Hundred Word Story: Night Knight

This weeks flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig: a story in only one hundred words. Harder than it looks. This one’s a hundred words, exactly, and I wish I had more.

All week, Mikey insisted that Henry Bear needed graham crackers and honey at night. They’d answered that the snack would just keep Henry awake, and teddy bears needed sleep just as much as little boys. Mikey kept insisting, saying the snack helped Henry heal after he’d driven the monsters back under the bed.

That night, they’d caught him sneaking to his bedroom with food wrapped in his blanket, and sent him to bed empty handed. It was only the next morning when they’d discovered their petrified toddler cradling a bear with a talon in its chest that they finally relented.

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