Something in the Dark

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There’s something on top of my bed. I can hear it writhing around in the dark. When the moon is at its highest it starts moaning drearily. It scares me: that there could be something up there, ready to maul me at any moment.

Sometimes it whispers “Hello?”
I can’t reply. My heart sticks onto my tongue and stops the words. It could be testing me, whatever it is. Could be trying to lure me out of my safe hideaway, here, under the bed, surrounded by blankets and old toys.

Are they its toys? I can’t remember. Sometime it throws stuff at me. Throws it into my den.
And then it peers through my blanket curtain and forces me to retreat from the warmth into the harsh cold of the outside room, then leaves and makes under the bed a little bit colder.

I don’t like it. It scares me. It knows I’m here, and one day, when it least expects it, I’m gonna take revenge for all the fear.
Revenge on the monster on top of my bed.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I love it, the twist of perspective and moral justification for the eventual attack. It reminds me of all the times I used to take a running start to leap onto my bed from 3 feet away after turning off the light.

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  3. Avatar thelostgirl

    Wonderful! I really enjoyed this story. A nice original take on what the challenge calls for. Personally, I love it when the monster becomes the victim. It’s always a good point of view to write from.

    Thanks for entering :)

  4. Avatar Emilou

    I love that this story is from the monsters perspective. It’s original, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.