Counting To Sleep

sleepoverRachel was having a sleepover and invited three people but only one girl, Leah, came.
The girls spent two hours talking  and it was eleven thirty when they decided to go to sleep.
They shut the light and after a short while Rachel heard a lot of rustling, and then Leah counting softly and in a strange voice…

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…

She turned over and got comfortable thinking that it was just Leah’s way of getting to sleep.
Rachel woke up a few hours later to more rustling. Facing away from her friend, she saw the lights were on and she turned over to see Leah’s decapitated head and a hooded figure pulling one hair out of her head at a time.

565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570…

This happened on my street and I was invited to Rachel’s sleepover,
I just wasn’t her good friend so I didn’t go.


Emma from Stirlingshire