Tonight’s tale of terror is short, but oh, so sweet. Originally posted to the Subreddit forum “shortscarystories” (http://www.reddit.com/r/shortscarystories/), “Check” is about a person who, quite frankly, worries too much. Everyone knows that making a checklist can help us remember things. In this case, our main character is counting on it to keep him safe. As long as you check off everything on the list, you’re safe, right? Right?Jeff Clement is a producer, musician, and narrator for Chilling Tales for Dark Nights. To see more of Jeff Clement's work, visit his YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AuralStimulations See more of Jeff Clement's narrations on Chilling Tales for Dark Nights: http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/tag/Jeff-Clement/ To see more work by author Kelsey Donald, visit her sites here: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CaseByCaseBooks REDDIT ACCOUNTS: http://www.reddit.com/user/CaseByCase http://www.reddit.com/user/UpUpAndAwake Support Kelsey Donald by purchasing a copy of the book Anecdotes in Ashes, a collection of horror flash fiction by Reddit authors (including Kelsey) referring to themselves as "The Assembly" - you can buy the book on Amazon here: http://tinyurl.com/n3pz5fr See more adaptation's of Kelsey Donald's stories on Chilling Tales for Dark Nights: http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/tag/Kelsey-Donald/
Author: Kelsey Donald
Narrator: Jeff Clement
Sound design: Jeff Clement
Music credits: Jeff Clement
Post-Production: Jeff Clement
Artwork: Craig Groshek
It’s the same checklist every night:
Did I turn off all the lights? Yes.
Did I shut the garage? Yes.
Did I lock the front door? The back door? Set the alarm? Yes, yes, and yes.
Did I check the closet? Yes.
I mean, really check it? Move the clothes aside, shine a flashlight into the shadows? Yes. Empty, as always.
And yet, as I drift off to sleep, do I hear the closet door creak open? Is that the shuffling of footsteps, making its way across my bedroom floor? Do I hear, no, feel, hot, rasping breath against the back of my neck?