Whispers In The Darkness: Chpt. 1: Sneaking Shadows

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There are somethings in this world that are better left unsaid. There are secrets that should be left unspoken. Things lurk in the dark all around you. They hide in the shadows and wait for their prey. You are not safe. No one is ever safe. Be very careful. They could be watching you at this moment...RIGHT NOW!
Catalina awoke with the words of the old man still echoing through her head. Last night, very late at night, Catalina's friend, whose name was Alec, dragged her to an old man's house. The old man was known as The Caretaker, but nobody knew his real name. He always told odd stories to the kids who came by like her and Alec. Catalina had always thought The Caretaker was creepy. She was right. The Caretaker was the creepiest man who Catalina had ever met. Which was saying a lot around in her village.
Catalina glanced around the quiet room. It was still dark because of the cloudy skies. It was like London in her village, always cloudy. Catalina rubbed her eyes and slid out of bed. Her feet softly brushed against the cold, hard wood floors which sent chills down her spine.Catalina was a wire-thin, beautiful, fourteen-year-old girl. Her soft, bouncy hair was long; it came down to her hips. Her eyes were dark brown like the wood of an oak tree and her hair was silvery-blonde. She was tall for her age, but she was still short in the eyes of others and Catalina was alright with that.
Catalina quickly changed from her pajamas to her school uniform. It was a basic uniform with a black skirt, a white button up shirt, a black tweed jacket, and a silver and blue striped tie. Catalina hated wearing the uniform almost as much as she hated her school.Catalina let out an exasperated sigh and continued getting ready. She quickly brushed her hair and put some simple make up on. She checked herself one last time in the mirror before quietly traveling down the stairs. To Catalina's dismay, neither her parents or siblings were awake yet. They probably wouldn't be up for another five minutes. Catalina sighed again. She didn't have to be at school for another fifteen minutes, but she wanted to leave early and she was extremely impatient.
Catalina grabbed a piece of paper so she could write a note. She had two older brothers and a younger sister, so their parents had to know where everyone was and when they left. Catalina searched the dinning room table for a pen. Oh, how unorganized the table was. There was papers slung everywhere and dirty dishes still there from last night's dinner. In some stroke of luck, Catalina found a pen. She picked up the paper and began to write. "Catalina went to Alec's house at 6:30 a.m" she said out loud as she wrote. Then, Catalina grabbed her backpack...

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