Happy Halloween everyone!ย  I hope you’ll have a good and spooky day whatever you are doing ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Today the gremlins had a bit of fun with this blog post, making sure it didn’t post on schedule as planned.ย  I’ve had to re-write the post and upload it again, so I hope those of you who missed it earlier will still be able to take the time to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

Because today is Halloween, I wanted to share with you a story (a very short story at just over 300 words!) which I first shared a couple of years ago online.ย  It’s the only story I ever shared online and I’ve since re-edited it a little bit.ย  I hope you all enjoy this spooky and slightly weird tale, and please let me know what you think of my writing.ย  I’m still building up my own confidence in writing fiction but if I hear you like it, I might just try to write more in future ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Her Presence

He awoke with a sudden jolt, his eyes still closed, he knew something wasnโ€™t right. She made her presence known to him.

He felt her rub against his leg playfully before making her way to his chest. He could feel her body wrap around his, her spirit seducing him with its intensity. She was restless.

He felt her move upwards, towards his face. He knew what she was going to do, she did it every morning.

He always gave in, she always won. But not this time, he wouldnโ€™t allow it.

He couldnโ€™t let it happen, not again. He wouldnโ€™t let her do it, he would not open his eyes.

Itโ€™s how she would win, that intense stare, those beautiful hypnotic eyes boring into his heart, melting his very soul until he could do nothing but give in.

But not this time. He wouldnโ€™t let her win. If only he could keep his eyes closed, perhaps heโ€™d fall back asleep, then sheโ€™d have no choice, she would have to leave him be.

But as he felt something soft brush his chin, he already knew it was too late. She was upon him. Those beautiful mesmerising green eyes looking lovingly at his, her intensity urging him to open them, to see her beauty, to hear her message.

He gave in.ย  He opened his eyes.ย  He looked at her.

She was so beautiful, so close, her eyes were all that he could see, but it was enough.ย  Her message became clear in his mind.

A dreaded feeling filled his body as he remembered. He realised the truth. A truth he could no longer ignore.

She had won. And now she would collect her prize.

He sat up and nodded. He knew what he had to do.

Tomorrow he would win. Tomorrow he would sleep late. But today was hers. She would feast.

He got up and headed downstairs. She had won, he would feed her, he would feed his cat.

-Story first appeared online October 2017 – re-edited and now republished here.

What did you think of this tale with a twist?ย  Did you guess the twist?ย  Would you like me to write more stories in the future and share them here (no twists guaranteed though)?ย  Let me know what you think in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