Six sentences from Mary of the Aether for http://www.sixsunday.com/
A mysterious stranger has showed up in Chesset, Arkansas. Mary Lanham sees him creeping around town on numerous occasions, and he seems to be looking for something...or someone. Then, early one morning, he shows up at her door!
And then there came a knock so violent it rattled the door in its frame and echoed down the hallway like a thunderclap. Mary screamed and stumbled backward, clapping a hand over her mouth.
As she reached for the phone, she heard someone jostling the doorknob, trying to force it to turn. She attempted to dial 9-1-1, but her trembling fingers kept missing the buttons.
Another knock, forceful and angry, and Mary heard the crack of wood. She glanced into the living room and saw that part of the doorframe had broken loose.