“Ba ha ha ha”
His evil laugh echoed through the house.
“I have you now.”
I curl smaller in the dark space.
He storms from room to room.
I breathe quietly.
The door to the bedroom opens.
He stomps around the room and I wonder if he knows I’m here.
I see the light of the flashlight sweeping back and forth but never shining onto the closet where I hide.
I realize he’s he must be toying with me.
“Ba ha ha ha” he yells and I hear his footsteps running towards me.
I scoop him up.
He holds me tight.
“You’re in my clutches.” He’s says.
I smile, tuck him in and kiss him good night.