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An old woman walked down the street, it was late at night.  She had been out to the grocery store for some celery.  Unfortunately they were out so she was returning home empty-handed.

It was unusually dark that night, clouds had rolled in blocking out the moon, and a storm was coming.  She continued down the street, still quite a ways from her home.  The street was empty, save for an animal that may wonder by.

As she walked, using her cane to support herself, she thought she heard steps behind her.  Slowly turning around, she found that no one was behind her.  Continuing on her way home, the stepping noises picked-up again, even with her bad hearing they where very obvious to her.  Turning around again, more quickly, she still found nothing behind or around her.  She quickened her pace as much as her old legs would let her, hoping to get home quickly.

She turned down the next street, only 3 blocks to go.  Still hearing the steps, she just continued walking, trying to ignore them.  Perhaps they were only her imagination.  About a half way down the street, a bush rustled next to her, frightening her half to death.  Thinking someone had been stalking her, she raised her cane in defense but only a small cat jumped out.  She sighed in relief.  She looked down at the cat that looked back at her.  It was a mostly brown, though calico cat.  She reached down to pet it, the cat complied by lovingly rubbing against her hand.

Though she tried to leave the cat, it followed her down the second street.  After a few minutes, she began to hear the steps, stepping quicker this time as she sped-up a little more.  Aside from the steps she heard and the sounds of the night, the cat that had been following her had been meowing, but about a third of the way down the street, she suddenly noticed that it had stopped.  She turned around to find that it was no longer behind her.  Unsure of it’s where-abouts, she walked even faster, only one more street to go…

As she turned down the last street, she distinctly heard the steps behind her move quicker.  Almost to a run, though her old body could no longer allow her to run, she was about half way down the street, only a few houses remained between her and her house.  Suddenly she heard a crash and quickly spun around, a trashcan that had been on the curb had fallen, some of its contents in the street.

In full panic, she walked up the path to her door, still hearing the steps.  She quickly unlocked her door got inside and locked it behind her.  She stopped and put her ear to the door but could hear the footsteps anymore.

She sat worryingly in her bed all night until morning…
Meh, just something I had to write for Gothic Literature. I tried to be scary, but I'm not used to writing scary stories, so it may not be. >_<
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ParadiseLost3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
You really should finish!! I was disappointed it ended
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pandatacoz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
you gonna finish it???!!??
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DevilsDaughter6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!
is the cat okay?
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lauren2313 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
omg i love this story
(by tha way i like ~Zoruagal360's Icon!!!i love Zoura she is the cutest Pokemon evar!!)
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DerpyKay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is cool
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Wafflekitty11 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I saw worryingly in my bed all night wondering what happened! :D
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Penzla Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You could write ", but she could not hear the footsteps outside anymore. To her horror she heard the footsteps from behind her. In her own house and the purring of a cat. She turned slowly to find...
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xXNoraMarieXx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT HAPPENED TO HER!? 0_0
Where's the cat!
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AngryBunny22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that creeped me out XD
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StreamThroughNebula Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very creepy! Glad there wasn't an obvious scary ending.. just something to keep you creeped out! Poor old lady..
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RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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jkbreezy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
it was pretty kool but it could've ended like this.
"After she locked the door to her house, she put her ears to the door. There were no footsteps. She turned around and it was the most terrifying appirition, she had ever seen! Then it scared her to death.:P
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RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The story is perfectly fine the way it is. I'm sorry I don't like your ending.
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bitty1983 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
i really don't think its all that scary

btw im am looking for a bunch of scary stories 2 tell my friends at my sleep over next week. do u think u can come up w/ an even scarier story???

plz reply

im desperate
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RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This story was good. I was full of suspense.
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popkorn224 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
whe you said "She stopped and put her ear to the door but could hear the footsteps anymore.", didn't you mean
"She stopped and put her ear to the door but couldn't hear the footsteps anymore"?
Sincerely nice work though, you should make a serie "Scary stories of the old lady"
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TinyDragon26 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
That one really scared me.
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lenarox Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
really descriptive!!
was the kitty a ghooooooooooost?
ooooooooooooooooooooo.
=3
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evolk8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
That was wierd.... You should write more stuff!
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stariechello2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
this wasn't scary at all... lol i feel like laughing
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AngryMonkeyShow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
staiechello2... i have one thing to say 2 u.. NOT NICE!!!!!! i thought this was scary and had really good discriptive words.
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stariechello2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
wat wasnt nice? i forgot wat i worte... lol
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AngryMonkeyShow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can't remember either... i think it was something like "this isn't scary at all. i am actually laughing" but nvm.
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stariechello2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
oh ok lol
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Itachi-Lover14 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
I think it's really good. What ever did happen to the women that morning anyway?
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SkullDiamonds Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
in the morning she woke up and it was all a dream!!!! now, wasnt the just the BEST ending?!
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SkullDiamonds Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
XD thanks you knowe gotta be protectin unicorns their like an indangered species!!!!!!!
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Itachi-Lover14 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
lol yea. i love your signature. it's kinda funny, but cool at the same time
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