horror fiction

#73 – Nightmare

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Steinar La Engeland

Peter gasped, his eyes flicking wide and searching the darkness above him.  A shiver ripped through his body as he fought to grasp reality.

It was so real,…. so very real,…..

Peter could feel sweat dripping over his skin as he span his feet from the bed, sitting and struggling to calm his breath.  He could see the silhouette of his wife asleep beside him.

There was no girl in the garden.  There were no flames.   He smiled.

Peter stood and walked to the window, checking the lawn below.  Nothing.

Only the reflection of the dead girl in the glass.

(c) Tim Austin 2016. Promo image by Steinar La Engeland via Unsplash.

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