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It's Halloween night, and you're home from work. The girls called earlier trying to convince you to come out with them but you were unsure on whether you should go out or not, you're feeling a tad tired.
It's 10 pm now, your phone begins to ring.
"Girl, you have got to come out with us! It's crazy fun outside! Everyone's out to party. What do you say?"
"I'm honestly not feeling too well. I promise to make it up to you girls next week, but for now I just really need to [[stay home]]."You hang up, and change into some comfy clothes.
You hear some rustling outside your window while you are changing, so you walk over and [[investigate]] the sound. <<audio creepysong play>>
You look outside your second-story window and find it is just the tree outside scraping at the glass of the window. You breathe a sigh of relief and suddenly catch sight of some [[movement]] outside in your peripheral view.<<cacheaudio "creepysong" "music/Rustle.mp3">>
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<<cacheaudio "whistle" "music/Whistling.mp3">>
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<<audio creepysong stop>>
You hold your breath again and squint into the darkness outside, trying to make out what is moving outside in your garden. Out of nowhere, a [[raccoon]] jumps out of the bushes and runs across your lawn. You release another held breath and laugh at yourself and your silliness.
Shaking off the negative thoughts in your head, you shut off all the lights upstairs and then walk downstairs and enter the [[kitchen]].<<audio whistle play>>
You open the fridge, whistling a tune, and grab a bottle of wine and some ice cream.
Armed with the perfect combination for a nice movie night by yourself, you stroll to the living room and plop yourself down on the [[couch]]. <<audio whistle stop>>
Taking a swig out of your wine bottle, you look for a nice horror movie on Netflix to watch tonight. Seems appropriate seeing as how it's Halloween, no?
Browsing through the library you finally decide to watch [[Hush]]. You are truly invested in the film and lose yourself in the plot. One of your own biggest fears is being [[chased]] around your own home by a psycho murderer. Some time passes by and you decide to order some Pizza. They tell you it will [[arrive]] in 20 minutes. Some more time passes by, you do not realize how much.
The doorbell [[rings]]. You answer the door but instead of a delicious pizza, and empty doorway welcomes you. You step outside and find no one around. The street is eerily empty and the neighbourhood nearby is devoid of kids and parents, which is expected since there was a festival in town.
You shake it off and go back [[inside]], a little apprehensive, and resume your place on the couch. <<audio thunder play>>
The moment you sit down, thunder strikes outside and you power goes off. You are startled and let out a little yelp, then relax when you realize it was only thunder outside.
You start to grow a little more scared, you hate the dark. The fact that you just watched a horror movie doesn't help matters, either.
You get up and go to retrieve a flashlight from the [[garage]].You walk into the garage but find the garage door wide opeand muddy [[footprints]] leading to the inside of the house. You rush back inside, breathing heavily and flashlight forgotten, and run to the phone.
You grab at the phone but it had been disconnected, so you rush to grab your mobile phone, but it is nowhere to be [[found]].
You hear footsteps coming in from the kitchen, so you decide to run!
[[Go to the basement]]
[[Go back outside and run]]You run up the stairs and head to your [[bedroom]], perhaps your cellphone is there!
You run down to the basement and hide behind some large boxes.
You hear the intruder's footsetps creaking upstairs, coming towards the basement [[door]]. You run towards the garage door and rip it open, with no hesitation you begin to run outside in your flip flops.
Rain is pouring down outside and it is pitch black, but you keep running across your front yard. You reach the front gate and continue running down the street.
You see a pair of headlights coming towards you, so you wave them down and call out for help.
They pull over, roll down the window and ask if you are alright.
As you are explaining the situation, the man in the car reaches into his glove box and takes out a mask.
He puts it on, looks at your and says, "It's a shame you chose to [[run]]." You run into your bedroom and search the room for your phone but its not there.
You hear footseps coming up the stairs.
[[Go into the bathroom]]
[[Go into the closet]]
[[Hide under the bed]]<<audio steps play>>
Crap! You forgot to close it behind you!
You hear the intruder coming down the stairs, and you can tell it is a man from his heavy steps.
You look around frantically for a way [[out]]. Aha! There's the little passageway leading outside!
You go to the wooden doors in the basement and push at them, praying they [[open]]. <<audio steps stop>>
Oh no, no, no..
They're padlocked. No, no, no!
In a panic, you push harder and harder at them.
Suddenly you hear a deep, chilling voice behind you "[[Gotcha]]". <<audio wood stop>>
<<audio scream play>>
You're dead. <<audio thunder stop>>
<<audio wood play>>
You rush into the bathroom, lock the door and hide behind the shower curtain in the tub.
You hear him appraoch the bathrooom door and attempt to open it but it doesn't budge. You hear him walk away and breathe out a sigh of relief.
Suddenly, a large crunching sound comes from the door, a sound much like an axe breaking wood.
He breaks down the door, and you begin to cry hysterically. He enter the bathroom, pulls back the shower curtain and stares at you with dead eyes through his mask.
"[[Gotcha]]".<<audio steps play>>
You go into the closet and hold your breath.
You see him walk into the bedroom looking for you. He is wearing all-black and a mask, and looks to be about six feet tall. One whole foot taller than you.
You're shaking and tears are streaming down your face.
You're startles when his face turns to the closet.
He walks towards the closet door slowly, and your heart beats faster by the second.
He rips the closet door open, stares you dead in the eye and says,"[[Gotcha]]".<<audio thunder stop>>
You hide under the bed and hold your breath, and try your hardest not to cry when the intruder comes in.
You heart drops when you hear him speak.
"[[Gotcha]]". You turn around and run in the opposite direction in the pouring rain, and he strangely doesn't attempt to chase you.
You look back at him one last time, and then collide with something hard.
Two hands grip your arms in a vice, and you look up into cold, dead eyes.