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Home Intruder
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TITLE (EDIT)
Home Intruder
DESCRIPTION
A home of an eight year old being robbed.
[811 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Suspense
AUTHOR
Carlos Ceballo
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Student at Monarch High trying to get a good grade
[May 2006]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
balla16miami@yahoo.com
Home Intruder
Carlos Ceballo


Intruder
It was back in the 2nd grade when I use to live in Miami, FL. I was only about 8 years old and yet the memory of the first time I was robbed lingers in my mind like a nightmare. Every morning during the school year I would wake up in the morning and go directly next door for breakfast at my grandparentís house. My grandparents took care of me during the day. After school we would go home and eat a snack with my grandma then go play in the street until my parents came home.
Every once in a while I would go to my house early and play games until my parents got home but not very often. My grandparents didnít want me to rot in front of the TV. At about 8 or 9 each day my parents would show up and we would eat dinner then go back to my house to check homework and watch TV until it was time for bed.
One day I woke up and went through my routine like I always do. My grandpa took me and brought me back from school. I got home and decided that it was too rainy and cold to go out and play so decided to play video games in my house instead. As I was playing I heard a noise that sort of scared me but I figured it was nothing or just the neighborís dogs outside. Eventually I got tired of the game and decided it was time to go back over to my grandparentís house and wait there for my parents. On my way over I saw a car parked out in front of my house but figured that it was a neighbor or someone visiting the neighbors. I went inside and stayed the rest of the night over there.
At around 8 or 9 like usual my parents came home and parked at our house. They went inside and I ran out in the back yard to go see my dad. I got outside and my dad came out the back door of our house and yelled over to my grandma to ask if she had borrowed the VCR to watch a movie. My grandma then yelled no back and my dad said, ďOH SHIT.Ē It was then that I came to the realization that my house had been robbed and I became very afraid. I was still very young at this time and to me this was the scariest thing that had ever happened. My grandma realized that she had let me go in the house by myself and the burglar had been in the house with me which almost gave her a heart attack at the thought.
I walked toward my house slowly not knowing what to do. I was in shock and didnít know what had happened or what would happen. Once I entered my house I felt a sort of uncomfortable feeling that tingled up and down my spine as if ants were in or on my shirt. My dad picked up a bat and he and I walked towards the bedrooms to see what was or wasnít there. My room was first and as we entered everything seemed to be in order. After this we decided the computer room was probably the place that would have been robbed the worst. We entered the room and all that was left of our computers were the wires coming out of the wall. We moved on unsure of what was in my sisterís room and to our surprise the room was untouched. Finally we entered the master bedroom and this was the sight that didnít allow me to sleep for the next few weeks. The room had been torn to pieces, almost in a literal sense. I came to find most of the cloths were all over the place and the bed was undone. Shoesí socks and even some jewelry that hadnít been stolen were on the ground. Then the scariest thing I had seen until that point of my life appeared on my mom and dads bed. The footprints of the man that had been in our house were all over the sheets muddy and covered in wet grass. The image burned into my brain like a tattoo and to this day has not gone away.
We called the cops and they came but there was nothing they could do. We had lost thousands of dollars in total and to me it was like I had lost the safety in my house. My family then put an alarm on the house but even then I was afraid at night when I heard any sort of sound. I will always remember that day and every once in a while I still have a dream about it.

 

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2006 Carlos Ceballo
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 2006
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
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