A boy’s face was pushed against the window and stared blankly at me with wide, horrific eyes. Frightened by his expression, it must have also matched mine as I took in a sudden intake of breath and stumbled backward, jamming my heel into the desk behind me. My shoulders shook in fear and it wasn’t until I took another look was when I noticed he wasn’t there anymore.

By natalieparker, June 13, 2015*.