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They don’t see me, never hear me. I peer out through holes in the floorboards and cracks in the walls. Watch them. Listen to their strange sounds.

There are two big ones and two small ones. I practice making a doll that looks like the littlest of them. It is difficult with my twisted hands. I persevere until the resemblance is perfect.

I slip out through the closet one night and swap them. The tiny, warm creature wriggles. I eat the noise it makes.

Morning breaks. One of the large ones leans over the bed.

Its screaming makes me shiver.

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    Drew Martyn over 3 years ago

    Omg! Absolutely terrifying! A brilliant drabble, I can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed this. Fabulous!

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    Christopher over 3 years ago

    Very creepy, Chris. Great job.

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    Chris Walker over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your very kind words.

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    Olga Klezovitch about 3 years ago

    Well done Drabble!

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    Iarwain Olofsson about 3 years ago

    Hoo! Leaves pretty much space for imagination. I like it.

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    Ricky Moore about 3 years ago

    Masterful!

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