Home Alone

January 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm 42 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 January 2019

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
It was almost midnight. Alone by herself, Anna heard the shattering of the glass. Somebody was breaking into the front door.

Gripped with panic, she hid in the closet and tried to call 911 but the phone was dead. It had run out of battery.

The burglar went all over the house. Convinced it was empty, he proceeded to the master bedroom searching for valuables. He then left as quickly as he came.

When her parents returned from the party, they were relieved to find their young daughter unharmed and safe. They vowed not to leave her home alone again.
 

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42 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  January 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    In many ways a lucky escape.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      iain:

      she’s indeed lucky.

      Reply
  • 3. Dale  |  January 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Most lucky of her to have not been discovered. Mind you, the burglar was only intent on stealing…
    My nephew was in his house in broad daylight when one waltzed right on in the house! He made a noise and they ran out… could have gone differently.

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  January 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

      dale:

      if anything, her parents should count their blessings. it could have ended much worse.

      Reply
  • 5. Alicia Jamtaas  |  January 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Whew! A lucky and smart little girl.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      alicia:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 7. Sascha Darlington  |  January 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Glad this one ended well!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

      sascha:

      me, too.

      Reply
  • 9. Susan A Eames  |  January 17, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Poor girl! There’s a lesson to be learned there. Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

      susan:

      yes, the parents learned a lesson from this episode.

      Reply
  • 11. gahlearner  |  January 17, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Ouch, that could have gone very wrong. A good thing he didn’t search the cabinets.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

      gahlearner:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 13. Sandra  |  January 17, 2019 at 8:13 am

    A fortunate conclusion. Some aren’t.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:47 am

      sandra:

      yes, it could have ended in tragedy.

      Reply
  • 15. draliman  |  January 17, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Poor girl, good job she stayed put.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:47 am

      draliman:

      i guess she did what she could to suvive.

      Reply
  • 17. Brenda's Thoughts  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Oh my, how terrifying for the girl, being left at home and hiding in fear. I felt the tension, well done!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:47 am

      brenda:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 19. Liz Young  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Well, that wasn’t the ending I feared.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 17, 2019 at 9:47 am

      liz:

      i love happy ending. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Na'ama Yehuda  |  January 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Whew! Good fast thinking on her end and a whole lotta luck besides!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

      na’ama:

      i agree totally.

      Reply
  • 23. Piyali  |  January 18, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I was thinking of ‘Home Alone while reading your story. Well crafted

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

      piyali:

      well, it happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Keith's Ramblings  |  January 18, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Thank goodness you gave us a happy ending – I was fearing the worst.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

      keith:

      yes, one could only wonder how her parents would feel if something bad happened to her.

      Reply
  • 27. michaelwynnauthor  |  January 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Good job she took the sensible option, the valuables weren’t worth risking herself.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

      mick:

      under the circumstances, she did the right thing.

      Reply
  • 29. Jade M. Wong  |  January 18, 2019 at 11:21 am

    That situation definitely could have gone a much more tragic way, so I’m glad she is safe too.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  January 20, 2019 at 11:17 am

      jade:

      she and her parents were lucky indeed.

      Reply
  • 31. Violet Lentz  |  January 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Especially with a dead phone!!! Lucky girl to have escaped unscathed!

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    • 32. plaridel  |  January 20, 2019 at 11:17 am

      violet:

      i appreciate the comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 33. rochellewisoff  |  January 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    How terrifying for both the girl and her parents. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 34. plaridel  |  January 20, 2019 at 11:17 am

      rochelle:

      it was experience that nobody wants to go through again.

      Reply
  • 35. amiewrites74  |  January 19, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Lucky girl. I was glad for the happy ending!

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    • 36. plaridel  |  January 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

      amie:

      as i wrote this story, i didn’t have the heart to end it otherwise. 🙂

      Reply
  • 37. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  January 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Great ending… lives are so much more important than property…

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    • 38. plaridel  |  January 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

      björn:

      thank you for reading as usual. i really appreciated it.

      Reply
  • 41. Dawn M. Miller  |  January 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Shew…that was close!

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    • 42. plaridel  |  January 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

      dawn:

      thanks to fast thinking on her part. it definitely saved her.

      Reply

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