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The Haunted office | Short story 2020


Five years ago, when I was about 20 years old, I got a job at one office that I thought was real. This is my story, Jason Lee.

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My name is Jason Lee, about five years ago when I was still in my 20’s I was struggling to look for a job. Actually, I felt so bored at home, and like other people, I wanted to hold my own money. So, I send all my resumes regardless of where I am heading or got stuck, with the hope at least I got one interview from the job I was applied for. Hopefully.

So, I waited for almost two or three months.

At the moment, I felt like giving up. I already got an answer from some of the resumes I sent through email and most of the answer was a disappointment. I was crying because I’ve been hoping to get the job. But, I guess, I am not lucky enough.

I was so depressed. But, then I don’t give up.

I kept telling myself that I am still young and still a long way to go. So, I opened my computer, and start looking for a job. For night and day, I was struggling to find a job that I like. Then, I type on google “Job vacancy”. I saw the job title “Office boy”, and the company wasn’t far from my house. So, this time I wasn’t giving too much hope so that I won’t feel disappointed. Then, I manage to do my resume and send it to that company’s email.

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Then, I waited.

It does not take a long time. For about two or three days, suddenly I got a call from an unknown number, but, it was odd. But, I do remember the sound of that person called me. 

For about 5 seconds, I heard weird voices and language. Some of it was laughing, crying, and cursing at the same time. I immediately end that call. Truthfully, I was a bit scared, is this some kind of joke, or did this phone was hacked by someone?

In the next 5 seconds, my phone rings again. The same unknown number. I was hesitant to answer the phone, but I had to, so I did, “Hello, who’s this?”. I was a relief after I heard a person’s voice but his voice just weird. He didn't say much but he told me that I got a job interview at 9.00 am tomorrow at XXX Company. He was directly telling me where the company at, while he told me, I was trying to list the details. 

That night, I prepared myself regarding whatever question will be asked.

The next morning, I prepared myself and started my motorcycle. I read again the location he gave me, and I was searching through google map. I begin to drive to that location. Along the road I was driving with, I felt very eerie because that place was a bit dark yet it's already morning. It was an empty road.

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I don't feel really well at that time, and I started to slow down my motorcycle, I don't think I can make it to the destination. But, his is my chance to get a job, so I proceed although I felt worried and scared. 

After a while, I arrived safely at 8.50 am but to wait what will happen ahead of me quite uncertain. That place looks old, spooky, and no occupants. But, stupidly I still wait for that man for about 15 minutes. I wait outside. But I got these chills, not a very pleasant feeling. 

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It's been about an hour. I decided to get out of that place. I called again the number but it was never in service. Luckily it still a day. I drove my motorcycle as fast as I can, get out from that place with my heart beating so fast.

After arrived home, I ran to my laptop and search for that place. I was shocked by what I read on the news. It was abandoned 12 years ago, the manager locked the staff in the basement and left them to died. They were found after a week. According to the report, the manager records his staff's misery, all of their behavior, all the crying, the laughing of madness, and cursing.

It explained the first 5 seconds of calling last night. 

The manager took his own life in his office while holding the phone. I felt the chills all over my spine. Luckily, I get out as fast from that place. It was a thrilling experience.

I should have a check on that place first before getting there.

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