Monthly Microfiction - December 2021 - Billy's Special Blanket
Billy's Special Blanket
Billy tightened the blanket his mother made him around his head. She promised no monsters could hurt him
through his special blanket.
The closet door creaked open and all of the monster’s legs spilled out. It crawled across the floor and up onto
the bed. A multitude of legs prodded Billy. The monster roared when it could not breach the blanket’s power.
In fury, the monster flailed about, destroying Billy’s room.
His parents charged down the hall and through the door. Then screamed in terror when the creature attacked.
Billy was safe under the blanket, but his parents were not.
Originally published in Beneath from Ghost Orchid Press on May 5, 2021