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The Statue in the Corner

It’s once again time for our annual Halloween ritual, where we dust off a classic urban legend and reanimate it with a few new endings.

The Beginning

Emily is babysitting for a wealthy family. It’s her first time at the house, and before leaving, the father tells her that after she puts the children to bed, she can watch TV in the children’s game room.

Later that night, after the children are asleep, Emily goes to the game room, turns on the TV, and sits down to watch a show. But she can’t concentrate on what she’s watching—her attention keeps shifting to the life-size clown statue in the corner of the room. She tries to ignore it, but the statue draws her attention back, over and over. Then her phone rings—it’s the father, calling to check on everyone.

“The children are asleep,” Emily replies, “and I’m just watching a show. Hey, would you mind if I watched TV in another room? The clown statue is kind of creeping me out.”

“The what? Listen to me: Get the kids and get out of the house now.”

Kevin Guilfoile

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