As I laid in my bed, my mind tired and weary from trying to craft a novel, my eyes grew heavier by the second. Taking a final look around my room from my bed, I started to drift off into a deep slumber.
“I will try again…when the inspiration hits me,” I murmured in my final moments of wakefulness.
“Aaahhh,” sighed a raspy voice, cloaked in the shadows of the room
“Aaaahh,” sighed the raspy voice again louder and more agitated. I started to stur from my all but brief sleep and my eyes scanned the moon with slight confusion setting in, only to see nothing but the slender sliver of the pale moonlight gently shining through the curtins.
“I’m just hearing things,” I thought as I started to lay back down onto my pillow. However, as my eyes grew heavy once again, in the darkness I heard the raspy sigh, much more ghastly. My eyes shot open and an immense force held me down, my body was unable to move. “Wha…what is this?! Why can’t I move?” I thought as my eyes feverishly scanned my room.
“Why? Why did you leave us?” Echoed the voice. My heart pounded in my chest, like a war drum, as I kept looking for the source of the voice. In the darkest corner of my room, a pair of crimson eyes glared at me. Our eyes met and locked with one another, and a cold sweat began to form on my brow.
“You left us. We prayed for you to return, but you left us to rot in that world. Why? Why did you not return to us? We cried for you, screamed for you to save to save us, but you left us!” Wheezed the voice. I tried to speak, but I could I not, my voice could not leave my lips. The eyes were blazing with hatred as they started to float upward and a large hand started to crawl out of the darkness.
“Oh god! What the hell are you!!” I tried to scream out, but my voice could not ring out. Slowly it’s face was revealed in the moonlight, a pale canine skull as the eyes continued to burn brightly. My heart pounded harder in my chest as I saw it crawling from the darkness towards me I closed my eyes, hoping, wishing that it was a dream. As I opened my eyes, the ghastly specter was gone, no longer in the moonlight, however I was still unable to move. Looking around the room, I couldn’t find the creature, but my sense of unease did not fade. Suddenly, the shadowy hand reaches from the foot of the bed and the creature started to crawl onto the bed, its eyes and pale face inching closer and closer towards me. A surge of energy shot through my body as I broke free of the bed and fell onto the floor with a hard thud. Reaching for a light switch, I turned on the lights and looked around for the creature with the lights shining brightly through the house.
“Holy shit! That…that…oh god,” I panted in relief. The nightmare was over as I sat in my chair until the morning sun shined gently onto the house. Hours later, as the images of last night kept replaying in my mind, I tried to shake it off by returning to my computer and working on my novel. Within seconds of my eyes scanning across the screen, a soft chuckle escaped my lips as my eyes widen. “Son of a bitch,” I chuckled.