I was up a little late last night writing this little gem about a young author who has moved into her late, great-aunt's ocean front cottage. She hears an odd noise, goes to investigate, sees a fleeting shadow at the top of the stairs and as she is about to go investigate, a man appears at her front door. It's a chilling little tale. I was surprised that it came in under 3,000 words. I seldom write true short stories.
I emailed it to my daughter with a black box warning not to read it before bed- it could cause a sleepless night or nightmares!
I hope she listened to her mother!