Feb 2, 2009

Night horrors

The night calls me
something is lurking and watching
I don't know what
but I feel it
the hairs on my neck agree with my instinct
Stephen King, Dean Koontz and other stories I have read feed my fear
I am a brave soul
I will confront this entity.
I tiptoe down the stairs,
wishing I owned a gun
I do own a set of balls and and I have heart,
so these are the weapons I bring
I reach my destination
The bottom of the steps has a huge window
The lake is invisible in the moonless night
The only frightful image I see is my own reflection in the stairwell window
Henceforth, I will no longer read horror novels before bedtime.


the walking man said...

Lori you got it! Great timing and purpose here, The narrator is giving the reader that same hair raising feeling.

BUT: I suggest...

"Stephen King, Dean Koontz and other (THE)stories I have read feed my fear..."

Lose Stephen King and Dean Koontz it gives the ending away too early.

But really well done!!!

Lori said...

Wow, thanks for the complement, coming from you, it really means something. It is actually based on the first week we moved in this house.