Fear As I Gradually Slurped The Remains Of What Was

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Fear As I gradually slurped the remains of what was left of my soup bowl I decided to polish off the remaining pools of my thick cold chicken soup trying to postpone my greatest fear of all. I decided I wouldn't talk at the table because I was just thinking about the loathsome night I would encounter."Honey, lighten up a bit, its Christmas tomorrow! You never know Santa Clause might have bought you that train set you have been asking for all year," said my mum with a look of Great Spirit upon her face. She obviously wasn't taking much notice to the dull, glum look on my face. She was still hoping for the 18 - carat Gold ring with encrusted diamonds smothering the pure white shiny metal, which she had asked for by making subtle remarks to my father for the past month and a half. She also went to the extent of pinning pictures of it up using the magnets on the fridge and handing several across to my father, who was only half paying attention after he looked at the price which was as expensive as a small hotel, but the woman was persistent and now started rambling on about how nice it would blend with her equally expensive bracelet which had been bought several months earlier. I never replied to her light-hearted remark. For I knew that I would be meeting my greatest fear soon enough.The time arose when again I heard the faint voice of my mother telling me that it was far past my bedtime. She had obviously lost track of time. So I got up off the stool and dragged my feet along the floor not knowing what this would achieve but anything would better than being alone in my room, which would soon be filled with just total darkness. So I slumped down on my bed, my head then hits the pillow and the lights go out with a few added words of 'Don't let the bed bugs bite' I then tried desperately to forget the few simple words because it wouldn't help. So I curl up in a ball and start reciting the lords prayer for I am conscious of all surrounding sounds, which amplify and echo around the now-bare walls of my room.The door slowly creeks opens a jar and a shimmer of excess light from another peers inside my room. I hear a faint drum-roll like sound gradually ascending like a marching army in sequence getting closer.I feel the Goosebumps on my now-shivering skin, 'They're coming!' I slowly pull the covers over my head making no sudden movements in case it may trigger them to attack. I couldn't see them before but I could now from the glimmer of...

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