Horror is powered by Vocal creators. You support Ria Lopez by reading, sharing and tipping stories... more

Horror is powered by Vocal.
Vocal is a platform that provides storytelling tools and engaged communities for writers, musicians, filmmakers, podcasters, and other creators to get discovered and fund their creativity.

How does Vocal work?
Creators share their stories on Vocal’s communities. In return, creators earn money when they are tipped and when their stories are read.

How do I join Vocal?
Vocal welcomes creators of all shapes and sizes. Join for free and start creating.

To learn more about Vocal, visit our resources.

Show less

The Masked Man

Based on my dream. I have very weird dreams and here is just one of them. You are a teenage kid and you find some trouble...

"The Masked Man"

I was browsing though YouTube when I came across a video of this creepy guy wearing a mask scaring people. I clicked on it. Turns out it was about an unknown serial killer who wears a mask. According to the video, he tracked every move. I jumped. "The heck." I saw the screen of my tablet where I was watching the video. The video, weirdly, was bugged. It was too late when my tablet started to glitch out. I was being tracked down.

A whole bunch of pop up viruses showed up right after the video. The last pop up caught my attention. In bold, chilly letters it read, "The package will arrive soon." I was confused at first, but then I remembered. In the video, the man who was masked sent the past victim's dismembered body to the new victim. Just the thought of it made me want to throw up.

I decided to tell my parents, but always as every child knows, they didn't believe me. I started to be paranoid and unsafe all the time. I didn't know who to tell or what to do. I told my grandpa and he said, "It's okay, just don't think about it." I felt a little better but I couldn't stop thinking.

I didn't sleep well that day. I have to go to school, I thought to myself. When I arrived to school, everyone was talking about the video. I wanted to go home. Everywhere I turned, there was a screen with that creepy man on it.

At last, it was the end of the day and I got home. There was a package outside for me. I picked it up. It felt heavy. I took it to the kitchen and grabbed a knife to open the box. I make a quick cut on the tape on the box. ... it ... it ...it—it was the new laptop I ordered! I ran to my room to set it up when I heard a car door slam and a loud knock on the door. I tiptoed to the door and peaked through the window. Nothing. There was no one there. There was a box though... and it had a weird stain on it. I took it inside and smelled it for some reason. It smelled bad—like rotten cheese. 

I opened it. 

This time it wasn't anything that I ordered...

It was..


I was scared. I took one look and closed the box. I yelled "MOOMM!" 

She came running. 

"What's wrong!?" 

"There's a body! a BODY! A REAL BODY!"

"Calm down! What if it's just meat from a meat shop?" she responded.

"Who would send meat in a box to us" I said back, sobbing.

"I don't know, but it cant be a body."

It was a real body...after having a weird discussion about the box, we called the police and they identified the body as the body of a missing 15-year-old boy.

I was horrified. I couldn't sleep at all.

*This was my real dream. I have many dreams like this.

*This is just chapter one and two. I'll post chapters three and four when I get more views.

Now Reading
The Masked Man
Read Next
Supernatural Events at the State Fair