18. “Who’s Out There?!”
My brother had just left with his friend so I was home alone at around 7:30 pm. I’ve sitting in my bed with my dog when the lights go out in my house. I’m thinking my city just experienced a power outage so I leave my room and start walking around the living room.
After about 3 mins of using the flashlight app in my house I head back into my room with my dog and lock the door. So I’m in my room watching a YouTube video when I hear something break. Normally I never thought someone would try to break into my house so I said the wind probably blew something over.
Now my dog is snarling and I shush her when I see some lights going under my door. Someone tries to open it but luckily I had it locked. While they go into another room I sneak up to my door and place my ear next to it. I hear a voice saying, “Grab the laptop.” I’m freaking out but still I have doubt that someone would break into my house. I was thinking my brother came back with a friend and were looking for stuff so I yelled, “Who’s out there?!” No response so I said it again, “Who’s out there?!” When I didn’t get a response that time I just yelled, “Get out of my house! I’m calling the police!” I call and the police arrive maybe 3 min after.
The front door was broken into. The robbers took a stack of quarters and a camera. What scared me the most wasn’t the experience but what my mom said afterwards. She said thank god the robbers weren’t professionals or they might’ve broken into my room to shut me up. I had nightmares for a couple of days just thinking what if they tried to break into my room.
The whole experience was frightening but if anything I’m glad it happened to me instead of one of my cousins.
19. Mom And The Dogs
When I was 5 years old, my dad was out of town on a business trip. I was sent to bed around 8 or so, then I vaguely remember my cousin waking me up at 10:30 or so and telling me that I needed to go to the office for a while. My initial excitement at being awake this late into the night quickly faded and as boredom set in, I fell asleep and woke up the next morning, when I was promptly informed of what happened the night before.
My mother was just getting ready to go to sleep, and was closing up the front of the house. Suddenly she heard a crash as the sliding glass door to the master bedroom was shattered. She immediately stormed to the back of the house, our cavalier King Charles Spaniels yipping furiously at her heels. When she reached the bedroom she started screaming that she had a shotgun and was going to blow their motherfucking heads off if they didn’t get the fuck out of her house right now. They fled, with one of the three getting caught later on in the night.