Scary Stories

New Parents

The New Parents is a short scary story about a boy who wakes up one morning and finds that something is very wrong.

New Parents

My alarm went off at 7:30AM, just like it does every day. I rolled over, got out of bed and checked my phone. There were no messages. I stumbled into the bathroom and took a shower. Then, I brushed my teeth and fixed my hair in the mirror. When I was finished, I went downstairs.

The familiar smell of bacon and eggs was wafting down the hallway. I walked into the kitchen and what I saw made me stop in my tracks.

The man sitting at the table, reading the newspaper, was not my father. The woman at the stove, preparing breakfast, was not my mother. Both of them were strangers.

I backed out of the kitchen and sat down at the bottom of the stairs to gather my thoughts. I was in shock, unable to take in what I had just seen. Who were those people? What were they doing in my house? Where were my parents?

My mind was racing and my heart was beating fast. I didn’t know what to do. Should I confront them? Should I call the police? Was I losing my mind?

Just then, I heard the woman shout from the kitchen. “Honey? Are you coming down for breakfast?”

I sat there at the bottom of the stairs, unable to move, unable to answer.

She called out again. “Honey! Get up! Your breakfast is going to get cold!”

A minute later, I heard footsteps coming down the hallway and the man appeared.

“Hey, Son. What are you doing sitting there? Breakfast is ready.”

Reluctantly, I got up and followed him into the kitchen. He sat down at one end of the table and I sat down at the other.

“What’s the matter?” the woman asked.

“Is there something wrong, Son?” the man enquired. “Did you get enough sleep?”

“um… yeah,” I muttered in reply.

The man went back to reading his newspaper. The woman put a plate of bacon and eggs on the table in front of me.

I wracked my brain. Maybe there was an explanation for all this. Maybe they were just some long-lost relatives I had never met before. Maybe my parents had gone out for a walk. Maybe they were still upstairs asleep.

Finally, I gathered up my courage and asked them a question. “Who are you?”

The man smiled. “What kind of a question is that?” he said. “We’re your parents, of course.”

My heart sank. I almost gave up hope. I couldn’t process what was going on.

Suddenly, my phone started vibrating. I took it out of my pocket and looked at the screen. It was a message from my father.

I breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, I would have an explanation of what was going on.

I opened the message. Inside, there was just one word: “Help!”


  • How I can tell if I am in the wrong house:
    Dad approves of makeup abuse
    Mom’s casserole isn’t nasty as usual, but actually smells average
    Dog is a non-biter and is able to use the litter box

  • If i was in that boys position, i’d say “brb, gotta use the bathroom” and instead, i would get out of the house, run far away and call the cops and find my real parents.

  • “I’m your OTHER mother, dear. Now go tell your other father that supper’s ready.”
    -The Beldam (“Coraline”)

  • Right and Wrong. A sence that you humans have. You could automatically tell if somethings wrong or right. If I were the boy, I’d just excuse myself from the table to use the restroom. Then i would call the police.

  • Just jump out of the window or something- their are random people playing mommy and daddy- common sense screams to run.

  • I’d probably just jump out the window and run away XD then maybe call the police and call my friends. I would be so scared-

    I love how there wasn’t any actual ‘scariness’ in the story, but it still freaked me out. Loved the story <3

  • Well that”s the most horrible and unfortunate thing a child can experience! gave me total creeps!! But seriously I wanna know more bout what happened to his parents! BTW great story!!

  • @ my crush love me too:
    “Black fog” is a story which has many different parts and as SFK has left the story incomplete that is why everybody is enquiring…got it? The story is very mysterious and i am too waiting for the rest part of the story.

  • Uhm… Im new in this web… So, can anyone tell me what is this black fog everyone talkin about?

  • Awesome story.
    The open ending actually gives the story quite an edge.
    And yes, BLACK FOG!!!!!

  • i knew it from the beginning.. they kidnapped the parents. Also.. did they really think he was THAT stupid??

  • Waoh! Omg! I hate these open endings… What happened then? And dude seriously, what about that black fog story??

  • Hold one the last part says he breathed a sigh of relief… His parents are kidnapped he must get panic.
    Or is he happy to get new parents.

  • Well they seem nice parents but Im sorta curious to know what happened 😂😂😂😂 WE WANT BLACK FOG BACK

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