Don’t Fall Asleep
“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”
“I don’t know. I’m so tired. Roger, I don’t know if I can keep it at bay.”
“Come on Katie, you have to. Here, let me go get you a pop to help.” A frail looking girl with light dirty blond hair nodded from her bed. She was fifteen years old, and beautiful. A man with thick curly brown hair stood up from her bedside. As he left the room, however, he ignored the feeling the clenched at his stomach, the impending feeling of doom.
He flicked on the yellow light in the kitchen, freezing when he heard a slight noise. Slowly, he turned, his heart pounding in his chest. However, nothing was there. Calm down Roger, calm down, he thought to himself. The comforting light from the refrigerator brightening the white kitchen, and slightly calming his nerves. Rummaging through it, he found they were out of pop. Perhaps in the garage, he thought reassuringly. He turned to shut the refrigerator and gasped in horror. A dark shape began to move towards him, its silent steps long and graceful.
“Katie! Katie! Wake up Katie!” She made no response, continuing to move closer, almost gliding now. “Don’t Katie. Don’t do it.” Roger said firmly, trying to keep his voice low, but it wavered at the end. Katie stepped into the kitchen, the light falling on her thin hair that draped over her sloped shoulders and fell in front of her dipped head. Her whole body seemed relaxed as she paid him no mind. “Katie? Katie?!? Please, Katie!”
A scream filled the night air. However, soon it faded, a hollow silence taking over.
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