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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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CaseyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 4:13 pm
jorden501 said...
Sept. 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm
omg i luv ur story but canu pleassssssssseeeeee add more bec i didnt want it 2 end
millz said...
May 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm
WOW that would have freaked me out. ending could have been better
respecturself7 replied...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm
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!
daisydee123 said...
May 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm
wow impressive.
XOXJessXOX said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm
Wow this is just like the scary story. Atleast change it round and add stuff in to make it actually seem tur.
~blackrose~ said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm
okay wow i loved it.... but the ending just really didn't fit i mean you shoudve kept on going cuz i was getting so into it
kati said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm
i liked that.that woulda freaked me out
fabskiner132 said...
Jan. 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm
what a creeper it was scary not really
aidengurrl said...
Jan. 19, 2009 at 12:56 am
I liked your story but it should have been a little longer...

ashlyn z. said...
Jan. 6, 2009 at 7:50 pm
honestly i dont see how this is weird
Tenthmuse replied...
May 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm
You don't think getting, like, 10 dead-end calls and then having a stranger's car chilling in your driveway for 30 minutes is a little wierd?
cole246 said...
Jan. 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm
this story is so good I could relate to it but it ended too short but good word sort
paco60.3 said...
Jan. 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm
the whole story i was wondering if you had protection?
justin2smoove said...
Jan. 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm
dis story iszs hot
farmgirl55 said...
Dec. 29, 2008 at 2:41 am
I was just getting into the story and it ended. it was sort of and odd end, and a little boring, but good word usage!
sunnysall said...
Dec. 21, 2008 at 1:45 am
I get it i would'nt want to stay home alone anymore either id be scared out of my mine
soccergirl09 said...
Dec. 10, 2008 at 9:29 pm
i dont see how its weird...
t.e.c. said...
Dec. 2, 2008 at 2:36 pm
i think it was weird but alright
J Z said...
Dec. 7, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Didn't like the ending, kind of lame but overall 2 thumbs up.
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