The Doll - Part One

It was a regular day, like any other. I was walking home from school, but for some reason I took a different way home. I guess I was just curious about the old house that was on vanishing point road. All the kids at school were all talking how you can hear screams and the sounds of shackles coming closer as you walk by and Halloween was just three days away.

I didn’t believe in legends. I thought they were pretty stupid and who ever believed in it was just plain dumb. I had never seen the house so today I was going to go by and take a look
As I walked down vanishing point the silence struck me off guard. I didn’t hear a sound not even a cricket or a crow. This road was deserted. “It's just a coincidence,” I said to myself trying to stay calm. “It’s not real, only the people of this town are making it seem like it is. Another made up story,” I said convincing myself that nothing out of the ordinary would happen.

I took a deep breath and kept walking, a little quicker this time. I stopped when I came to the house. It was so old and dirty. I’d bet no one has lived here for years. It was so old fashioned. It looked a lot like a regular house to me. I didn’t see anything wrong with it. This town was just over-reacting. Nothing to it.

I started heading back when I saw a beautiful doll right in the middle of the road. It was staring right at me. It was so creepy. I stood there for a moment frozen with fear because it wasn’t there a while ago. I closed my eyes. I didn’t know what to think. “oh no,” I said. I opened my eyes to see if it was still there and it was. This time it was smiling and I thought I heard a laugh. I yelled, “GO AWAY!” I closed my eyes again, but this time tighter. I didn’t want to open them again. I was too freaked out at the moment. I didn’t even notice when I stopped breathing. Gasping to catch my breath, I heard the doll laughing even louder. “Leave me alone,” I screamed just about to lose it when I heard it say, “I’ll be seeing you again very soon,” with a smirk.

I opened my eyes hoping that it was gone and it was. The doll was nowhere to be seen. This was my chance and I was taking it. I ran all the way home scared out of my wits. I locked all the doors and windows, closing all the curtains. My family was shocked. They didn’t know what had gotten into me. They kept asking me what was wrong, but I couldn’t catch my breath to answer. My heart was still racing. The blood had rushed to my head that I couldn’t think clearly. It didn’t make sense. Could something so unnatural exist? Why did I have to go there? What do I do? Why me? Am I going to die? So many questions running through my head that I couldn’t even answer one.

My hands were shaking when my dad finally slapped me to get my attention. I looked at him. “What is wrong with you?” he said in a demanding voice. “I don’t know,” I replied. “I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ANYMORE.” I ran to my room and slammed the door so hard I sent vibrations through the house. I threw myself on the floor. I was out of it. The light wasn’t even on and I didn’t even care. Like it really mattered. My body still shaking, I started crying and rocking myself. I didn’t know what was real anymore. The pieces didn’t go together. What do I do? I can’t tell my family. They wouldn’t even believe me. They’d think I was crazy and I don’t blame them. I looked the part.

My eyes were blank filled with endless tears. My body motionless, I didn’t even know if my heart was still beating. My skin, pale as a corpse that I looked like the living dead.

Suddenly, laughter filled the room and I heard light footsteps. I screamed, but not a sound came out. Then I remembered clearly that the doll had said she’d be seeing me soon.

The End

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