by Stephen Herczeg
I wake. It’s dark. So dark.
My bed is tight. Snug on both sides. I reach up. There’s something a few inches above me. It’s hard, but covered in soft fabric. It’s like I’m in a box, with soft silk sheets all around. I’m wearing a suit, not pyjamas. Where are my shoes?
I’m falling. Slowly. Very slowly. I land with a thump. My bed is jostled, but I can’t fall out.
Something lands on top of the box, thud. Then even more thuds. I scream but I have no voice.
Then there’s only silence. I’m alone.
It’s so dark.
Stephen is an IT Geek based in Canberra Australia. He has been writing for over twenty years and has completed a couple of dodgy novels, sixteen feature length screenplays and numerous short stories and scripts.
His horror work has featured in Sproutlings; Hells Bells; Below the Stairs; Trickster’s Treats #1 and #2; Shades of Santa; Behind the Mask; Beyond the Infinite; The Body Horror Book; Anemone Enemy; Petrified Punks; Beginnings and Beside the Seaside.