Stranger in the House

By: Icetalon

Based on the movie, When a Stranger Calls

Stella is so happy to be babysitting for the van Kempts! The house is huge, the fridge is stocked, and she can do anything she wants. But when she starts to get mysterious phone calls from a so-called "Vic", the fun stops cold. When the calls become more and more frequent, she becomes very scared. Will she and the children make it out alive? Or will the stranger get them first.


"BOO!" screamed the voice of my best friend Shay. I jumped.

"Damnit! Shay, you scared the crap out of me!" I breathed. Shay was always joking around and scaring the pants off of people. I don't even know why we're friends.

"Ha, gotcha good that time, didn't I Stella?" she teased.

"Yea, real good." Even though Shay should've ruined my morning, I was just so happy! The van Kempts, some rich people with three kids that owned the most beautiful house in San Fransisco, offered me a babysitting job last minute. Yes, I said rich!

"Why are you all happy-day today?" asked Shay.

"Just my babysitting job tonight." I replied happily.

"And sitting for brats that make you miserable make you happy?" she questioned.

"Well, for the record, these "brats" just so happen to be the van Kempts." I said smugly. She gasped.

"You mean the doctor-parents? With that huge house in the middle of the woods?"

"Yep!"

"Dude, you're gonna be rich!" she praised. I laughed. "Unless..." We stopped.

"Unless what?" I asked tiredly. She was probably going to try and scare me about going to the house.

"The evil woman babysitter stalker gets you first." she whispered.

"Damn it, Shay! I am fed up with you're jokes! It's not funny!" I shouted.

"I'm not lying! Don't you remember? It was all over the news a couple months ago!" she said.

"No, I don't remember Shay. Why don't you refresh my memory." I said sarcastilcy.

"Well, some teenager in Anna Vista-which is close to here-kept getting strange calls all night. It was like the cat-and-mouse game. In the end, the police were to late, and her and the two kids were murdered." she explained. I stood there shocked.

"I can't believe it." I said.

"I know right?"

"No. What I can't believe is that my best friend is doing this to me. I told you I had enough!" I screamed.

"Stella, wait! I wasn't lying! No! Believe me, Stella!" she yelled after me.

I stomped off, never wanting to see her lying face again.


The phone rang again. I looked at the caller ID. Unknown. I picked it up.

"Hello?" I said. "Is anyone there?" Heavy breathing.

"Is this Allison?" a husky voice answered. I swallowed loudly.

"No." I said, shaking.

"Oh. Well who is this?" whispered the man.

"Um, this is Lindsay. Who are you?" The phone went dead.


yea, i know its really short, but i promise, the'll be longer. please please please review!!!!!