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The Nighttime Visitor

Flash Fiction for an October Prompt

By Kelsey ClareyPublished 5 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
The Nighttime Visitor
Photo by Chris Swann on Unsplash

I can hear the growling and the sounds of something scratching at the doors and windows from the outside, but I don't dare go take a peek. Though I am curious, I don't want to draw the creature's attention. After several nights of this and several days of finding the claw marks on the house's siding and the large footprints in the yard accompanied by a strong sense of something watching me from the woods, I don't need to know what it looks like to know that I don't want to mess with it.

The house is sturdy, and I've reinforced and barricaded the entryways. I remind myself of this several times as I pull the covers up over my head and try to ignore the noises. It shouldn't be able to get it.

Still, I'll keep a knife under my pillow tonight. Just in case I'm wrong about that...


This was written for Prompt #12 on Chloe Rose Violet's October Prompts list:


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About the Creator

Kelsey Clarey

Bisexual Canadian writer, editor, podcaster, and crafter. You can find me @islanderscaper most places on the internet and as part of the podcast Just Roll With It AP (@rollwithitap).

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  • River Joy21 days ago

    I really enjoyed this, the suspense was just right, and the ending was satisfying.

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