As dark as the shadows themselves, with eyes that glow like Emeralds and teeth of gleaming white, The Beast prowls the shadows looking for its next victim. Spotting a victim it stalks them silently, its eyes shifting to a murderous blood red as it draws nearer.
Only one thing can save you from the jaws of The Beast... Light! The Beast fears the light and will flee at the first sign of it... Only the light of the moon fails to chase away The Beast!
The Beast has stalked me regularly since I was about 10. It was an accidental invention of mine.
I was on holiday in Cyprus and laying awake one night looking up at the ceiling. I'm not sure why but I was able to see the street lamps through it (or possibly reflecting on to it?) I thought to myself how their red-ish glow looked like eyes... Angry eyes on a vicious beast that was ready to kill. And thus The Beast was born.
I'm not sure where the changing of the eye colour came from... I guess it just seemed logical to me... Nor am I sure why The Beast has stayed with me when so many of the things created in my mind have long since gone. All I know is that The Beast is a regular visitor, and that I fear it more than anything else. I would even face a Leaf Monster in place of The Beast!
The Beast stays away in the day because of the sun. But at night it comes searching for its next victim. Its visits used to be few and far between, but lately The Beast has been a regular visitor. So far it hasn't gotten inside because the windows are closed since it's so cold. But soon the weather will warm up and we'll want some fresh air. Then The Beast will have a way in!
How can I chase away a creature that fears only light when I can't be sure the light is on?