Did A Boogeyman Live In Your Closet

Did a boogeyman live in your closet when you were small?

Some say theirs lived under the bed. Anyway,  every night when I went to bed and I closed my eyes, I would hear the squeak of the closet door opening. I saw the boogeyman’s pale face coming toward me and pulled my covers over my head and screamed as loud as I could. My parents came running for almost a year. At first, they showed concern and searched my room thoroughly. But, after not finding a trace of the boogeyman so many times, they read me a story called The Boy Who Cried Wolf and stopped coming. I kept screaming until my vocal chords bled to no avail. When I discovered my parents were wearing earphones to watch TV, I stopped screaming and lay trembling under the covers each night until we finally moved to another house.

I burned that house down with them snoring comfy cozy in their bed when I was seventeen to get some overdue payback. No one suspected it wasn’t an accident and I got away with it.

Since then I often wonder what I will do if I have a child who believes a boogeyman lives in his closet and starts screaming every night.

I wonder what my kid will do if I hide his blankets in the closet.

If you like to be scared,

The Boy Who Cried Boogeyman is included in my book of 32 tales of terror, Black As Night http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054ECJ4C and in my book, In Your Face Horror http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008TC5WHM , my most gruesome stories from Black As Night and Shivers and other nightmares.


Anyone who places a review on Amazon.com of one of my books, I will consider one of the kindest and thoughtful people on the planet, and I will hold them in high esteem for all eternity.

About billywellshorror@gmail.com

I have written 171 short stories so far in my quest to exceed Ray Bradbury's 400 short stories. It goes without saying it will be an uphill climb. My web site, billywellshorror.com, includes sample stories from all ten horror story collections. Since reviews are the life's blood of every author, I would greatly appreciate a review of any of my books on Amazon.com and hold anyone who does in high esteem for all eternity. Stephen King is my favorite horror writer, and I admire what King has accomplished in the horror genre in terms of movies made from his considerable volume of work. My Coffeesmoke channel on You Tube has amassed over 2,600,000 hits, mostly from my "Dead Celebrities" videos. I love movies and had seen over 1,500 by the age of 13 when there was snow on 13 channels after midnight. My favorite horror movies are Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and the Evil Dead. My favorite movie of all time Is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life with James Stewart. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker , Clive Cussler, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Lee Burke, Richard Matheson, Lee Child, Jack Ketchum& Jack Kilborn/Konrath.
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