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My skin prickles, hair on my arm
Quite peculiar, actually, someone
or something, is watching me.

I recalculate my senses, dusting off
pre-conceived notions of paranoia.

Across the room, a dull thud garners
my attention. Searching, I discover a
doorstop has simply tipped over, quite
impossible, I conjecture!

I pick it up and feel a distinct burning!
it's hot to the touch!

Dropping the fiery doorstop, I hear an 
otherwordly chuckle emanate from
somewhere above me, reloading my
sense of apprehension.

Not to be ill-prepared, I crouch in a 
defensive position, peering this way and
that, ready to defend who knows what.

 I turn to evacuate the premises,
and come face to face with a grinning
 disembodied head!

Punching my way through the 
phosphorous face,
 I escape!


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  1. Date: 2/18/2014 6:58:00 PM
    yikes maybe you were watching the Charmed Ones [3 good witch sisters] guardian angel & floating heads! Better dreams Jimbo Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 4:17:00 PM
    Hey Jimbo nice work here glad it was just all a dream....or was it?

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 3:47:00 PM
    first off - thanks for teaching me a new word (collywobbles). Enjoyed the story and can certainly relate. Really like the second verse.