Once again, Angela Goff has inspired a bit of microfiction with her Visual Dares. She said that she was looking forward to seeing my entry this week, and I hope it doesn’t disappoint. I modified the theme a bit (you can see the photo that inspired this at Angela’s blog, Anonymous Legacy) to include one of my favorite modern urban legends — the Black Eyed Kids. Enjoy!
Night had fallen, and I had just slipped into my easy chair after a long day’s work.
Someone knocked on my door.
“Who could that be?” I grumbled, wondering at the same time why a feeling of cold dread had settled in my gut. It grew as I approached the door and opened it.
Two children, a boy and a girl, dressed in clothing from another century stood on my doorstep.
“Can I help you?” I said, voice quivering.
“May we use your telephone?” the boy said. The girl stared at me, silent.
I nearly said yes, despite my fear. They’re just kids, I thought.
Then I noticed their eyes.
They were completely black.
Needless to say, I didn’t let them in.
Now every knock gives me a panic attack. I can’t step outside without wondering if those black-eyed kids are nearby. Watching…