(48) It Sees You When You’re Sleeping

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(A horror story in 50 words.)

I’m dreaming of presents when noise in the chimney wakes me.

He’s here! I sneak into the hallway and peek downstairs, watching for the jolly fat man.

The thing crawling out of the fireplace isn’t jolly. Or a man.

Don’t notice me, I think as its bloodshot eyes meet mine.


I committed to doing The Writing Cooperative’s 52-Week Writing Challenge, and my choice is a 50-word horror story every week. Please leave some applause if you enjoyed it. And if you liked this, I’ve written longer stuff too.)