The Creature

I was about 9 or 10 when this happened. It all started when my mom said "go to bed" so I went upstairs to my bedroom, I took both my cats and locked them in the bathroom downstairs because they always pounded on the door in the middle of the night. Then I went and shut my closet door I've always been afraid of my closet I guess because of to many scary movies. So I said goodnight to my mom, shut off the lights, and went to bed.

Later that night I heard my closet door slam open and there was this terrible smell, it smelt like a corpse it was disgusting. Then I could feel someone or something's presence. I turned and looked to my right it was to dark to see, but I saw a shape of a small creature and the smell was worse then when I had first smelt it.

I just sat there really scared I couldn't move then I just pulled the covers over my head and lay there listening to it breath. I was so scared I couldn't yell it was like something was stopping me from yelling I just lay there the rest of the night.

Finally I fell asleep. When I awoke my closet door was still open, but nothing was there. I didn't tell my mom what happened because I knew she wouldn't believe me, but I know what I saw and smelled. So that is why I always check my closet before I sleep.

Submitted by AZ, USA