Drama in the Dark

I hear a quiet hiss and sudden silence once again. I figure it’s the sprinklers going off outside once again. As I instantly open my eyes I can hear the hissing grow louder. My teeth begin to sink into the blanket as I shiver in a panic. The thundering footsteps only gain volume as they approach me. I blind myself as I press the pillow into my face in the pitch dark room. My bed shakes in terrifying vibration.

​My breathing starts to intensify and I gasp over and over again. In the utter black chamber there is no knowing what event is to follow. The quietness that takes over succeeds to petrify me beyond belief. As I hear the bell ring I curl into a ball under the sheets mentally creating a potent force field.

The tapping on my window leaves me motionless in a fetal position. Fast-paced footsteps are headed towards my direction. I take a deep breath and put my trembling hand over my mouth thinking that way I could not be discovered.

As the room once again is motionless I breathe in and out slowly. My pulse begins to go back to its healthy tempo and my eyelids flutter shut. I stretch out my legs and relax, and then all too quickly the subsequent occurrence is serene slumber.

9 Comments

  1. Hi Mariferangulo (I hope that’s your name!!! I will be extremely embarrased if its not…..haha)

    What was the hissing noise?? What was the tapping on your window? Who did the footsteps you heard belong to?? I missed it somewhere…. 🙂

    Rolain

    1. It’s Marifer Angulo yes. And the hissing was the sprinklers it was a normal night and I tried to dramatize the sounds I heard to make them more extreme and suspenseful than they actually were.

      1. After reading your post again with that understanding I have to say you are an excellent writer. You did an excellent job dramatizing your night…..I hope you write a lot!
        Is this the only platform you write on? Have you written a book?

        1. I dream of someday writing the great American novel but I still have much to learn! Thank you so much! The motivation I get from followers like you helps push me even more so I am unbelievably grateful!

        2. Will be looking forward to that day when you publish your first book and I also hope you realise how many people you are touching with your writing. It is very possible you have no idea the impact it’s making. God gives each of us keys to unlock our destiny and one of your keys is definitely the gift of writing…..just keep writing and keep looking to Him for help. I too would like to write books so I am trusting God to guide me on that journey! So with that said enjoy your weekend Marifer!!!

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