Microfiction featuring: Illness, Mild Horror, First Person POV. Suitable for all ages.
Thick fingers grip my throat.
Cold settles around me,
The dark keeps me company.
Though I was sure I shut the door before I slept,
Dark shadows lean in,
I stumble to my feet, shut the door,
Keep those shadows out,
But when I turn the door is open again.
Did I imagine closing the door?
I go back and listen.
Sounds like a hacking cough,
Just like my own.
But there’s no one else here,