New flash fiction over at http://lilychildsfeardom.blogspot.com/2011/09/lilys-friday-prediction.html
Rules – 100 words max flash fiction or poetry using the following words – mission, record, valley. Deadline is 9pm UK time on Thursday 15th September.
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP
By Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Let’s set the record straight… shall we?
I’m a frightener. I’m not one of those quaint names parents make up to scare their offspring into behaving at bedtime.
I’m not the bogeyman… not the Sack Man… not Baba Yaga. I’m a frightner… pure and simple. Don’t color me pretty… I’m dark!
My mission… my raison d’etre… is to frighten children. I lurk in the shadows… under beds… in closets… waiting.
As the innocents slide down into the valley of sleep… I’ll drag a scabrous nail o’er the floorboards.
What was that sound? Under the bed…? Closet…?