Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Si te hubieras venido, te me he venido también

The lights were on, Reese could move. Of course she could move.

2:55 a.m. Read the clock above the television.

The rain still splashed and splunked against the brick walls, slid through the half open windows and dampened her curtains. "Shit," Reese stood and wobbled, her head spinning. "Close the window," she said out loud, before she followed her own direction.

"Slow down, heart. There's no one here but us. Us and maybe John," she said. "He might still be here. I dunno. Check your phone, little girl."

Reese was not little. She was two meters tall, amazonian, bleached blonde. Ruddy.

"You could have done anything," she said, "But you didn't."
She lay on the couch, frozen, trapped in a night terror.

A gigantic, scorched man loomed above her. He grinned, dirty ivory needles for teeth flashed phosphorus. He jumped, knees bent, and landed on her chest. Reese gasped and the scorched man cackled, a high pitched whine.

"You should be more careful who you let into your house," he said.

Reese stared at him, paralyzed, unable to even close her eyelids. She huffed, a huge escaping breath as the scorched man flopped down on her. He poked her on the forehead, a charred fingernail nicked between her eyebrows.

"You should have been more careful who you let into your house," he said again and disappeared.

Reese gasped and snapped upright like a half sprung bear trap.

The lights were on, Reese could move. Of course she could move.

3:55 a.m. Read the clock above the television.

The rain still splashed and splunked against the brick walls, slid through the half open windows and dampened her curtains. "Shit," Reese stood and wobbled, her head spinning. "Close the window," she said out loud, before she followed her own direction.

"Slow down, heart. There's no one here but us. Us and maybe John," she said. "He might still be here. I dunno. Check your phone, little girl."

Reese was not little. She was two meters tall, amazonian, bleached blonde. Ruddy.

"You could have done anything," she said, "But you didn't."