He didn’t believe in monsters. He wasn’t afraid of the dark. But he heard the scratching at his closet door, and he knew that his belief had little to do with anything.
He tried to convince himself that the cat had just gotten trapped in the closet again. Firming his resolve, he got out of bed and padded over to the door. He opened it a crack, hoping for an indignant meow, but what he heard instead terrified him.
“We’ve been trying to reach you about your vehicle’s warranty…”
He slammed the door shut and dived back under his covers.

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