Things that go Bump in the Night

It was approximately 2:15 am when I was woken by a piercing shriek.

I bolted upright and hit my head on the ceiling as the scream came again.

It was close by.

I tore out an earplug in a split-second thought to confirm what I was hearing – repeated shrieking right outside my car, where I was spending the night in a strange neighborhood for the first time. [Read more…]