You woke up with a start, you don’t remember what kind of…Nightmare you had just moments ago but with the way you trembled and the sweat covering you’re body, you could only assume it was for the best.
You turn over and grab you’re phone from the nightstand beside you’re bed and flick it on, the sudden bright light from the phone leaves you reeling for but a moment before seeing clearly.
It was 3AM, you groan in distaste for you already knew sleep was a mere wish at this point.
It was when you sat up you jumped by a sudden loud clap of violent thunder, your phone beeped alerting you of its low battery life.
The power was out and the phone was only on ten percent, the howling of the wind caught the attention and you looked up from the phone.
You’re window was wide open! rain was pouring in form the outside and slowly soaking the carpet floor! quickly you stumbled from the bed and forced the window shut, sighing in distaste of the now soggy fabric beneath your bare feet.
But it was in that moment you heard a shifting sound from behind…on your bed.
Turning quickly and fumbling for the phone that you had set on the nightstand you where able to see a silhouette crouched upon the center of the queen sized mattress.
Once you found the phone you quickly grasped it and flicked on the light, there, sitting on the bed was a thing of nightmares.
It was the size of a young child with loose and almost dangling skin, its jaw almost seemed unhinged leaving a full view of its rotting teeth and black tar like dripping tong.
You had only a mere glimpse of the thing before it lunged at you, gurgling and hissing like an animal as it tried to claw its way to your throat.
In fear of your life you managed to reach out and chuck this thing away from you, it hit the wall with a sickening crack before falling still on the carpet.
Moments passed as you gasped trying to calm your racing heart, when suddenly the light flicked on making you stiffen and hold you’re breath with even more fear .
You turned to see your spouse, their eyes wide with horror. You followed their gaze only to find the monster whom you have flung to the wall before…was you’re three-year old child whom lay dead in a pool of their own blood.
Before a word could be spoken you’re spouse fled from the bed, shouting of how they were going to call the police.
You had no control over your own body as you pursued them down the stairs to the kitchen, they were on the phone and you grasped a kitchen knife before rushing over and tackling them to the ground.
The phone fell to the floor from their hand as you forced them to face you before forcefully bringing the knife down into their chest, blood sprayed all over the room and your person as you began to mindlessly stab the former spouse multiple times.
It was when you where out of breath that you finally dropped the knife, but when you went to look to their face once more all you saw was you’re own horrified and bloody body beneath you.
Before you could react properly a pair of large hands gripped your head and turned it roughly to the side.
You gasped as you woke up in your bed to the sound of loud cracking thunder, your heart was pounding and sweat dripped from your skin.
It was pouring out and with a moment hesitation you turned over and grabbed the phone from the nightstand.
It was 3 AM.
You stiffened when you felt a cold puff of air hit the back of your neck, someone was behind you breathing in a raspy manner.
“You’re window is open” a raspy voice spoke
You live alone.