The Thing That Hides In Your Home

There is something in your home. A thing that lurks, a thing that hides. Knowing where it is won't protect you from it, but that won't stop you from reading, because some part of you believes that knowing is the same thing as safety. Your Bedroom Under the bed, where anything could live, and there's no way to know what's down there unless you look. But looking will make it real; as long as you don't look, the thing under the bed might be in your imagination, something you invented to frighten yourself. As long as you don't look, and as long as you don't linger beside the bed with your ankles exposed to the eyes of the thing that lurks, you'll believe that you are safe. As long as you don't look, and as long as you don't linger, and as long as you don't fall asleep.

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