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Don’t look under the bed after dark (Friday Fictioneers)

March 31, 2022
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“What do ya reckon they’re for?”

“What? The boots?”


“Obvious. Shoe monster.”

“Shoe monster?”

“Yeah, to placate it. Think that’s the word.”


“Make it happy. Anyways. Put out shoes and the monster won’t eat ya in the night.”

“What, the monster under the bed.”

“Same one, Mate. It smells ya on ‘em and it leaves ya alone.”

“What, just put shoes up?”

“You don’t have shoes up?”

“Nah, Mate, don’t be stupid.”

“Ya hear it then? At night, when it’s dark and silent.”

“Hear what?”

“The breathing. The steps.”


“You heard it.”

“Here’s mine.”

“Throw ‘em up high.”

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  1. I suspect there are a few shoes and boots that have a special monster defying odour, do they want to borrow some?

  2. Proof scientific that it works. I was convinced

    • Sensitive noses, the monsters under the bed have… it’s why you have to bathe once a day 🤣🤣

  3. Finally! A rational explanation for the shoes. 🙂 Well done, Laurie.

  4. Hehehe. Brilliant voice, sharp logic and just too funny.

  5. Glad his mate was there to help him along to sweet dreams.

  6. Ohhh the dreaded monster under the bed. Mine was in the wardrobe when I was 7 lol But smelly shoes…what a great deterrent for a monster! I enjoyed this!

  7. Dear Laurie,

    Ya do what ya gotta do to keep the monster away. Yes?



  8. So funny. Great voices, and a very inventive explanation for the shoes. The cat eh?

  9. I wish I had known this trick when I could hear monsters under MY bed!

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