All’s Well That Ends Well Part 2

or, It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

My sense of unease increased as I approached the crumbling portico.
A single flame guttered from a cobwebbed lantern. I glanced behind at my demonically dancing shadow.
I knocked, the sound echoing like cannon-fire. Footsteps approached from within.

The door creaked open, light flooded out. Too bright. I turned away to see that same dancing shadow.

A spectral figure spoke. “Yes?”

This was it. Time to meet my destiny.

“Have you considered double-glazing?”

My entry in the October 2022 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Light and/or Dark
Genre: Gothic