The dark house

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is the story of a man that wait for a call, in a house that has a strange secret...

Submitted: May 21, 2011

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THE HOUSE

It was a dark and cold night; Peter was sitting home by the phone waiting for a call from Elsa. Elsa was that kind of woman that gets into the soul of the man and complements his life totally, that woman that made Peter feel happy, and the one that Peter wanted to be his wife someday.
But something strange happened that night; the air, the sky and even the moon light looked different. There was a stressful environment over the house, Peter just couldn´t be tranquil, so he walked out his bedroom and walked around the house hoping to find a little peace, But "What's the matter with me?, Why have I got this feeling?" thought Peter, "Maybe something bad happened to Elsa,...., or maybe I'm just paranoid" thought one more time Peter and returned to his bedroom to continue waiting for the call.
30 minutes later, the phone hadn't rung, and the time seemed to go slower and slower. It seemed to Peter had spent hours and hours in that place just waiting, that was maddening. Then Peter remembered the story of that house, that wasn´t a common house, it was the house where his grandparents lived all their lives and where, suddenly they went crazy in a February morning. Peter's grandparents were nice, kind and calm people but inexplicably one morning they started to talk about a nonexistent daughter and said that they were waiting for her but She never comeback, everybody told them that they never had a daughter but they didn’t believe that and looked for her until they were sent to a psychiatric hospital, and there they died. That was terrible for the whole family.
Peter thought of that and in other things while he was waiting; he waited for Elsa two hours more and then decided to call her, but suddenly a roar echoed from the deep of the house, “I can´t stand it!” Screamed Peter, and ran away of the house. He just thought in Elsa, “maybe something terrible happened to her!” whispered Peter. Finally, he arrived to Elsa's house and screamed “Elsa, Elsa, where are you?!”, but nobody answered him, and all the people in the streets looked at him like he was crazy; then an old man approached him and told him: “Sr, nobody lives here and nobody has lived here for decades”.
What!!!” screamed Peter and ran to his parent’s house, hoping that it was an awful joke. When he arrived to his parent’s house he told them what happened, but they asked him “Who is Elsa?, We didn't know that you had a girlfriend, we thought that you were alone in the last years”; Peter couldn't believe it, and he tried to explain his parents, but they seemed to know nothing about Elsa; It was very strange because they met her many years ago; it was like a nightmare for Peter and the same happened when he asked for Elsa to the rest of the people, Nobody knew anything about her!. After that, Peter began to feel sad and frustrated, he missed Elsa a lot but she seemed to have never existed, he swore that he would never forget her and that he would fight for find her...but now peter is in the same psychiatric hospital where his grandparents died and everybody ask ¿Why did Peter suddenly get crazy? And ¿Why did he ask for a woman that have never existed?
What would you do if the things that you loved the most suddenly didn’t exist? What if all that you know was different without an explication?


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