Your mind is racing; cursing you for
going that extra mile. You knew that
it was going to get dark soon, what
the hell were you thinking?!
In the growing darkness you find yourself
rushing into the night, only your heart
is sprinting in perfect synchronicity with
The drone of dead leaves beneath each
careless step crackles out the sound of
the drum-like organ that pounds iced
blood through petrified veins.
You flinch beneath the trees as phantom
branches claw at your cowering guise,
forcing you deeper into panic.
The moon hides beneath a blanket of
ominous clouds like a child watching
a horror movie through sparse fingers.
Your mind is consumed by a hazy reel of
silent grainy sequences, your heavy
breathing – the sinister soundtrack.
A screaming reminder that grows louder
and faster as though your bitter lungs are
striving to betray your position at any cost.
Your dry throat attempts to gulp down a
barren breath of suspicion that scrapes
down your windpipe like sandpaper through
a tunnel of matted hair.
Escape this monstrous nightmare!
Advance into the unknown and deceive
the grievous grasp of the hushed gloom
You feel an eerie change in the temperature
as it plummets with your heart into the pit
of your stomach.
Cold claws scrape the warmth from your
A slender shade begins to form in the fog
before you, flailing putrid limbs of revulsion.
A white mask, blank with silentious rage bores
into your crippled soul with a faceless grin of
With a heavy jaw you scream a muted
Inch by disjointed inch the slender shadow
trudges clumsily toward you.
An old familiar chill reverberates through your
withered frame and drags you off into the putrid