Listen Up is a scary story about a person who notices weird things begin to happen when strangers speak to them in public.
Listen up. Listen very carefully to what I have to say. I have something very important to tell you.
I’ve never really believed in the supernatural, but lately something very strange has been happening to me.
It all started a few weeks ago. I was standing in line at the supermarket and I noticed that the woman on the checkout was staring at me. Her lips were twisted into an eerie smile. I tried to ignore her and just paid for my groceries, but that’s when it happened.
As I was leaving, she said, “Have a nice day.”
For a moment, I just stood there in complete shock. I couldn’t believe what had just happened.
The second time I noticed it, I was walking down the street. There was a man coming towards me. He was staring directly at me and he was grinning from ear to ear. It was that same eerie smile.
As he passed me, he said, “Good morning.”
I stopped in my tracks and stood there trembling, unable to believe what was going on.
Since then, other people have spoken to me. I’m beginning to think I’m losing my mind. I even went to the doctor. He told me it wasn’t possible. He said it couldn’t happen, but yet I know it is happening.
You may be wondering why I’m so frightened. You may think I’m overreacting, but here’s the problem: I shouldn’t be able to hear anything at all. You see, ever since I was born, I’ve been completely deaf.