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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
In "Doppelganger", you take on the role of a supernatural being who's job is to replace countless family members.

Submitted: July 14, 2017

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Submitted: July 14, 2017



I place my hand upon the doorknob, a nervous tingle itching at the back of my head. The metal was cold, sending a shiver up my spine. Everything about the place made me want to run, to get as far away as I can- But I had to do this. Now, I don't know why I had to do this in the first place, anyone else could replace me and finish the job; But this was what I was meant for. What I am meant for is for nobody else but me. At least, that's what I was told.

I don't exactly get a say in my work, guess you could say I'm bossed around.. Or even better, "forced" into dark lies I wish not to be apart of. Yet, there was always that small, small portion of me that was still human. I mean, imagine if your parent just went to work one day and never came back.. You'd be pretty worried, now wouldn't you? All I want to do is make their day a little more joyful because what soon awaits them, is nowhere near joyful. There are no words to describe the beast. It has no name, but i've heard others of my kind call it an apparition, Demon, The Boogey Man, etcetera. Of course the whole little 'Boogey Man' nickname is a joke between the few of us who still exist, the actual Boogey Man is nothing like this creature. That little bitch is just a story parents tell their kids to scare them into staying in bed. 


Hesitance built up in the back of my throat as I slowly turned the knob, pushing the door open. "Honey? I'm home.."

I let myself in, palm gently falling off the knob as I wiped my overworn shoes on the rug. "Hello?"

My eyes spotted something across the room, a dark-haired figure, turning to face me. It was a woman- A beautiful woman, to say the least. Everything about her seemed perfect.. The way her hair glistened in the dim kitchen light, the way she stood- As if she were waiting for me. If only I was the person she was actually waiting for. I forced a grin as I made my way towards her, wrapping an arm around her thigh. She looked up at me, her eyes seeming to pull me into some sort of trance. This man, he got lucky.

The woman smiled, her eyelashes fluttering as she leaned upwards to place a gentle kiss on my cheek. "Welcome home, sweetie. The kids have been dying to see you."

"Have they?" I responded in a cheerful tone, sorrow slowly beginning to eat away at my every thought. She nodded as I moved to brush my fingers through her hair, finding comfort in the silky texture. "The kids can wait, I just want to enjoy this moment with you."

Our romance was interrupted by two bodies hugging around my legs, pushing their faces into the crook of my knees. "Hey there, you little rascals."

Both of their faces beamed as I let go of the woman, looking down at the two. It was a pair of adorable toddlers, every couples dream. One of the boys lifted his little arms, urging me to pick him up. I leaned over, scooping the little body up into my arms. He giggled, tugging at my shirt with little fists.

I had always wanted a family. Someone to come home to after a long day of work, two little children to raise, it all seemed to good for me. Maybe this was the best I'd ever get, faking one happy family member to distract them from our big, dreadful reality.

Soon enough, the beast will visit. I'm unsure of who its next target will be, but it will find prey within this family.. Putting a false, yet  identical being in their place by morning, until nobody remains. 

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