It was three in the night, too late for us friends to get back home. Alice, Sam, Britney, Jimmy, and I had been invited for dinner by an old friend of ours in another town. As we didn`t know the vicinity well, we lost our way back home in the night. The road was empty, there was no traffic at all, and there were no houses or buildings around it as well.
“Guys, I`m tired and the deserted surrounding really scares me to death,” Britney said while glancing out from the window of the car.
“Me too,” added Jimmy.
“Don`t worry, we`ll soon find the right way, if not that then a safe place to spend the night,” I assured my friends. We were on a long, straight road and all that could be heard was the sound of the wind and the hooting of owls. After an hour, we suddenly spotted an old, dilapidated house. “Hey, see that house? We should go there for a night`s lodging,” said Sam as he pointed to the house.
When we reached the place, I moved slowly towards the door of the house.
I knocked but there was no answer. After knocking and calling out, we assumed that nobody lived there and the house was empty. So we kicked the door open which made a loud sound. There was no one inside, it was all dark. We found some candles and lit them. “It looks so weird and I…” Alice began but I interrupted, “Shhh… look there is a chest,” I pointed to an old chest in the corner of the creepy hall and then moved forward.
“This is not a good idea. I am not going to touch anything in here,” Sam said in a frightening voice.
“Don`t be a coward! Come on!” I pulled Sam.
The chest was covered with dust. After blowing it away, I tried to open it but it was locked. After trying for a long time, it opened with a terrible sound and a cloud of smoke came out. We started to cough. Then we heard a very strong and horrible female voice say, “How dare you come inside and intruded my world?”
We were taken aback and horrified, but remained silent. The voice continued, “No one has ever returned if they dared to come inside. Be my guest forever now,” and it laughed sinisterly and then came the sound of thunder and screams from every nook of the house. We really were trapped as all the doors and windows became locked automatically. We ran here and there to find a way out.
“Alice, Sam, Britney and Jimmy come!” I yelled, and we hurried toward the attic. We were shivering with fear and tried to calm ourselves down to act wisely in this ghastly situation. The sounds of laughter and someone running behind us were coming continuously. The situation worsened when blood started to flow from the ceiling.
“You will be finished!” the voice echoed in the air.
We entered the attic and closed the door immediately. Then everything stopped suddenly. There was complete silence. There was only one window and it was facing the road. We saw that the sun was rising, the soft rays of the sun were very soothing and we, for a moment, forgot where we were. And when we looked around, to our amazement, there was nothing! We were standing by the roadside and our car was parked near us. In astonishment, we looked all around us — there was nothing! No sign of the house! Then we realised that the arrival of dawn had stopped the evil thing. We thank God and got inside the car, started the engine and drove off.
Later, we found out that the house was visible only at night and the owner of the house was a wicked witch, who, a hundred years ago, was killed by the people of the town as she had killed many people. Her soul still wonders there and kills anyone who dares to enter the house. We were lucky to have entered just before dawn, and were thus saved.