{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
Jesika Esteves would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

My Monster

By Jesika Esteves All Rights Reserved ©

Horror / Fantasy

The Beginning

There’s a monster under my bed, it has long dark horns and dark red eyes. It has black fur with red sticky stuff on it, and long sharp teeth that are always stained with something, not sure what. Sometimes when the monster comes out it is clean and lets me cuddle next to it, careful of its long claws, which are normally warm, but very sharp and pointy. I am never scared of my monster but people look at me weird when I draw it. My monster never told me its name so I call it Raven cause of his dark fur. Mommy always looks under my bed even though I ask her not to cause Raven doesn’t like people near his home. I hear other kids talk about monsters under their bed but they act scared of them, I wonder why. Raven has been nothing but kind to me, even when others aren’t……but sometimes those people who aren’t nice go away. I never know where, Raven never tells me and Daddy always looks scared when I ask, I think they move away…but the nice policemen were at Mr. Grangers house the other day, mommy says it’s because his house was broken into but then where was Mr. Granger to talk to the police, was he on a trip? I didn’t like Mr. Granger anyway; he was mean to all the kids in the neighborhood. Always yelling at us and hitting us with water from his hose. He was never nice to anyone, not even the adults. Raven purrs as I pet him right now, my monster is a kind monster who would never hurt me….I wonder why people want to take my monster from me? Daddy always telling Mommy that I need help, me...men…mental help. He wants to send me to a doctor for brains but mommy is against it and this makes daddy mad. I wonder why he wants to send me away. I guess it doesn’t matter, my monster will follow me no matter where I go, cause he loves me.
Daddy got his way and now I’m in a giant van with a few of my things. The people in the van with me are very quiet and all in white, it kinda hurts my eyes with its brightness. I feel the van stop and look outside the window at this big building, it looks really scary. The door opens to the van and I climb out while holding my little dog toy. Raven gave me this toy and he said it will keep me safe, well more like growled and purred but I think I got what he meant. One of the people in white took my bag of clothes for me, which was really nice, and then we walked up the stairs. I looked at the buildings name, cause mommy always told me to read the signs, and it was very hard to read but I asked one of the people in white and they told me that it said, “Atmore’s Mental Asylum.” I don’t get a happy feeling from the name and hope Raven can find me here, he’ll be so sad by himself at home.
The people in white lead me into a little room that has a bed and sheets but not much else. I turn to ask where they are going to put my clothes but all I see it a closed door. I’m scared and I don’t know what’s going on, so I crawl onto the bed and sit there holding my little dog tightly. I really wish Raven was here, he would know what to do. As I watch the sun fly across the sky from the small window in my room, I see that dark is coming soon. I hear people outside my door and wonder if they are going to let me out. The door opens and a man in a long white coat appears, he is tall and old looking, his face looks kind but his eyes scare me a little. He talks to me using big words that I don’t know then leaves as soon as a woman comes in with food. I am hungry and the food looked good so I slowly ate it and smiled at the woman who smiled back. She seemed nice, unlike the man in the white coat, and she even offered to brush my hair. I like when my hair is brushed, especially when Raven does so, his long claws are very good at brushing my hair. It is now dark and very quiet as I look out my small window at the stars, they are bright here, and it’s very pretty. I hear noise under my bed and give a smile and squeal softly as a familiar claw appears from below. It’s Raven! Oh I knew he would find me, he is such a good friend! I crawl off the bed and sit on the floor as I watch Raven come out from under my bed in this new place. As soon as he is completely out I smile and crawl into his lap. His fur is soft and all I know before I sleep is the rumble of his chest. Yes this is the only way I can sleep peacefully.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

izzymerchant: This book is truly special. The plot, the characters and the way the story flows is so engrossing and magical that I found it virtually impossible to put down. The character relationships were particularly fascinating and Melenthia's character was fascinating. Cannot wait to see what happens next!

makaylakay: I love love this story! It's written incredibly and well thought-out plot! I love how it's a different twist in fantasy fiction, other then the usual vampire or werewolves. Love the romantics and drawn to the two characters so much already! This book will draw you in within the first chapter and ...

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

LeahWrites: I love your use of writer's craft and how you use figurative language to enhance your writing. It great how you didn't have any spelling or grammar issues.

Jessica Esa: With a tantalising end to the first chapter, the authour has given us a treat and a welcome addition to the fantasy adventure genre. To limit it to just such would be an injustice however, as this novel clearly draws on elements of historical fiction, fairy tale and horror. Simply, there's someth...

Felisa Yoder Osburn: I really enjoyed the story. Civil War stories are some of my favorites and the intertwining of the past with current times was wonderful. I look forward to reading the next stories.

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

More Recommendations

Mourn8220House: When first reading "Avarice," I thought it would be another fairytale but I was taken back the author's approach and choice of ending. There is little to be said for the story and overall plot besides the sudden twists and speculation, other than that I do not want to ruin a fantastic tale, you m...

Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...

NRF: I love this story, it has a little bit of everything in it, mystery, adventure, murder, innocence, love and a surprise twist that will leave you hungry for more! Great read! NRF

littlebunnypoopoos: Omg this was so amazing! The ending was a little bad and predictable. But otherwise, I need a second book or I'll die :DThe character development was excellent and the whole romance, action, and suspense was superb

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.