Silent Witnesses

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Silent Witnesses
What was that noise? I sat up in bed and looked at the clock on my nightstand. The time was 2:26 a.m. Something woke me from a sound sleep, but what? I was still in a foggy sleep haze, but I sat there listening for a noise and after a couple of minutes of not hearing anything I thought that maybe I had dreamt it. I was just getting ready to lay back down when I heard a noise. Ok, that’s not a dream or my imagination. I knew it wasn’t my either of my two Shih-Tzu’s playing in the middle of the night because they bother were lying on the end of my bed. The oldest dog, Princess, was looking towards the opened bedroom door and growling. That got my attention. I crept out of my bed being careful not to make any noises and wishing at the same time that I had taken the advice of a friend and bought a gun. Instead I slowly and noiselessly opened the drawer on my dresser and reached in and grabbed my mace. I didn’t turn on any lights because I didn’t want to alert any possible burglars of my destination. I wanted to have the element of surprise on my side. With my handy-dandy mace in my hand I gradually made my way out to the short hallway that led to the living room. I inched along the wall with my hand held high ready to blast any intruders and hopefully disable him until I could run to safety and gets some help. A thought occurred to me and I stopped to check my mace and make sure I had it pointed in the right direction. After making sure that I wouldn’t accidently spray myself in the face, I continued my trek on down the hallway. I finally reached the living room and not seeing anything out of place or finding any intruders, I checked the kitchen and the rest of the house except for one room. I would check that room on the way back to my bedroom. I still hadn’t turned on any lights thinking it was safer that way. I could make my way around in the…...

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