I was saved from being kidnapped

I was in the house one late night, and I had forgotten to exercise today, so I decided to go out for a late night run. I live in a dangerous neighborhood, there are at least three rapists that I know of that live there, and there has been one shooting, which was just two blocks away from my house… Despite this, I went for a run.
My mom always watches me run from her car, just to be safe. There is a small park in the back of the neighborhood with lots of bushes and places to hide, and all of the lights around the sidewalks are dim. Just as I was passing the park, I saw a silhouette of someones head just behind the bush that was closest to me.
I hear someone call out quietly “hello,” and then the person stood up and I looked over my shoulder to see it was a man, much taller than I was. I wasn’t that scared at first, until I saw that he was holding some metal and shiny in his hand. He started walking towards me, calling out again, louder this time “HEY!” Then he started running towards me, I was terrified that he might have had a gun in his hand and that he might start shooting, but just then, my mom pulled up in her car and rolled down the window.
The guy stopped chasing me, seeing that there would be witnesses, and ran away. I ran around the bend till I couldn’t see the guy anymore. If my mom hadn’t been there I might have just died. I finished my run, without seeing any more creepy people. I kind of liked the rush of being chased, I don’t know why, but I guess I just liked having a creepy story to tell people.
However, that’s not where it ended. Two days later I went for another run, during the day this time. And as I was passing one of the houses, I saw the man… the SAME man, outside washing his car. He smiled at me. And I stopped myself from laughing, smiling back. He was insane if he thought he would be able to catch me this time. And he didn’t try.
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Chased

My name is Orion Garner, and I was over at my friend Maxwell’s farm. I was over for a sleepover. We were playing video games in Maxwell’s room when his mom came in and told us to close the chicken coop, we complained because it was pitch black outside, somewhere around 10 pm, but we went out anyways because we did not want to look like wusses. Me and Maxwell searched around for the biggest flashlights we could find and went outside.

The road to the chicken coop was a long dirt trail about 50 feet long. Maxwell started playing rap music on his phone to make us more comfortable, but I was still on edge. As we got farther and farther from the porch light, the only light we had was from Maxwell’s phone and our flashlights. When we were about 30 feet away from the chicken coop, I felt like, when I was walking, I was getting farther away from the music that Maxwell was playing. SoI stopped and looked at Maxwell and he was not moving.

I walked back to him and said, “what’s up?” He started turning off the music and whispered, “turn of your light.” Then he pointed into the forest and there were two small reflected lights right next to each other. I did not know what Maxwell thought of it, but I was feeling strange. I was more curious about what the body looked like than afraid. Then the eyes started slowly moving side to side like a snake, only it was too big to be a snake. My brain was working as hard as it could to understand what it was. I could tell it was a large creature or at least taller than a panther or a wolf, but it keep its eyes on us. We could tell that it saw us or at least knew that we were there.

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