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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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thestorycritic said...
Oct. 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm:
Wow. That was scary *shudder*
 
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Happyface:) said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm:
Well written! This was gripping and I was curious about what your curiosity is, but you didn't say it.
 
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Britt:) said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm:
Your story was intresting! Kept my occupied! Intense. I just wanted to keep reading but it ended!
 
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jennahater442 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm:
It was really suspenseful and you had great sentence fluency.
 
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Cookiemonsta555 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm:
Wow very scary story!
 
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chunkychucky said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm:
Very suspensful story. I freaked out when a spider was on me i cant imagine this.
 
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chucky6 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm:
This was scary. How could she not call the cops! I am afraid of being home alone too.
 
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scbylvr said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:12 am:
Thier are several miss spelled words but it sounds like u were really scared. I have been in a sitiation like that but worse.
 
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burritosareawesome said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:10 am:
I really enjoyed your story! Very powerful writing! It persuaded me to take caution when I am home alone again at night. I love the description you put into this.
 
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wtetfy74 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 11:07 am:
That sounds like a very scary exprience but you should still try be home alone for a little bit
 
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FuzzyWuzzyHadNoHair said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:56 am:

Moi muy muy enjoyed your write. Maybe you can writo better next time. Not scary enough! This happens to almost everyone. Just buy some locks and a bb gun!! seriously!

Moi Out!!!

 
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Nukebomb said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:51 am:
That is scary. I can't really relate but i have been home alone and it was very scary.
 
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Carmal23 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:20 am:
 I can relate to it a lot because that is exactly what i do when I am home alone! I hate that feeling and you described it very well, nice job!
 
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Keyshawn The Egg said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:20 am:
This story has scared me for life! I am never staying home alone at night again. Very powerful writing!
 
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micheal vick said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:18 am:
This story creaped me out im sorry you had to go through that. Your story was great kept mewanting more
 
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gabe horn said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:18 am:
Thats crazy if that were me i would have been really scared. then i would've gone ninja on that perve ya
 
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dana02 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:12 am:
Nice describtion and what a scary night but nice description hope it never happenes again
 
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the keeper said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:09 am:
wow! i really get scared for you for a second! this story is really good! i had the same thing that happened to me. i love it.
 
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technoninjabunny said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 10:04 am:
whoa... this is a very intense story, I love it! you should definatly make another story!
 
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horklespinx said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 9:33 am:
That is pretty weird but the same thing hppened to me but it was just people looking for directions.
 
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