Something Under the Bed

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Nightmares do lurk under the bed... waiting, hiding.

Genre:
Horror
Author:
Anita Stewart
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
4.8 4 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Short Story

Do you know that noise?

The crick-creaky scrape at midnight. The one that tumbles and rumbles about your ear, invades your bone and quivers down your spine. That puts your teeth on edge and makes you wince. Where you close your eyes so very, very tight, because you’re afraid to open them. The one that all the bedtime stories warn you against.

That noise?

It’s coming from under my bed.

About a foot to the right of my teddy bear.

It’s not my imagination.

There’s something there.

Making the noise.

Hiding.

Waiting.

Last week I did a bad thing.

A very bad thing.

Do you know what happens to children that do bad things?

The boggles come for them.

That’s what my Grandma said. She told me all the stories about the boggles. She said they’re hairy and have foul breath, and sharp teeth and very long claws. Claws long enough to make scraping noises. Crick-creaky scraping sounds you hear at midnight. Oh, and she also said they have red eyes. Just like the pair I saw when I peeked under the bed two nights ago.

Scary, glowing, red, red eyes.

There’s a boggle under my bed.

I know it.

Because I did a bad thing.

I shouldn’t have poisoned Grandma. The boggles were her friends.

And now I think they’re mad at me.


Oh, there’s that noise again.

It’s louder now.

I wiggle and jiggle and peer over the edge of the bed.

I see a claw.

No, no, no.

I hide under the covers.

It goes quiet, and I wait. And wait.

I think the boggle is gone.

Maybe it’s hiding again.

I hope so.

Cause I’m afraid.

Afraid of what happens when it stops hiding.


Whaa—what?

I think I fell asleep.

Oh, oh, I hear that noise. It’s so close.

Eww, what’s that bad, bad smell.

Something is tugging at the covers!

Stop, stop!

Leave me alone!

Oh.

I don’t think the boggle is hiding anymore.

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Mariam: I really liked this book.Its amazing, although the story was very short but it was super fantabulous.I would recommend this book to anyone out there.Bye love from 🇲🇿

Lyndsay Magill: Ghbjfg jft htvhthj joyfnins h

LaloniBrooks1: 10/10 AMAZING

Lilly: ..........................................

Rafiya: The? MN next

StinkyAvacado: Because I felt as if it was real and I imagined it

Elizabeth: I love the switching of roles. The plot of the story is nice. Keep up the good work

garmonswayn: Love that Willows story is really just beginning. Now Thomas and Max will follow. Awesome.

Eman: A perfect mixture of horror and romance combined with HYSTERIA. Everything was best especially the plot and the several turn of events. I really appreciate the writer's attempt at creating symbolism of the title.

More Recommendations

hiwhiterose: I really enjoyed reading this story, good plot, coincided, every chapter has events going on,It made me read a story about werewolves,,, which I actually dislike.. This proves that it's a strong one🌹

amberspicer11: Great job writing this can't wait for next chapter

Cypress McCarta: Can't stop reading, well done book. Thank you for your work and time. I enjoyed it.👏👍😘🤗😍

Neelimma: I like this novel... I recommend this book to those who love supernatural love stories..

Samantha Kulasinghe: So horrible experience she got Feeling so sorry for herI hope in real life such things are never happened

Sheila Krieger: That was really good and I so very much enjoyed reading it! Thank you for sharing your work!

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.