I Know

Author: Ukari

To say here is far, and to call yonder nearby. Stories on the edge of the every day, strange tales you may or may not be moved by. Strange, curious, fantastic stories told by me, you, him and her. There are many stories but they’re all concluded within a single page, each story around 200 to 1200 characters in length, a short story collection you can easily read. Please enjoy them. Updated every Saturday at 6pm.

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Scratch, scratch.

I could hear the sound of something brushing against the floor by the feet of my futon. But it was okay. I was okay. As long as I kept my feet under the blankets, that hand wouldn’t be able to grab me.

Even though I warned Dai-chan, he fell asleep with his foot hanging out from under the blanket. He probably didn’t believe me. Maybe he was so tired from playing that he completely forgot.

It didn’t matter, because if you stuck your foot out from underneath the blankets, that hand wouldn’t miss it. That’s why Dai-chan ended up like he did.

Scratch, scratch.

The hand was brushing against the floor, still searching for a foot. But it was okay. I was okay. As long as I wrapped myself up in the blanket, it would be fine. That hand wouldn’t catch me.

I know.

I know all too well.

 

Original Japanese

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