Friday, October 21, 2011

Stalked

He's here. He's watching me. I just woke up n glanced up at the window above my bed. He was there just beyond the glass. Call the police.





The challenge this week was to compose a text in 160 characters that elicits or expresses fear.  My text is inspired by something that actually happened to me when I was younger.  Perhaps I will write about it in more depth as it makes for a pretty good scary story, perfect for Halloween.

23 comments:

Riahli said...

Um, okay yeah... that scared me! I was already spooking myself out pretty bad this morning, my husband leaves for work really early and being in a dark house by myself with the kiddos does that to me. Started thinking I want a gun {ack, I never think that!} or a big dog at the very least... just got myself calmed down and then I read this! Haha! I'm going to go make sure all the blinds are closed now, thank you very much! ;)

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Creepy! Windows have always been scary for me...especially at night. You never know what lies just beyond that thin pane of glass. Nicely written!

Kat said...

Riahli- Ha! I'm the same way when hubby leaves for the weekend. He and the boys were up north last week when Grace and I came home and when I got home I did an immediate sweep (since it was still broad daylight) of the house, closets and everything (even the crawl space in our basement) to make sure no one was here. Then that night I heard a tapping, tapping coming from outside, and though I knew the wind was knocking something against the house I took a GIANT knife out with me to investigate. heh heh.

Katie- Yep. Windows freak me because I've watched too many scary movies as a kid. ;)

angela said...

Creepy to awake to something like that. It's strange how our subconscious works and has its own little safeguards.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I would hate to be watched like that!

Kristy said...

Very good! I thought of doing a stalker one. Scary indeed.

Kelly said...

That is creepy! We live on a treed property with no one around and I have too many windows without coverings. Thanks.

Mom24 said...

Ewww! I'm scared! (It doesn't take much.) I'd love to hear the story behind it sometime.

Tonya said...

um yeah you can't just leave us hanging like that! what happened???

Kat said...

Angela- Yep. It was scary.

GG- I think the feeling of being watched is just the WORST.

Kristy- Thanks!

Kelly- There were actually think cream colored curtains on the window. I can not stand an uncovered window, especially at night. Too spookey!

Mom24- I think I'll write the whole story for next week. It's great for Halloween! ;)

Tonya- Well, I'm still here. ;) Tune in for the complete story next week!

Karen Peterson said...

My bedroom is on the third floor of our townhouse. We have no fire escape or balcony. I am always afraid I'm going to see someone watching me through the window!

Kat said...

Karen- Ha! I KNOW! I've had the same thought on our second story. It really freaks me out because it would be SO SCARY cuz how the HELL would someone be there? I actually saw a scary movie when I was younger that had this demon guy floating outside a window so I think that is where I get that bizarre thought from.

Carrie said...

I would be scraed...brings to mind Halloween the movie and Michael Myers peering in a window.

*shivers*

Kat said...

Carrie- Oh, that movie scares the crap out of me. Thank God it wasn't Michael Myers. ;)

Natalie @ MamaTrack said...

Totally scary. Especially since it was real! Yikes.

John said...

The feeling that "I'm being watched" is horrible . . . because you're trying to tell yourself that it's not happening . . . but once that seed is there, it's impossible to ever shake.

Looking forward to hearing more.

Kat said...

Natalie- Yeah. It was freaky.

John- Sometimes it seems the more you try to calm yourself down the more you freak out.

Nichole said...

Now, that's just creepy.
If I'm up all night tonight, I'm blaming you!

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

you had me wondering who would be looking in your second floor window like that but you just never know with people..

Galit Breen said...

Oh, that is so scary! The it so could happen factor is high here!

(And it sounds like it really did happen? Aak!)

Kat said...

Nichole- Hehe. Sorry.

Nbrsspot- It was on the first floor.

Galit Breen- Yep. It happened. Crazy, right?

CDG said...

So glad I've already closed all the shades...

Kimberly said...

Oh that sure is creepy to wake up to!

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