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Home Alone

Home Alone

You are home alone, and you hear on the news about the profile of a murderer who is on the loose. You look out the sliding glass doors to your backyard, and you notice a man standing out in the snow. He fits the profile of the murderer exactly, and he is smiling at you.

You gulp, picking up the phone to your right and dialing 911. You look back out the glass as you press the phone to your ear, and notice he is much closer to you now.

You then drop the phone in shock. There are no footprints in the snow.

It’s his reflection.

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wesliexflowers
wesliexflowers
4 years ago

Umm for me it’s snowing.. SH-

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Booquafolus
6 years ago

this was my favorite pasta for the longest time, but rereading it now, one thing bothers me.[spoiler] why did you feel the need to say it was a reflection, the build up was so good and that soul crushing reveal would have been perfect if you just had left it at footsteps. like do you think we won’t be able to figure it out? [/spoiler] either way, still a great pasta! I give you a 4.5/5

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Booquafolus
6 years ago

this was my favorite pasta for the longest time, but rereading it now, one thing bothers me. Spoiler : why did you feel the need to say it was a reflection, the build up was so good and that soul crushing reveal would have been perfect if you just had left it at footsteps. like do you think we won’t be able to figure it out? Spoiler either way, still a great pasta! I give you a 4.5/5

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Insomniac_Ink
6 years ago

At first I was thinking, oh yes, I know how this is going to go, predictable. But then the ending came, I love it!

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I stay home alone a lot. thank god it doesn’t snow where I live!

Clara
Clara
6 years ago

My god! You have my compliments. It was one of the best stories I’ve read here.
Genius.

Lisa Argon
Lisa Argon
6 years ago

Disappointed, I saw that coming from a mile away. [spoiler][/spoiler] Why.[spoiler][/spoiler]

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TheMadGamer
7 years ago

*Que dramatic slasher music.*

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1encoded1
7 years ago

very creepy!

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Nightmarrionne
7 years ago

Hate to be that negative, overly strict critic, but how does he not recognize his own reflection?

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antmannocito02lit
7 years ago

i am sory , i did not like it. I LOVED IT

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assassinsbeauty
7 years ago

I personally think that this can be read 2 ways. Either the replection is [spoiler]the murderer standing in his house already[/spoiler] or [spoiler]the murderer is himself, his own reflection,maybe a split personality and not recognizing himself at first[/spoiler]

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Missusstef
7 years ago

Really good!! =0

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iMeloyNyan
7 years ago

Good thing there’s no snow where I come from. Great scary read!

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

But if you can see the killer’s reflection, who’s behind you, wouldn’t you be able to see your own reflection in front of him? That’s why I initially thought that the protagonist was scared because he realised he was the killer on the loose…needless to say i was confused before reading the comments.

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Eminems
7 years ago

I just looked out my window, just to be sure…
My heart jumped at the ending, like that moment when you realize ur parents found out you did something really wrong kind of jump.

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Creea
7 years ago

was he the same person as “you” or was he behind them?
btw this was awesome

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Crystal07
7 years ago

If I was actually there, I would have back-kicked him in the knees and would have started applying my Karate techniques.

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Ugavemethecreeps
7 years ago

OMG Hollyshit I froze for a good few seconds when I read the end!

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TheSuperBowles
7 years ago

i think i just pooped myself….