A Typical Horror Story

I was having a sleepover with my friends. A normal sleepover, like every teenager usually has. It was all going perfectly. Games, movies, snacks…  we were having lots of fun.

But then, Alex, suggested:

-Let’s play a game that I brought, it’s called Ouija Board.

-What is that game?- said Natalie.

-It’s a board with all of the letters, and the words “yes” or “no”. You also have a wooden triangle with a glass, where you put your finger. It supposedly is possessed by a demon. You need to make him questions and he answers by moving the triangle.

-Sounds fun, let’s play!- said everyone.

We started playing. The game already set, some of my friends got scared and said that they didn’t want to play, so it was down to me, Alex and Natalie. The three of us put our fingers in the triangle and asked:

-Is anybody there?

Nothing moved.We repeated the question.

-Is anybody there?

Still no answer. We repeated the question several times, changed the question but we didn’t get an answer.

-This isn’t working!- I said.

-Probably it isn’t real… – Alex replied.

Suddenly all the lights shut down and the objects in the room started shaking like crazy. We all got scared.

-What is happening?- we all said.

-I think we shouldn’t have played that game- said Natalie.

Everyone started running hoping to be able to escaped. Unfortunately, we realised that the doors were locked. We tried to call the police, but they didn’t believe us and hung up.

Suddenly we saw a shadow and everybody started screaming. We couldn’t move because we were too terryfied to react. He was getting closer and he started to kill everyone, one by one. I was so scared that I started to cry because the shadow was killing my friends.

And when he was walking to me I just closed my eyes and…

Suddenly I woke up and I saw all of my friends sleeping. And then I remembered, I had fallen asleep watching horror movies.

And now, every time they ask me to play that game I don’t let them play that game. I don’t want to see my friends being killed again.


Tomás Sousa

You Will Be Next!

While Liza was walking to Mark’s house, her phone rang. It was her mum. She said to go fast to her friend’s house because she had heard in the news that there was a killer in the streets of the city. When Liza arrived to Mark’s house, his family was shocked because they had also heard the news.

The two friends were in his bedroom to do their homework for school. Liza was looking through the window when suddenly she saw a dark shadow in an abandoned house. She told Mark what she had seen and he decided to investigate.

They went to the house and hid behind a wall. They looked through a window and they saw a strange man who was carrying dead bodies. He put them on a chair and, with the blood of the dead, he wrote on the wall “You Will Be Next”. Liza stepped on a pair of glasses which made a big noise. Fortunately the strange man didn’t heard. But unfortunately Mark’s phone started to ring. At that moment they started running but the killer cought them. He took them to the house.

Nobody knows what happened to them and nobody talks about them.


Mariana Soutelo