Nothing Under the Bed

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Nothing Under the Bed

Post by munsi » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:04 am

Timothy was screaming again.

He tried not to, he was nearly six now, but he was terrified of what darkness concealed in the night.

He screamed until his father arrived.

His eyes red from exhaustion, he did his best to sound understanding.

“Timmy, it’s four in the morning, we’ve been over this. Your mother and I both have work tomorrow, go to sleep. There’s nothing under the bed. Nothing.”

And before Timothy could even respond, the door swung back shut, leaving him alone, in the dark, petrified by thoughts of the eternal, empty void that existed just under his bed…

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Re: Nothing Under the Bed

Post by dreamrock » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 am

Hahahahahahaha. Oh, dear. I do love a good literal interpretation of metaphor.
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Re: Nothing Under the Bed

Post by strawman » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 am

Amen, people. You have nothing to be afraid of.

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Re: Nothing Under the Bed

Post by babydyke » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:16 pm

Niiiiiiiice.
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Re: Nothing Under the Bed

Post by Farseeker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:45 pm

Nothing is worse than having monsters under your bed.
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Re: Nothing Under the Bed

Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:22 pm

This drabble leaves me with an empty feeling. :-)
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