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Bump in the night

Are the shadows real, or just a shift of the light? Whispers in the dark, incoherent, words indistinct. Reaching out to close the curtain, blocking out the faces, only to jerk back a hand from what lurks behind the veil.

Corners are safer than open floors. Trying to sleep with your back against the wall, facing out, one eye open.

Voices telling you the knife would slide into flesh like hot butter. You can’t shut them up, only muffle them.

To speak of these things, to admit to your demons is so hard. Frightened, you need help, but not pity.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Frightened.’

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