I awoke to darkness, total and absolute. Out in the countryside, it was so much darker than the city, and I lay for a minute waiting for my eyes to adjust. It was like being in a black velvet bag, and I rolled onto my side and reached out for Michael.
My fingers found only bedsheets, and a faint warmth where he had been not long ago. I listened, and then I heard a distant creak...
Clockwork is a short standalone horror story recorded for Halloween 2014. Like all good horror, the less said about it the better! Best enjoyed with headphones. Trigger warnings: Claustrophobia, suspense, the creeping dread that we are not alone.
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Music: "The Pyre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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