A Kidnapping

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3 min

It’s hard to imagine what it is like to be kidnapped. I’ve tried, often, probably every day for the last four years. Imaging the unlimited scenarios, anything from the kidnapper’s first contact to the actual abduction and the subsequent transport, has plagued me for many sleepless nights. It is hard not to focus on the betrayal he must have felt trusting that stranger. The absolute fear and possible pain he felt while maybe getting dragged away into some van or truck. Thinking of how they may have subdued him if he started to fightback. Sadly, the only thing that brings me some measure of comfort is imagining him poking an eye out or busting the son of a bitch’s testicle with a hard kick. I wish that’s where my imagination ends when I dwell on my son’s kidnapping. But it is not. That rabbit hole is deep and filled with things that take days off my life by just the thought of it. Truth is, neither myself nor my now ex-husband know what really happened.

At times I believe I am literally in Hell on Earth. My world has been upside down since my son went missing from my yard. Thinking towards the future is impossible for me now. So my days are cramped up in my home, reliving every detail of the day he went missing. Most disturbing,however, is that the most mundane of things torture the worst; veering through the kitchen window into the backyard I haven’t visited in four years and seeing the sun-drained, abandoned swing set and slide; hearing the theme song for the kid shows he routinely watched; seeing the back of a head on a child, who slightly resembles mine if he were four years older, at the grocery story or park or everywhere. The worst however is the sound of the phone ringing. Every time it sounds, my body gets filled with the most conflicting emotions. Is this the call I find out he is alive or dead? Or worst, that it is neither. Truth be told, a knock on the door is equally as jarring.

Never more so than today as it turned out. When I opened the door, a large man in uniform greeted me with tender eyes and said, “Ma’am, we received a call today. Apparently one of your neighbors allowed their cat to get out of the house.” The two sentences couldn’t have been more crushing, another dagger of lost hope, but this one cut especially deep due to the tease of his blue uniform. As the disappointment drenched me from head to soul, the gentlemen continued to ask me for a favor, “Over the years the ground under the houses in this neighborhood tend to sink quite a bit. Silly cats love nesting down there. Would you mind if we go into your backyard and retrieve the cat from under your house?”

“Ma’am…are you okay?” He obviously knew I wasn’t.

As the blood rushed from my head to my broken heart, I meekly mumbled, “Why didn’t I know that?”

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2 years ago

vary good but took to long to get to the point and yea not very scary

5 years ago

Wait a minute… -_- The part where it says [spoiler]“who slightly resembles mine if he were four years older, at the GROCERY STORY or park or EVERYWHERE.”[/spoiler]
I’m so confused at this part. That can use fixing, but otherwise good pasta. 8/10

BubblyShip avatar
6 years ago

He long dead nowa’

XWolfy_DemonicX avatar
6 years ago

Parents tell you to go outside and play……. Show them this and they will say no more

6 years ago

This is one of the best creepypastas I have ever read, very well constructed and sent chills down my spine. Very clever with the ending. 10/10

6 years ago

Well Fuuuuuck thatjsjdjdjanznd

6 years ago

Like someone else said, wouldn’t officers have checked there when they filed the missing child report? But, this story was still great. Much better than a lot of try hard creepy stories here. 5/5.

Omfi avatar
6 years ago

She’s dumb

6 years ago

Don’t really need to worry about this happening to me because I never go outside 😀

Eminems avatar
7 years ago

Awesome twist at the end! You know that feeling when your heart jumps or your stomach lurches with adrenaline, like going down a hill on a roller coaster? That’s how i felt at the end. It was so surprising and chilling. I can feel the devastation that the mother was feeling when she heard the news. 🙂 Loved it! Keep up the good work!

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7 years ago

no more outdoors for me

TheTriplet avatar
7 years ago

I thought it was more tragic than scary. Broke my black heart.

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7 years ago

*gasp* amazing! I loved the twist. I thought she was going to be like his murderer or something but that is much better!

7 years ago

[Reaally??? Under a house][There are usually much cooler places to die]

7 years ago

This was just awesome, I don’t care what anybody says. He wasn’t implying the cat was her son lol she just pieces it together that, that’s probably what happened to her son. The best creepy pastas (in my opinion) are the ones that can actually happen and that’s what makes this one so great! I rated this five stars <3

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7 years ago

The child’s story

“Mommy?” said the child. “Where are you?” said the child as he looks around in something that looks kind of like a cave. The child cries,”Mommy! I’m really hungry!” (1 day later)The child writes “NO WAY OUT” on the walls with a rock. A cat falls from above and the child runs up to it. “Come here,kitty.” said the Child as his stomach grumbles. The cat tries to run away, but the child catches it. “I’m sorry kitty,” said the child as he smashes the cat’s head and hits its body repeatedly. The child then began eating the cat’s corpse…(I got too lazy to write more.) P.S Jeez, I really suck at making CPs.

8 years ago

Imagine if the parents heard the screams and cries of the child at night, and that drove them to believe they were just going crazy with remorse? They begin to have mental issues and breakdowns, which led to the divorce. and one day, the screaming just stops..and later down the road, the mother learns about the base of the house..creepyyy

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8 years ago

Great pasta!

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8 years ago

Wow… that’s just… Jesus Christ I’m gonna go hug my niece and tell her to never go under the house…

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8 years ago

So what just happen was the kid went under the house got smushed?? O-O