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The Night Of The Nightmare

About Mahika Kumar

My name is Mahika Kumar. I am a 14-year-old girl. I study in class 9. Reading and Writing have always been my hobby. other than these, music and dance are my hobbies. I have written 5 songs so far. most of these songs were played in school by me and my friends. I play the guitar and ukulele. I like playing badminton and studying. I believe that every person is unique and everybody should celebrate their uniqueness.

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Prologue :

 

It was a warm evening in June. Anna and her friends went to attend Sabrina’s birthday party. Anna Grey was a 22-year-old beautiful girl who lived in Kimberly lane, Washington DC. She was one of those girls who looked for adventure in life. Making videos and uploading on YouTube was her favourite pastime. At the party, she was sitting with her friends Alyson, Brent and Bryan. Alyson Raven was her best friend. They liked talking about sports, current affairs and most importantly, adventure. They were an integral part of many videos which Anna used to shoot and upload. Anna trusted them with all of her secrets.

 

Part 1 :

Anna was a very popular YouTube celebrity. She was a role model for many people. And as people say, everything has a good side and a bad side, so did this. Anna had a stalker. He followed her everywhere. The only difference is that Anna just didn’t know it yet. The stalker found her address and her phone number by hacking into her social media accounts.
One day, Anna recorded a video about another popular YouTuber named Aspyn Eillish. Aspyn was more popular than her. Anna was a fan but when Anna met Aspyn for the first time, Aspyn was very rude to her. Anna was angry and posted a video about her rudeness. She felt that the world had to know about her behaviour. The video very quickly became number 1 on the trending list. Few people appreciated her for being true whereas few criticised her for saying the stuff about Aspyn. She was trolled a lot on her Twitter and Instagram. Many people stopped following her on Snapchat and Facebook. She lost many subscribers on YouTube and many YouTubers who were Aspyn’s fans posted angry videos on their channels. This turmoil disturbed her and she stopped posting her videos.

Anna was devastated. Her friends were right beside her. They encouraged her and explained to her that people don’t change just by posting an angry video. Anna was inspired and posted a comeback video that got her thousands of fans including Aspyn. All was great for Anna until one night, the night that changed everything for her.

It was the night of 27th June, Anna was woken up by a sound that came from the room next to hers. She got up and went outside to check. She was in the dining room when she realised that there was no power supply in her house. She heard someone smashing a glass when she turned towards her room to get a flashlight. Feeling scared by the sound, he stopped and turned. She did not know what to do. She ran to her room to get her phone but she couldn’t find it. She searched for a flashlight but couldn’t find it either.

“Who’s there? Please tell me. I swear I will call the police.” Said Anna in a scared voice.
Anna felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned back. Somebody hit her on the head with something heavy. She fell unconscious.

Next morning, when Anna was conscious again, she saw she was sitting in an empty room. Her dining table was gone. Her fridge was gone. Everything except her phone and wallet was gone. She panicked and ran around crying. She then called the police.
She told the police the whole story. The police asked her if she suspected anyone. She was clueless. Meanwhile, her friends reached the police station to help her and to be with her.
Suddenly she got a notification on her phone.

 

Part 2

‘AnnaFan101 liked several of your posts from seven years ago.’
“What is it?”, asked Brent.
“A notification from Instagram. Some AnnaFan101 liked my post from seven years ago.” Said Anna.
“Seems like you have a stalker.” Said Bryan.
“Is that good?” asked Anna.
“I don’t know. He might have been following you wherever you go. Just keep an eye around.” Said Bryan.
“Check his profile picture. Have you seen him anywhere?” asked officer Matthews.
Anna did as advised by the officer. “I’ve seen him… I saw him when we went to the ice cream parlour. And even on the day when Alyson and I went shopping.” Said Anna with rising panic in her voice.
“Check his Instagram page.” Said, officer Friar. “Report if there is anything suspicious.”

While checking his Instagram page Anna found out that the stalker was also part of the Anna Grey hate club. She was confused. She passed this information to the officers. The officers were considering this person as a suspect.
“We must find that stalker. They can be dangerous. We advise you to stay safe somewhere, with people around.” Said, officer Dawson.
The Police officers planned to leak the news in the hate club that Anna would be at a park at midnight and if the stalker would be sighted there, they will arrest him for interrogation. They decided to execute the plan on the night of 29th June.
Anna entered the park. She went and sat on a bench. She was very much scared. After hearing officer Dawson say that stalkers can be dangerous, she had been getting scary thoughts. She thought that the stalker might be right behind, about to take a knife out and stab her at the back, or the stalker could kidnap her at night when she would be sleeping and nobody would ever know. She pulled her phone from her pocket. She googled ‘how to escape from stalkers’. She saw ways and prepared herself to do so mentally. She was prepared to run, shout or even hide if she felt unsafe. She saw the time. It was 1 am. She got a signal from the cops to come back. She ran to the van where they were waiting.

