I always knew something like this would happen to me one day, as I had heard story’s of many young teens being stalked. Of course I didn’t expect it to be this extreme when this event happened. It all started when I was around twelve years old, it was my birthday! i know it may sound weird but I was extremely excited for this specific birthday of mine, you see I was specifically excited for this birthday because I was finally turning twelve on the twelfth of June. As guests arrived to the party I got more and more excited to spend this day with many of my new friends! The day went as a fun normal day, as the light from the day started to fade into night we decided it was time to do cake and gifts! Personally I am not the type to want many gifts as even the smallest gifts would bring me joy. But one gift caught my eye, I decided to leave it for last because it was the most interesting to me. On the gift there was a big black bow tied on it the wrapping paper looked as if it someone made the designs themselves. You see this gift would seem normal to me if it weren’t for the unusual design and the fact that no one claimed to have brought it. The design had my name written on it in some sort of red paint. I ignored the odd feeling I got when I held it and I began to open it. During this time one of my beloved pet cats disappeared, this did being sadness to me because she was very close to my heart. When I opened the gift all the color drained out of my face and my mouth was wide open. My mother asked me what was wrong as so did the guests, she then peered into the box. When she looked into the box she saw what I had seen. She screamed and yelled for someone to dial 911. It may seem weird why she dialed 911 to many people because there was nothing the cops could do, but you see a few days before my birthday around when my cat disappeared, there was a strange car that was seeming to follow me home I didn’t realize it till last second. But as soon as the cops arrived they examined the gift and started to look in the woods close by my house and for any other clues. What they found next was the most horrifying site I have experienced. In the woods, nailed to a tree was my cats innocent little head hanging on it with the eyes missing. They took the so called gift looked inside once more and they confirmed that what was in the gift belonged on my cat. In that box, laying at the bottom, where my cats green feline eyes. They soon found the man who was behind all of this, it turns out that the man had been following me for months and noticed my attachment to my outdoor feline friend so he decided to get rid of her to try and make me feel alone and soon have him become my new “friend”.
Author: Hannah Contardo