Julia is expecting some sombre entries this week because her prompt is, …when the night demons visit… here is my entry.
Something’s moving in the grass by my feet. It stops for a few seconds and then sets off again. There is a sound, like an army of ants nibbling, every time it halts.
‘Fergus, did you hear that?’
‘Uh, go sleep,’ he groans in the sleeping bag beside me and turns over. On my own then. As I take my next breath my throat dries and closes over, I cough to clear it, and swallow the taste of sulphur. Raising my head an inch, I catch sight of the grass swirling.
When the night demons visit they ride on the back of a snake in the grass.
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