David awoke with a start. Darkness surrounded his bed save for the dim light coming through his shaded windows. He was alone, and yet.....
He reached for the lamp on his nightstand but his hand fell short, frozen in midreach, when he felt something move past him.
A sudden, paralyzing fear gripped him. He tensed under his blankets.
No, he laughed inwardly. This is kid's stuff, being afraid of the dark. He ate something bad before bed and now he was having nightmares about the boogey monster in his closet. What was he, three?
He reached for the lamp and light filled the room. Satisfied that there were no demons lurking in the shadows, he clicked the light back off, rolled over, and realized there was something else in his bed..