100-WORD TERROR

Terror on the Stairs

I wished I had grabbed my glasses as I fumbled for the light switch. I flipped and flicked to no avail as the power was out.

Stephen Dalton
Nov 25, 2020 · 2 min read
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I could see a blurry image in the darkness halfway up the stairs. I said, “Hey, who the fuck are you?” and edged down the stairs a bit.

I wanted to retreat to the safety of our bedroom, but the kids slept across the hall. My heart pounded incessantly as I crept down another step. Once again, I asked who was there but got no answer.

I went down another step. I decided to kick him in the head. I realized my mistake as my foot met the newel cap on top of the baluster, breaking two of my toes.

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Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a Certified US English Chicago Manual of Style Editor. Top Writer in Fiction, Short Story, VR, Design, & Creativity. Editor of Pop Off, Top Dalton’s Blog, 100WordStory, B.O.S.S., and SportsShorts100WordsOnly

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