During my sophomore year of high school, when I was 15 years old, I decided to play truth or dare with a group of friends from school. It was Friday and the Halloween weekend. Sophia, Nomie, Tempest, David, Lazell, Steven, Darius, Eddie and I all decided to meet up at Ashley's house to hang out and have some fun.
Once we all arrived at Ashley's house, we begin to eat refreshments and talk about funny things that had occurred at school. While we were all laughing at Eddie's impersonation of Mr. Tubbs, our chemistry teacher, Sophia said, "Hey! Why don't we play a game?"
Everyone had their own idea of what game we should play, but it was Tempest who actually introduced the idea of “Truth or Dare”.
For some reason, when Tempest said, “Let's play truth or dare, everyone started staring at one another, smiling and looking toward me. I noticed their strange behavior
but I easily dismissed it and prepared to play the game.
Right before the game began, David excused himself and went to the restroom. We had been playing for about 5 minutes and I'd forgotten that David was still in the back.
Thus far, Darius had dared Steven and convinced him to drink an entire bottle of hot sauce.
The game was going really smoothly.
Everyone had chosen to carry-out a “dare” rather than tell a secret truth, so when it was my time, I chose to be dared also.
Lazell was the person to dare me, saying “I dare you to go to in Ashley's room, turn out all of the lights and stay in the dark closet for five minutes.
Although, I was known for being a “chicken”
and afraid of many things, I thought that Lazell's dare was ridiculously easy.
I quickly agreed and headed back to the room. When I got to the back, I turned out the lights and opened the closet door.
As soon as the door flung open, I saw someone standing there with a grotesque mask and a hammer.
I took off running as fast as I could.
I darted through the living room, past my friends and out the front door.
All I could say was “Run you guys!”
Once I made it out of the front door and realized that no one was following behind me, I knew that I'd been tricked.
I walked back into the house to see all of my friends laughing at me while David stood there with the mask and the hammer in his hand. David had changed closed and everything!
I soon figured out what had happened and that David was in the back room changing clothes and hiding in the closet. Everyone had set me up!
At first I was a bit upset and embarrassed.
Then, I couldn't do much but laugh. They'd all tricked me really good.
What was worse, Darius had been video recording me when I ran through the living room yelling like a madwoman.
Lazell explained that they'd decided to trick me for Halloween and that it was all Nomie's idea.
I'd tricked Nomie last year and this was her revenge. I must admit, it was a great plan.
To this day, I will never go into a dark closet by myself again, even if I'm dared.