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The creature stumbled over to the window and forced down the bile growing in his throat as he watched the darkened street running through the quiet residential neighborhood below. The anguish in his face distorted in the glass as he turned his attention to the cloud covered moon, regarding the dead star as one would a long lost friend.
“There’s an extended un-edited cut and I’m so downloading it.” The young boy called out behind him.
Sighing, the creature rested his hand against the window pane as images from the prior weeks flooded his memories.
The setup was the same as the countless thousands before, a darkened bedroom, a slowly opening closet door with just a hint of un-oiled hinges, and the ominous cast of a shadow stretching towards a young child’s bed. Perfected by the screams of generations, it was the stage for his aria of terror. Looming over top the huddled mass of blankets, his fangs shimmered in the glow of his hungry eyes. Tearing away the façade of protection, the creature howled directly into the grinning face of a certain geometrically shaped cartoon character printed atop the empty pillow.
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