The Thing In The Doorway

This story takes place on that typical stormy winter nights when everything seems hopeless but I can reassure you this is true. Okay so it was about [7:00] at night and I was watching TV, my favourite program in fact so I was not pleased when me and my mum heard a strange banging from upstairs in one of our bedrooms. I slowly got up to go investigate but my mum grabbed my hand and shook her head. “It’s just next door,” she said, I quickly sat down. The banging sounded again; much louder this time. This time my mum looked slightly worried. “It’s still probably next door.”

She whispered though I knew it wasn’t.

Next door was quiet and gentle, they couldn’t make that much noise. So pretty soon it was bedtime for me so I got into my pyjamas, brushed my hair and brushed my teeth. I got to bed and switched on the light (I always go to sleep with it on) it’s bright glow illuminated my shadowed room. I smiled and turned around to face my bedroom wall. Closing my eyes I got to sleep. Suddenly, I woke with a jerk and stared around my room panting like a dog. It was dark and dim so I figured my mum had probably switched my light off when she came up to bed.

I sighed and glanced at my doorway. That’s when I saw it. A woman was standing there. Her neck craned so she was facing me. Her eyes were red, pools of evil. I lay there, mouth open wide in awe.

The woman was in the shadows, her hair was short and shaggy, she was wearing a short dress which appeared to be white.

The only thing that stood out in the blackness.

The creature I mean woman took a step closer to me and my senses finally kicked in. I screamed at the top of my lungs and hid under my duvet pulling it over my head. I heard footsteps hurriedly coming towards me, I whimpered and curled up into a ball. Suddenly, I heard a familiar voice call my name. “Katie!” It said. “Katie honey are you alright?” I peeked out from under my blanket and saw my mum standing over me, the woman was gone.

I sighed with relief and told her everything that had happened but I could tell she didn’t believe me all she said was, “okay sweetie you can sleep with me tonight if you had a nightmare.” I nodded slowly and hugged my mum kissing her gently on the cheek. She kissed me back and I slept in her bed for 2 weeks. I never found out what that thing was but it wasn’t a dream.

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