Dennis closed the wardrobe and turned back to his terrified son. “There’s nothing in there.”
“I saw it!” Nicholas bawled, hugging his teddy bear closely.
Dennis sat down on the edge of the bed and stroked his son’s hair. “Monster’s aren’t real, son. They can’t hurt you.”
With that, he left the boy to sleep but woke with a start when Nicholas’s screams echoed down the hallway.
Dennis burst into the room and flicked on the lightswitch. Nicholas was gone; all that was left was his teddy bear and a streak of blood that stopped at the open wardrobe door.
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