I need your help.
I’m looking for someone … something, I guess you’d say. I’ve been chasing after it for quite some time now, but it’s always managed to elude me. This time feels different. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the strange tingling in my missing arm and leg whenever I ride the subway at night. Like it’s somewhere nearby, lurking in the blackest shadows just out of reach of the train’s headlight. Sometimes I imagine the train flying past it, the harsh metallic screams of wheels on tracks drowning out the shrieks of its victims as it consumes them…
Forgive me. I haven’t slept in days and sometimes say things I shouldn’t.
This is what you need to know, to be aware of:
- Howling dogs (I’m not sure why, exactly. I think the energy field it produces disturbs them.)
- Purple lightning (lots of it, especially when the weather is perfectly calm)
- Very localized high winds, almost like a mini-tornado (again, when the weather is otherwise fine)
- A sudden strong static charge (your hair — ALL of the hair on your body — will stand on end)
If you see anything.
If you hear anything.
If you feel anything don’t stop to investigate it — RUN. Run as fast as you can, as far as you can. But whatever you do, and wherever you go STAY AWAY from the shadows. It lives in the shadows, it moves through the shadows, it eats in the shadows.
When I was a child we called it The Terrible Strange. It’s not from this world, or my world, but from the space between dimensions. I know, because I set it free to roam the universe. Not on purpose! It was an accident. I know that doesn’t change anything, but I’m trying to fix it. It’s already destroyed all the life on my world, and now it’s here on your Earth.
Please help. I can’t do this all on my own.
Remember — If you see anything strange, please leave me a comment and I will check it out.