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The Shadow in the House

"Not everything is merely a figment of imagination."
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We had moved, thousands of miles away. Dad claimed it was a job transfer, but I knew the real reason. I knew it was because of the shadow in the house. 

At first, my parents didn’t believe me. Said I was just hearing things; all in my head. Then, out of the blue, Dad announced a job offer, ironically very far away. 

I felt safer the first night after the move. There was something oddly comforting about the new home’s unfamiliarity. Still, it took weeks before I slept soundly. 

It was day twenty-four when I heard the whisper.  

“Found you…”

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