I woke up with an odd feeling. I wouldn’t say I knew what was going on, just that I knew something was wrong. But I didn’t know what. No birds were chirping, no mother calling me for breakfast. Ignoring it, I moped out of bed like a regular morning. Got dressed, brushed my teeth, and went downstairs.
“MOM” I yelled out, with a hint of anxiety in my voice. No answer. I looked out to the driveway. Her car was still there, so how could she not respond? Now I was filled with anxiety. I ran to my neighbors house, hoping they would know something, anything about why my mom was gone. I rang the doorbell. No answer. I peered through the window, but no one was home. I looked to the street and realized no cars were coming. On a Wednesday the street would usually be filled with people rushing to get to work. I realized this was more than just my mom missing. It was the city missing. Gone, as if someone had snapped their fingers and everyone had disappeared except for him.
But then I saw something. Someone. At the corner of the street. It was a little boy with dark brown hair staring at me.
“Hello?” I asked out loud. The word echoed through the silent streets. The longer I looked at him, the more I realized he didn’t seem human. His eyes were completely dark. I stared into them, but all I saw was null and void. All I saw was the absence of life. Then he tilted his head at me, as if he were clueless as to what I was and he wanted to inspect me. His creepiness made me petrified as chills were sent down my spine. I looked behind me, as if to check if another real person was seeing the same sinister thing I was seeing, but again, no one was to be found. I looked back to see it again, but it had had vanished. Just like that, the creature had vanished. I started to walk away slowly, tip-toeing as if that would change whether I would be safe or not. When I turned around, it was already there. Only this time it was much closer. As I looked at the black hole that replaced his eyes, the only thing I could think to do was scream. I let out the most blood-curdling scream I had ever let run from my mouth. I turned back sprinting around the corner, panting, hoping it wouldn’t find me. But there it was again, even closer. Only 5 yards away. How? What had that thing done to get there? And why does it want me? Yet again I was left feeling helpless. I was rigid, frozen in time, terrified of moving. And as it bared its huge, shining teeth, the creature started running toward me.