The whirring fan enters my dream,
I'm awake now, at 02: 20 am.
It's not like I haven't woken up at this time countless times before.
Yet, this time it feels different.
I can sense something that doesn't belong,
in the darker recesses of my bedroom with me.
An unwelcome guest, in my safe space.
I want it to go away!
Yet, my body, with it's convenient timing wants me to go to the toilet.
Agh, just great!! I have to make a dash for it!
As I move to go to the bathroom,
I feel it, the hairs on the back of my neck stand straight.
A kind of electric sensation is in the air all around me.
With all the courage I can muster, I keep my head down. And with the speed of light I rush to the bathroom and back.
It's still there.
I retreat under my bed covers and hope for the best.
Squeezing my eyes as tight as can be.
I can feel it's weight pressing down on me.
I let out a voiceless scream!
Hours seem to drift by
Before I know it, I'm now sound asleep.