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.
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