I woke up feeling watched and uncomfortable while my cat lay, eyes wide open staring into my soul.

I knew something was off, so I went to check my clock but it wouldn’t turn back on.

This left me confused worried, and triggered at the thought I could be late for school.

“What day is it even?” I thought to myself peering over my blankets at the curtains.

“Am I so wrong to think maybe it is a Saturday?”

The numerous questions made me realise my cat’s eyes, still wide and intense, staring at me, keeping me forever in thought.

Ryia – Year 8