Monster in the Dark

“It sure is a beautiful summer evening,” said Crystal, taking a walk down an unfamiliar part of town.

“Yes it is,” said Brian, taking her hand. “Look at all the stars in the sky.”

“They sure are bright,” said Crystal, suddenly getting goosebumps.

“What is wrong?” asked Brian, seeing Crystal rub her arms.

“I don’t know,” said Crystal, feeling uneasy. “I got goosebumps and now it feels like someone is watching me. Let’s go home.”

“We will go home soon,” said Brian. “There is nothing to be afraid of.”

Crystal saw a pair of bright yellow eyes staring at her from a nearby tree.

“Look,” said Crystal, pointing to the tree. “Something or someone is staring at me.”

“It is probably just an owl,” said Brain.

“If that is an owl,” said Crystal. “Then it is a very big owl.The eyes are so wide apart.”

“Your imagination is running wild,” said Brian, picking up a pebble and throwing it at the tree.

“Ouch!” a voice screamed, coming out from behind the tree, rubbing their forehead.

“Oh dear!” screamed Crystal, getting a look at the man that Brian hit with the pebble and seeing how ugly the man was. “I told you someone or something was staring at me!”

Crystal ran down the street. She was terrified. Brian ran after her.

“Crystal!” exclaimed Brian. “Wait up, you are going the wrong way.”

Crystal didn’t care. She wanted to get as far away from that ugly man as she could.

“Did you see that man?” asked Crystal when Brian finally caught up to her.

“Yes,” said Brian, trying to catch his breath. “I saw him.”

“I am not even sure he was a man,” said Crystal, shaking in fear. “I think he is a monster.”

“There are no such things as monsters,” said Brian, trying to calm Crystal down.

“Are you sure?” asked Crystal.

“Yes,” said Brian, taking Crystal’s hand in his. “Let’s go home.”

Brian started walking back in the direction of where that ugly man was.

“I’m not going past that tree,” said Crystal, taking his hand away from Brian’s.

“Crystal,” said Brian. “That is the only way to get home. Now, don’t be ridiculous. Take my hand and let’s get out of here.”

Crystal reluctantly took Brian’s hand and started walking beside him. She was still shaking.

Brian saw the tree ahead and he crossed over to the other side of the street. Crystal was very happy about that. She started to calm down. They approached the corner and standing right in the middle of the street was that ugly man again.

Crystal and Brian both froze in fear. They realized that what they thought was a man, was indeed a monster. He had the bright yellow eyes that Crystal had already seen. He had two large fangs and horns coming out of his head.

Brian took Crystal’s hand in his and with a very tight grip, he started running. Crystal had no choice but to run with him. They didn’t stop running until they reached home.

“I thought you said there was no such thing as monsters,” said Crystal.

“Well,” said Brian. “That was before I saw that monster in the dark. I will never go to that side of town ever again.”

“Me either,” said Crystal.

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