Clap Clap

 Emma could not believe what she saw in front of her. The sun was shining bright, the last time when she saw a brighter sun was when she was a child. So, she decided to take her husband out hiking in the mountains. They felt very good until the sun began to set. They realized that they were lost. Emma was getting worried, but her husband tried to calm her down and assured her that they would eventually find their way back to their house. However, after walking, they still had no idea where they were.

 It was growing dark and they were getting desperate. They didn’t have a map or a compass with them and all of the trees looked the same. Just when they were about to give up hope, they came across an old cabin in a clearing. The cabin looked as if it had seen better days. It was still dilapidated and seemed like it hadn’t been used in a long time. Some of the windows were cracked and broken and a lot of the tiles had fallen off the roof. The husband knocked on the front door but there was no response. When he turned the handle, it slowly cracked open. Inside, it was in a dead state of disrepair. There was very little furniture and the floor was covered in a thick layer of dust. As the couple cautiously looked around, they noticed a strange atmosphere and a peculiar musty smell. The walls were covered from floor to ceiling with graffiti.
With a shaking hand, the husband reached out to touch the wall. He was horrified to find that the paint was still wet. They were frightened, but they had nowhere else to go. Despite the creepy writing on the walls, they decided to stay the night. Sometime after midnight, the couple were awakened by a strange rustling noise.

-Did you hear that?, asked his wife, I think there’s somebody out there!
-Are you a man?
CLAP! CLAP!
-Are you a woman, then?
CLAP! CLAP!
-Are you human?
CLAP! CLAP!
A chill ran down his spine. He swallowed hard and croaked:
-Did you come here alone?
CLAP! CLAP!
-How many are with you? Clap once for each person…
CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! ...

Andreea Mitici