Whether or not it’s reminiscences, guilt, or ideas of what might have been if we had chosen a distinct path.
A current dog-sitting gig jogged my memory of this. My neighbor’s canine and I have been strolling down a quiet picket path.
With out warning, he jerked to a cease, ears pricked and nostril twitching. He refused to maneuver an inch nearer to a cluster of bushes that hugged the path forward.
As we backtracked, he by no means stopped glancing behind.
I stay in Australia, so the percentages are good that it was a snake, or any variety of innocent wild animals.
Maybe it was nothing.
However perhaps he saved us from no matter was lurking simply out of sight.
I’ll by no means know for certain.
Volume 21 of Evening Terrors brings you 17 tales of people that didn’t flip again. Those who not must surprise. A toddler spots a monster stalking his neighborhood at night time. A younger dancer catches a stalker’s consideration. A magical hunter stumbles throughout a baby dwelling in a haunted home. A person ventures into a spot the place this world and one other overlap, bringing one thing again with him. And a woman’s want to rid herself of unpleasant scars leaves her haunted by extra than simply guilt.
The draw back of being cautious is that you simply by no means get to know what it was you’ve averted.
You don’t undergo the fun of the scare.
However that’s nonetheless higher than discovering out and by no means having the ability to inform the story.
Different volumes within the sequence:
See you within the shadows,