The Furry Tall Creature

Jasmine, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
April 2018

When I was about 12 years old, I lived with my grandmother and sister who was 8 years old. My grandmother’s house was tiny and in the middle of nowhere. It was a pretty nice house with a lot of land but with mostly wooded areas.

One night, I was woken up by scratching noises. It sounded like it was on my window, so I went to check it out. As I got to the window, I noticed a claw mark, a big claw mark, that went from midway to the bottom of the window. I was a little frightened, so I went to my grandma’s room to wake her up.

Unfortunately, she was already wide awake. She turned to me and said,"You heard him, didn’t you?"

I felt so confused but curious. "Um, grandma.. who?"

"The creature scratching, he always does that when there’s visitors."

I was even more frightened. "Grandma, can I sleep in here tonight?".

"Sure honey, your sister is sleeping in my bed right now so go ahead and make a pallet on the floor."

After a few minutes making the pallet, I laid down. I couldn’t sleep at the thought of a type of creature my grandma was talking about. How does my grandma know it? How is she okay with it? When did she find this creature? What is it?

I then heard more scratching, this time it sounded closer and louder.

I hid under my blanket until it stopped. There was dead silence.

I slowly looked over the blanket and saw a tall, furry creature looking over my grandma as she was sleeping. I was so shocked and scared that I froze.

I couldn’t help but stare at the creature, speechless. It slowly turned its head to me and walked so slowly towards me. I tried ducking in my covers but I couldn’t. It felt like I wasn’t in control of my body any more.

It bent down and stared right into my eyes with its tiny, red eyes. I finally had control of my body as I was sitting up on the pallet. I noticed the creature had disappeared and it was daylight!!!! I couldn’t believe what had happened.

I was so confused and got up to the kitchen but my grandma was already making breakfast as my sister was drinking hot cocoa. I had mixed feelings and didn’t know what to feel about the experience I had.

I asked my grandma,"Grandma, what is the tall Furry creature?"

My grandma looked at me all confused only answered,"What creature?"

Til that day on, I’ve never seen that creature nor told that story to anyone. I was thinking if it was a dream but it felt like it wasn’t, it felt so real and I know it was real.

Jasmine, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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