Bogleech.com's 2013 Horror Write-off:
" Footprints "
Submitted by Infernalthing
I was in a basement. It was dimmly ilumminated except for a dark hallway end. There was a door in the darkness.
Curiosity got the best of me and I opened it.
The room was pitch black and I heard the sound of a falling object there. I also started to hear a silent etheral puff. I backed up.
Something seemed to appear near the door. I looked at it more carefully and I saw black shoe footprints appear, one after the other at a slow pace.
The footprints made the puffing sound with each step and they were 3 times bigger than a normal foot. It was like someone invisible for coming for me!
Panicked, I began to run from it as fast as I could. There was a grated metal door to the stairs. I tried to open it but the pressure made me incapable to open it.
I left the door and ran around the hallways. Good thing that the hallways were square shaped so I managed to get back to the door.
This time I opened it and closed after me. I was at ground level running around closing every door behind me searching for an exit.
The footprints weren't hurrying at all but managed to be not far from me. The entity opened every closed door to continue it's pursuit.
Desperation clouded my mind and I accidentally entered a room with no way out.
Luckily, there was a closet there. I had time to hide in it just before the door silently opened.
The puffing sounds became progressively more louder. The footprints were closing in.
The closet door abruptly opened and I woke up. Phew, it was just a dream.
When I was getting off the bed I just noticed that my slippers didn't fit anymore.