...suddenly, there was a muffled sound coming from outside my door. There was nobody home, so I knew right away that something was wrong. Paralized with fear, I remained hidden among my blankets. Watching...waiting. Time seemed to stand still as the noises became louder. The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end, as I fought to stay calm. Who was it? WHAT was it? And why was it here? Whatever it was, it was now a mere few feet away. "Don't make a sound." I think to myself. "Don't make a sound..."