The prompt for this week:
“She woke, shivering, in the dark of the night.”
An owl swooped by on almost silent wings searching for prey. A dog barked nearby, twice then suddenly stopped, and she woke, shivering, in the dark of night.
She was immediately alarmed…her skin pearled..her breathing became shallow and rapid.
What woke her?
She drew a blanket around her and started for the door, thinking to herself “it’s nothing. You are being silly.” but still afraid.
The dog barked a third time then howled…………..then silence. No sounds at all……….
She stood completely still trying to relax before checking outside. She had to know…was it nothing?
Taking a deep breath, she quickly walked to the door and thrust it open. There was nothing there! She heard a tiny sound and glanced down.
As she picked up the tiny kitten hiding behind the door she thought, “I’ll never be alone again”