For the third time, the heavy oak door swung from its rest in the frame against the marble pillar behind it. There was no wind, and I was sure that I had locked it, but it was so very late, I could have forgotten in the depths of my slumber. Once more, I rose from my cocoon of blankets and fastened the brass lock, this time making sure it was fully turned before lying back down in the hope of slumber.
I closed my eyes, and tried to wash away the moonlight bearing down on me. There was always an insatiable insomnia associated with the moon, ever since I was a child I was unable to sleep as long as there was moon in the sky. I would have to plead my mother to let me have the room at the back of the house, as it never faced the moon and so I could always have a sound sleep. When I bought this old house, I had made sure my room had the same benefit, but since the attic flooded, I was forced to take this room, with its unnerving great window, protected by only a film of a net curtain, withered and unreplaced for decades.
Suddenly it was morning, and I sighed with relief that I had found some sleep - most likely a benevolent cloud had given me the respite to last until sun up. The blasted door had swung open again, but I had slept deeply enough to miss the cacophony, and instead was greeted by an overturned plantpot, debris from the door's maniacal obsession to remain ajar no doubt, and so I had to grudgingly rise to collect a dustpan and broom. The clock told me it was half seven, so rather than escaping back to the dreamland, I made my way downstairs to prepare something to eat from my barren kitchen. The fridge, although recently restocked, had managed to become void of bacon once again, so I made do with cereal, until I noticed the milk had grown a culture, which is always a sign that breakfast is simply not to be had.
*********************Alright, that was me trying out an idea for a short story (obviously just the introduction) - if you would like to see more, please say so, or if you think I'm terrible at creative prose, please say so. Thanks for reading guys x