they wait for darkness to surrender its beast.
©Susie Clevenger 2014
This is a true story. My youngest sister and I were alone in a bedroom talking and giggling when we heard the front door of our house open and someone step inside. We immediately asked if it was our parents, but the only answer was the sound of heavy breathing. Terrified and frozen in place we waited for whoever it was to find us. After what seemed like forever we heard the front door open, then close leaving the chain on it rattling against the glass. We never found out who it was.