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The Wonderful Adventures of Sophia Hess, Babysitter Extraordinaire

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It’s getting late.

Sophia used her shadow form to have a look around the street. It looks almost like her street at home, but a few things are different, like different curtains or cars or names on the mailbox.

It’s empty, except for the Things. Some almost look human, like the woman who killed Chain Guy, but others are bigger, bloated mix of body parts, like the one in the neighboring house.

(It has her face, and a hand with Mom’s ring, and she doesn’t want to think about it.)

There’s no electricity, and the phone doesn’t work.

She can’t take Eddie outside with the Things, and she doesn’t want to leave him alone in the house while she goes looking for the police station.

It’s getting late. Eddie is getting whiner, and she thinks it means he’s tired.

She’ll deal with it tomorrow.

Sophia makes sure to close the shutters of all the windows, and then she shares a can of corn from the kitchen with Eddie and puts him to bed.

She stays in his room, and holds his hand.

She doesn’t sleep.