By Shahin Choudhury
I had walked into my home and it was completely different - furniture, decor, all had changed… and no one was home. What had happened when I was gone? It had seemed like I had moved into a brand new house. But, who could have handled all of my furniture? All of these questions, but no answers seemed to cross my mind. It was as if a world had went by, as I had just stood there dazed, and the vibrant red pillow held my gaze as my thoughts had rushed by. I had rummaged through the entire house, and what had seemed like an ordinary house, was the complete opposite, as everything had seemed so snug and intricate, with pieces carefully managed with what had seemed like care and compassion, but who could have done it?
The design was so neat and compact, with the elaborate bookcase that were once cluttered with books were now organized by genre, now, whoever had done this I should be thanking them.... As I had went to check my own room, the mysterious individual who had arranged the entire living room, from the couch to the cabinet, had also done my own room as well! The bed that was once on the right side of my room had now been on the left side, in close proximity with the door to the bathroom, and the closet that was once as messy as crow’s nest, was as neat as the living room that had been rearranged!
However, as I had gone check the other bedrooms, it seemed like those were still left in the same condition, with the extra bed in the same position, and the closet still in the same state.
Clearly, the individual who had been in the house was trying to get my attention, and mine alone. But, why? Why would some random person want to grab my attention? It had spooked me, but I do remember a co-worked who had expressed some vigorous feelings about me, and boy was she unpleased, and it was over a subject as small as an ant, with me not completing a certain task by a required time.
She always quite a bit of a snob, but I just ignored it and kept going on with my day, but could she have been the mysterious individual in - charge of this hodgepodge of cleanliness and company? I was a bit skeptical, but she was my boss, and she did possess all of my information…
Should I have called 911? What would I tell them? That a random person had trespassed into my property and had rearranged my furniture? Sounds a bit uncanny, huh? Well, that’s essentially, what had happened! I was staggered, but I had felt as if a peculiar aurora had been present in my home, and it was discombobulating my mind. In addition to the fact that someone may have been inside my home, the aftermath of it was even stranger. The idea that someone had trespassed and gotten into my home and had rearranged my home, with specific rooms being arranged, such as the living room and my own room, but not the others was disturbing.
I decided not to call the authorities, and made the choice to check on how the thief or individual had come in. All the windows were closed, and they were all locked, so how could a person get in through the window? As I checked through the windows to ensure that the lock had been enabled, I noticed a slight crack on window, as if someone had smashed through! As I discovered this, I heard the front entrance doorknob turn, and I quickly found a hiding spot underneath my bed, thinking to myself, that whoever had done this would not go into my room again...