By Ivanka Fear
Waking suddenly finding, no... catching a shadow hovering over me. Shapes projected on my bed-chamber walls by the light of the waning moon descend upon my defenseless consciousness. A tall dark stranger lurks in the doorway, some creature creeps out of the closet a large black figure looms - wait—is that you wandering about?? My terror begins to wane as I sense your presence. The whispering of ghosts, the creaking of a door— remnants of nightmares and you. I blink my eyes— nothing there, but you. My sleepwalker. I’m safe. Then suddenly… the hall light flickers the digital clock flashes the radio blares the television speaks the refrigerator hums and I sit bolt upright and scream as the power is restored. The zombie prowl ceases and you awaken from your nightly stroll to find me in shock, locked in terror, mouth open, a frozen stone effigy.
About The Author
Ivanka Fear is a former teacher now pursuing her passion for writing. Her poems and short stories appear in Spadina Literary Review, Montreal Writes, Adelaide Literary, October Hill, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Sirens Call, The Literary Hatchet, Wellington Street Review, Aphelion, Muddy River Poetry Review, and elsewhere.
She has completed her fourth suspense novel and is looking for an agent. Ivanka resides in midwestern Ontario, Canada, with her family and cats. If you want to check out what else Ivanka is up to, you can go to her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.