Imagined Intruder

Posted by VERITAS
Returning to my apartment, as I open the front door, a fold-able, black fabric umbrella I’d folder, inserted into its fabric case, and hung by its handle loop on the inner handle of the door loosens, dropping down one section, and starts swinging from the door handle.

And how did my brain interpret this in the moment of first perception?  As a rat hanging / swinging from the door handle!  Which gave me a bit of shock before I realized what it actually was.