By Sweet Dreams
It was midnight at my moms house and I was sitting in my room, when mom called my name and asked me to come into her room. she was sitting on her bed and she told me that she needed me to do something. I don't remember exactly what she told me to do, but it had to do with having to go into the back yard. Usually there is a hallway that leads down to the kitchen where the back door is and halfway down there is another small hallway that leads straight to the front door. This time, there wasn't. It was blocked off by mirrors. The living room also had a way to get to the front door but that was blocked off too...by mirrors. Anyway, I made my way through the hallway and to the back door. My dog Rosie followed me, so I opened the door and let her out. As soon as the door closed I had an overwhelming feeling that there was something out there and immediately called Rosie back inside. When the door closed again, I saw it: a 10 ft tall shadow in the form of a man. he was hunched over as if he could hardly fit under the roof. He was a dark grey, light enough to see his black round eyes. His mouth was wide open in a sort of grin. I stood there paralyzed for almost ten seconds before Rosie's growling noises knocked me out of my petrified state and I fumbled to lock the screen door and close the inside door. I took a few slow steps back and then broke into a full sprint down the hall screaming. I went into mom's room and she asked me what happened, so I told her. She took a few moments to process before she said in a calm yet somewhat loud voice, "lockdown". *when I woke up my cat was sitting up and staring at me.