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A Horror Story (S&D)

by Anonymous
(Stanford, CA)

Child was like the kid from

Child was like the kid from

In my dream, I had just awoken from my sleep with the sudden urge to pee. It was still very early in the morning because upon checking my phone, I saw that it was only 5 AM and the sun hadn't even risen yet.

So I make my way down the dorm hallway and find that all the doors were closed, a sight that I have never come across before (seeing as how my dorm mates leave their doors open throughout the day). Never before have I seen such emptiness nor have I heard such a chilling silence. I find this rather eerie, so I move quickly to the bathroom door.

I slide the door open and I remember distinctly how loud the door screeched. Why haven't I ever noticed the sound it made before? It was at this moment that I realized I've been watching too many horror movies. But despite my fears and suspicions, there was no greater motivation than for me to pee. So I make my way to the stalls, looking at myself in the mirror to reassure myself that no ghosts or demons would suddenly appear behind me like they do in the movies. I also have this deathly fear that once I turn away and look back at the mirror, some demon would pop out at the second glance. It is because of this fear that I never take my eyes off the mirror, not even while I'm peeing.

Unfortunately with all my attention placed on the mirror, I completely neglect the opened window near the stall closest to the wall, and the second I turned my head to inspect the open window, child's head popped out and screamed. I remember his face distinctly: He had black hair, his eyes were completely white, and his face a greyish-blue. He had no scars, but his shriek was piercingly loud and high and he was clawing for me like I was his victim. Then I woke up.

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