The Dark Thing

Time and Date Unknown.

I have not told ANYONE about this, but not long after Mom's memorial service, while I was
napping one day in my bedroom, a black shape came toward me from above.
The "thought" I got was, "I'm your mother."

Was it a dream? Was I awake? Was I somewhere in between?
I knew INSTANTLY that it wasn't! I would not allow it to approach me!
Although I could not speak, something kept it away. It, nor has any dark thing troubled me since.