I ran back up the stairs to find my mom, but she was no where in sight! I ran into Tommy's room, and he was gone, too! I couldn't believe it; was I really in this house by myself It must be a dream, so I pinched myself; nope, not asleep.
"Mom! Tommy! Where are you guys Is anyone hereaE I couldn't help being scared; my heart was founding, I'm sure I saw that doorknob turning! All of a sudden, I heard a big 'THUMP!'
"What in the world was thataE I felt my heart beat louder and faster; it was beating so fast that I was sure that my heart was going to pop out of my body and run off somewhere else. I decided to check out what was going on in the basement. I slowly approached the basement; I was prepared for anything that would pop out. Suddenly, I heard someone scream!
"Who's in there If you come out, I promise I won't call the cops!aE I was nearly shaking! I slowly began to open the door; at first I barely peeked inside, just to make sure everything was ok, but then I thought, 'I'm not a coward! Just walk in there, and don't be scared!' I flu