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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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on Jul. 16 2010 at 8:15 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

oh my gosh same! lol. i think it's funny how we get so scared of things so easily and we live in the house and yet we're STILL afraid of our basements, or creaking floor boards or anything else. haha

on Jul. 16 2010 at 8:14 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
52 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

this reminds me of when i was younger and had to stay home by myself. it was soo scary! one time i was on the floor crying and like freaking out because there was sumone in my driveway. i was about to call the cops, but didn't have the guts. and then i realized how dumb and embaressing it would have been because there WAS a cop in my driveway. idk what he was doing there, it really freaked me out. today me and one of my best friends still laugh about the time i almost called the cops on a cop..ironic much? lmao

lszyman96 said...
on Jul. 16 2010 at 5:38 pm
lszyman96, Romeoville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
" stay golden ponyboy"
-the outsiders

i hate staying home alone

on Jul. 16 2010 at 5:25 pm
HippieNamedAnna PLATINUM, Kansas City, Missouri
21 articles 7 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let It Be-The Beatles
Music is the only thing that makes sense any more-Me
Make love, not war-a bunch of people
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I have five fingers, The middle one's for you-Me :)

haha my mom almost did

on Jul. 16 2010 at 8:49 am
Gabriella.MM BRONZE, Underhill, Vermont
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Thats really scary. I get freaked out just by looking down my basement stairs when Im home alone:P

But the writing was really good to:)


on Jul. 16 2010 at 1:39 am
I can relate to feeling scared about being at home on my own. If I get scared, I turn on the tv or radio for company and for some background noise. I've never had people prank call me.... luckily. It sounds scary. My friends do it to each other all the time.   

on Jul. 14 2010 at 2:08 am
lunar_moon BRONZE, Austin, Texas
4 articles 3 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you think you can you can, and if you think you can't, you're right." -Mary Kay Ash

Unfortunately I feel like something like this will happen, all the time. And now I don't even feel compfortable sharing the expirience incase some phsycotic computer-whiz will track this comment and.... you know what?.... Jeez getting the creeps....

on Jul. 13 2010 at 11:50 pm
Blooper195 PLATINUM, McKinney, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
This life ain't that bad.

im so sorry.

teen_queen said...
on Jul. 13 2010 at 2:41 pm
Ahaha, my mom would've screamed if she saw me do that!

teen_queen said...
on Jul. 13 2010 at 2:40 pm
Oh my gosh, I can totally relate! One time, I thought that I was home alone because my house was scary quiet and I started to watch a show called A Haunting or The Haunting and there was this super scary part and my mom came out of her room and screamed at me to put the volume down and I screamed so loud my throat was aching for the rest of the night! Hey, please check out my story, Love or Drama (It's called Love or Romance but its supposed to be called Love or Drama), also the chapter where Brittney arrives in seattle and meets nikki, matt and kim is chapter 2. The chapter where they all talk about stephanie is chapter 3.  TeenInk.com/fiction/romance/article/228711/Love-or-Drama-Chapter-2/.

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on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:20 pm
Shelly-T GOLD, Romeoville, Illinois
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This was very engrossing.  I was completely captivated reading this. 

on Jul. 9 2010 at 7:20 pm
HippieNamedAnna PLATINUM, Kansas City, Missouri
21 articles 7 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let It Be-The Beatles
Music is the only thing that makes sense any more-Me
Make love, not war-a bunch of people
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I have five fingers, The middle one's for you-Me :)

WOAH!! one time i thoght my mom left but i heard noises upstaires so i grabbed a bat and went upstares looking like a ninja then my mom goes: ANNA!!!! wat r u doing??? i sed: oh, i thought u left nd sum1 was robbing ur room

on Jul. 2 2010 at 12:09 pm
maabeille82 BRONZE, Florence, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
I need only one rose to make a garden, a friend- my world.

This was amazing! Obviously scary, I'd probably scream if that happened to me, but you wrote it out so well!

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on Jun. 24 2010 at 11:20 pm
_Mags_ SILVER, Somewhere, North Carolina
9 articles 7 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
- I stare danger in the face and giggle
- Never argue with an idiot, people might not know the difference
-R.A.P (Retards Attempting Poetry)
-Tip Cologne ryhmes with alone

creepy, i say if that happens to you again yell stalker into the phone and see what happens - if they laugh its a prank.

on Jun. 24 2010 at 4:51 pm
iheartyouhhhx3 BRONZE, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a Climb but the view is great"

omg i would have been so scared. it kind of reminds me of when a stranger calls. but anyway good job on the writing. i could picutre everything that was going on

on Jun. 19 2010 at 7:17 pm
ill be super scared if i were home alone and that happened , but you did a good job

on Jun. 17 2010 at 5:02 pm
respecturself7 SILVER, Medina, New York
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Favorite Quote:
There is a natural law in life to settle.....I broke that law ~Katherine Hepburn
Love, Is the severest of mental diseases~U.K.
Spinning always spinning....when life puts me down I'll give you a call~respecturself7

Holy c***! Talk about getting flashbacks from when a stranger calls! I was so scared for you! I've had scary stuff like that happen, but not to that extreme!

on Jun. 5 2010 at 2:32 pm
oh my gosh i'd be freaked out! i would be so scared, when i stay home by myself im scared thats going 2 happen 2 me, i m scared even when my mom is just dropping my brother off at the pool. that would be freaky, u shopuld called the cops and the bye-bye part oh god i probably woulda fanted always have a big baseball bat around just in case!!

on Jun. 2 2010 at 8:33 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

Talk about being afraid! fortunately for him, he had a friend who cared enough to go help him. good story!

on May. 31 2010 at 7:21 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

This story definately paints a picture in my mind and I can kind of relate to it. I'm not to crazy about staying home alone at night myself. I'm kinda really super paranoid so I'm definately a lock-the-door-when-I'm-alone type person.