old fashioned news radio goes off suddenly. Next it's followed by
a young woman's voice as she calmly announces, "Everyone in
Midwestern United States, this is not a drill, I repeat not a
drill! Witnesses have reported a strange creature never seen
before now. This creature has bright blood-red eyes and when it
bites a human, it causes the humans internal organs to swell,
along with their eyes turning the bright red color as well. We
don't yet know the effects this 'thing' has on animals yet but
until we do we are urging you to keep your children and any pets
or livestock inside at all times until we have this all figured
out-" The radio goes silent.
The small house is dark and
silent. Five-year-old Jason Malcock sits silently huddled in a
corner. His tiny arms are hugging his knees tightly to his
chest.Without a warning, the one lonely window in the center of
the room breaks. Glass flies everywhere. Jason hides his face in
his knees. He looks up for a fragment of a second. His eyes are
drowning with tears and his face is fear-stricken. He sees a dark
figure slowly inch its way in through the window. Jason
Just then, the front door
knob jiggles and there's screaming from outside. It's Jason's
mother. She screams, "Jason, open the door!" Jason stares the
creature dead straight in the eyes. Then he looks over to the
front door. "No mama," he cries, "don't come in here!
Jason's mother continues to
bang on the door. Meanwhile, the creature slowly lunges forward
towards him. He pushes his back farther into the corner, hugging
his knees even tighter. His eyes widen as the creatures comes
into the pale light.
The creature's crimson eyes
glimmered, illuminated only by flicker of the one tiny, wax
candle sitting atop the stone mantle.Apart from that, the
creature was magnificent and beautiful. The light revealed
perfect facial features. Its eyes a deep red, its features pale
Shadows danced and twirled
upon the walls. The partly rotted hardwood floors were frosted
with a thin layer of dust, with smudges of footprints in some
areas. The creature smiled, revealing two pointed fangs in its
top row of teeth, giving it a hideously wonderful appearance.
Jason turned his head back over to the wooden doorway, where his
mother was still trying to get in.
The word 'help' formed on Jason's lips,
but he didn't have time to get the word out before, in one swift
flash of movement, the creature attacked Jason and within seconds
had dashed back out the way it had entered. It was gone before
Jason's head hit the ground.
At the entryway his mother finally
broke through the glass tiles in the door and pulled her hand
through, unlocked the knob, and heaved the mighty door open. She
rushed to her child, the life slipping out of him. She pulled him
close, his eyes sealed shut and she sobbed over his cold
She quickly picked him up and ran out
into the deserted streets. It was pitch black and she had no way
of seeing where she was going. She tried to carry him to a
medical center, but it was too far. She dropped in exhaustion and
sobbed loudly as she watched him grow worse and
It had been at least a couple hours
since he had been attacked. Sweat covered his entire body, yet he
was freezing cold. He groaned with pain. But then he grew silent
and still. His mother tried to shake him awake, but
She tried not to admit it, but in her
heart she knew the truth. Jason was gone.
Yet suddenly, he began to stir. By now
it was breaking dawn, and she watched unbelievingly as her
injured son sat up without any pain or troubles. His skin was
paler and he was no longer sweating. His wounds had healed and
faded. She smiled and hugged him.
Jason smiled back, his bright red eyes
glowing and his fangs glistening.