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This week’s prompt is …as I rose in the dark… +100 words
I tossed and turned, but sleep eluded me. A quivering shadow snaked past the window without crunching footfall. An owl hooted. As I rose in the dark, the front door exploded. Books and debris battered the walls and floor. Knick-knacks smashed and glass shattered. I dove beneath the covers.
Breath ragged and muscles cramped, sweat shot out of my every pore. I smelled bad. I’d once heard this cottage was haunted but— A Halloween trick, then?
The door slammed shut. Hair drenched, I peeked out and gasped air. Flashlight beams flickered about.
“Why are you in my bed?”
© 2014 TAK
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