I watched as my mom slammed the back door.  This was it. My little brother and I were finally home alone for the whole evening.

“Can we watch a movie, Penny?” my brother Louis asked.

“Why not?” I grabbed the remote and turned the TV on. We picked out our favorite scary movie about witches.

Running to the kitchen, I quickly checked to see if there were any snacks in the cupboard. I scanned the whole cupboard until I finally found a bag of chips. Sweet, I thought, grabbing and opening the chips. I rushed to the couch as the movie was about to begin. 

As I was just starting to be engaged in this scary movie, I heard a knock coming from the front door. 

“I’ll get it,” Louis said. 

I was about to say, ”No,” but he had already opened the door. He stared at it in shock, screaming. “Pen?”

In a panic, I ran up to him, trying to shush him. My brother had never acted like this before. What in the world was bothering him now?

“What is it?” I gently nudged him. Louis was shaking like crazy.

“I-I-I think I saw…” he stuttered, “a monster.”

I rolled my eyes. Louis was too old for this talk. “Lou, is this because of the movie that we’re watching?” I tried to say as calmly as I could. There were a couple of monsters mentioned in the movie, which could be it.

His expression changed. “It was no one.”

I knew something was up, but I decided not to worry about it. We resumed watching the movie.

Suddenly I heard another banging on the door. “I’ll get it this time.” 

Louis nodded. 

I strode to the door. When I opened it, I saw a tall, statue-like thing staring at me. It had red eyes that never left my gaze and greenish spots all over its body. As I looked past our house, there were more of them, all coming towards the house. I slammed the door. 

“Louis,” I said, shaking, “I think you were right.”

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    10 months ago

    Kaysi, welcome to Voice.Club. I am wavering between dismissing the children as wildly imaginative and hoping the monsters are benign. Well done!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    10 months ago

    Welcome to voice club, Kayci. I, too shaking imagining those monsters. I remember my and my sister’s experience at our boarding house last 2012. We experience the same as your protagonist. When my sister opened the door, there was no one outside. Then the wind was cold, so my sister closed the door, and we ran to the room. We locked the door and hid under the blanket.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Kayci Lodewyk
    10 months ago

    You’re welcome, Kayci.

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