"From childhoods hour I have not been as others were;
I have not saw as others saw" -Alone by Edgar Allen Poe
I started reading Poe when I was around twelve and was able to recite The Raven and Tell Tale Heart by the time I was fifteen. I always felt different since I was very small, as my world was vastly different from many others.
The world I have come to know, is full of monsters and things that most would consider fantasy or the workings of an over active imagination. However, it is those who bravely stand beside me, that come to learn the truth, that these things, are very, very real.
I had just moved from my crib to my big girl bed, I remember how vastly different it felt. Large and less...safe. I remember for many years laying in my bed looking out into the hallway after my parents had gone to sleep. I would hear footsteps and sometimes see a ghostly hand gripping the corner of the wall. Luckily this is where it would stop, it was as if I was able to create some type of barrier that allowed me to stay safe in my room.
I was also plagued with extremely real dreams, one in fact was so real that I was laying in bed when something was lurking around me. It didn't want to be seen directly, so it would hide each time I turned my head. After this went on for such a long time I decided to lay down and fall asleep, but just before falling asleep this entity touched me, right above my right hip on my lower back. This caused me to immediately wake up and look around the room. My parents where asleep and I was completely alone. It ended up having such an intense effect on me, that to this day I cannot sleep without a pillow to cover that spot on my back and sometimes, that spot starts to twitch really bad when someone is going to walk up behind me before I can hear them. Just thinking about it now, I can feel it, as if it just happened...
It is late though and in my regular fashion I don't normally sleep at night, maybe I am part vampire haha. However, I don't want to share to much at this hour, I am not up for late night visitors, but I thought I would give you all a smallish introduction.