700section would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Somebody broke into our house last night, and now our home videos are not the same.

By 700section All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Horror

Chapter 1

My wife and daughter are traumatized. Last night, a masked maniac broke into our house, ransacking our living room and stole something of extreme value to my wife. Our home videos. After notifying the police, they noted how strange it was that the thief ransacked the house, only to take the tapes. Almost like he was looking for it, he said. After capturing the man, we had our tapes returned to us immediately. Though the labels and tape lengths are the same, the tapes they returned were not ours. The following is a description of the videos in great detail.

Tape #1// the tape of when my daughter first rode her tricycle.

The tape started out as the original one. My daughter wore her princess tiara, and she smiled as she walked out the house, holding my wife’s hand. The shot was further away than I had remembered it being, and I found it weird as it kept zooming in and out, the focus blurring and clearing. 46 seconds in, the tape projected chilling images.

I entered the shot.

I walked up, wheeling the tricycle up to my daughter as she hopped on, riding around, not a care in the world. The camera continued zooming in and out, blurring and clearing. My daughter rode around the corner, closer to whoever was filming. It was like she didn’t even see him. A hand reached out from behind the camera, and the shot turned black.

Tape #2// the tape of when I took my daughter to the neighborhood park.

This tape opened being recorded at an odd angle. It was almost like they were on top of the gazebo that I vaguely remember being there. My daughter was swinging high on the swing on a sunny day, while I pushed her behind. Even with the height difference between the recorder and me, I could hear my daughter’s laughs. Sometime in between my daughter begging to go higher, and her saying she wants to fly, the camera zoomed in, and my daughter stared uncomfortably into the camera. She mouthed some words that looked like “not now” and then the camera turned black once again.

Tape #3// the tape of when I took my daughter to the aquarium.

This tape started with me filming. The camera was pointing at my face, and I was smiling, as I switched the camera from me to my daughter, who was also smiling. We were walking around, children were running around, and fish swam in their areas. As I transitioned the camera from my daughter back to me, I noticed a decently tall, pale man wearing a hoodie.

He was staring straight into the camera and had a red balloon in his hand. The camera finished its transition, this time ending up at the dolphin tank, and the dolphins leaped up. People cheered as water splashed up. Then, I made the mistake of moving the camera to the glass. I didn’t believe the reflection, or more so, I didn’t want to. My daughter was gone and was walking away with the hooded man. I raced after them, the camera bobbing up and down until I stopped, panting. I raised the camera, and then heard my daughter’s faint voice from behind me. The camera reeled around quickly to my daughter clutching a red balloon. The camera turned black.

I stopped after that tape. I have no memories of that event at the aquarium. I don’t want to tell my wife, but honestly I think I should. She might know something about this.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, 700section
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

William Elliott Kern: Andrew, I felt the terror of the hospital fire, the loss of lives, the hospital closed for some 30 plus years, and now, a girl is seen in the upper floors, which opens the religious aspect to your story, faith in what? overall i enjoyed the story, the progression and character development and th...

Ahmad Momenai: it was a great time reading this story,i really enjoyed it but there were many, if not some plot holes that I'm curious how would be filled. plot holes like 'what happened to the baby tree?' 'what happened to the uncle and the godfather?' what happened to the scientists?' .i would love to read a ...

William Elliott Kern: Long story, the plot uncovered midway through the story. From beginning, the story was fast moving. Then dragged on for quite some time. The Author was good in describing her characters, their clothing, etc. but a lot of that disclosure distracted from the story moving fast.Not withstanding, the...

William Elliott Kern: Whew. one telling his story, in the Bar, to his friend, who questions some circumstances that need clarity, The Confusion comes from a man, carrying his dead friend Chappies, while conversing with himself, and Chappies, and his alter ego......a broken mind, not yet forgotten..........The Author ...

Sammy Styles: It is one of those stories that keeps you on the hook till the last moment. A roll of pictures were piling up and with continuous moving, it was like I was watching a film. The scenes were dramatic with a bit of every emotion. The story contains every essence of mystery, romance and adventur...

NRF: This was a very interesting story line, although the author did not go far enough in explaining the war and why some received special powers and some didn't. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more of this author's writing.

Jason Phang: I'm pretty new to Inkitt (this is only my 4th book) and I must say I've been thoroughly impressed by the quality of the authors here. Remnants of Chaos is an excellently written book that hooks the reader, and doesn't let go. There are some grammatical and typographical errors, but nothing too se...

More Recommendations

iann4701: I'm no expert but I know when I have read a good book and this was one. From the beginning it had me wondering where it was going next and what the outcome would be. If you fancy a read with a slightly different perspective from the norm then I would certainly give this book a read. I will look o...

marlalancaster: As in the title of my review I love it. Little cussing but overall it is amazing I am a huge mystery fan and I can always guess who did it after the first chapter but I would never have guessed it was the ..... that was the florist I love the florist's touch I mean so good her heart was in the ri...

briggy1998: I really enjoyed the book, even though I had to skip a few lines, because at times it could get a bit disturbing🙆🏻😅What I would have liked is if you could have given a bit more insight into jack's and fiona's relationship, especially the epilogue was a bit short 😬Other than that an amazing story!

Ali Albazaz: I started reading "Caged" few hours ago and I'm on chapter 7 now. Caged is definitely one of the most addictive stories I've ever read. Thank you so much for writing this novel.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.