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The Darkness

by Bruce Myers
(Roanoke VA USA)

There I was out on my front porch, when "BANG!" something in the house fell over. I jumped and spun around to look through the window. My bookshelf had fallen over. Unsure, I went inside to fix it.

As I entered the house, the light went out. My heart started to pound. An eerie voice drifted down the hallway, "HELP ME!"

My mouth went dry and I began to shake all over. Suddenly, I couldn't move. Fear had stopped me in my tracks. I wanted to help whoever had asked for it, but I just couldn't move.

Then fighting the urge I took a step and than another. My arms outstretched, I felt my way down the hallway. When I got there I tried to turn the lights back on but it was no use. Then from out of the corner of my eye I saw something move.

"Hello," I said, but no one answered. I saw it again. It looked like a young woman. She was pale and her eyes were dark. She seemed to glow. This was more than I could stand and I took off running as fast as I could.

Then I tripped and fell face down on the floor. I felt blood coming out my nose. I tried to get up but then something jumped on my back. The weight held me down. I could fell its breath on the back of my neck. I tried to scream but nothing came out. Then I was picked up and thrown through the darkness, hit the wall and fell to the ground.

I could then see what it was. It was the woman. She came at me with her hands outstretched. As she got right up on me I blacked out. I woke to find myself face down on my porch. I stood up and looked around everything was normal. Confused, I gave a sign of relief.

Then "BANG!!!" the bookshelf in the house fell over.

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