“It was like this,” she said. “A lot like this.”

“Tell me,” he muttered. “Tell me about it.”

“I was hiding in the closet,” she replied. “I heard her close the front door. I was frozen. I was in a big armoire, so I didn’t think she’d find me so easily. But she just came up the stairs, into my room, and walked straight up to me, hiding inside.”

He whispered, “And then?”

She opened the door.

He screamed his last.

~

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