The Roommate

Sally was in her first semester away at college. Classes had been difficult and midterms were fast approaching. After going out on a date with her boyfriend, she dropped by her dorm room to pick up her books before heading over to his apartment for the night. Knowing her roommate would be asleep, she entered the room without turning on the light, and softly closed the door behind her. For several minutes she wandered around the room in the dark, opening the closet to grab some clothes, reaching into the bathroom to get her toothbrush, and scrambling over to her desk to get her textbooks and notes. She patted around her bed, eventually locating her book bag, stuffed all the items in, and left, again quietly closing the door behind her.

The next morning, Sally returned to her dorm and found it surround by the police, one of whom approached her and asked if she lived there. They took her into her room, and…

Read my ending–and those of six other writers–at The Morning News today.

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8 comments.

  1. Yours and Bridget’s were the best, though I had to read yours twice before I got it…

  2. Damn you and your evil goosebump machine!

  3. Oooo, your’s was the best. Truest to the original with a creepy(er) twist!

  4. “The next morning, Sally returned to her dorm and found it surround by the police, one of whom approached her and asked if she lived there. They took her into her room, and…”

    …confronted her with the massive library of “Dharma and Greg” episodes and Metallica videos she’d bootlegged off bittorrent.

    Bad things happen to bad people.

  5. Meh. Yours sucked the least.

  6. Yaaaaaagh! Creepy stuff. Now I have to go to bed… :-(

  7. Those were AWESOME! I liked them. ;)

    L

  8. Yours was great, Matthew, but seriously, where did they find all these horrible writers? Loved yours, but wish it had been last, to justify slagging through all the rest! A couple were promising, but let me down in the end, the rest….really?!