20 - Paranormal Distribution
“NO! PLEASE NO! GO AWAY!” I scream, right before my body jolts upright after having night terrors again. Every night, they keep getting worse. Each dream is becoming more and more vivid and realistic. I keep having sleep paralysis; I see the dark demon in the corner of my room, stalking me and stepping closer and finally jumping onto me with her sharp dirty claws, ready to pull out my organs and her long white hair like straw falling in a crazy mess on my face. I can see her ripped black lace dress and the dried blood around her mouth with her long yellow fangs. Then I hear her roar. I see my own blood gushing out of my stomach, and I feel an intense pain right before I’m able to move my body again and I snap back into reality. I’m covered in sweat, but I’m shivering. It’s freezing cold. I pull my bed sheets to cover me more, but it doesn’t help. I’m imagining the monster in my head that just tried to kill me and her claws, crazy hair and fangs. I can still feel the pain from my stomach, and I think I’m going to be sick. I take a quick glance at the corner of my room, the corner she was just standing in. At first, I didn’t see anything, but then the outline of a dark figure starts to form. The image was getting more defined the longer I looked. I knew I wasn’t still in my dream. This was real. I turned my head to look at my clock. It was midnight. I quickly got out of bed and ran to my light switch. Finally, it wasn’t dark anymore. I looked at the corner again. My school backpack sat on the floor, looking harmless and inanimate. I let out a sigh of relief. Everything was just in my imagination. But then I suddenly realized something. The demon was real. I didn’t notice before, but it had been sitting here all along, and has been haunting me all night. I had forgotten to do my math homework.