There was once a little girl who really loved dolls. She had a big collection of them in her bedroom. She admired them so much! They had such pretty hair, such nice clothes, and such beautiful eyes. One day, on her way home from school, she stopped at an antique shop. While she was browsing through the shop on her own, she spotted a beautiful doll. It had to be one of the prettiest dolls she had ever seen! It would make a perfect addition to her collection. She only hoped she had enough money with her to buy it.
“How much is that doll, ma’am?” the girl politely asked the old woman behind the counter.
“That doll is not for sale,” replied the woman.
“But its so beautiful!” said the girl. “I really want it.”
The old woman became irritated. “I told you, its not for sale,” she said.
The girl became rather frustrated. She HAD to have that doll. “How come?” The persistent girl asked.
“That doll is cursed!” The old lady shouted.
“Well… That's OK. I don't mind.” The girl didn't seem fazed at all.
“I'm not going to sell it to you… But if you really must have it, go ahead and take it. Its yours. But if something bad happens, don't blame me.” The old woman had given up by now.
“Ah! Yes, thank you!” The girl smiled widely as she grabbed the doll and walked out of the shop.
The little girl was so delighted to get the doll for free that she joyfully ran all the way home, carrying it in her arms. When she got home to her apartment building, she went into the lobby. It was deserted. She stood there waiting for the elevator to arrive.
The doors opened and she stepped inside, clutching her new doll tightly.
The doors closed, but the elevator did not move.
The little girl got scared and began trembling with fear.
“Oh my God,” she thought to herself. “Is this the curse of the doll?”
Suddenly, she felt the doll move in her arms.
Ever so slowly, its head turned to face her.
The little girl wanted to scream but she couldn't make a sound.
The doll's eyelids fluttered and opened.
It stared at her with its lifeless glass eyes.
Then its mouth opened and it said, “Push the button to go up, bitch!”