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Terror in the Night
by Iain Douglas Miller-Potter

Monday, July 28, 2003
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terror and humour do mix!

Hear the scratching at your door,
Not the handle, near the floor,
Now it moves up to the latch,
A gentle, soft, insistent scratch!

There you lie upon your bed,
Awakened from a dream now fled,
You hear the sound and turn your head,
Heart skips a beat! You start to dread,

What you may find outside your door,
If you should dare to cross the floor,
Which seems to stretch for evermore,
But you must know what's at the door.

You fumble for the bedside light-
Your mind is tired and filled with fright-
Light smashes down upon the floor,
The lamp is smashed, 'twill shine no more!

And now your heart begins to tremble,
As in your dresser you must fumble,
But soon a candle's in your hand,
The matches should be close to hand!

You find a box, but they are few;
The first one breaks, now there are two,
The next one fails, you start to sweat,
And all around, 'tis darkness yet.

And in the dark, is still the sound,
The scratching comes from all around,
The last match flares, you light the wick,
And wish that you possessed a stick.

With cautious step you cross the floor,
Until at last, you reach the door,
Your hand does shake that holds the candle,
You, heart in mouth, reach for the handle!

You grasp it, filled with icy dread,
And wish you were safe back in  bed,
You turn the handle, pull door to you;
See no danger, so you step through.

A piecing howl, and then a scream!
You wish this all were just a dream!
You see the blood, you feel the pain!
Your legs will never be the same.

You drop the candle to the floor,
Your heart begins to pound still more,
And later, when you think on that,
Come morn you vow to kill the cat!.

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Reviewed by Sussie Due 7/30/2003
As always, my dear sweet friend, you have me in stitches!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 7/29/2003
Teehee oh the poor puddy tat...this is great...loved it!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/28/2003
LOL funny write; thanks for sharing, iain! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in america, karen lynn. :D LM*O, ROTFWHL
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/28/2003

LOLOLOLOL *stupid prowlin cat*

i can remember many a night being frightened by my kitty on her kitty quests for adventure

*she* might have had nine lives, but i've only been given one...and she nearly scared it outta me LOL

thanks for this fun write--enjoyed! it's going into my library to read again and again

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 7/28/2003
Wonderful !!! I love it.
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