Hey, everyone! I was with a friend the other day and she showed me this story on an app called HOOKED with the title of “Big House”, which inspired me to write this horror story. Enjoy! ;D
Tuesday, 7:15 PM
Max Hey, can you bring down a sandwich for your favorite brother? ;D
Eileen Go get it yourself.
Max Aw, c'mon. Just one. Bread, cheese, bacon. Not even asking for lettuce or tomato!
Eileen I have better work to do. Leave me alone.
Max Like what? Chatting with your boyfriend?
Eileen Mike's not my boyfriend! And FYI, I'm doing hw.
Max Right. Just bring the sandwich.
Max I promise I won't bother you again
Max Fine, be that way. I'll get it myself.
Thursday, 3:45 PM
Max Hey, Eileen?
Max None of the doors in the house were locked when we moved in, right?
Eileen I don't think so.
Max So why were a lot of them locked when I got home?
Eileen Idk. Are you at home now?
Max No. I'm over at Jacob's house.
Eileen Yeah, I'm not either. Softball practice.
Max Okay. Just be careful of the doors, they're not all open.
Friday, 10:01 PM
Max Eileen, this is getting a little creepy.
Eileen What is?
Max The fact that more than half of the rooms in this house are locked.
Eileen It's a big house, what do you expect?
Max Well, yeah, but it's not like there are people living in these rooms.
Eileen Or are there?
Max Stop trying to spook me out, sis.
Eileen Hrmph. Just saying.
Max Actually, there could be. What if there are people moving into these rooms?
Eileen Oh, yeah. Your scare tactic isn't working, dumbo.
Max Well, what could possibly lock the doors down my hallway? Mom and dad wouldn't.
Eileen I doubt a ghost would want to live in your bathroom. It stinks.
Max Idk, but I'm scared now.
Eileen Just go to sleep, dork. Obsess over the supernatural in the morning.
Monday, 6:32 AM
Eileen Why aren't you getting ready for school?
Max I told you so! My bathroom door is locked. Can I use yours?
Eileen Can't you use mom's bathroom?
Max That's locked too.
Eileen Why would they lock the bathrooms?
Max Idk. Is yours unlocked, because I have to go!
Eileen Oh Lord. Fine, come upstairs.
Wednesday, 5:19 PM
Eileen Max, why are you wandering the hallways doing nothing
Max I keep hearing strange sounds behind the walls. I'm trying to find the source.
Eileen That's dumb. Stop it.
Max Can't make me.
Eileen I'm in charge.
Max There's nothing wrong with it.
Eileen We still don't know the entire house yet and I don't want you hurt.
Max So you DO care!
Eileen Nah, mom will just flip if something happens to you.
Eileen Max, I mean it. Stop pacing in the hallway, I can hear you up here.
Friday, 11:28 PM
Max Eileen? I'm REALLY scared now
Eileen What's wrong? It's the middle of the night.
Max Trust me, this isn't a nightmare. I got up to go use your bathroom.
Eileen Fascinating. Glad you woke me up.
Max I'm not done! As I was saying, I got up and the door was locked.
Eileen So? Probably another ghost ;D
Eileen If you still need it, I have the key.
Max No, I went to the old one in the basement.
Eileen Mk. What was the point of your waking me up?
Max When I was finished, I went back to my room. I'd left the door open.
Max It was locked.
Eileen Could you hear anything inside?
Max Nothing, for a while, then a weird sound like a chair scraping. Then nothing.
Eileen Where are you?
Max Outside my room. All the doors are locked.
Eileen Stay there, I'm coming.
Eileen Why not?
Max Again, all the doors are locked. Can't get from one end of the house to the other.
Eileen I have a master key though
Max Just don't leave your room. The others will take it and you can't get back in.
Eileen I'm literally rolling my eyes right now. The ghosts?
Max They're real, Eileen. Don't leave, I'll come to you.
Max The others didn't lock the back door. I'll just come from outside.
Eileen Be careful. Key in mom's lily plant pot.
Max The others locked the back door behind me.
Eileen At least there's the front.
Max The key is gone!
Eileen Check under the welcome mat.
Eileen Idk where the key is. Did you text dad?
Max He LOL-ed it.
Max She's on her flight to Brazil for work, remember? No service.
Eileen Call the police.
Max Tried it.
Eileen What did they say?
Max They told me to stop watching late-night horror movies.
Max Ikr? But I can't get in.
Eileen I'll come open the door for you.
Max No! Stay in your room.
Eileen The door's locked.
Max I told you!
Eileen I've opened it with the key, though.
Max It still works?
Eileen Yeah, why wouldn't it?
Max Come open the door.
