Sophie Eagleton: A Short Story

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Sophie Eagleton was a child who had many fears. She held a fear for just about everything her mind could possibly justify of both the real and the unreal. Sophie’s fears first started when she read a book about spiders. With each and every page seeming to have shown terrifying and hideous photos of the eight legged atrocities. After this, Sophie’s fears then developed into more complicated of matters. Such as natural disasters and murderers and creatures that go bump in the middle of the night. Her parents thought of her as a crazy child, for they have never heard of a kid who screams bloody murder at the thought of having to go to bed and being left alone like Sophie did. Young Sophie and her irrational fears of the unknown are what put her in the middle of…show more content…
“See Sophie,” her father said, “if there was really something in here don’t you think that you’re mother or I would have noticed it by now? The only thing that will be in here tonight is an eight year old girl who is afraid of her own shadow.” Sophie did not enjoy the condescending way that her father was talking to her. For she knew that something was amiss, she just couldn’t tell…show more content…
As she stared she tried to calm herself down. “Everything is going to be alright,” she said to herself, “if there really was something in here it would have gotten me by now.” As Sophie reminded herself of this, she began to fall asleep. It wasn’t until around three in the morning that Sophie was startled awake by a noise. Fearing for the worst Sophie began to look around and noticed that something was amiss in her room. Her closet door, which was shut when her father came in to wish her goodnight, was opened a crack. Looking straight at the closet Sophie felt as if something were watching her from the
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