“Did you find him?” said Anna while catching her breath.
The police refused. When they were about to start, Anna noticed someone leaving and informed the police. This could be the one. The stalker was finally arrested after a small chase.
The police start to interrogate him while being very rough and stern.
“What is your real name?”
“Jonathan Heffley”
“According to your Instagram page, why do you say that you are her fan if you hate her?”
“Well, my sister hates her. Our parents haven’t allowed her for her own Instagram account yet, so she uses mine.”
“Where were you on the night of the 27th of this month?”
“I was hanging with my friends. It was a birthday party.”
“Can you prove it?”
“I have a few pictures from the event.”
Jonathan showed the officer the pictures and after confirmation of the event from various sources, he was proved innocent. Meanwhile, Anna was worried about her stuff. She was sitting with her friends when the officer came and gave her the news that the stalker was innocent. He then asked Anna if she suspected anybody else. Anna refused.

 

Part 3

“In that case, young lady, we will have to interrogate your friends.” Said, officer Friar.
On the morning of 30th June, Brent and Bryan were called to the police station for interrogation.
“Where is Alyson?” said officer Colby in a very harsh voice.
“Her aunt is suffering from cancer. Alyson had to go take care of her. She said she will be back in a few days. ” Said, Brent.
The police started to interrogate Brent. He was found innocent based on his whereabouts during that night.

Bryan was called for interrogation. He was hesitating. He didn’t respond to any question that the police asked. So, few cops and Anna went to Bryan’s home for checking. Anna saw some of her stolen stuff there. Bryan was questioned once again and he informed that Brent gave those as a gift. Meanwhile, Anna realised Brent had gone missing. Bryan told that he installed a GPS Tracker in his car. The police tracked the car and find Brent 50 km away from his home. The cops chased the car and arrested Brent. He was interrogated and was found guilty. The cops found all the other items at his home.

That night Brent was in depression. He told an officer about the master plan. “I’m not the mastermind behind this. Jonathan, Bryan and I were bribed to waste your time so that the actual mastermind could escape. All the proof that we gave were fake.” The cops arrested Jonathan and searched for the main man behind all this – the mastermind.

After seeing her friends guilty, Anna was devastated. She shifted to her sister Alexa’s house. She slowly settled down and got updates from the police regularly. Many days passed. Anna finally overcame the fact that her own friends did such a thing to her. She moved on and was happy with her life. Although the story of the theft found its way to social media, her fan following kept increasing. She was very happy and overwhelmed by it. She was one of the most popular YouTube stars. She was called for interviews, fan fests and many galas. She was given many awards for her content and slowly became rich. She had lost touch with Alyson until one day when Alyson came to meet her. Alyson said to her, “What I am about to tell you would be pretty shocking for you. But listen to me very carefully. I want to confess to you that I was the mastermind behind the theft at your home. I was the one who hit you on your head that night. I planned all this because I wanted to be popular and you already were, so I thought I can use your fame to become famous, but it didn’t work. I always felt that you gave me bad advice so that I can never become famous like you. I felt you wanted the worst for me. That made me angry and I didn’t give it a second thought before doing it. I will go to the police station now and tell them the truth. I have realised my mistake and I am sorry for the same. All this, while my conscience has been troubling me and I was unable to lead a normal life. I am unable to face myself in the mirror.

After saying this Alyson walked to the police station. Anna followed her. She felt that Alyson was lying. Her sister Alexa followed her. By then the police had already extracted the truth from Brent, Bryan and Jonathan. As soon as the Police saw Alyson, they arrested her. Anna tried to save her but Alexa stopped her. Alyson asked Alexa to take Anna home. Both of the sisters turned back and started walking. Alexa looked at Alyson and both exchanged smiles. Alyson was already feeling relieved and happy as if the weight of mistrust and anger within her had gone. She wanted to go through the punishment for her crime and come out clean, at least from inside.

