[Alone at Night Note: Thanks Izzat for the submission.]
Have you ever heard of the girl in red kebaya? Have you ever encounter one? This is the story of my life.
I am an average polytechnic student,from another state of the country. I
wanted to go home because I felt homesick but financial was the only
obstacle of my life.
Just last week, I was left alone by my roomates during mid semester
break at our room surrounded by banana trees everywhere, at our
polytechnic. While they went home to their parents warm love and
protection, I was left at another state of the country far from my
family and love ones. No internet, no entertainment and low stock of
instant noodles. To make things bad, the cafeteria was closed for the
week, no money in my account and assignments were piling up. The only
thing to do was sleep.
My routine for the holidays was sleep, shower and more sleep. Everytime I
woke up, the ceiling fan was staring at me like we were going to have a
showdown. My bed and blankets were my only allies in my room.
One night when I was about to take shower, there it was. The girl in the
red kebaya in the mirror's reflection. At first I thought my mind was
playing games or maybe I was starting to hallucinate, but the figure was
clearly seen in the bathroom mirror. As I finished bathe, I can still
see the figure at the corner of my eyes. Then I realised, who would go
into a boys dormitory? The figure was clearly a girl's and it managed to
enter our dorm. That's when I started feel uneasy and every inch of
hair on my body went standing like crazy.
Who was the girl? Why have it wandered around in boy's dormitory? Where
will she appear next? These questions have been on my mind until I fell
asleep. The lights was left on until the sun comes out the next day.
Luck was on my side the next day as one of my closest friends came back
early. So I told him the story, he felt goosebumps all-over his body.
Who or what it was, I hope I never have to see or experience any of it in my life again.