone pull into the driveway. When I peeked out the window, I saw an unfamiliar car.

Thirty minutes passed and the car was still in my driveway. It drove up and down the drive as if aware I was watching. My friend told me to call the cops, but I refused.

Soon the phone calls started again. I heard noises in the background, but I couldn’t tell what they were. I really didn’t want that person to get out of the car and start toward the house. If they did, I didn’t know what I’d do. None of the doors were locked, and I would have no way of protecting myself. The only thing I could do was hide, which wasn’t a very good plan.

At this point I was considering calling the cops, but my friend offered to drive by. “Maybe if they see me pull in, they will leave,” she suggested. By the time she arrived, the car had left. The phone rang again and I picked up, thinking it might be my friend. Someone on the other end said “Bye-bye.”

At that point I wasn’t as scared as curious. Since then I have not stayed home alone and I probably never will.

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coltsfan1027 said...
on Dec. 17 2010 at 12:25 pm
hey that was me haha jk

coltsfan1027 said...
on Dec. 17 2010 at 12:21 pm
i think next time u should lock the doors and call the police so nothin like this ever happens again

on Dec. 17 2010 at 7:47 am
cascadeblanche BRONZE, Winder, Georgia
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well, its not like she can change what actually happened during that event just to make people like it more.

. said...
on Dec. 16 2010 at 7:55 pm
so scary i feel bad for you

mballer said...
on Dec. 8 2010 at 10:07 am
great story

sk8er said...
on Dec. 8 2010 at 10:01 am

who u wit


sk8er said...
on Dec. 8 2010 at 9:54 am
stop staying home alone

HOMEY_JR said...
on Dec. 8 2010 at 9:52 am

Make sure you lock all doors,but don't be afraid to not be in your house alone!


on Dec. 7 2010 at 8:28 pm
Kitti-Chan PLATINUM, Wichita, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Accept what you can't change. Change what you can't accept."

I had a somewhat similar experience, but a man came up to the door and wouldn't leave. He called in the window and I was really scared. Trust me, lock up your house, call the cops. Its very important.

on Dec. 7 2010 at 4:41 pm
kriley8404 BRONZE, Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"jesus is love, love is real"

i get it if you don't want to be home alone, but you can avoid the same thing by locking your doors.

shedevil said...
on Dec. 2 2010 at 7:46 am
shedevil, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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I liked it, but i was expecting more towards the end.

mrswright said...
on Dec. 1 2010 at 7:58 am
You should lock all the doors of your home when you're home alone!

on Nov. 26 2010 at 11:41 am
yep we did!! Yea sorry ShiGul!!!

WickedlyLove said...
on Nov. 25 2010 at 8:48 pm
I think we replied to the wrong comment....sorry...ShiGui

on Nov. 25 2010 at 7:11 pm

ik it isnt something 2 joke about. That is mean


WickedlyLove said...
on Nov. 25 2010 at 1:23 pm
That's not something to joke about. That's not funny. At all.

renegade said...
on Nov. 25 2010 at 9:03 am

Hey, guess what?? that was me!!!

just kidding!! lol

ShiGui said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 10:11 pm
Maybe it was a thing that your friend showed up at the right time. Who know what they could have done. I wouldn't want to be home alone after reading this.

LastChapter said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 9:25 pm
LastChapter, Hempstead, New York
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Favorite Quote:
(couldn't think of anything better at the time) "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."-Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

when you said that an unknown prankster/anonymous murderer had whispered "bye-bye" to you over the phone, I was shocked. that's an interesting climax to your story of suspense, and you should've taken advantage of that. You could've added more to it then just cutting it off with your summary sentence of 'lesson learned'. fear was everything in this story, and you snapped away all the mystery by assuring us you got out scot-free, the only harm done being the resentment of alone time at the house. you could've milked it a little more then you did, but i would still say a job well done.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 12:27 pm
brEEzyBri BRONZE, Defiance, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Music speaks what cannot be put into words"

It was good but i could have a more "smooth" ending. I thought that something was really going to happen. The body was good but the ending...not so much.