I almost stepped on the cat in the darkness…or at least I think it was a cat. It made some devil sound and bounced away stopped and turned to face me. I could only see its eerie shadow, and it started hissing or making some demonic growl. Caught of guard, I figured it had just been surprised to see me also. But no. This thing was waiting for me.
I hissed back at it and stomped my feet in its direction. But it remained where it was. Then I started walking towards it in an aggressive manner, and it still didn’t move. I stopped and walked backwards. It started walking towards me at the same pace as Michael Myers would. Then it stopped.
I stood there hoping somebody would drive by on a motorbike and scare it away, but the task of passing this cat and reaching my home safely was solely up to me. I started to think about this cat’s behavior and decided it clearly had rabies. It would attack me, bite me, and I would then have rabies. I would be Meredith from the office.
So, I decided that I would have to be brave and sprint past it. Finally, I started running. The demon hesitated for a second and then ran towards me. After running towards me for a few seconds the cat must have realized its inferiority and backed off. I didn’t stop running until i was inside safe.
When I later left my apartment, I was terrified it would be waiting for me. It wasn’t. The demon had left me alone for the moment.