It was a warm evening in June. Anna and her friends went to attend Sabrina’s birthday party. Anna Grey was a 22-year-old beautiful girl who lived in Kimberly lane, Washington DC. She was one of those girls who looked for adventure in life. Making videos and uploading on YouTube was her favourite pastime. At the party, she was sitting with her friends Alyson, Brent and Bryan. Alyson Raven was her best friend. They liked talking about sports, current affairs and most importantly, adventure. They were an integral part of many videos which Anna used to shoot and upload. Anna trusted them with all of her secrets.

Anna was a very popular YouTube celebrity. She was a role model for many people. And as people say, everything has a good side and a bad side, so did this. Anna had a stalker. He followed her everywhere. The only difference is that Anna just didn’t know it yet. The stalker found her address and her phone number by hacking into her social media accounts.
One day, Anna recorded a video about another popular YouTuber named Aspyn Eillish. Aspyn was more popular than her. Anna was a fan but when Anna met Aspyn for the first time, Aspyn was very rude to her. Anna was angry and posted a video about her rudeness. She felt that the world had to know about her behaviour. The video very quickly became number 1 on the trending list. Few people appreciated her for being true whereas few criticised her for saying the stuff about Aspyn. She was trolled a lot on her Twitter and Instagram. Many people stopped following her on Snapchat and Facebook. She lost many subscribers on YouTube and many YouTubers who were Aspyn’s fans posted angry videos on their channels. This turmoil disturbed her and she stopped posting her videos.

Anna was devastated. Her friends were right beside her. They encouraged her and explained to her that people don’t change just by posting an angry video. Anna was inspired and posted a comeback video that got her thousands of fans including Aspyn. All was great for Anna until one night, the night that changed everything for her.

It was the night of 27th June, Anna was woken up by a sound that came from the room next to hers. She got up and went outside to check. She was in the dining room when she realised that there was no power supply in her house. She heard someone smashing a glass when she turned towards her room to get a flashlight. Feeling scared by the sound, he stopped and turned. She did not know what to do. She ran to her room to get her phone but she couldn’t find it. She searched for a flashlight but couldn’t find it either.

“Who’s there? Please tell me. I swear I will call the police.” Said Anna in a scared voice.
Anna felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned back. Somebody hit her on the head with something heavy. She fell unconscious.

Next morning, when Anna was conscious again, she saw she was sitting in an empty room. Her dining table was gone. Her fridge was gone. Everything except her phone and wallet was gone. She panicked and ran around crying. She then called the police.
She told the police the whole story. The police asked her if she suspected anyone. She was clueless. Meanwhile, her friends reached the police station to help her and to be with her.
Suddenly she got a notification on her phone.

To Be Continued in Part 2…

‘AnnaFan101 liked several of your posts from seven years ago.’
“What is it?”, asked Brent.
“A notification from Instagram. Some AnnaFan101 liked my post from seven years ago.” Said Anna.
“Seems like you have a stalker.” Said Bryan.
“Is that good?” asked Anna.
“I don’t know. He might have been following you wherever you go. Just keep an eye around.” Said Bryan.
“Check his profile picture. Have you seen him anywhere?” asked officer Matthews.
Anna did as advised by the officer. “I’ve seen him… I saw him when we went to the ice cream parlour. And even on the day when Alyson and I went shopping.” Said Anna with rising panic in her voice.
“Check his Instagram page.” Said, officer Friar. “Report if there is anything suspicious.”

While checking his Instagram page Anna found out that the stalker was also part of the Anna Grey hate club. She was confused. She passed this information to the officers. The officers were considering this person as a suspect.
“We must find that stalker. They can be dangerous. We advise you to stay safe somewhere, with people around.” Said, officer Dawson.
The Police officers planned to leak the news in the hate club that Anna would be at a park at midnight and if the stalker would be sighted there, they will arrest him for interrogation. They decided to execute the plan on the night of 29th June.
Anna entered the park. She went and sat on a bench. She was very much scared. After hearing officer Dawson say that stalkers can be dangerous, she had been getting scary thoughts. She thought that the stalker might be right behind, about to take a knife out and stab her at the back, or the stalker could kidnap her at night when she would be sleeping and nobody would ever know. She pulled her phone from her pocket. She googled ‘how to escape from stalkers’. She saw ways and prepared herself to do so mentally. She was prepared to run, shout or even hide if she felt unsafe. She saw the time. It was 1 am. She got a signal from the cops to come back. She ran to the van where they were waiting.

