"The Night of Dripping" by Kevin Chen ('18)

There was a girl who lived with her parents and her Collie. She was in her late teens, so her parents assumed she could stay alone at home and decided to have a night out on the town. After they left, the girl settled in front of the TV with her dog. She started getting drowsy several hours later so she decided to get ready for bed. Doing that, she started to lock all the windows and doors, including the ones in the basement, though there was one that she couldn’t quite close all the way. But it was alright, since she locked the basement door. She went upstairs and got into bed with her dog lying beside her and fell asleep. About an hour later, she was awakened by the sound of the faucet dripping in the bathroom. It bothered her and she reached down to pat her dog. He licked her hand and she fell asleep again. An hour later, she was again awakened by the dripping sound. And again, she reached down, and her dog licked her. Another hour passed, and she awoke again. This time, she pulled the sheets aside and stumbled into the bathroom to finally stop the dripping. But guess what she found? She actually found her dog’s skin hanging on the shower curtain, with its blood dripping on the floor.