been trying to post this all morning--let's see if it posts now.
i've got a lot of writing to do today and have some stuff to get together for tomorrow's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, so i'm falling back on my occasional cheat of posting one of the more chilling and memorable stories i read earlier this month over on YOUR TRUE TALES at about.com
this one os from lindsay g. and i found it stuck with me the few days after i'd read it. always a good sign of a good story. the only things i want to know is the when and the where...
HUGE CREATURE AT THE WINDOW
by Lindsay G.
The following incident has terrified me to the point where I have never told anyone of it before now. Even as I write this, I'm shaking.
I was asked by a friend to come house-sit for her and take care of her little shih tzu, Cody, while she went away on vacation for two weeks. Happy to make some easy money, I eagerly obliged and went to stay at her house with Cody, who I got along excellently with.
A few nights into the first week, I was watching TV in the dark in the main living area. Cody was lying on the floor next to me, resting. There was an enormous bay window overlooking the backyard to the right of the couch I was lying on. I thought about closing the blinds, but since the house was located in a remote part of the woods, I figured nobody would be peeking through the windows. Especially at that particular hour. (It was around midnight.)
Very much involved in the drama on the TV, I wasn't aware of my surroundings, but Cody certainly was. He piped up all of a sudden and began growling at the large bay window. His growls soon turned into snappy barks and I glanced up abruptly, but couldn't see anything out the window in the dark. Cody suddenly lunged at the window and began gnashing his teeth. I jumped up and ran to the window and looked out.
It was very dark, but I could just make out a large figure standing in the yard looking at me. It must have been about 7 or 8 feet tall, and the outline seemed really jagged, as if it was covered in really thick fur. I grabbed Cody by the collar to try to shush him, and I realized every time Cody let out a bark, the creature outside seemed to respond in its own noise. It seemed to me like a rough, guttural, grunting sound.
My heart was pounding and I began to back away from the window. As I did so, the creature began to walk toward the window! I stood frozen to the spot for a few moments, and the creature outside stared right back at me, seemingly more intrigued with me than the yappy little dog at my feet. Then without warning, it turned and strode off into the night, taking very long and wide strides.
I immediately called my dad and he came over with my brother. They searched the surrounding area with flashlights. When they came back in, my dad's eyes were big, and he said there were enormous footprints in the dew grass all through the backyard. I barely slept the remaining days there at the house. I was always on my guard, and Cody also seemed rather anxious at all times. But no further incidences happened and I was very glad when my friend came home and I could leave!
"five for friday"
i'll name some names,
you tell me the group...
(these are hard...)
1. linus, danny, rusty, basher
2. tarra, gleep, igoo, zok
3. gargoyle, valkyrie, angel
4. cowmumble, grumble, gargle, boss moss
5. mike, vyv, rick, neil
have a great FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
smell ya later!