The aged wind chimes clanged together, their rust flying off into the strong breeze. The upstairs window opened and closed wildly, its splintered pane tearing away from the wall. The front door hung from its hinges as it banged against the door frame. He watched her from the shadows of the ancient house. He stood dead silent. Not one single cold breath escaped his gray lips.
Lilith ran from the house, sobbing and breathing heavily. Her chest tightened, trying to stifle her coughs. She looked over her shoulder only once. She had tripped twice, landing on her left hand and both knees the second time. She just kept on running. Lilith had to get away from the house. Her life depended on it.
Her whole nightmare began only a few days prior. Lilith's mother always said 'Curiosity killed the cat'. In her case, it would have. Five minutes passed since she had begun running. A soaring pain had erupted in her side. She had to stop and catch her breath. She was going to