Every time I walk another creak will appear. Everyday at the tenth hour, on the tenth minute, ten creaks will appear. They call me crazy; they say there is no creak, there is no sound. There is. I’ve tried to get rid of this irritating noise before but no, it stays and continues to pursue me.
Everyday I have to take this noise but not today. Today I’ll be waiting for it. The tenth minute of the tenth hour will come and once I hear the first creak there won’t be a second. So I’m sitting here on the floor waiting, just waiting for that creak to come. I watch the clock intensely, the big hand going slower and slower.
It goes past the 5 and suddenly gets faster and faster. Closer and closer to the 10.
It’s getting there, it’s there…
The creak – where is it? Where is the creak? Where is the creak? Come on, don’t be shy, I’m not going to hurt you. The floorboards are silent…
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I get up quickly. Why won’t the floor creak? Is it me? Did I do something? Is it because of… wait – or maybe it is them. Yes it must be them. It’s got to be them, who else could it be?
They do anything they want, I can’t stop them. I wish I could stop them but they won’t stop until they’ve made me go mad. No, no, no, no, no! I’ll shoot myself before I go mad, are you mad? I’m not mad. A deafening jumble of noise rises up from below.
What is that? I can hear something – shh be quiet!
There is still a jumble of noise –
Shh I said be quiet!
The noise lurks around gets louder and louder. My head pounds. I cover my ears with my hands in the hope of blocking out the sound but that just makes them angrier. A loud roar of random noise bursts into the room. I drop to the floor and crawl to the back corner of the room in hope to rid myself of the sound.
It doesn’t work. The sound is getting angrier and angrier and closer and closer. It’s getting closer and closer… it’s going to kill me alive. It’s going to kill me.
The sound has scurried away! I’m free! I’m free!