Eileen I can't get into the foyer. The key won't work on the door or kitchen.
Max Then go back to your room. I'll call dad again and see what's going on.
Eileen Wouldn't he believe it more if I were to do it? I'm not a 7-year-old
Max I'm not 7, I'm 11! Know the difference, Eileen
Eileen Whatever. I'll call him. It's more credible coming from a 15-year-old.
Eileen Oh, shoot. Wifi is down.
Max Yeah, I'll call. There's optimum wifi out here.
Eileen What did he say?
Max I think he's coming home from work, because he isn't picking up.
Eileen Good, he'll be here soon.
Max Are you back in your room?
Eileen Yeah. The key worked, I'm on my bed. Laptop lost signal too.
Max Okay. I'll wait out here. Can I use your pink slippers? They're fluffy.
Eileen Idc, just don't get them dirty.
Max Too late.
Max Jk, calm down lol
Eileen Ugh. Is dad home yet?
Max No. Can you see me waving?
Eileen It's too foggy out.
Max What are you talking about? It's perfectly fine.
Eileen WHAT'S OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
Eileen That's it. I'm getting out of here right now.
Max Good idea.
Eileen Oh no.
Eileen It's locked from the outside.
Max Use the key!
Eileen It's not working!!
Max Dad will be home soon. He can fix this.
Eileen There are strange sounds from my closet and my mirror is completely dark.
Max What are you doing?
Eileen May or may not be hiding under my blanket like you always do.
Max Haha. Can you still see out your window?
Eileen No. It was completely misted over so I closed the curtains.
Max Monsters breed in the dark, Eileen!
Eileen Would YOU want to stare at a creepy mysterious silver thing outside the window?!
Eileen Besides, that thing blocked all the light anyway. It's also night, so no light.
Max This isn't good. Why isn't dad home yet?
Eileen I turned on CNN. They're saying something weird.
Max Where? I thought your door was locked.
Eileen I think you've forgotten I claimed the bedroom with a TV.
Max Hmph. What's weird about the broadcast?
Eileen The reporter isn't showing images, but apparently there's a driver-less car...
Eileen A driver-less car is driving around our neighborhood.
Max Can you see where?
Eileen They're about to show live footage of the chase.
Max Can you film it and send it to me?
Eileen Out of storage.
Max Upload some stuff to your laptop, then!
Eileen I can't. The cable's in mom's room.
Max Whose car is it?
Eileen Oh, no.
Eileen It's dad's car.
Max We're screwed.
Eileen Go call the police again!
Max Tried it. Voicemail.
Eileen There's static on the channel. Is it raining or cloudy?
Max No, just a clear moonless night.
Eileen Creepy. I turned off CNN, btw.
Max Too staticky?
Max Be careful.
Eileen Oh, no, I'll just be so incredibly careless because I'm about to die.
Eileen Of course I'll be careful, dweeb!
Max Okay. I'm going over to the neighbors to ask them for help.
Eileen Okay, but hurry up. I hear footsteps in the hallway, pacing outside the door.
Max I thought there's no one in the house?
Eileen There isn't.
Max The Thistlers aren't answering.
Eileen Try the Hemmings.
Max They're not answering, and no car. I'd say they're out somewhere.
Eileen The door just creaked open...oh, Max, go get help!
Max Make a run for it!
Eileen I peeked. There's a creak and it opened a sliver, but I can't see anything
Max You okay?
Eileen Max? I love you. Whatever I'd ever said otherwise, you're my brother, I love you.
Max Eileen? Why are you saying this
Eileen Max, run. Run, find someone who can help. Don't come back for me.
Eileen Max, run. It's cornered me. The others, they're coming. RUN!
Max EILEEN! NO, JUMP OUT THE WINDOW!
Eileen I can't, they locked that too.
Max EILEEN, NO!
Eileen Goodbye, Max. Stay safe.
Eileen MAX, RUN! GO, RUN NOW1AWSRKDFGlekr":pkPD'dtkKTCFP'HKTh42453123Q3943RUERKG
Eileen isn't available right now. She'll see your messages later.
Max EILEEN, NO!!
Max was able to find someone down the street and they called the police and Max’s mother. She came right back after arriving at Brazil. Meanwhile, the cops managed to break down the locked doors, but they found Eileen on the floor, all of the blood drained from her body and replaced with some black substance that clearly showed on her exposed skin (face, arms, legs). Her phone was next to her on the ground, cracked and dead, with these messages recorded on it. Max tried as best he could to explain the events of that night.
A few days later, Max and everyone he talked to were mysteriously murdered in their beds. The house was torn down and the site deemed unusable, but the government readily dropped the case.