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A Night Of Strange Noises


Listen Did You Hear That

The hairs on the back of my neck are gathering round

Another bump and then thump

That was just outside our window

As I listen

I can hear the wind rustling across the deck

It gives a large burst then it quiets down instantly

So many people have lost power throughout the state

All we can do is wait

Now dark like rich chocolate

Our cat Charlotte is jumpy

We keep candles lit in the bathroom and kitchen

Two flashlights handy just in case the power goes out

We get a shower and ready for sleep

We check the heat

A comfortable 67 degrees

We are so fortunate even with extremely high winds

Only small branches have fallen

Wishing everyone a safe and pleasant night

Dreaming of a Spring day

With the windows open and the breeze blowing things off the table

Then a butterfly lands on the screen

Just stopping by

Checking things out

Then before I can get my phone to take a picture

Flys away and disappears out of sight


DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2017:

Koralee Phillips The wind so powerful and wonderful at the same time. Being in the house I am safe but nature can be dangerous also. Trees can fall and electrical lines can be torn down. Accidents happen. Thank you for reading and sharing. It is so nice to hear from people from all over the world and view the day in a different light. Gypsy Rose Lee We have skunks and raccoons that prowl at night. Do you have any animals too ? In the summer we have a lot more birds than the winter most go South. We also have a stray cat or a neighbors pet dog or cat roaming around. We have no fence so animals can go in and out. Depending on the time of the year we sometimes get deer or turkeys. Both are beautiful and amazing creatures.Thank you for reading and making writing so much fun.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 16, 2017:

We usually have very quite nights out here in the suburbs and not much noise during the day either. I often wonder what is going on if the dog next door starts barking after midnight. Then I often get up and stand by the window and look out. Whatever bothers that dog sometimes I haven't seen a thing. Perhaps it is the spirits of the night.

Koralee Phillips from Vancouver British Columbia Canada on February 15, 2017:

That was scary, I hate wind :) Great writing though, I felt like I was there.

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