The couple were awoken by a very loud tap
on their bedroom door
it was only two am on a spring morning
almost afraid to breath
this had not happened to them before
but this they could not ignore!
Recently moved to the mature bungalow
it stood on the edge of a village
already renovated this their dream home
so this was unexpected
compelled to take a glance nobody was there
a moment of fear did share!
The only sounds were of owls and animal cries
returning to bed tried to sleep
holding each other close until the dawn broke
got up to prepare for work
only to find kitchen cupboard doors open wide
yet nothing disturbed inside!
Unsettled at this odd sight on a new morning
dressed quickly they had to leave
left for work their circumstances had to reflect
returning after a difficult day
it was early evening both entered hesitantly
wondering what they would see!
Tension now replaced the joy of a new home
always felt those prying eyes
sitting for their dinner a glass slowly moved
then shot off the table hitting
and smashing against a newly painted wall
after that bad things did befall!
The second night neither could sleep well
footsteps echoed loudly
another tap on the door but much louder
sounding far more urgent
holding each other made no effort to look
as the door violently shook!
They were glad when it was light talked
for the first time for hours
she just wanted to go but he said no way
they could not afford to leave
decided cameras may help them find out
as their sanity was in doubt!
To save money fitted them with a friend
every angle was covered
put the base unit in the spare bedroom
now all they could do was wait
each morning checked nothing was seen
for several days tapes clean!
It had gone quiet had it been imagination
yet the unease remained
on this particular night there was banging
that went on for an hour
suddenly stopping then a muffled scream
so piercing and extreme!
Reluctantly ventured into the open lounge
the patio door was wide open
closing it decided to view the recordings
hoping something was captured
mostly blurry saw a shape for one second
were their lives threatened?
As the next dawn approached the alarm again
roused them from sleep
troubled by this yet a few hours had helped
now another Saturday
turned the alarm off the patio was wide open
things got worse this day
even with the alarm off it still became activated
both of them frustrated!
As the sun shone tried sitting in their garden
even here could not settle
decided to go out but the car would not start
it seemed they were trapped
intently watched the recording from last night
saw a figure come into the lens light!
Stood for seconds before thrusting its awful face
close to the camera laughing
no sound but it made their blood run ice-cold
could not sleep anymore
laid on the bed left the door open could see hall
when they heard a female call!
Bravely the husband ventured to investigate
without warning was pushed over
a force pulled at his legs his wife tried to help
but did not have the strength
heard his cries fade away staring into the dark
realising her situation stark!
Managed to grab her cell phone and dial 911
as she spoke a blurry shape
lunged at her violently she too was taken
leaving a bloody trail
the police arrived searching everywhere
but found nobody there!
The bungalow was sealed up and deserted!
No doubt somebody will want to venture in!
The Foureyed Poet.