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Very Short Stories: "Boy"

A black and white image underneath a bed, a small boy hides underneath, but the image quickly changes to reveal a terrifying monster.
There's no such thing as monsters..!

"There's nothing in the wardrobe, Michael. You're safe. Please go to sleep now."

"Can you check under the bed again, please?"

Wearily, Michael's mother sighed and bent down to check.

"See? Nothing there!"

Michael leant over, moving the cover so he could see. The boy with hollow eyes looked silently back and placed a finger on his lips, "shhh..."

- Victoria Collins, Kent Coast Ghosts


#vss365, or "Very Short Stories" began life on Twitter as an opportunity for writers to share a short story within the Twitter character limit based on a daily word prompt. The challenge is that the prompt must be included in the story itself! Anyone is welcome to join in - just search on Twitter for the hashtag, click on "latest" and you'll see the day's tweets featuring the daily prompt.


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