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The boy's room was dark, the only saviour from it was the little nightlight on the other side of the room. He closed his eyes in an attempt to scare the darkness, force it to recede and switch to daylight. He did everything he could to forget about the dark, because that's where it was.

Under the boy's bed there was a monster, one with a balding scalp and matted grey hair on its arms, chest, and face. Its smile was crooked, its teeth rotten. It was an ugly thing- the boy had seen it once when he dared a peak- and it frightened the boy terribly; what a shame his mother thought it was all a fabricated lie, blamed it on the little boy's wild imagination. She had said that, too, just this evening when she put the boy to bed at the usual time- she was a very punctual lady, there was no extending bedtime with her. But that was beside the point.

The boy closed his eyes tighter, trying to sleep and dream of a huge metropolis of a city, but the thing under the bed giggled loudly, distracting him. It was probably clutching its claw still. The thing was obsessed with it.

Unable to sleep, the boy shouted for his mother. He would get up and flick the light on himself, but he couldn't reach it. Plus the monster might catch him and gobble him up. He really didn't want to get gobbled up.

Blankets pulled up to his chin he waited, counting each breath until he heard those familiar footsteps coming down the hall. The door swung open, light flooded in. His mother lingered in the doorway. She asked what he wanted with a frown. She looked very annoyed.

"There's something under my bed; can you check, mommy?"

Mother scowled, mumbling about how the boy was too old for this. The boy felt bad for calling her in, but he wasn't going to lay around, trapped in his room like a felon in prison. Mother got down on her knees and peered under the bed.

The colour seeped from her green face, all five of her eyes bulged; she grabbed her young larva son with a slimy purple tentacle and bolted from the room. There was a human under his bed, an old ugly one clutching a knife.

They escaped from the house as quickly as possible and called the police at their neighbour's; and all this time Mother Monstre thought humans weren't real.

What a shocker.
i told myself i wouldn't do it, but i did.

happy halloween everyone c:
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LadyOfFrost Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The title had me on guard against a twist, and you still managed to surprise me with the ending. Clap  And I'm not easily surprised in the first place, so that's an achievement Wink/Razz  Good job!
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ClassyWalruses Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i'm glad you liked it! i always thrive to give everyone a little surprise uwu
thank you, btw!
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LadyOfFrost Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :) (Smile) 
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pfft. I didn't see that coming...
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ClassyWalruses Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the operation was a complete success then uvu
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TheChesherCat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle:
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Keep writing and keep creating.

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C-A-Harland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Writer
This reminds me of the movie Monsters Inc. Great twist at the end, I loved it.
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ClassyWalruses Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Huh, i never really thought of it like that; it is kinda of like it, heh. Thanks, and i'm glad you like it c:
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lastendingconductor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD You got me. I though they were human and a monster was under the bed. 
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