one man

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a group of friends play one man hide and seek with a doll... but it goes really wrong.

Submitted: September 25, 2018

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Submitted: September 25, 2018



This world is a strange place, there is something somewhere, greater than us.

Nix got home from school around 6:00, coming home so late because of a paranormal research group she joined. She got home put her bag down and, “ding”, a text from her girlfriend Juno.


Juno: hey Nix sup?

Nix: nothing really… just working on a short story. u?

Juno: k listen… there is a small town on the outskirts of the city, completely abandoned… want to go check it out? You’re into that sort of paranormal shit right?

Nix: wot time? I have to sneak out because my parents won’t let me out after dark…

Juno: because of the party

Nix: yup

Nix: i was completely shit faced.

Juno: sneak out. Meet me at the stop sign at the end of the block by 12:00am.

Nix: why so late?

Juno: you’ll see…

Nix: k talk later, luv u.


Nix has the type of shity parents one would call helicopter parents, or just too goddamn over protective, always in her shit.


It was 11:30, Nix got on black clothes packed a bag, then slowly and carefully made her way down the side of the house, using the wood beam on the side the wall. She jumped down and power sprinted to the end of the block.

In the fog she could faintly make out the yellow glow of Juno’s headlights.


When she got to the car She noticed that Juno didn’t have her car, but her mother's van. “Does your mom know?” she asked sarcastically.

“Fuck no, are you serious, she doesn’t let anyone touch it.” Juno said back.


Nix looked in the way to clean windows of the van and saw that the whole crew was there, Damian, Glenn, Russ Andy and Lennie.


“Hey girl”. Glenn yelled. “What’s up?” she yelled back.” “look in my bag…” he said with a creepy tone in his voice. Nix opened Glenn’s bag and saw a tarot deck, a box of red wax candles, a lighter and a wooden box that engraved of the top read “ouija, oracle of truth.” “aww Glenn… you told me that you forgot that.” Lennie wined “come on don’t be a pussy.” said Damian.

The group piled in to the van that looked big from the outside but, it was not.


“So, Juno where exactly are we going.” Russ asked with a boring monotone voice.” “TO HELL!” andy yelled jumping out from the back seat with a devil mask on her face. “Jesus, don’t do that.” Lennie cried.“We are going to a supposed ghost town, called deadville there was a big fire back in the 60’s there and the vast majority of people died. It is haunted and there is some houses still standing.” “haunted with what?” Lennie asked. “ a family of 5, they were killed in the fire. You can hear voices and shit.” Juno said.


They got to deadville around 1am, with Lennie asleep Juno could reveal the “surprise”. “I went to the abandoned school the other day, and i went into a place i didn’t go into yet, the basement. In there i found a red box that had 666 on it. In it was a doll covered in red liquid and dirt,and the eyes were gouged out… i thought we could play one man hide and seek with it.” lennie woke up let out a little scream “what...what is that…?” she said. “It's a ritualistic game, where you basically make a voodoo doll, and if you do it right it will find you…” juno said back. “All in favour?” everyone except lennie raised their hands.


The group walked around deadville for about twenty minutes. “Holy crap look!” Andy yelled. There was a huge abandoned mansion. They went in and looked around. There was ripped wallpaper, broken windows, dirt everywhere and… a smell… a dead body smell. They all gagged but they kept going deeper and deeper in to the house, so dark that it was like they were walking into the abyss. They kept walking until they found a room. The door was locked but there was a inverted cross on the door. Just then Nix whacked the rusted lock with the base of her flashlight and it broke open. They looked in in and inside was a room the walls, ceiling and floor where cement. Just a cement box. There was a bed and a dresser with a lamp with no lamp shade or light bulb. “ here.. This is where we will do the game.” Andy said.


“How do we play?” Russ asked

“First we cut open the doll and and fill it with uncooked white rice. next, each of us has to put one finger nail inside, this will bind the doll to us. Then, we sew it up with red thread also wrapping it haphazardly with the thread. Now we give it a name.” Juno explained. “ let's name it Lennie.” Glenn yelled to Juno from the other end of the room. “No, we can’t name it any of our names. I will confuse it.” “well how about Annabelle” Russ said. ‘You know like the doll from the movie. “ok great. Now we wait till three am.”

“Why three am.” Russ asked. “The devil’s hour… paranormal activity is at its best then.” Nix said back. They sat in the room and talked. “We should break off into groups.” juno announced. Nix and juno, glenn and russ, andy and damian leaving lennie without a group. “Can’t i just go back to the car?” she winned. “Fine pussy go.” Nix said. “Why did she even come” Glenn moned.


Juno gave each group one shot glass of salt water. “When it is the doll’s turn, if it it finds you dump the salt water on it. That ends the game.” they all walked over to the doll and each person put their hand on  the knife and together stabbed the doll three times saying with each stab “ i found you Anabelle your it, i found you Anabelle your it, i found you Anabelle your it.”


Each group ran in a different direction and hid. Nix and Juno hid in one of the house’s many bathrooms. It was the smallest bathroom and smallest room. They sat in the corner and waited. Until they heard the quick pitter patter of little feet, a child’s laughter and… scraping….scraping of the knife. It stopped at the broom closet a couple rooms down, it was the closet that glenn and russ where in. they waited… in silence. Until the knife stabbed through the door and twisted. The knife was pulled out of the door to reveal the battered face of the doll. Glenn kicked the door open knocking back the doll the two of them ran out of the room to find the others, Nix and Juno followed them. They ran around the house to find Andy and Damian, but they were nowhere to be found. They ran out of the house to the car but Glenn ran back “i forgot he yelled.” he went to find the doll, but it found him first, it stabbed him in the upper thigh. He fell to the ground. He then turned to the doll and just as it jumped at him he threw the salt water at the doll. “I win!” he yelled. He limped back to the car carrying the doll by its hair. Damian and Andy were there. “ where the fuck did you go.” Andy turned to him he had a cut across her face. “The doll cut me. We forgot about the water and ran.” Andy said crying. Lennie noticed glens wound.

“oh my god are you ok?” she cried. “Fine.”

They finally noticed the doll, and Glenn just said…


“I won…”


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