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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 May. 16 at 2:27 pm
WILLYROCKS, Orlando, Florida
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I loved this story you da man bro you da man

on Apr. 1 at 12:57 pm
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on Apr. 1 at 11:32 am
aarib520, Plano, Texas
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Very Nice Content
Good Job!

on Apr. 1 at 11:17 am
JohnTheSavage, Hollis, Maine
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hi my mom ded

on Mar. 28 at 12:17 pm
hollybengtson BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan
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That's insane!

Whaleshark57 said...
on Jan. 6 at 11:54 pm
Whaleshark57, West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Wow, very suspenseful! I love how the phone stuff was described. But why were you curious instead of scared at the end? I would like to know since I was certainly scared hahaha! Great work! :)

Waterfly said...
on Aug. 1 2018 at 2:17 pm
Waterfly, Alpharetta, Georgia
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This is terrifying.
And it is one of my favorite pieces. :D

on Apr. 27 2018 at 11:51 am
soniacortess BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan
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Very Very good and very suspenseful, I loved how you wrote this.

on Apr. 29 2017 at 12:47 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Woah creepy and suspenseful

Arti.M BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2017 at 2:54 am
Arti.M BRONZE, Tirana, Other
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A really great writing piece. AMAZING!!!

Yld777 SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2017 at 1:55 am
Yld777 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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so good. I could relate everything! Amazing

on Aug. 30 2016 at 11:21 am
Breanna_Valentine PLATINUM, Sullivan, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."
"Everything happens for a reason."
Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
Doug Firebaugh

Just like @Michelle1718 said awesome and scary but AMAZING!!!

Michelle1718 said...
on Mar. 30 2016 at 2:24 pm
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Awesome......Gave me chills......

Michelle1718 said...
on Mar. 30 2016 at 2:23 pm
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This story is different from the other creepy story's because I read creepy and terrifying story's and this one is the first one to give me chills.

on Mar. 29 2016 at 9:32 pm
CacophonousWordSalad BRONZE, Oswego, Illinois
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This was actually really creepy! I hate staying home alone and after reading this, I probably won't again for a long time.

on Mar. 29 2016 at 6:24 pm
Fatima_Arif BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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very clear image .....gave me chills....

on Mar. 14 2016 at 2:16 pm
WriterExpert7 GOLD, Lahore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"What I am looking for is not out there, it's in me." ~ Hellen Keller

Words were nicely put! Keep it up!

KyraSapphire said...
on Oct. 18 2015 at 8:44 pm
KyraSapphire, Fort Worth, Texas
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Once, I heard a lot of creaking noises upstairs that I thought were footsteps. I called my mom, and she told me to get out of the house. I ran outside and went to my friend Ashliee's house. Turns out that it was my cat, Red...

Batman53 said...
on Sep. 28 2015 at 4:26 pm
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lol this is sad

mmcn1 SILVER said...
on Aug. 13 2015 at 11:35 pm
mmcn1 SILVER, Audubon, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You can't be sad when you're laughing, so just laugh," -Mia Nixon

Wow, that gave me the chills!

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