Jippā (a short horror story)

KM Zafari

 This short horror story is based on a nightmare I had some time back.

No one believed him that the monsters were real. His uncle grew frustrated and impatient with the nighttime fears the boy should long have outgrown. His aunt was more sympathetic and well-intentioned, but she dismissed them as being merely nightmares. 

Only he knew that, at night, the truths always revealed themselves.

After the lights went out and all was dark, the silence of his room was broken by quiet scratching and moans. He covered his ears against the screeches, but they grew louder and louder until they filled the air, and he could feel them even in his lungs. 

Then, when a scream threatened to burst forth from his throat, and he could bear it no longer, there was silence. Not one sound. It was the same disquieting nothingness as in a forest filled with animals that sensed a new predator. 

The monsters were still, but he knew they were there.

He uncapped his ears and glanced at his little sister, asleep in the bed next to his. Quiet and undisturbed, she’d slept through it all. He envied her peaceful slumber; she always looked like an angel.

Then, there was another noise. Whispers. “She’s coming,” they said. “She’s coming. She’s coming.”
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About the author

KM Zafari has been writing for a long time, but this is her first foray into publishing. 

She is busy but friendly and welcomes feedback, both positive and constructive. She can be reached via her website at http://thebatinthehat.com or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thebatinthehat.

She is honored to have you read her work.

Note to libraries and schools: she does not impose an expiry date on any of her work. 

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Mar 23, 2013
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