I was alone. Completely isolated and out in the wilderness, darkness blanketing the night sky. It was outlandishly cold out as I tried to find my way back home. I was lost, but afraid of who- or what- would find me.
Out of nowhere, I could feel a cold hand cup my mouth. It felt strange. It was smooth, yet hard, like a marble statue. It sent tremors down my back.
My mouth felt like gelatin as I desperately tried to scream, but there was no use. I was mute. No sounds would come out of my mouth.
Suddenly, I was thrown down to the ground, struggling to breathe as I tried to stand back up. There was a vast amount force, keeping me pinned down on the ground.
I briefly looked up and all I could see was a luminescent figure, with blood red eyes. It was feline-like in its stature, but possessed the body of a man. It had a great and horrifying beauty. So much so, that I couldn’t help but stare, with great disbelief. The figure was mesmerizing. It was like a Venus fly trap, and I just so happened to be the fly.
I watched in awe as it ran, its radiant body blurred as it reached high speeds. I hesitated to blink, not knowing where it would be next.
I tried to swallow the lump in my throat, but it only worsened. My lungs burned as I lied completely silent, unable to let out an echo.
In the shadows, I could faintly see my mother as she casually strolled through the forest.
My heart raced when I saw her- her sweet, toothy smile, her warm blush and the way her golden blond hair bounced as she walked. I wanted nothing more but to hug her, to feel her warm embrace, and never have to let her go.
Panic struck across my face when I realized the danger she was putting herself in. Could she see it? I wondered. Could it see her? I struggled to get up, and started to shake involuntarily.
As if to answer my questions, the figure darted across the forest in a blurred motion, to where my mother stood. I heard a blood curdling scream, and then I went back into the darkness.
I felt even more disoriented then before, fighting to regain the light that had shown my mother. A wave of shock pinned me down to the ground, and I finally ceased to fight the force. I could feel the hot tears running down my cheeks as I heard her terrified shrieks.