The Shadow in the Hallway

Author’s Note: Just so you know this is my first story so please don’t judge.

News Reporter: Welcome back, to channel 5 news! Earlier today there was a suicide. Gabby rely 14 years old she has hung herself in the hallway leading to her room, there was a note written underneath her hanging body. “The shadow made me do, I couldn’t handle it anymore.” The shadow!? *News Reporter laughs* There’s no such thing.

Thursday 19th, December of 2014

Therapist: So can you tell me what happened?

Well… it was August 10th 2014 me, my mom, and my two brothers were getting ready to go shopping so I walked upstairs into my sister’s room. She was drawing so I waited a couple seconds before saying anything so I can take a look at the drawing. It looked like she was drawing our family so I smiled at her then I asked the question,

“Wanna go to the store with us?”

Then she looked up at me with a smile on her face like always.

“No I’m good.”

I just smiled and left the room and walked down stairs to the rest of the family and we walked out the house to the car.

1 hour later

When we came back the house it was silent. I was confused cause usually she would be watching TV or making something to eat right before we came back. So I dropped all the groceries in on the counter and walked upstairs. I saw that her door was shut so I knocked a bit just to hear nothing. Then I heard a sob so I opened the door to the sight of my sister crying in a corner. I felt a shiver down my spine as I called for my mom not moving my eyes from my sister. I walked over to her.

“What’s wrong?”

I sat there listening to her sob and the sound from my mom and two brothers coming up the stairs. Then at that moment everyone was up at the room surrounding her. She whispered,

“It was in the hallway… i-it was a shadow t-t-telling me I can’t hide or runaway.”

I didn’t understand so I was just sitting there watching the tears come out my sister dark brown eyes. My mom was confused as well so she asked,

“What else did they say?”

“Th-hey said k-kill m-myself or th-ey will kill me.”

I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do. But I knew for a fact I couldn’t handle it so I ran out the room into my own.

Therapist: And what happened after?

That night when everyone was getting ready for dinner we heard my sister scream. So then everyone ran upstairs to her. She was being choked by something
We didn’t know what was doing it but we tried to stop it from happening. About a couple seconds later it stopped. And we saw the shadow leave… I completely blacked out after that but all I can remember is that my sister told me she couldn’t handle it anymore… That was the day before she hung herself in the hallway.

Therapist: If you don’t want to continue talking you don’t have to.

I whipped a tear away and nodded before leaving.