Updated: Dec 17, 2022
I woke up in the middle of the night, groaning as I realized that it was 3 AM again. Every night, I woke up from my nightmares at this time. I heard a strange sound, like fingers scratching a chalkboard, and I tried to go back to sleep, but it was too loud. Eventually, the sound faded away, so I got out of bed to get a glass of water. As I walked through the house, I noticed that my parents were not in their bedroom. "Mom? Dad? Where are you?" I called out, but there was no reply. I searched the entire house, but I couldn't find them anywhere. Suddenly, I saw someone wearing a mask running towards me. I tried to run, but the person was too fast. I screamed and then everything went black.
When I woke up, I realized that it had all been a dream. I was no longer in my house, and it seemed to be afternoon. I was in the park near my house. I walked back to my house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. When I tried the door and it opened, I saw a man and a woman who were not my parents. They smiled and greeted me, saying "Welcome!" Confused, I asked them why they were in my house. They looked confused in turn, and told me that they had bought the house. They invited me to rest in their house, saying that it had been a long night.
Once again, I woke up in the middle of the night. As I went to get a glass of water, I heard two voices speaking in hushed tones. They said, "So how are we going to end the child?" Terrified, I listened as they came out of the room and revealed that they were ghosts. They told me that my parents were gone and that I would be too. I ran, but the door was locked and I couldn't escape in time. The last thing I heard was their laughter before everything went black again.
When I woke up, I was in a dark room, my head throbbing with pain. I looked around and saw a doll fall into the room. I grabbed an umbrella and searched the room, but I found nothing. I sighed and tried the door, which surprisingly opened. I found myself in a hallway with many doors, and I tried to open them all until I came to the last one. I heard a voice saying, "Ravioli, ravioli, give me the formuoli." I slowly opened the door and saw...nothing. "This place is really haunted" I muttered to myself. "Wait this is my room... That means I can go upstairs! But do I want to?" But then I heard someone... I looked around and it was the man! He laughed and closed the door. I rushed towards it and tried to open it but unfortunately, it was locked. But then I saw someone beside me. It was the woman!!! I screamed and rushed away from her. "Please don't hurt me!!" She looked at me sadly "I'm not going to... John betrayed me" she claimed. "John ?" I asked "That's the man's name. And my name is Sally." "Why would he betray you?" I asked. "Because he didn't want to work with someone. He prefers to work alone. Now less talking. I managed to get another pair of keys before he betrayed me. Take these and go." "But what about you?" "I've done bad things... I deserve to be here. Go back to the hallway... there should be a staircase there..NOW GO!" I ran to the door and quickly unlocked it. Sally was right... there was a staircase that I hadn't noticed before. I quickly ran up it and saw the door I threw open the door. Outside were Sally and John. They both smiled. "What? You betrayed me?!" Sally just nodded. "But... why would you give me the keys and help me escape?" "Because we wanted to see how far you'd go to escape," John replied. "Why? Are you going to let me go?" John laughed "Of course not! After all, we've done to find you..no!" "W-what do you mean?" "We are your parents..."Sally said. "What?!?! You're joking right?!' They both just both smiled looking incredibly smug and then I blacked out... for the last time in my life...