Drabble: Oh! The Places I’d Go! by Katherine McCarthy

by specklit

Under my bed there is a monster. He is matted and cross looking. He has twelve legs and even more feet. He has the other things too, teeth and whatnot.

One day, tired of the life I had stumbled upon, I decided it was his turn to deal with this shit. I stuck my hand under the divan and I took hold of him by the hairy ankle and yanked. ‘You’re up top now’ I announced. His many, many eyebrows knitted. ‘You heard me. Scat!’ and as he stood up I wriggled myself into position.

It’s nice down here. Warm.

Author’s Note: I have fantasies of agoraphobia.


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