It was still dark when I woke this morning. I stepped out into the hall, same as every morning.
Only this morning, the shutter on the window in the hall slowly swung open. Now, this I could attribute to my footsteps shaking the floor (even though I try to walk very softly so I don't wake anyone else). What got my attention was that the curtain next to the window was hazy. Almost like I was looking through just a little bit of thin smoke.
A chill ran down my spine, and every hair on my body stood on end. Should I be used to this by now?