A little boy is in his new house with his mom, while his dad is at work. The house is rickety and quite the enigma. He calls out, “mum?” whilst trying to find his mother.
His mother says, “Yessss?” from upstairs. He calls out again, and gets the same reply, finding that his mother must be in the room at the end of the hall, decorating her new bedroom. He is about to turn the doorknob when he hears the door downstairs open, and hears his mother say, “Is anyone home?” and he is about to rush to his mother and tell her when the door opens and yanks him in.
It is a tall creature, jet black, shiny like oil, large, cringe-worthy teeth, enough to make you go mad. It lifts the child up and is about to swallow him whole when he lets out a small squeal, and his mother comes running. She makes it into the room, “Honey? Are you in here? I thought I heard-” but she is cut off by the sight. She falls to the ground, seeing that there is nobody in the room, except her sons shoes, and his favorite toy, Binky, of which he named his stuffed bunny.
With tears in her eyes, begins to get up, but is also grabbed from behind, and the creature opens its gaping jaws, revealing a shred of the child’s shirt. Alas, the father comes home from work, only to find the same thing, and to serve the same fate.
There were neighbors for this family, but it wasn’t a basic, suburban house-beside-house-beside-house type thing. It was still pretty spacious. Neighbors did hear a cry of the father though, and they came over the same way the mother did. A rush. They saw the empty house, but it was trashed. As if the monster wanted to find something in the home.
“Hello?” said the neighbor with a quivering, shrill voice. “Is anybody here?”
The neighbor was so frightened by all of this that she called the police to help search. They found nothing, and they asked the neighbor if she was sure she even had neighbors living there, because the house looked like it had been abandoned for years.
“Yes. Positive. I… I know they were here! They came over and they greeted me when they moved in!” She said, stuttering. The police searched once more, only to find the same thing the father had found. Son and mother’s shoes, the son’s toy, Binky. They picked these things up and asked if she recognized them, and she did. All of them.
She sobbed, and quivered. She didn’t know what was going on. They were about to walk out of the building when they heard the shrill eeeeek sound of the door opening a crack. She turned around and saw a deep black figure lurking behind the door. Petrified, she slowly turned to the officers and said, “Turn…Around.”
They did, but they saw nothing.
“It was behind the door! You have to see it! It was tall, dark, mysterious”
They walked up the stairs and into the room at the end of the hall. “Are you sure there was something here, or was it just paranoia?” Said they, as they turned out the door. They touched the doorknob, ready to walk out when they each were grabbed by the collar and yanked back in. The lights were off, and then on again. One of the police officers was missing, and it was just the neighbor and one officer.
“We have to get out of here!” said she, and she was so afraid she was willing to jump out the window! She jumped, and again, was pulled back, and the lights flicked one more time… and she was all alone. She ran for the doorway and this time, she actually made it out, she got lucky, as assumed. Maybe this creature just missed her this time.
She ran home as fast as she possibly could. She had really dug herself in deep this time. That night, while she was in bed, she thought she heard footsteps. She knew it was not her husband, for he was in bed with her. Her children never get up in the middle of the night, but from paranoia from earlier that day, she dare not speak. She watched as an oily black shadow crept into the room, and carved something in her wall, and then hid underneath her bed. She could not see what it was because it was dark, but after a while her eyes were adjusted to the darkness.
“I know you are awake.” That is what the wall said. She was about to quietly sneak away from the room when she heard a snap, and it was over. The creature had won, and never was to be seen again by anyone.