She was sleeping on her left side facing the window next to her bed when she noted that the window was wide open and it was letting in the cold night air.
“Oh no!”, she thought ” when will this end.”
Immidiately she felt it clinging to her back, creeping and slowly growing in size. It stretched its arms around her waist and one of its legs creeped over hers, pinning her down. She could feel the pain, sense it’s sinister presence, feel its weight on her body but she knew it was all a dream, a vivid dream, a very scary vivid dream where she could not move a single muscle as her body was paralyzed.
“Heh heh”, laughed the head next to hers, the voice sounded like a million chattering voices trapped within one. The first time she had heard its voice, it had left her scared and dreading when it might appear again but that was two years ago. She had learnt to control her mind and not lose composure, the key was to keep her imagination chained up.
The arm slowly crawled up towards her neck.
“It is all a dream.”
“It is all in my head and none of this is real”, she thought to herself calmly. In this state, her imagination always imagined the worst and only made things worser for her.
Its hand found her neck and clasped it and then slowly started squeezing her neck.
” You had me waiting for a very long time”, hissed the voice.
A burning pain made its presence felt in the middle of her back, rapidly growing and spreading across her back.
“And I waited,”
She had to wake herself quickly, the pain was growing intensely and the hand squeezing her neck was not showing her any mercy.
She started by wriggling her toes and slowly spreading it to her feet as she gained control of her toes. She slowly tried moving her legs once she had gained control of her feet. Simultaneously, she started to wriggle her fingers.
It started muttering or was it shrieking, either way it was distracting and pulling her back into the half asleep state. She had to shake her head, that always woke her up. She started to shake her head vigrously.
And at the very brink of waking up, “Shut up!”, she cried.
She opened her eyes and stared at the closed window, relieved that it was over. The burning pain along with that nefarious creature were left behind with that dream.
” Heh heh,” mocked the chattering voices from behind her, breaking the eerie silence of her room.
“I did feel lucky today”, it continued smugly.