Whether or not it’s recollections, guilt, or ideas of what may have been if we had chosen a special path.
A latest dog-sitting gig jogged my memory of this. My neighbor’s canine and I have been strolling down a quiet wood path.
With out warning, he jerked to a cease, ears pricked and nostril twitching. He refused to maneuver an inch nearer to a cluster of bushes that hugged the path forward.
As we backtracked, he by no means stopped glancing behind.
I reside in Australia, so the percentages are good that it was a snake, or any variety of innocent wild animals.
Maybe it was nothing.
However possibly he saved us from no matter was lurking simply out of sight.
I’ll by no means know for positive.
Quantity 21 of Night time Terrors brings you 17 tales of people that didn’t flip again. Those who not should surprise. A baby spots a monster stalking his neighborhood at evening. A younger dancer catches a stalker’s consideration. A mystical hunter stumbles throughout a baby residing in a haunted home. A person ventures into a spot the place this world and one other overlap, bringing one thing again with him. And a lady’s want to rid herself of unpleasant scars leaves her haunted by extra than simply guilt.
The draw back of being cautious is that you just by no means get to know what it was you’ve prevented.
You don’t undergo the joys of the scare.
However that’s nonetheless higher than discovering out and by no means with the ability to inform the story.
Different volumes within the sequence:
See you within the shadows,