It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Friday Fiction!
Today’s prompt from writing-prompt-s.tumblr.com is a fun one.
You are convinced there is a human living above your bed at night. Your monster parents don’t believe you.
Let’s see what I can do with this …
I decided to bring up the subject.
“Daddy?” I asked.
“Yes sweetheart?” he responded.
“Are there monsters in my room?”
Daddy chuckled a little bit and answered, “No, baby, there aren’t monsters here. I promise.”
I responded with an uncertain voice. “I keep seeing them move around at night.”
“It’s just shadows, honey. Now let me tuck you in and –“
I interrupted him. “Can you check?”
He looked around the room and saw nothing. “No, little one, there’s nothing here.”
“What about on top of my bed? You didn’t look there.”
He frowned a bit, then said “Well, it’s awfully high up there. I’d need a stepladder to check it.”
“Pleeeease?” I was begging him.
“Now Maria, listen to me. There is no such thing as monsters. It’s just something that your overactive imagination is making up. I promise you’re safe here in bed. There’s nothing here.”
“Do you promise?”
“I promise. Now roll over and go to sleep. I can wait here until you’re asleep if you want.”
“Can you read me a bedtime story?”
“If I read you a story, do you promise to go to sleep afterwards?”
“I promise, Daddy.”
~ ~ ~
Daddy sat down beside Maria and started to tell her a magnificent tale about princesses and heroes and before he could even get to the best part, she was out like a light. He kissed her softly on the cheek and went downstairs.
A few minutes later, had Maria been awake, she would have seen a large hand suddenly come into view from over her bed. It was pink and hairless and had four long digits and one short one. The young human it was attached to began to softly snore.