In honour of the Halloween spirit, KidMag has written a funny, light-hearted story about a cute little monster for you to enjoy!
I felt my goosebumps blossom, and my fists clenched. Sweat began to fall from my forehead, onto my furry, red, skin. I was breathing hard, but not too hard because I didn’t want to wake the treacherous beast that was lying above me. My body prickled with fear, and the idea of being seen by a creature as such could give me nightmares forever. I turned onto my side, ready to pounce at any moment.
But to my surprise, nothing happened.
The bed above me stayed silent, and all I could hear was the soft snores of the creature above. I’m what they call a monster, you see. I live under the bed of a seven year-old child named Jacob. Every twelve hours, Jacob climbs into his bed above my house and he stays quiet for a long, long, long time. And then, he gets out of bed and doesn’t come back for another twelve hours.
My name is Mo.
I wouldn’t say my life is terrifying, but, it kind of is. I live in fear half the day, and the other half I… waste time, I guess. And eat, of course. Every time Jacob crawls into bed, I’m left with the thought he will scream in his bed to call two other humans called “parents”. I’ve never seen “parents”, but they sound scary enough. I have heard that often, when children tell them they suspect a monster under the bed, they look under the bed! Thank goodness I have never seen these “parents”.
Apparently some of them have little buds of hair on their chin, and long, sharp nails. And they’re always drinking a brown potion in a mug, which makes them full of energy to attack anything in their way, like paperwork, and things called taxes.
Tomorrow, something called Halloween is happening. I’m not quite sure what Halloween is, but it sounds odd. Basically, children like Jacob dress up in costumes and go to strangers houses to receive handfuls of candy, all the while talking with other human children in pitch black darkness. I don’t know who invented this, but whoever they are, they are bizarre.
I’m not sure what costume Jacob is wearing, but I hope I will never find out…
The next morning, I woke up to a dark blue sky with orange streetlights and glistening stars. I turned on my side, and realized today was Halloween. Of course, this meant nothing to me. This holiday was only for humans.
It was around 6:00 o’clock when Jacob came back to his room and started changing into his costume. I still didn’t know what it was, but I could hear him unbundling straps and pulling up zippers.
When he was done, he walked out of hs room and closed the door. Not long after that, I heard the doorbell in Jacob’s house ring. I was scared. But it was nothing. Again the doorbell rang.
Finally, around 8:30ish, the doorbell stopped ringing and I heard footsteps leading up to Jacob’s room. Without thinking, Jacob dumped a pillowcase full of candy under the bed, where I was lying peacefully, not thinking I would die today.
“Ahhhh!” I yelled.
“Ahhhh!” Jacob yelled.
My heart stopped beating. My mouth fell open, and my fists clenched. How could I think Jacob was a scary, monster eating human if he wasn’t even the size of a baby monster? But that wasn’t even the most shocking thing. Jacob was dressed up as a monster! He was a monster too. Of course, I had no idea which type of breed this monster was (it did not resemble any kind of monster I’d ever seen), but his costume was still a monster.
Jacob was still staring at me, and I was still staring at him. Finally, I pushed out all my courage and said,
“Hi?” Jacob said back.
“Cool costume.” I said.
“Thanks! Are you really an actual monster?”
“Yes.” I said to him.
It was getting easier and easier to talk to Jacob.
“Wow, I have always wanted to meet a real monster! And now I know that a monster lives under my bed. Maybe we can hang out sometimes?” Jacob said.
“Sure, that would be fun!”
“So, I’ll see you tomorrow, I guess.”
After Jacob left, my mind was left with a lot to think about. I didn’t know how I had the courage to say all those things. Especially about hanging out.
But if there was one thing I learned, it was that children aren’t scary.
Especially children who dress up as monsters!
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PLUS… a bonus Halloween joke and two activities!
What kind of TV do you find in a haunted house?
A wide SCREAM TV!
Mix half a cup of white glue and a few drops of food colouring. Then add half of a cup of room temperature water, and stir well. Add a pinch of baking soda, then mix again. Add more if needed. Then, put in two squirts of saline solution. Whip it around the container, stirring it vigorously. Add baby oil if it is still sticky, and knead it well. Then take some googly eyes and scatter them around the substance you have made! It should look like a scary monster!
Then, you could take a jar and decorate it with ghost stickers, pumpkin drawings, skeletons made out of noodles, or anything else you can find. You don’t need to do this, but it makes it more fun and a better Halloween decoration.
Also, if you don’t have the correct ingredients on hand, you could just mix just flour and lotion. It won’t be perfect, but you can still play with it.
Try playing this fun, spooky online game! (Click here.)
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