I took a prompt using a random prompt generator to generate two words from a list here. The words were Horror and Eternal, which sounds like the title of the survival horror game.
Kay Mee-mee A-tah
My hand freezes on the airing cupboard door. It had been a decade since I’d shut it, years since anyone had heard the voice, it must be dead by now. It’s safe. I’m safe, and this is just silly anxiety.
I see the beak in my mind. The fur. The slow-blinking eyes. I shut the memories out and crack the door open, reaching in, groping blindly until I find a towel.
Click. I see the eyes open. Turn to face me. The beak snaps. “Kah toh-loo may- …”
It sounds like forgiveness. I slam the door. The voice follows me.