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It just when school was starting back up during my Sophomore year. Me and my friends were hanging out in the lunchroom gossiping and talking about boys, and going through apps on our phones. Then Sam, a friend who was super rich then piped up.
"I have to admit I really enjoy hanging out with you guys. It gets so lonely and boring at home because my parents are always so busy."
"Well, they do it to keep you rich don't they?" said Taylor
"Yeah, but it would be great if they had an app to keep you from getting so lonely."
Now keep in mind, this was when Apps and iPhones were still a little new, but not "Brand-New". Anyway, I remembered how my parents were always busy too even if we weren't exactly rich. My brother was always gaming and could care less about me, and my older sister was in collage, now. I was just about to pull out my phone to look through the App store to find an app, when the bell rang. Time to get to class. I put away my phone and said goodbye to my friends and told them I would text them tonight.
Fast forward to when I got home. I saw my mom rushing out the door to do something important. I didn't really care what. When I got inside, I threw my backpack onto the ground, sat down in a chair and began to to search the app store. I looked up apps that could stop loneliness but there wasn't a lot. There were a few games, but that didn't help. Just as I was about to give up, I found one app that was called "MalO".
The icon was hard to make out but I decided to take a closer look at the app. There was no listed developer, and no reviews but I then read the description. This is what it read:
"Never settle for those awkward feelings of being alone ever again. MalO is an exciting and interactive experience that will keep you engaged and intrigued. The anxiety of social situations can be nerve-racking, but after just a few hours of MalO you will soon forget all about those painful emotions of disappointment. Be part of the new craze that is quickly becoming the next social substitute. Remember, the more you participate, the more MalO will engage you. Your experience is completely up to you. Absolutely NO ADS. Enjoy!" After reading this I thought I found an app that could cure loneliness. I decided to talk to my friends before downloading it. I wrote down the name before I moved on to texting. When I did, I told my friends about the new app I found and how I was going to try it out. We went on for hours. Fast forward again to 9:00. I had already gotten my homework done and had eaten dinner, and I was ready to download. I found MalO again and downloaded it. After it downloaded, I looked through my phone for a shortcut. Nothing. "What a waste of time" I thought. I then plugged my phone into where I was charging it, climbed into my bed and went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, around 5:40, I unplugged my phone and proceeded to see if anything had changed. It did. I get three messages. It came from someone called "MalO". Perhaps this was what the application was supposed to do. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuNXo9… I looked at the first one, and it was a picture of a what looked like a couple in a park. The woman was wearing a white summer dress and a large woven hat on her head. The man was wearing a white shirt with orange stripes on it and sunglasses. I liked it, until I noticed something off in the background. There was a large humanoid figure who appeared to be covered in black fur hiding behind a tree in the background. What was really unsettling was his face. It looked like a wolf's skull, and his eyes were mostly white. "That was..... weird" I thought. I looked at the next picture. The next image was a large group of people who looked like they were old enough to go to collage. They looked as if they were at some sort of county fair, and the sky was night with fireworks lighting it up. "Awesome" I thought until, I saw the same strange figure again peering his head out from behind one of the people closest to the right at looking straight at the camera. I shook my head again in disgust. The last image was more horrifying than the last. It was in the middle of the day in this one. This image was in front of a shop that I wasn't familiar with. There was a little girl on the left holding hands with the figure on the right, who was the same hairy figure with the wolf skull, again looking straight at the camera. I was scared crapless, and quickly deleted the messages. I wasn't sure what to do, but they were just creepy photos. It wasn't like it was around where I lived. Throughout the day, I continued to receive pictures that were either happy with that creepy person hiding in the background, or the creepy person straight up in the foreground. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ryt1D… The next day when I woke up. I checked my phone again to delete any new images. When I took a look at the images, the first one was at a mall me and my friends liked to hang out at. It was just between the escalators to the Food court and JC Penny, just where the fountain was. There sitting at the fountain was the same strange figure. He wasn't looking at the camera this time though. In the next image, it was was at my school in the lower commons, and you know who was there too. The last one was of my church that me and my mom go to on Sundays. He was standing right outside of window looking right at the camera. "Alright this is getting creepy" I thought. I went to my app manager and proceeded to find the app. I saw no icon, but I proceeded to delete it anyway. Nothing happened though. Now, today was a Saturday, and during this day, I asked my friends to come to Sonic with me and we could get some shakes. I also went by the beauty store to get some more lipstick. These details are really important to what's going to happen next. www.youtube.com/watch?v=awieHJ… The next day, when I woke