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Mom kissed me on the forehead and tucked in my covers.
There is a chill all over me as I look over at the dark closet.
I am afraid…
Swallowing hard, I felt my heart beginning to race.
Alarm bells are going off inside, someone is watching.
I can feel it…
There are eyes looking back at me, I can see them.
I remember the light switch is at the foot of the bed.
I am pondering…
I look briefly at the light switch and then back at the eyes watching me.
Can I turn on that light switch before something jumps out and gets me?
I must prevail…
My muscles are tensing up as I get ready for flight.
I leap at the light switch while reaching for the door knob.
I am safe…
In the living room, I told mom I slipped turning on the light switch.
After using the bathroom, I walked over and closed that closet door.
Written for: Tales From The Dark Side
Is about as dark as I get