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ShadowsBilly knew there were monsters that lived under his bed and the only thing that protected him was when he was tucked in really tightly at night so the monsters couldn't sneak under the covers. When he tried to explain this to his daddy, he was told to stop being silly. His daddy had taken him by the hand and looked under the bed to show Billy that there was nothing scary under there. Of course there wasn't, that was because the monsters were made of shadows and only came out when it was dark. When Billy's daddy put him to bed that night, he didn't tuck him in tightly enough and the monsters crept under the covers and they ate him.

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heckthecatmorbid bedtime stories

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edenfalling
8th Oct, 2005 16:25 (UTC)
...

Yeah, that'll do for morbid.
redwolf
9th Oct, 2005 01:12 (UTC)
I like morbid children's stories in general, the sanitised ones miss the point.
edenfalling
9th Oct, 2005 17:16 (UTC)
Oh, I liked morbid and gory stuff as much as the next kid, but I think this would've really gotten to me, because it's so short. Generally one expects a bit more of a lead-in and build-up before the monsters get you. This is like... like cheating, in a way, and everyone knows evil has rules.

At any rate, my personal bed monsters certainly had rules, which I took full and shameless advantage of -- though I also fenced myself in with stuffed animals who stood guard while I was sleeping, just in case.
sanda56
8th Oct, 2005 18:18 (UTC)
Arrgh! I always knew the monsters on my bed were real! I shan't sleep a wink tonight. ;)
redwolf
9th Oct, 2005 01:12 (UTC)
With tentacles!
sanda56
9th Oct, 2005 12:44 (UTC)
meep!
redwolf
9th Oct, 2005 12:56 (UTC)
The joys of creepy bedtime stories! This one should ensure a sleepness night.
irishvampire13
8th Oct, 2005 18:31 (UTC)
I am very glad that I didn't read this when I was a little girl. *shudders* Good one!
redwolf
9th Oct, 2005 01:13 (UTC)
Looks like you missed out on Roald Dahl and Edward Gorey and the original unsanitised Grimms tales then.
irishvampire13
9th Oct, 2005 01:58 (UTC)
Dahl and Gorey, yeah (the latter until ten years ago), but I had a book of the original Grimms stories back then. Oddly, they didn't disturb me like...uh...this. *grins*
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