My mom was a chaperone, so I kissed her goodnight. All was well. Well, unless you count the creepy old woman glaring at me from the welcome desk. She wasn’t really that welcoming. I pushed the up button on the elevator, and a tattooed man in a black, torn wrestler’s tank-top smiled at me. He was missing several teeth. Piercing were lobed in his ear, nose, eyebrow, lip, and basically everywhere possible. The majority of his hair was a dark buzz-cut, but the center was gelled up in black oily spikes. We got in the elevator, and it rumbled up to the second story. I read my key-card. I would be in room 22...
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...el again, similar but worse than the time before when only I could know what was happening. The girl wanted all of us now. The lights turned off, the air grew chill, the phones rang, classical music switched on, the radiator made noise, and the little girl was coming out from behind the curtain. Slowly she emerged. My friends’ eyes were wide. “You were right!” one shouted. One threw up. Her knife was glittering in the moonlight. She raised it and I felt the suspense dragging me down. I felt the icy cold blade hit my stomach and felt a warm sensation. Blackness. That’s all I saw. Pure plain blackness.
Later that day, I woke up in a hospital surrounded by my family and friends. After that, my friends and I would investigate the blood on the wall, and the claw marks in the closet and the bodies. Our bodies. Before we part, I have one message for you: I’m coming for you.
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