It occurred to her though, perhaps screaming would have been the smart thing to do. Of course there was no one around to hear her, not unless there was someone out in the woods or walking past on the road, but since it was the middle of the night, that wouldn't be likely. If she screamed, though, it would at least mean that she was still alive. It would mean that she was actually there, at home in her bed, and this wasn't a nightmare she couldn't wake up from.
Outside her window she saw the light again. It was pulsing, at first dim and then it grew with brilliance until it was almost as bright as the sunlight, but it came from the opposite direction, from below, not from above. Not to mention, the light changed color, alternating its pulses between a harsh white light, a cool calm blue, and an eerie green.
What does this mean? She wondered. Are they only watching her, lurking out there in the woods?
She could picture them among the trees, slim gray figures that shimmered and then blended in with their surroundings, becoming invisible before her eyes.
That's why she cowered under her sheets, not bothering to look out her window. Even if they were there again, she might not be able to see them.
If they kept taking her away, she knew the day would come when eventually she would disappear, too.
Once a girl who no one believed when she told them why she was scared of the dark. Then the girl who turned into a shadow. Then the girl who was gone.
This was written for the Trifecta Writing Challenge - to write a 33-333 word piece of fiction using the third definition of the word 'light.'