is away overnight on work training one night this week, so I'm wondering how to
spend my evening home alone? Perhaps I could finish the horror novel
I'm reading? Earlier in the book someone got out of bed in the dark and
stood on something jellyfish-like that slithered over the floor. He
got a glimpse of a disembodied, grinning clown-like face disappearing
under the bed. What could possibly go wrong with the plan to finish
this book while I am spending a night alone (sleeplessness, nightmares,
Addendum I am writing this at 11.45pm (ish) on the night of being home alone. I haven't been laying comedy traps for incompetent burglars. Instead I have just finished reading my horror novel. My jumpiness at every noise (restless normally nocturnal neighbour, a saucepan from the washing up settling on the draining board) confirms my suspicion that finishing this book late at night while alone was not a wise thing to do.
I think I will read something funny next to dispel the heeby-jeebies.