• the_novel_idealist

4 October 2019 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday

The young girl clutched at his trousers, the screeching sounds growing, terror plaguing her young face.

"Don't be scared," he said, offering an awkward one-armed hug and forcing a smile.

She only clutched harder at his leg. He had to work on his comforting persona, he thought.

The crescendo inside the cupboard reached its climax, the cupboard shaking violently, until it stopped for a second and... BOOM.

The cupboard stilled, the sounds silenced. Dust flowed through the gaps at its foot.

"Now," he said, looking down at the girl with an adventurous gleam, "let's see what's been hiding in your cupboard."