Flash Fiction #154 – The Monster in the Closet

Every night, Vera woke her mom and dad with her screams.

“There’s a monster in my closet,” she’d say.

They’d turn on the lights, show her there was nothing there.

They thought it would pass; it didn’t. They’d wake to her sobbing in the hallway.

“He says he’s coming for me,” she’d sob.

They’d carry her to bed, screaming and kicking.

One night her sleep-deprived dad couldn’t take it anymore. He locked her in the closet.

“Face your fear,” he said.

When she stopped screaming, he opened it up.

Vera was gone.

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