For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m writing drabbles based on words I got from a random word generator. A drabble is a short piece of fiction of exactly 100 words.
The world can be a strange place. Estelle knew this already. Still, none of her previous experiences prepared her for the sight that greeted her when she went to bed on a mild Saturday evening in April.
The room was dark, lit only by the moon. She didn’t notice the hulking shadow in front of her bed until she smacked straight into the thing causing it. The body was muscular and sticky. Dozens of eyes glistened as they looked at her.
“Yikes!” she yelped.
Then the creature wailed too before leaping out the open window and dashing across the yard.