I thought there must be a black drape over my window. Whatever was tapping had to be right there in plain view! And then I looked once more at the light. This time the trails of light were longer. They were going farther. And I understood. Whatever was out there was sucking up all the light. It was like it was... eating it. Or absorbing it. My room was darker without switching off the lights. The lights ran at full capacity, but this... thing outside my window gobbled up every last bit.
Screenwriter Steve Beaudry has been involved with many obscure short films and television pilots. His most successful short story, Dark Matter, has been read by many people across America and has been loved by all of them.