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Humans can lick, too.

July 17, 2011
By hedwigy13 PLATINUM, Piscataway, New Jersey
hedwigy13 PLATINUM, Piscataway, New Jersey
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"Only in the dictionary does success come before work." -unknown

A girl named Janie had to be left home alone on numerous occasions. One night, she was alone with her dog, Cody. It was late and the sky was darkening outside, so Janie decided to go to sleep for the night. But she soon noticed a dripping noise. Annoyed to the point of being unable to sleep, she got up and turned off the faucet in the kitchen. She got back into bed and stuck her hand under the bed. Cody licked it. But, again, she heard the noise. Janie got out of bed again and turned off the faucet and the showerhead in the bathroom. Yet again she crawled back under the covers and stuck her hand under the bed. Again, Cody licked it. But the dripping persisted. Drip, drip, drip. Janie stopped and listened to the source of the dripping. It was coming from her closet. She got up and pushed open the door to her closet. She expected there was a leak. After all, it had been pouring rain for almost an entire week. There was no leak. Cody was hanging upside-down from a rope, his neck cut. Janie gasped and turned to face the mirror on the door. On it was, in Cody’s blood, written HUMANS CAN LICK, TOO. Overcome with fear, Janie swiveled around to face her bed. A man’s head protruded from underneath it, his mouth twisted in a macabre smile. He grinned even wider and shouted to Janie, who was now paralyzed with fear, “You know, humans can lick, too!”

The author's comments:
This is one of my favorite urban legends. It comes in an almost bottomless supply of variants. This is only mine.

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This article has 4 comments.

T_M_66 SILVER said...
on Nov. 22 2011 at 7:06 pm
T_M_66 SILVER, Anderson, California
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I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.

LOVE IT!!!!!!

thelibrarian said...
on Jul. 31 2011 at 12:30 am

on Jul. 29 2011 at 9:40 am
ValWiggin SILVER, Grayslake, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order to learn how to do it." ~ Pablo Picasso

i have heard many different versions of this, but they all end when she reads what is written on the mirror.  i like how you added to it

on Jul. 26 2011 at 8:23 pm
billgamesh11 BRONZE, Grafton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It's always darkest before the dawn." ~Florence and the Machine


Wow, that was really, really, really creepy!!! I thought that the dripping was coming from another person who was hung, but you totally switched it around!!! Nice job!!! It was really creative!!!:):):);)