"Everything's hectic in this stupid house! Not once
today have I sat down!" shouted Natalie's father, Chris. Natalie ran
upstairs, scared of what her father might do. But when she looked behind
her, trailing her steps was Chris. She ran upstairs, put on her stereo
and lay on her bed looking up at the ceiling. Suddenly, there was a
knock on her bedroom door. Her father stepped in, leaving his suitcase
"Kiddo, you know I love you and your mother to bits, but the truth is
I'm getting ill through stress, so I'm leaving and you may not see me
again," claimed Chris.
"No, Daddy!" she shouted as he gave her a kiss on the head and left the
room empty. Natalie broke down in tears, thinking about what life was
going to be like now that her favourite parent had gone. Natalie and her
mum were struggling with money and it was only her dad's job that kept
them going. Natalie was sure that she was going to be left on the
The next morning, Natalie awoke to see her bedroom was trashed. She
screamed and ran into her mum's bedroom.
"Mum?" she sobbed. There was no reply. Natalie pulled back the sheets to
find an empty blood stained bed. What had happened? Natalie grabbed her
slippers and pulled on her dressing gown then ran across the street to
the neighbours saying that her mum's bed was covered in blood. The
neighbours then took Natalie upstairs and put her in the toy room with a
milkshake and some biscuits. Susana and Mark, the neighbours, rushed
over to the house to find Natalie's mum sitting on the sofa drinking
tea. Sounds normal? Her face was ghostly white and she had a knife in
her side. Who or what monster had done this?
To be continued...