“Did you find him?” said Anna while catching her breath.
The police refused. When they were about to start, Anna noticed someone leaving and informed the police. This could be the one. The stalker was finally arrested after a small chase.
The police start to interrogate him while being very rough and stern.
“What is your real name?”
“Jonathan Heffley”
“According to your Instagram page, why do you say that you are her fan if you hate her?”
“Well, my sister hates her. Our parents haven’t allowed her for her own Instagram account yet, so she uses mine.”
“Where were you on the night of the 27th of this month?”
“I was hanging with my friends. It was a birthday party.”
“Can you prove it?”
“I have a few pictures from the event.”
Jonathan showed the officer the pictures and after confirmation of the event from various sources, he was proved innocent. Meanwhile, Anna was worried about her stuff. She was sitting with her friends when the officer came and gave her the news that the stalker was innocent. He then asked Anna if she suspected anybody else. Anna refused.

To Be Continued in Part 3…

“In that case, young lady, we will have to interrogate your friends.” Said, officer Friar.
On the morning of 30th June, Brent and Bryan were called to the police station for interrogation.
“Where is Alyson?” said officer Colby in a very harsh voice.
“Her aunt is suffering from cancer. Alyson had to go take care of her. She said she will be back in a few days. ” Said, Brent.
The police started to interrogate Brent. He was found innocent based on his whereabouts during that night.

Bryan was called for interrogation. He was hesitating. He didn’t respond to any question that the police asked. So, few cops and Anna went to Bryan’s home for checking. Anna saw some of her stolen stuff there. Bryan was questioned once again and he informed that Brent gave those as a gift. Meanwhile, Anna realised Brent had gone missing. Bryan told that he installed a GPS Tracker in his car. The police tracked the car and find Brent 50 km away from his home. The cops chased the car and arrested Brent. He was interrogated and was found guilty. The cops found all the other items at his home.

That night Brent was in depression. He told an officer about the master plan. “I’m not the mastermind behind this. Jonathan, Bryan and I were bribed to waste your time so that the actual mastermind could escape. All the proof that we gave were fake.” The cops arrested Jonathan and searched for the main man behind all this – the mastermind.

After seeing her friends guilty, Anna was devastated. She shifted to her sister Alexa’s house. She slowly settled down and got updates from the police regularly. Many days passed. Anna finally overcame the fact that her own friends did such a thing to her. She moved on and was happy with her life. Although the story of the theft found its way to social media, her fan following kept increasing. She was very happy and overwhelmed by it. She was one of the most popular YouTube stars. She was called for interviews, fan fests and many galas. She was given many awards for her content and slowly became rich. She had lost touch with Alyson until one day when Alyson came to meet her. Alyson said to her, “What I am about to tell you would be pretty shocking for you. But listen to me very carefully. I want to confess to you that I was the mastermind behind the theft at your home. I was the one who hit you on your head that night. I planned all this because I wanted to be popular and you already were, so I thought I can use your fame to become famous, but it didn’t work. I always felt that you gave me bad advice so that I can never become famous like you. I felt you wanted the worst for me. That made me angry and I didn’t give it a second thought before doing it. I will go to the police station now and tell them the truth. I have realised my mistake and I am sorry for the same. All this, while my conscience has been troubling me and I was unable to lead a normal life. I am unable to face myself in the mirror.

After saying this Alyson walked to the police station. Anna followed her. She felt that Alyson was lying. Her sister Alexa followed her. By then the police had already extracted the truth from Brent, Bryan and Jonathan. As soon as the Police saw Alyson, they arrested her. Anna tried to save her but Alexa stopped her. Alyson asked Alexa to take Anna home. Both of the sisters turned back and started walking. Alexa looked at Alyson and both exchanged smiles. Alyson was already feeling relieved and happy as if the weight of mistrust and anger within her had gone. She wanted to go through the punishment for her crime and come out clean, at least from inside.

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4 Response Comments

  • Aparna Mondal27/06/2019 at 8:55 AM

    Scary ! Very well written! Was waiting for the next part

  • Aparna Mondal27/06/2019 at 8:57 AM

    Lovely read , good progression of the story!! Looking forward to read the next.

  • Swetha Amit29/06/2019 at 6:11 AM

    Gripping narrative. Quite scary as well.

  • NANDANA DASGUPTA30/06/2019 at 10:48 PM

    Quite interesting, you have made it very gripping from the very first of the story. Good work

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