Prompt: Tonight, death has to be invited in.
Katie was just drifting off to sleep when there was a sharp knock on her bedroom door.
“Go back to bed Tommy!” she shouted at her younger brother through the door. “I’m too tired to read you any more stories tonight.”
Katie burrowed back into her duvet and closed her eyes, hoping that she would be able to drift back off to sleep, when there was a harder and louder knock on the door.
“I’m serious Tommy! Go and find mum if you need something.”
Suddenly Katie felt the hairs stand up all over her body and her stomach clenched in fear when a deep, gravelly voice from beyond the door said, “It’s not Tommy. He and your parents are not available anymore I’m afraid. How about you come and open the door for me? Tonight, Death has to be invited in.”