up, I went over to my phone to take another look at the images that I was messaged just to get it over with. I was praying that what kind of images I was being sent didn't change. They did. This time, one of them was at the Sonic I was at with my friends. The next one was at the beauty shop, and the last one, was right in front of my house. The strange figure who I will now refer to as "Malo" was in each picture. I was as scared as heck. I had no idea who he was or why or how he was following me, but I didn't want any more of it. I tried several times to delete the app, but it stuck. I knew that I had to get out of my house. I then proceeded to grab food and items and stuff them into my backpack. I then looked out my front window for any sign of Malo. None. I then proceeded outside and to my bike. I grabbed my helmet as I made my way there and proceeded to petal as much as I could keeping an eye out of any sign of Malo. After three hours, I made it towards Sam's house which was very far away and I was sure was hard for Malo to get to. I knocked on Sam's door and she was standing in the doorway with all pajamas on. I told her that I needed to get inside and that I was being stalked. She then nodded and let me inside. We hid in her room after we grabbed some chocolate bars and some milk. Once we got the blinds shut and the lights turned off with the exception of a lava lamp, I told her about everything. I could tell by the look on her face that she was as scared as I was. Then, after i finished my story, another picture popped up. It was near a street nearby Sam's house, with her house in the background. Under the street sign in the image, was, you guessed it, Malo. I shuttered and showed the picture to Sam. We then shrieked in fear and rushed into Sam's closet not making a sound until another picture came up with Malo in it, only he was on a street that I passed by earlier that day. We emerged from the closet. It was until 5 in the afternoon that Sam's dad found me hiding in her room and he called my mom to come pick me up. The next day, would be a terrible day. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNgdn… The next morning, three more images showed up. These were the most horrifying. The first picture was of me sleeping, with Malo looking right at me. The next was the same only I was in a diffrent position and Malo was looking into the camera. The last one was so horrifying that it wasn't even possible. It was a selfie of me looking at my phone with the same scared face I was making of that moment with Malo standing just behind me. I slowly turned my head around, but no one was there. I looked at the image again. It made no sense. Malo was right behind me in real time in the image, but he was nowhere in the room with me. I then decided I wan't taking out my phone or looking at any more images. Now, this wasn't the worst part. However, during the day, I couldn't resist to look. More and more images of selfies with Malo standing right behind me. He was everywhere I went. I did everything I could to delete the app but it would just not leave. I prayed for it to leave, I begged for it to leave, but it stayed. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXF89… The next day I refused to even pick up my phone. I just got ready for school and left my phone behind. As I went to the bus stop I wondered what kind of images could of been on my phone this time? What could be worse than Malo being right behind me? Malo behind me with a knife or a gun? Malo eating my face? Killing my friends? Killing my parents? Killing me? It didn't matter. I then got to the bus stop and waited for the bus. When the bus did come I got on. After I took my seat I noticed something in the orner of my eye that looked like Malo standing in front of the seats at the stop. The bus began to move and I took a quick look over to the seats. Malo wasn't there. I shrugged it off. As I continued throughout my day, I continued to see Malo in the corner of my eye. Fast forward to my last period of the day, Biology. Today was a lab in which we were going to make a dichotomous key. Mr. Roberts told us to take out our notebooks. I reached down into my backpack and pulled out my notebook. After sitting it on my desk. I looked up at Mr. Roberts. Then, right there, standing right behind him, was Malo. www.youtube.com/watch?v=L59e4T… I screamed at the top of my lungs. "ROBERTS! IT'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!!" I jumped out of my seat and ran towards the wall behind me, knocking over a plant. Mr. Roberts looked behind him straight onto the face of the beast. He then turned around to me and said, "Jeanette, what are you talking about?" The other students stared at me like I was crazy. I then saw Malo's mouth move as if he was trying to tell me something, but I couldn't make it out. There was word I did understand though. "Run". Then without thinking I turned and dashed only to run right into something, and black out. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqGVoF… I then had this nightmare about Malo. I was inside what looked like a prison. I was running as fast as I could to get out, but I either ran into a dead end or into Malo. Soon, as I tried, my run began to slow, until I could barley move. Malo then ran right towards me and I shrieked. When I awoke one more time, I was surrounded my my family, my friends, and these strange men in suits, and one doctor. It was clear I was in a hospital. Soon, I found out that the app MalO, was known for doing exactly what it did to me, and couldn't be deleted, so after 3 days in the hospital, I was let out, but my old phone was taken away by a group of people who worked for the government. I did get a new one, but wherever my old phone is, MalO is still there. So I urge you, if you see an application called MalO ver1.0.0, turn away and don't dowload it unless you want to give up your sanity to a strange figure in black fur, with a wolf's skull.