#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.

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.


  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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