I was walking home from the bar. It was late; around midnight. The bar isn’t that far from my house so there’s no point in wasting the gas money. There were no cars on the street either so I just walked down the middle. There wasn’t a sidewalk. There was a thick fog that rolled in after I left the bar. I couldn’t see anything but the silhouettes of the buildings and trees.
I started hearing footsteps behind me. They were slowly getting louder and closer to me so I turned around. I didn’t see anything but, the footsteps had stopped. I continued walking. I started getting a headache which wasn’t strange for me but this one in particular was excruciating. I just wanted to go home and sleep it off. The footsteps started up again; this time even closer.
I tried to ignore it as much as I could. Suddenly a cold breeze picked up from behind me, which was weird because it was the middle of July. It was getting warmer and more concentrated as if someone was breathing down my neck. As soon as I had that thought I jumped and quickly spun around; still nothing. The footsteps kept going as they were getting louder and more rapid. I was getting paranoid to the point where I turned and started jogging, hoping to get home faster.
I didn’t get more than ten feet before all the street lights popped and went out. The sound was enough to make me shit myself. I stopped and noticed that the footsteps had also stopped. I felt relived and then I started walking again. But before I could take another step I was hit by a tremendous force. It was an incredibly strong wind, as if there was tornado forming behind me. I broke out into a cold sweat, when suddenly the wind stopped.
Everything was quiet; not a sound, not even a cricket. I didn’t want to look behind me but something made me do it, like I wasn’t in control of my own body. When I turned I almost cried from joy to see that there was nothing there. I couldn’t see anything. The only light was that of the Moon’s. I looked down to check my phone; it was exactly midnight.
When I looked up, however, there was one single street light on; dimly lit in front of me. Standing underneath was a tall, black figure. It was made of what looked like pure darkness. There was thick, black smoke flowing from its cloaked visage. The light from the streetlight didn’t seem to be shining on it even though it was directly under the light. It was as if it was absorbing the light, like a black hole.
The only distinguishable feature that I could notice was a large smile with jagged, yellow teeth. I dropped my phone on the ground. I couldn’t move. I tried with every fiber in my being to turn away, but I couldn’t. I collapsed to my knees, still staring at that awful thing. Whatever it was, there wasn’t any way that it was even remotely human.
Just then, the black mist started blending with the thick fog around me. As it engulfed me in darkness, the world slowly faded into nothing. Everything was gone; the street, that thing, the light. All of it was gone. I regained movement and as I stood up I examined the void of blackness that I was now in.
In the distance of the vast emptiness were two bright lights parallel to each other. They seemed to be getting closer, or at least bigger. They merged into one large orb of light that was still getting bigger. Soon it was surrounding me in a bright white. The darkness was gone but I was in a different situation now.
Objects started to blur back into existence. I noticed furniture and a white tiled sealing. When my eyes adjusted and everything came into focus, I noticed that I was in a hospital room. I was in the bed and both my legs were in casts. There were bandages on my head and when I looked down, I had stitches in my chest running all the way down to my stomach. Just then a young nurse walked in. “How did I get here?” I mumbled. “Oh, you don’t remember?” she replied. “No. What happened?” “You were hit by a truck. I guess that’s what you get for standing in the road.”
Credit To – ShadowManifest