She was alone in the flat and for some reason
watched a late night horror movie
and became engrossed even though scared
hiding her eyes from some scenes
her flat mate was away for the whole weekend
unable to go out no money to spend.
The last scene showed the girl being grabbed
then dragged under the bed
switching the television off getting a drink
nervously from the kitchen
then into the bathroom entering frightened
her tension heightened!
An image in the small mirror made her scream
realised it was just herself
a noise made the girl stop and intently listen
everything seemed to be still
now annoyed thinking this is silly got into bed
on the pillow rested her head.
It took a long time to even doze she was on edge
unable to get warm restless
soon wide awake again thought she heard a door
bang maybe it was outside
too afraid to come from beneath the thick duvet
maybe the fear would go away!
The clock radio came on she had not set any alarm
the loud buzz annoyed her
reaching out to turn it off felt something on her arm
recoiling at speed shivered
it was wet and sticky and there was a nasty smell
making her feel sick as well!
What was happening she had lived here for a year
it had always been uneventful
from under the bed heard a voice and a pushing
quickly turned the lamp on
it stopped reluctantly sitting up nothing stirred
being like this was absurd!
Not able to settle looked at her arm it was red
the odour even stronger now
standing knew she had to peek under the bed
as she did came face to face
with her best friends lifeless body laying there
congealed blood in hair!
Reeling back in terror screaming ran into the hall
had left with the new boyfriend
heard the door close she was having a shower
searched for the mobile phone
sure it was on the coffee table not there anymore
had to get out the front door!
Headed for the door from a closet a masked figure
lunged at her with a knife
the pain as the blade tore her flesh the adrenaline
surged through her petite body
managing to yank the door open into the corridor
running like a fleeing warrior!
Pursued by a crazed hooded attacker almost falling
down the long flight of stairs
leading to the lobby yet nobody seemed to be about
the deep wound in her arm
leaving a trail of blood as she reached the entrance
the thick glass panels a hindrance!
But at that moment a couple were just coming in
she squeezed by and into the street
where a police car came into view she ran at it
just as the knife fiend caught her
raising up for the fatal blow the policeman fired
hitting him he should have expired!
Yet for only a second jolted back than sped away
disappearing into the darkness
before another shot was able to hit this beast
the girl lay exhausted and bleeding
whatever it was had left no evidence nor a trail
but to kill her this thing did fail!
Would he come back for her to complete his task
was it human this thing in hooded Masque?
The Foureyed Poet.