The Pale Ones by Terry Miller
Aubrey Tipton is often awakened at night by her family’s strange visitors. They seem oddly interested in her parents until one morning they wake up different. That night, another appears, smaller and eyes fixed on only Aubrey.
Is Audrey Tipton plagued by night terrors, those nightmare visions and impressions that remain after she's opened her eyes? Or are the pale, sinister beings she sees peering in at her and walking the halls of her house at night really there? If it's not Audrey's imagination getting the best of her, what could these creatures want with her parents or with her? Terry Miller crafts a surprisingly atmospheric tale for how brief the narrative is. It's a chilling plunge into the deepest shadows of the night that transform our otherwise familiar homes into strange places populated by stranger creatures. Just as horrific, Miller explores what it means when familiar faces feel like hiding places for foreign entities. We're left to question every minor inconsistency or out-of-character behavior as potential revelations of sinister life venturing from darkness into the light.
Creepy And Wonderful
There’s nothing to fear lurking under your bed, for the monsters you seek are in the shadows instead! Terry Miller’s newest short is is creepy and wonderful, reminding me almost of the stories found within Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I thoroughly enjoyed this short!