The Tall One
"The Tall One" is based on a body memory. The feeling of presence, specifically tall presence in the room, but often it is formless. As a child I used to feel someone standing in my doorway, slowly this figure, as I would try to go back to sleep, would appear standing closer and closer to me. I would have a recurring dream with this figure when I was younger. One night I began falling asleep and it appeared. I tried to scream but was paralyzed. I woke myself finally, soothed myself, and tried to go back to sleep. This dream happened three more times in sequence, each time the figure was closer. I have never to this day figured out what it is.