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Home Alone MAG

By Ashlyn Zacarelli, Clinton, CT

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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on Jan. 3 2013 at 2:16 pm
Emilya0716 BRONZE, Columbus, New Jersey
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I'm never staying home alone again! nice story

on Dec. 7 2012 at 12:09 pm
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I would sooooooo have called the police... then I would have went to the gun cabinet.... :)

hello1234321 said...
on Nov. 1 2012 at 10:09 am
lock your frickin' doors!!!!!

on Oct. 20 2012 at 6:33 pm
jillianmedugno SILVER, Middleton, Wisconsin
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I probably would have called the cops... that is so creepy.

on Oct. 15 2012 at 5:30 pm
Skookie97 BRONZE, Redding, California
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Favorite Quote:
Every time a door closes, another opens...

Awesome story. I felt like I was actually there. Not to excited about staying home alone!

on Sep. 26 2012 at 8:57 am
AudesEsseInsignis, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
When nothing goes right, go left.

I am never staying home alone again. Ever.

beccac. BRONZE said...
on Sep. 25 2012 at 3:31 pm
beccac. BRONZE, Abington, Massachusetts
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I loved this story. It really had me in suspense. Its one of those stories where you want there to be more. I loved it. Keep up the good work!

Sophielulu6 said...
on Sep. 21 2012 at 10:41 am
OMG... this gave me chills down my back... so intense!!!

on Aug. 25 2012 at 10:44 am
bibilophile BRONZE, Kandy, Other
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O.K that sent some serious chills through me because right now I'm home alone.. I reaaly felt this one..

on Aug. 18 2012 at 11:24 am
MWM062697 SILVER, Portland, Maine
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I would have tried to find out who it was. Still, I love how you wrote it! I once thought something like this happened, but it was just someone turning around in the driveway.

on Aug. 10 2012 at 12:56 pm
Missswordfish6, New Vineyard, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't like green eggs and ham."

I totally would've called the cops.

Shutup said...
on Aug. 7 2012 at 11:22 am
Lock the doors!!!!!

on Jun. 19 2012 at 1:12 pm
MayaaMagdy BRONZE, Nasr City, Other
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This is scary but i love it 

 


on Jun. 14 2012 at 6:25 pm
Pika_Princess, Escondido, California
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Wow! I can't believe that actually happened. *shivers*

on Jun. 5 2012 at 6:50 pm
DreamingOutQuiet SILVER, Round Rock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Time and the bell have buried the day,
The black cloud carries the sun away" - Elliot

Oh if life where made of moments, even now and then a bad one. Oh, if life where made of moments then we wouldn't know we had one. - Into the Woods

God, this freaks me out. I walked in on a home invasion*shiver* Really great job

on Jun. 4 2012 at 2:04 pm
neeneeboots BRONZE, Ireland, Other
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This is really well written. It sent chills through me. I've never really considered reading or writing anything scary like this but I think it's a very effective angle to take and you did it really well. Well done!

b2345 said...
on Jun. 1 2012 at 6:38 pm
b2345, Stockton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Persue your Dreams"

I agree .)

b2345 said...
on Jun. 1 2012 at 6:18 pm
b2345, Stockton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Persue your Dreams"

Amazing,as you can see we are all scared to stay home alone, what a surreal experience.

on May. 28 2012 at 12:57 am
KateLovesMusicAndArt BRONZE, Mesa, Arizona
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So, that's amazing! But now I'm scared to stay home alone!!!! D:

bluhs said...
on May. 6 2012 at 8:09 pm
bluhs, E, Alabama
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I love non-fiction pieces and this one is one of my favorites. What a surreal experience.