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OSN Short Story: Case of the Pretty Ugly Doll

By Hilde Kate Lysiak

Once there was a girl. Her name was Nancy. She owned a museum. One day, she decided to add a new addition to her museum. She didn’t know what she would add yet. So she searched online for interesting things like antiques. Finally, she came across two wax figures on the internet. So, she bought them.
Two days later, a big brown package came to her door. The package was 5 feet tall. She carried the package inside her house and opened it. Suddenly, Nancy got a bad vibe.
She took two life sized wax figures out of the box. Except, they didn’t look like figures, they looked like real people.  One was shiny, had pale skin, blonde hair, blue eyes, and was 5 feet tall. She decided to name her, Emma.Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 6.02.38 AM
The other doll—was petty much the opposite. It had short black hair, dirt all over it and was 3 feet tall. She decided to name her, Alice.
It occurred to Nancy, when she thought of wax figures she thought of a melted crayon in the shape of a frog. She put both Emma and Alice back in the box and carried the box upstairs.
Everything was going fine until one day Nancy heard something upstairs. So she went upstairs to see what was going on. As soon as she walked upstairs the sound stopped. So she went back downstairs.
The next day, Nancy heard foot steps upstairs. She got freaked out and went upstairs to check on the box.
“What in the world…” Nancy thought to her self.
The box was open and laying on the floor. Emma and Alice were not in it!
Nancy Slowly walked into her bedroom. Nancy gasped. In her room, were the two wax figures. Emma was shielding her face as Alice had a knife in her hand.
Nancy stood there shocked. She wanted to run but was too frightened to move. Emma then smiled and Alice frowned and dropped the knife. Then Nancy slowly walked to the guest room and went to bed.
The next morning she woke up.
“Maybe it was just a dream,” she thought.
She walked out of the guest room and soon saw that everything in her house was ruined. Her whole house was trashed! She realized it was not a dream.
Nancy ran to the box. In it were Alice and Emma laying in the same position that she put them in when she first brought them upstairs. She took Alice out and took her down stairs to her living room. In her living room she had huge fire pit. She lit a match and threw it in to the fire pit then threw Alice into it.
Nancy was expecting to be relieved but something didn’t feel right.
The next morning she got out of bed and went to open the door—it was locked! Nancy ran to the shades hanging from her glass balcony doors. She would go on the balcony and yell for help. But behind the shade was Emma holding a knife.
Nancy screamed as Emma plunged the knife into Nancy’s skull.

6 comments on “OSN Short Story: Case of the Pretty Ugly Doll

  1. Chase Barber
    May 1, 2017

    Wow! What a great imagination.


  2. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017

    The last couple sentences were cut off of the print issue.


  3. Harmony
    February 15, 2018

    Hey Hilde I love the hero dog case it is really interesting and important to me


  4. Anonymous
    March 17, 2018

    This was creepy


  5. Querent2000
    March 2, 2019

    If she bought the wax figures to put into her museum, how come she took them upstairs and left them in their box?


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