Reasonable Hand-drawn Facsimile (Short Story from: The Knot at the End of the Rope)

Book available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KGHH4HH

I am reposting this story after getting it back from my editor. Thanks Doreen!

I heard a tapping on the window, like the sound of a tree branch in the wind hitting the glass. At first, I thought I was dreaming, but I slowly opened my tired eyes, rolled over, and listened again.