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A short guy once told me that if you stand on your head you can grow taller. Did I mention that he is short, like really short? Lol. It’s funny how people will tell you how to succeed when their little trick hasn’t worked for them. Hi, my name is Emily and I own This Little Corner. It’s a small shop that sells whatnots. You know those things people buy because they have no clue how else to spend their money, or they are looking for inspiration for their otherwise drab life or maybe they are looking for something other than themselves to blame for all the troubles in their life. Yup, that’s what I sell, solutions to your problems. I’ve encountered very interesting stories and have all the time in the world to share them, nothing ever happens here anyways. So, pull up a chair and let’s chat.
Once upon a time, no I’m just playing. But really, this story does start quite some time ago. It actually has nothing to do with my shop but I thought it would be a good parting story. My uncle had a habit of telling me it whenever he could. I thought it was a great story so I put it on my blog. Well, wanna hear it?
It all started with this little boy named Billy. He was your normal kid. You know, mischievous, adventurous and curious about everything. A cute cocky little thing. He loved his mama very much and always obeyed her. I mean this kid really loved his mama. No matter what she told him to do he did it. “ Billy you don’t forget to do your homework before you go out to play.” “Yes mama.” “Billy, take out the trash and don’t forget to put the milk out for the neighbor’s cat. They’re out of town you know.” “Yes, mama.” “Oh, Billy, I heard some of the kids were going over to that old house on the hill and throwing rocks at the window. I don’t wanna hear bout chu doing anything like that you hear? I know I would be upset if someone destroyed or vandalized my house. Besides, it gives me the creeps. Don’t even go there, ya hear?” “Yes, ma’am.” “Your such a good boy.” And he was. More obedient and respectful than most. A well-mannered kid.
Well as he grew up and started to get that little hair on his chin and thinking he’s all grown and stuff, thoughts popped into his head that maybe his mama was just worrying too much. His life was his own and she wasn’t letting him live it to the fullest. You know, teenage stuff. He started disobeying and ignoring his mama more and more. Starting with a car.
“Now Billy I know you want something fast like your friends but I’d wish you would spend your money more wisely. Buy a car that you can take with you to college. Foreign cars cost a lot to repair when they break down.” “ Billy that fast little girl that just moved here, don’t you talk to her, now you hear. She a fast little thing and wouldn’t make a proper wife. I don’t like her, ya hear?” “Billy if nothing else please finish college. A mind is a terrible thing to waste and you can do anything with an education.”
Of course, Billy bought that fast car because everyone else was doing it. He married that skank ass girl, pardon my French, because, “I love her mama.” And, because his wife wanted all the expensive things in life, he dropped out of college and started working three jobs. His fast car that was not that many years old broke down and was too expensive to get fixed, especially since he had to buy his wife a car of her own and had no more money left for repairs. By now you must be thinking lil Billy’s life has really started to go downhill. Well yeah. His wife divorced him for another man and took a large sum of his finances with her, she claimed he neglected her by not being home and she was lonely. Of course, he wasn’t home because he had to work three jobs. She took the car, the kids, and the house too. His mother died shortly after that.
Billy was hella torn up, let me tell ya. Everything worked for was gone and even his mama. He missed her the most. Just when he was thinking this the view of the old house his mama told him not to go into came into view. Now we all know that Billy used to be a very obedient kid but over the years he had developed a habit of disobeying his mama and you know there’s a saying, Habits are had to break. Well, Billy saw this house and of curiosity of his childhood started to creep up his spine. Something about that house seemed to haunt him. Some bad funky memory, like a small nagging that wouldn’t stop. “Now mama did say not to go near this place but that was when I was a child. I’m 23 now. I’m all grown, Nothing will happen to me. Just one quick look around and I’ll be out.”
I know what you’re thinking, “Why would a grown ass man break into an old abandoned house?” I don’t know. Ask all the grown ass people who do it. Now back to the story.
The gate was slightly open so all Billy had to do was open it a little bit more and squeeze through. Easy-peasy. It wasn’t like he was a big guy anyways.Now that he was in the front yard the place didn’t look quite as scary. The mailbox by the door was stuffed with mail, mostly the towns journal. A flower bed lined the front porch and even a cute little wind chime hung from the roofing. And Billy thought since there was mail that means someone had to be brave enough to have come close to this place which means it can’t be that bad. “Maybe it’s not as haunted as everybody said,” Billy remembered when he was little a couple of towns kids came up missing and everyone blamed it on the house on the hill. “But those were rumors and those boys were always into trouble. Anything could have happened to them.”
Told you so! A very faint voice stopped Billy in his tracks, literally. He listened for more voices but only got the sound of the wind chimes. Coming to the conclusion that it was only the wind, he decided to keep going. By now he had crossed the yard, which upon looking back, appeared hella bigger than it did when he first started. Turning back around he found the door that stood a few steps in front of him was actually quite pleasant to look upon. Large brown door with gold detail. It was almost inviting. He took another step. Told chu so! Chills went down Billy’s spine and curiosity followed. After a few looks around this way and that way, he finally decided it was just his fear getting to him or somebody playing a joke. Either way, he was not going to turn back now. “Come on Billy get a grip. You’re not a kid anymore. Grow a pair already. One more step, run in and run out. That will be good enough.” One more step. Told chu so! “OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD!” Screaming like a girl, Billy ran right into that house without thinking. Actually, he might have thought the front gate was way too far away since the distance seemed to grow the further away he was. But now that he was inside all he could do was sit against the door, face forward in awe. The house was massive from the inside and even more magnificent. It didn’t look like a house that no one lived in, it was sparkling. He stood in a large oval foyer with two large pillars detailed in gold. A crystal chandelier pointing straight down to a circle design in the middle of the floor. A very strange design. It seemed almost alive. Billy touched the outer edge, nothing happened. Just a cold stone floor. The door slammed shut behind him. Billy spun around surprised, he was sure he had shut the door already. Now, he was really scared and he wasn’t going to deny it. He took a few steps back, looked around trying to figure out what to do. That’s when he heard it, Told chu so! Told chu so! Told chu so! Getting louder and louder. Billy spun around and started running for his life like it was nobody’s business but after a few good thrusts forward he realized he wasn’t going anywhere because the magnificent house he was just admiring was all gone and Billy was slowly falling. Looking up he realized what was so strange about that drawing in the middle of the floor, it was the shape of an open mouth with jagged teeth. That mouth had Billy in it as a million voices cried out, Told chu so! Told chu so! Told chu so! Told chu so! TOLD CHU SOOOO! Billy cried for help, he cried for forgiveness, he cried for his mama.
Outside three little boys stood in front of the house. “Did you guys hear that? It sounded like it came from the house.”
“Stop being a pussy Billy, you gone go in there or not?”, one of the boys chided.
“I don’t know you guys, my mama told me not to.”
“Billy’s a mama’s boy. He scared yo, let’s let his pussy ass go back to clean up his panties.”, the other boy added.
“ I don’t care what ya’ll say. My mama don’t want me to do it so I ain’t gonna, ever!” Those boys were never seen again and lil Billy ran back home to his mama that he loved and obeyed to the fullest.
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