#TellTaleThursday – 24th January 2019

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Here’s the prompt:

“Mama, there’s someone under my bed!”

Imagine and write what you will do if you ever hear these words.


 

Word count – 233 Words

Nighttime Friend

Horror story based on prompt for #TellTaleThursday

Image: pexels

“Mama, there’s someone under my bed!” Kiara told me as I was going to shut her bedroom door.

“Kiara, enough. Go to sleep, remember we have school tomorrow,” I admonished her.

“Mama, I am not lying. You can see for yourself,” she was adamant. Her voice was shaky too.

“OK, let’s do it.” Switching on the light, I crouched on the floor to look under the bed.

“See. I told you there was nothing. Now just go to sleep, will you?” I was exhausted after a long working day.

“Mama, mama,” she kept on repeating but I turned a deaf ear and went out.

I woke up in the middle of the night. Something was bothering me. I went to Kiara’s bedroom to check up on her.

I turned on the light. The bed was empty.

Where’s Kiara?

I quickly bent and checked under her bed. Kiara was awake and playing. But she was not alone. A little boy of 5-6 years with a ghostly white pallor, unusually red lips and dead blue eyes was sitting beside her.

“Kiara, what are you doing?” I screamed and pulled her towards me. But my hand touched empty air.

I could see her, but not touch her.

“Mama, see I told you there was someone under my bed!” Kiara told me chirpily. Her face was the same pale colour as the boy sitting next to her.

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About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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16 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 24th January 2019

  1. shravmusings says:

    What a chilly ending. Gave me goosebumps actually..

  2. Priya says:

    Super chilling. I am glad I avoided reading at night. Well done, Anshu

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Spooky and strange.

  4. geekanika says:

    That was so creepy and freaky. Totally spooked me. Well done Anshu.

  5. That was a spooky one, Anshu. Well done.

  6. Anagha Yatin says:

    Haunted house? Oh that was chilling, Anshu.

  7. Shilpa Nairy says:

    I wish no one experience it. Save them!! Spooky Anshu.

  8. Kalpana Solsi says:

    This is so scary and spooky. You managed to scare me.

    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.com/2019/01/someone.html

  9. Oh Kalpana, I don’t usually write horror and wanted to try my hand at it! I am glad I scared you, seriously because that means my mission is accomplished. 🙂

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