The room was shrouded in darkness.
Only a dim candle’s light faintly glowed on the corner table, creating a slight aura of warmth.
To most children, this would be enough to scare ‘the monsters’ away. But Thomas wasn’t fooled so easily. He knew the truth.
Wasn’t afraid of anything.
No matter what he told his parents, they would tell him, “It’s just your imagination, don’t worry.” But they were wrong. Each night the demon would torture Thomas with fear. Once darkness came, a sick game began.
Just like tonight.
As the flame flickered and then went out, Thomas knew the beast was here.