Spooky Scary Stories: The Mall Clone

I was sitting on a bench at the mall when my sister walked over and tapped my shoulder.

But when I turned around, she looked incredibly startled. I was somewhat confused about why she was acting so oddly, suddenly she uttered words that caught me off guard.

“What are you doing over here?”

My first reaction was to blankly stare at her as if she just asked me what the solution was to world hunger.

So of course, she repeated herself. “What... are you... doing... here?”

“What are you talking about?” I responded.

“I just saw you in Aritzia, how did you get here so fast?”

My blood chilled. I had never set one foot in that store at the mall on that particular day.

“What? I never went there today,” I admitted, scrunching up my eyebrows as I pondered if I had experienced sudden amnesia.

My sister crossed her arms.

“Are you kidding me? I saw you, with your exact blue polka-dot dress and jacket, sandals and side bag...”

At that point, I was utterly speechless.

Later on, I was able to convince her that I had never gone to Aritzia that fateful morning. But ’til this day, we still do not know who the girl she saw was.

Perhaps it was my doppelgänger, perhaps it was a government-created clone?

Happy Halloween, everyone.