Bed Time Stories

Mara’s sister and brother-in-law were out to attend someone’s wedding party and she had to babysit her four years old nephew, Eddie. Mara and Eddie were sitting in the living room and Eddie’s favourite cartoon show was playing on the T.V.

Mara looked at the wall clock and it was 11 p.m. It was late. Eddie had to go to school in the morning and she too had to get up early for college. So they should sleep now.

Mara turned off the T.V. She took Eddie to his room and tucked him in. She switched off the light and turned to him.

“Do you want me to tell you any bed time stories?” she asked him

“No, Aunt Mara,” he said, snuggling with his pillow. “Goodnight.”

“Good night, honey.” she said and turned to leave but he spoke again.

“And don’t worry about bed time stories. She tells me one every night.”

“Your mom?” She asked him. She could see the small smile on his face that was visible in the faint light coming from the hall through his room’s open door.

He gave his head a small shake. “My friend,” he said. “I don’t know her name but she’s a very good friend of mine.”

Mara didn’t understand what Eddie was saying. “What friend, honey? Does she come here often?” she asked him.

“She lives here, in my room,” he said.

Mara was confused. She didn’t know what to make of this. Eddie and his parents were the only ones who lived in this house.

Was he making this all up? Or…….

 The thought turned her blood to ice and her heart started beating faster.

“And where is she now?” she asked, her voice sounded shaky.

He didn’t speak for a second and kept looking in her direction.

The hair on the back of her neck rose and a chill curled down her spine. With some effort she got herself to speak again.

“Eddie?”

The corners of his mouth turned up completely and he spoke in a small whisper.

“Right behind you.”

 ©sakshi~the escapist, 2017

Image: Courtesy of Pixabay

 

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. fictionspawn says:

    Good one! And creepy… I have a post called Bed Time Story myself, stop by and read it if you find the time sometime. You might like it;)

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    1. Thank you!! I’ll read it asap! 😎✌

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  2. fictionspawn says:

    One cuestion, though. Why does she get so confused by the four-year-old having some kind of imaginary friend? Isn’t that quite normal?

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    1. Yeah! It is. But no one is prepared to hear their children say it though. 😁

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  3. Jeni G.J says:

    You will be the only reason if I get a nightmare today😁😁 I love bedtime stories. I thought I can read this before I sleep. Now I doubt that😉
    Gudnyt sakshi

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    1. Haha..Jeni dear! I wanted to try my hand in writing something scary. Sorry, you got scared 😉 Good night honey 😘😘

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  4. Jeni G.J says:

    Good night sweetheart

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  5. tigercup says:

    Wow kinda friendly ghost and scary for those how are getting scared . you also explained how for an innocent child things are so simple its something that intrigues the reader well it was for the best that you stopped the story at that particular point so you give reader an chance to you there imagination

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    1. Thank you tiger. I wasn’t expecting it to be that much scary but it turned out a scary and creepy one. And sorry if you got scared😁

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      1. tigercup says:

        Well I didn’t said that it was scary exclusively you know actually it was kinda cute too see ghost friend of a kid I can talk about it all day how to bring different meaning of this story I was unique to be honest ideas like this just Dont come naturally its kinda feeling you get for these kinda stories I know and another blogger how is my favorite her blog is sreeblog you can check her out for some motivation

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      2. Haha..yeah it was cute. And I’ve read Chirasree’s stories. She’s really talented. Thanks for the recommendation though. 😏✌

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  6. Mr. Mel says:

    You never cease to amaze. Great story.

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    1. Thank you, Mel! Same goes for you 😊😎✌

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    1. Oh! Thank you so much! It means a lot. 😊✌🌼🌼

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  7. Morpheus says:

    Wow… that was INTENSE! I was like, “that little dude is in thr room,” and sure enough. Creepy and unexpected.

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    1. Thank you Morpheus😸✌ I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

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  8. lovealholic says:

    Wowww that was amazing. I loved it.

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    1. Thanks a lot!! I am glad you feel that way. 🤗😇

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  9. Ooo I love it! I always worry about my toddler coming out with something creepy like that 😏

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Exactly what I feel when I am with one of my little cousins! Thanks again for reading 😊✌✌

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  10. Sun and Moon says:

    Chills! Creepy.

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    1. Haha..to be honest I am glad it makes you feel that way. I didn’t know I had it in me to scare anyone.😈😉

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      1. Sun and Moon says:

        Hahahaha.. Yes., you can scare people..just please don’t do it often haha i click it cause I thought its the usual post from you.. Haha i was deceived !

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      2. Haha…don’t be deceived. I just wanted to try something different. Turns out I am doing okay😉

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      3. Sun and Moon says:

        Yes, you did well.. Hehehe. Congrats? Hehe

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      4. Thanks 😂😂😂😂

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  11. This can either be taken the scary, creepy way (that there indeed a 👻!) or the sweet way (that Eddie, like most children has an imaginary friend). I’ll go for the latter. 😁 Great description

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    1. Hehehe….
      That’s the thing about abrupt endings. You get to choose your own closure!! Thanks for reading. 😎✌✌

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      1. Yes, it is! 😊

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  12. chaos-xd says:

    Your cuteness is all over this post.. love the simplicity and how youve poured in the creepiness, it was so natural and scary! Looved it honey bubble! :*

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    1. Hehehe…thank you chica!! 😘 I wasn’t expecting this story to turn out like this.😁

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      1. chaos-xd says:

        It was amaze-bomb! 😏✌

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  13. crownlessxx says:

    Creepy until u realize ghosts who go around telling bed time stories to 4 year olds In place of good ol haunting are rather weird than creepy lolz ..u write beautifully tho

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    1. Haha…creepy and cute at the same time. Thanks for reading!

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  14. So unique plot.

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    1. It is the only creepy story I’ve written yet. I am glad you found it unique!

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      1. To be honest I Dont find it creepy I found it cute actually

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      2. Haha. It was supposed to be both actually. But turned out creepy for some (including Mara😁)

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  15. palvi says:

    thats why i tell you kids are creepy and weird set of people..:D

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    1. But they are cute 😚

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  16. yuhublogger says:

    This is super creepy! Loved it.

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    1. Haha…thanks a lot!! 😁

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