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I swear I hear something.
I turn slightly on my side,
glancing towards the noise.
I see nothing.
Shrugging I go to turn back over.
But I cant.
My heart speeds up a little.
Why can’t I move?
Suddenly a large mass of blackness hovers over the bed.
And I know.
I know it's bad.
I frantically try to wake my boyfriend.
Try to scream.
To move a toe even.
It’s getting bigger.
Taking up the whole side of the wall now.
I wanna cry.
I wanna scream.
Fuck, I just want to close my eyes!
It peers into me, a hellish fire eating
Away at my stomach, turning and
knotting it. I feel sick.
The feeling moves towards my chest.
There’s a weight that forms as though
an elephant took a seat.
It finally starts shrinking back down.
The feeling begins to come back slowly.
I turn away and shut my eyes.
Scared it would come back.
And knowing it would.