Night Terrors

We’d better get back, cause it’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come out at night…mostly” little Gracie May Randall said to her newest babysitter, Samantha.  This was Samantha’s first time babysitting for the Randall’s, her and her single mother had just moved to this part of Kansas little over a month ago, and they were still getting to know the neighbors. When the Randall’s regular sitter backed out at the last moment, Mrs. Randall knocked on Samantha’s door and asked her if she would like to earn some money, short notice that it was, and Samantha had jumped at the chance.

She and Gracie, a 5 year old bundle of joy and bouncing chestnut curls, had been playing hide and seek in the cornfields, Samantha pretending not to know the whereabouts of Gracie, and Gracie May would scream and giggle with delight when she was found.  They had been playing the game for hours it seemed, until the sky began to darken with the first brushing of twilight.  It was then that little Gracie May had uttered those cryptic words, and Samantha, being a fan of horror and slasher movies, scooped up little Gracie May in her arms and sprinted through the maze of corn, onto the porch, into the house, and locked and dead bolted both the front and back doors, shut all the windows and closed all of the curtains.  She found a baseball bat and was crouched behind the front door, daring the villianous monster to try to gain entrance when she saw Gracie look through the curtains and shout “here they are here they are!”  Samantha, armed and dangerous pulled Gracie behind her and peeked through the curtains herself.  A slightly hysterical laugh escaped from Samantha’s lips when she saw Gracie’s horrific monsters; a billion lightening bugs twinkling in the dark, a billion little falling stars turning the cornfields and milkgrass the color of gold.


2 Responses to “Night Terrors”

  1. This is super cute! I love the ending, I was waiting for the Aliens to come popping out of the cornfield… Very intriguing and you had me till the end! Its nice to see something that isn’t dark and distrubing once and a while.

  2. illyriataylor Says:

    yes, it was a bit out of left field for me!

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