Craving warmth like never before, he crawled purposely towards the house that was illuminated in an inviting glow of light.
So peaceful and welcoming, he thought. With a smile, and a whisper of gratitude he surreptitiously went in.
He won’t make a sound, he promised himself. But just as the warmth of the house enveloped him, and the brightness of the yellow light burned his eyes with luxury, he froze.
Precisely two seconds passed, and all hell broke loose as the woman in front of him launched into a chorus of deadly screams.
This gifted him a wad of fear that sent his eight legs dashing with alacrity towards the nearest crevice, which was shrouded in darkness and safety.