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Taaka

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The Girl In My House
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:12:46 pm »
On a late summer evening, the strangest thing happened to me, while lying on my bed looking at the ceiling fan spin. The long blades sliced through the silent air, pushing a cool breeze toward me. The light outside faded until there was nothing left but the spinning fan, faint whispers and the girl standing in my doorway.

She stood there with her arms limply by her side. Her hair is frizzled, wild and unbecoming. I lifted my head and squinted to see her face and she cocked her head to the side. Was she puzzled or curious?, I thought. A door slammed downstairs, just distant enough to be heard as a small thud. I turned my head toward the sound and so did the little girl.

An awkward silence, as thick as a cloudy miasma, made time stand still. I looked back at the girl and she looked back at me. I could hear feet clomping up the stairs and so could she. We gazed upon each other until the voice of a woman brushed against the hallway and softly pushed the drapes on my windows. She called the little girl's name. It sounded like a melody riding on still air.

The little girl turned her head toward the hallway, knowing someone is coming for her. She turned her unruly head back toward me and huffed. After air-clawing in my direction, she backed into the darkness behind her.
I reached over and felt the switch on the bedside lamp. I twisted the thin switch until it clicked twice and light filled the room.

At the moment the light lit the room, my eyes attempted to adjust to the change but I'm afraid it was not quick enough.

With the same intensity of a car horn honking, a woman screamed next to me. Before I could look, the little girl tugged my pajama top saying, 'My mom wants to know if you are staying for dinner.'

I hope you got a few chills from the story. None of it happened, on this version of earth.

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