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Dorm number 14 - short stories 2020

See, Write, and Post-it. Our eyes see and record every memory that goes on in life.
It's raining outside, drizzling, and cold. I looked at my phone, it's 5.45 O'clock in the evening. It was a gloomy Saturday, I was at home, alone again. Thinking of my little sister but she was with my dad. And I am stuck with my mom.  It's been a month, I'm living with my mother. Only the two of us. I missed my dad, and my little sister, she was 10 years old. But, they both live in the cities. We had a family issue, my father and mother got divorced, not long ago. I haven't seen my dad and sister for a year. This grown-up thing messed up my childhood.   
I still contact my dad, video call with him, and my little sister. I am 8 years older than her. But, we both really close to each other. I am now 18 years old, finally, I can make my own decision, and I hope I got an opportunity to go to the cities. Being away from home. I love my mom, but I don't like her boyfriend. She seem…

The Haunted office


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 another teenager, I wanted to hold my own money. So, I send all my resume regardless of where I am heading or got stuck with, with hope at least I got one interview from the job I was applied with. 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 a day, I was struggling to find a job that I like. Then, I type on the 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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This time, 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 a demon’s worshippers?

In the next 5 seconds, my phone rings again. The same unknown number. I was hesitated to answer the phone, but still, I answer the phone, and started asked, “Hello, who’s this?”. I was a relief after I heard a person’s voice. He said he sorry because there’s a line problem, and he then told me that I got a job interview at 9.00 am tomorrow at XXX Company. He said he will give me the map to the company. That night, I prepared myself regarding whatever question will be asked.

The next morning, I prepared myself and started my motorcycle. I opened again the location he gave me. 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, to remember again, this is my chance to get a job, so I proceed although I felt worried and scared a Lil bit. 

Don't worry, 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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Okay, this is not a good thing, I made my decision. I called again the interviewer. Oh no, it turns out, the number was never in service. Luckily it still a day. I drove my motorcycle as fast as I can, with my heart beating so fast.

I ran to my laptop and search for that place. I was shocked by 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 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 fell the chills all over my spine. Luckily, I get out as fast from that place. It was a thrilling experience.

That was five years ago. I already got a job, thank these scary experiences.

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