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Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2173125
Beneath the table sits very frightened little spook. Oct 2018 dialog entry. 472 words
“Hey, what are you doing down there under the table?”

“Hiding sir,”

“Hiding from what?”

“The Bogeyman.”

“There’s no such thing as the Bogeyman. There’s nothing to be scared of Buddy, it’s just your over active imagination playing tricks on you.”

“It’s not my imagination, and the Bogeyman’s is everything to be scared of when he’s angry.”

“Calm down, why do you think he’s angry at you…er… what’s your name?”

“Dantalion; named after the powerful Great Duke of Hell. Bogeman say’s I’ve been a naughty little spook and when he catches he’s going to hurt me real bad and send me to my tomb without supper.”

“Tomb? Don’t you mean room?”

“Under the gloom of the moon the tomb is my room.”

“Well either way I think naming someone after a demon is not nice.”

“Bogeyman says it suits my mischief.”

“Why don’t you come out and we’ll ring your parents. It’s late and they must be worried.”

“Mummy won’t be home till morning.”

“What about Dad?”

“I’m hiding from him.”

“You are hiding from your Dad and the Bogeyman?”

“Daddy’s the Bogeyman and he’s real mad at me. I scarpered before he could hurt me and like ran onto the road into the path of speeding car.”

“It missed you no doubt.”

“Nah, went straight through me and crashed into a tree. My body’s incorporeal.”

“Look, I’m having a hard time believing all this.So, you think your Dad is a Bogeyman?”

“He’s The Bogeyman.”

"And you're a ghost of some kind."

"I'm what you might call a Bogeyboy."

“I don’t know; you seem too much of a nice kid to be the son of such an evil demon.”

“He gets on my back about it all the time.”

“If your body is incorporeal, then how can the bogeyman hurt you?”

“Bogeyman knows how.”

“Well I won’t let any Bogeyman hurt you. I promise.”

“You can’t stop him.”

“Why not?”

“Only children can hear, see and feel his presence.”

“I’ll think of something just come out. Here take my hand I’ll help you up.”

“No, I’m too scared.”

“Sorry but you can't stay under there. I’ve got a dinner party planned tonight.”

“That’s okay, safety in numbers.”

“Be a good boy and come out…please.”

“I don’t want to, I don’t want to. He’ll get me and hurt me and stuff.”

“No one’s going to hurt you, I promise, come on, take my hand.”

“No he’ll…oh no, here he is!”


“The Bogeyman, help me!“

“There’s no Bogeyman here. You’re not a Bogeyboy, now come out from…”

“I’m sorry Daddy, I won’t do it again, Leave me alone ….”

“Dantalion, calm down there’s no one there.”

“No daddy, please …. Nooooo!”



“Dantalion, where did you go?”






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