Creative Writing: Shadows

You will never be alone, you will always have your shadow. I read the words of wisdom from the fortune cookie that came with my Chinese food.
  Fortune cookie companies have really given up on writing good fortunes these days,

thought to myself. I crumpled up the fortune and tossed it in the trash. I take the rest of my dinner to the couch and decided to finish it while I watched TV. My parents went to a concert so I had the house to myself that night was able to do whatever I want.
  When I turned on the TV the first thing that popped up was a breaking news about a series of break-ins in my county. I checked around the house to make sure all the doors and windows were locked.
  I laid back down on the couch and changed the channel to a happier TV show. Once I was finally comfortable, I closed my eyes to take a quick nap.
  A couple seconds later I heard a creak. My eyes shot open. I heard another creak. I sat up. Another creak. I reached for my phone. Creak. I slowly got up and looked down the hallway, afraid at what I might see. My shoulders dropped and I let out the breath I didn’t realize I was holding when I see it was just my cat, padding down the hallway towards the family room, his eyes shining bright at me, longing for attention.
  I headed up to my room to change into my pajamas. I wanted to forget about my cat and just relax for the rest of the evening. When I flipped on the li

ght in my room I saw a crumpled up slip of paper on my bed. I walked over and uncrumpled the slip. My breath caught in my throat when I saw the fortune I threw away earlier.
  I felt a warm breath against the back of my neck. I turn my head to the side. You will never be alone, you will always have your shadow. Not only did I have my shadow, I had someone else’s too.

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