Saturday, 7 March 2009

Short-Story: The Visit

One bitter and blustery winter night as the rain batters against the window pane Sophie is awoken from a deep slumber and a pleasant dream by the urge of nature calling. Sophie burrows back beneath the bed covers intent of falling back to sleep. But something is stopping her; the exhilaration of the incredible events from day before. The emergency of being a substitute birthing partner and the birth of her twin nephews begin to dance through her mind.
As Sophie relives the events of her extraordinary day she hears something, a jingle. The noise is come the office above her. Someone has triggered her personal computer from its sleepy standby mode. Sophie listens, there's no one up there. As the extraordinary events unfold before her eyes, Sophie is left wondering who, or what, has visited her office.
The Visit was a coursework project for my English A Level. I had planned to create my creative writing piece based on what is now my first novel, but due to the limitations on the word count I was unable to write what I wanted, and I had to come up with a completely fresh and new idea. Sophie's experience, is something that actually happened to me. I've always believed in life-after death but when electrical appliances begin to have a mind of their own, as mine and my sister's do, it makes you wonder if you're actually on to something, is there really life after death? But I also believe that the answer to this question we'll never truly find out until we get there. I happy not to get the answer to this particular mystery in life.

Read Erin's paranormal suspense The Visit and other Short Stories by Erin Cawood at

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