Zoe opened her eyes. She just laid there on her mattress calming her breath and listening to the silence. She silently turned over and got up , noticing that it was still dark outside when she glanced out the window. She wouldn't be able to sleep again for a while. These nightmares had been there for years, she didn't have them as often as when she was a kid but still too often for her liking. She didn't need to remember what happened and just wanted to put it all behind her.
She looked around her room; at the mattress on the floor that was her bed, the empty walls with peeling wallpaper, and then the window that shouldn't be opened, because