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The Story of Her Holding an Orange

Updated on December 15, 2013

The most hair-raising story about an orange.

I never thought a piece of fruit would remind me of something horrifying. After reading this story of a man's so-called real life nightmare, I never looked at an orange the same way.

I have always found horror stories exciting and daring. On some occasions, I would challenge myself to find something scary to read before going to sleep to see if I can "survive the night," so to speak. Unluckily, I found this unusual story about a man being followed all his life by a mysterious never-aging woman who will stop at nothing to give her an orange.

I am here to share to you a rather good and unique book that will surely scare you silly. I'll try my best not to give away any spoilers as reading it yourself is worth the suspense.

She always wanted only one thing from me: to take her orange.

— Milos Bogetic, Author of The Story of Her Holding an Orange

The Day He Met Rose

How the nightmare started

The story started out as Milos, a young 17-year-old boy, depicted by the author as himself, met a lady named Rose. Rose was first introduced as a neighborhood friend of his mother. She is described as a skinny woman with long black hair and pearly white teeth. Not to mention a beautiful woman overall.

The point where all these got creepy was the time when Rose was invited by his mother to have a cup of coffee on their balcony. Because Milos ran out of internet hours, he got bored and decided to join Rose and his mother not knowing what frightening events await him. As soon as his mother got up and went to the kitchen to get some cake she baked, that is when his life changed forever.

The otherwise ordinary woman, Rose, slowly turned to this young boy with a creepy grin on his face and said in a low 8-year-old voice, "You ready to go now?" What added to this disturbing gesture is afterwards, she grabs a fruit out from her purse and started to offer it. An orange.

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The Story of Her Holding an Orange
The Story of Her Holding an Orange

This book was promised by the author to be something written differently. It is not written in a standard descriptive way. You would not be reading an ordinary book but you would feel as if you'e talking to the author himself telling a tale while sitting on a table drinking whiskey.


When I was 17 years old and living in Europe, a strange woman started following me.

She would find me everywhere.

And all she wanted me to do was take her orange.

I moved to America a year after the first incident.

Ten years later, she found me again.

This is the story of her, the woman holding an orange.

— Milos Bogetic, From the Back Cover of the Book

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The Most Terrifying Thing About the Story

One thing I found out while reading this book is that you can't tell if the author really is telling the truth about all that's happening or if it is just all made up. The words and how he wrote it really convinces you to believe that this really indeed happened to the author himself. It is much like the movie "Paranormal Activity" which leaves you wondering if those were real video clips from real people.

The reason this really creeps people out is because when they read into something that is part of reality, they get the feeling it may happen to them as well. It involves us more to the world they want us to see. The writer's own experience lets us take a peak on their own lives and realize we are vulnerable to it as much them.

Help me!

Ever since I read this book, I kept dreaming about Rose every night. I've been seeing oranges when I'm half asleep and every time I look at the side of my bed, I catch a glance of Rose just standing there, smiling...

(See what I just did there? It's the same strategy the author uses.)

Why an Orange?

Basically, the story progresses as the young boy known as the author Milos himself is being stalked by this creepy and mysterious lady known as Rose. She shows up in every point of Milos' life in the most unexpected time and places. Just when the boy thought the nightmare is over, there she goes again. When I think about it, just the thought of someone following you your whole life is just messed up.

The main aspect of the story is the orange that Rose always held when he shows up to Milos. From the moment I started reading the word orange, I just couldn't stop wondering what that orange means and of all the things a scary woman can offer, why an orange?

That's just it, it creeps you out not knowing what that orange symbolizes or what horrifying thing will happen once the main character accepts it. One essential recipe for a good horror story is the mystery. Are you aware that we become scared because we fear the unknown?

This is a very good read overall and I recommend this story to people looking for something frightening to read.

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50 Real Ghost Stories: Terrifying Real Life Encounters with Ghosts and Spirits
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If you're looking for a collection of real ghost stories and a little bit of paranoia, I recommend getting this book. You can put down your "50 Shades of Grey" book for a moment and walk the shoes of real people in this spine-chilling read.


What did you think about this book review? Are you a fan of horror books as well? Share your thoughts and opinions about this story.

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    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      You have made me interested in reading this book, like a little horror story, makes it appealing to keep me reading, but not at bedtime.

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      4 years ago

      hi i am Greetings from Indonesia, may I join you

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Maybe and maybe not. :P

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @ecogranny: That's okay Grace. Thanks for visiting my lens. :)

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @GrammieOlivia: It really is controversial, I suppose.

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Jennifer Lawyer: Thanks Jennifer. :)

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thanks Brenda. Yeah, scary horror stories aren't for everybody to read on a timely basis.

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Pam Irie: Yeah, that's when paranoia strikes. :P

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      Pam Irie 

      4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I wouldn't read this before going to bed. lol

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      4 years ago from Canada

      The picture of the woman holding the orange is terrifying. Thanks! I'm not sure this book is for me...

    • Jennifer Lawyer profile image

      Jennifer Lawyer 

      4 years ago

      Sounds very creepy...I think I may have to add this one to my list!

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      4 years ago

      why didn't he just take the orange?


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      4 years ago

      Not a great fan of horror stories, but this one has piqued my curiosity.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh dear. Squidoo's "like" button seems to be messed up again. I'm not much of one for ghost stories, but I do want to know what happens to this fellow and whether he ever takes the orange.

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      Now you have me wondering if I'll be dreaming about that woman with the orange tonight! I sure hope not.

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @smine27: It's worth the time. :)

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Boyd Carter: Thanks for the compliment. I tried to do my best to get readers intrigued.

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: It is. Thanks for taking the time to read my lens.

    • PlumberJorge profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Lorelei Cohen: Yeah, it is indeed a scary read.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I usually shy away from scary books but this one sounds like something I would like to read.

    • Boyd Carter profile image

      Boyd Carter 

      5 years ago

      Wow, your review is as scary as the book promises to be. I like your last sentence and the way you ended the review.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      It does sound intriguing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      You spooked me just with your review of the book so I would really be wary of what the book would do to my mind lol. Great review.


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