Archive for November 29th, 2010

Under the Bed: Monsters

29 Nov

“It’s just the house settling,” Billy’s mom always said as she kissed his forehead for the fifth time each night.

Billy knew better.

The creaking sound he heard was the Monster Under His Bed. It would sneak out when the lights were out and the house was silent and walk around his house.

They were afraid of light. Every night, after she turned out the lights and he could tell by the tone of her voice it was the Last Time she was going to come in that night, Billy pulled out his flashlight and kept it at the ready.