The Nightmare Essay

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It all began one day when I was over my friend Susan's house. Her parents hadjust left for vacation to Texas, leaving her home by herself. I was allowed to stay thatweekend while her parents were away. Susan and I were sitting down eating when shegot a call from the house where a new family just moved into. The Smith's had asked herto babysit for them. They said it was all right if I came too. They wanted us to comeover about six that evening.When we got over there Mrs. Smith introduced her two year old daughter namedJulie to us. Mr. and Mrs. Smith didn't leave right away because they wanted Julie to getto know us better. Mrs. Smith told Susan and I that Julie could stay up until 8:00 P.M..She also told us she had been having problems with her telephone. There must have beensomething wrong with the connection because when it rang there would be no one on theother end. Someone was coming tomorrow to take a look at it.Mr. and Mrs. Smith informed us that they would be a little late coming homebecause it was their anniversary and they had a long night planned. We told them to havea nice time and they both grabbed their coats and left.Julie started crying just as they closed the door. We gave her a bottle and put herdown to watch some TV. Then the phone rang and Susan and I looked at each other,seeing who was going to answer it.I answered the phone but no one was there. I said hello again, but still no answer.All I could hear was someone breathing heavily. It was loud, gasping, and veryfrightening. I said hello again and heard a faint, masculine voice. As I began to tremble,the voice whispered, 'I'm coming.'All of a sudden the lights went out. Susan, Julie and I let out a loud shriek. I ranover to Susan and Julie and hid my head. Susan started laughing and told me it wasprobably because of the storm outside. We both looked out the window when a bolt oflighting struck across the sky. Julie began to cry and we comforted her and told her itwould be all right.Susan was going to go down into the basement to find the fuse box so she couldturn the lights back on. It was time for Julie to go to bed so I grabbed a flashlight and wewent up stairs. I tucked her in and read her a short story.All of a sudden I heard a loud screech. I jumped up and ran down into thebasement where Susan was. I hurried down the basement steps where I saw Susan's stillbody laying on the floor and her head on top of the fuse box. I froze with astonishment,when I saw written on the wall with blood 'YOUR NEXT.' As fast as I could, withoutthinking, I ran up the steps frantically. I got up the steps trembling and...

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