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- Write a story, complete in itself.
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- The story should be up to 250 words.
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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
“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.
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.