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A Noise From the Basement

(I decided it was time for me to try a horror write. See what you think.)

A Noise From the Basement

By Elton Camp

Marsha had the whole weekend alone
Her husband on a business trip was gone
She lay in the most comfortable recliner
And thought such a break couldn’t be finer

She slipped blissfully off into a deep sleep
A strange noise caused her suddenly to leap
Again it came--a mixture of roar and growl
Then, with sheer terror, Marsha began to howl

But when fully alert she finally came,
Her reaction caused her to feel shame
“I don’t need a man to protect me.
What this noise is, I will go and see.”

She then heard the sound some more
It came from behind the basement door
“With bars, there’s no way to get in
What I hear surely must be the wind.”

Marsha then jerked the door open wide
On the steps, an unspeakable horror spied
Now, reader, suppose that this was you
What is the next thing that you’d do?

If you want to see a picture of what Marsha saw on the steps, go here: 

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