posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 02:24 AM
First short story since high school, trying to get back into it.
Edit: Updated story, changed title from "The Creature of the night" to this. I also modified the story to meet word limit requirements. This story
is 596 words long.
Please enjoy, and I encourage you to leave feedback!
It all started quite normally that night, I had a shower.. Brushed my teeth and decided it was time to say goodnight to the world for a few hours.
Just before I went to my bedroom I decided to go out for a cigarette, as per the usual nightly ritual.
While I was having my cigarette, I glanced up at the stars, as I usually do, hoping to get a quick glimpse of a shooting star or something out of the
ordinary. As I was just about to stub my cigarette out I could have sworn I saw a tall dark figure in the corner of my eye but didn’t make much of
it. It was exceptionally quiet this night, even the bats weren’t making any noise. I heard the sound of ruffling bushes towards my back yard. I ran
inside to turn on the back light and observe the yard from the comfort of my deck, but unfortunately saw nothing.
I locked all the doors, shut all the windows and climbed into bed, and glanced at my clock showing the time was 10:23pm, after a moments I fell
After a few hours of sleep I woke up feeling a strange sensation in my back.. I was being pulled up my bed, without force or pressure of any kind. It
was like I was sliding but on a perfectly horizontal plane. I could barely open my eyes but saw a tall figure above my bed, it appeared to not be
wearing clothes due to its slim appearance and had an oddly shaped oval-like head. I was powerless to defend myself from this.. thing. After this,
powerless and confused, I briefly went back to sleep, several minutes later I awoke in shock, I had my strength back and was extremely alarmed at what
had happened just few minutes ago.
I grabbed a crowbar, which I have next to my bed for personal protection. I went up to the window to hopefully catch some sight of this intruder, I
saw a face in the window, the only words I could use to describe it were evil and unearthly, In fear I leapt back and lost eye-sight. I then got the
courage to look outside the window again, there was no wind, no noise, and everything was as if it were on pause. I went outside to investigate
further, I walked around to the side of the house my bedroom window was on and noticed a tall, dark figure run at incredible speeds in a disturbingly
unhuman manner, I tried my very best to pursue this creature but it was fast, too fast. After conducting a brief search of my house I saw no sight of
Like a wave, I heard the thunderous sounds of human machinery. I turned my head to face the horizon, there were ten fighter jets, flying low, fast and
in formation towards a luminous horizon. I assumed this creature was probably long gone by now, I decided to go into my house to investigate what was
going on, I first turned on the radio and heard nothing but static I decided I would then make an attempt at trying to find some sort of signal on my
television, but it too was nothing but the standby screen, the internet was down and also the phone line was dead, I ran to my front door only to see
that the luminous light on the horizon had grown significantly.
I heard more fighters overhead on the way to the unearthly horizon. What has begun…?
[edit on 19/11/09 by WishForWings]