Today’s #maydays prompt – a little evil.
There was an unmistakeable sound of munching coming from behind the lounge. There was no doubt, it was a munching sound, it was abbreviated by slurping and sucking in of obvious juices but the one thing that gave it away was the uttering of noises that suggested the deliciousness of whatever was eating whatever.
I thought for a moment it must have been one of boys, known to secret himself with a plate of food pilfered from the kitchen. But the fact it was 2am made it unlikely one of the boys was a possible culprit.
So I decided in true protective parent style to investigate. My wife was sleeping on, thankfully, as we would have had every light on and the police on their way if she had awoken.
I crept out listening all the while to the sounds getting louder and the munching seemingly more intense. Whatever it was and what ever it was eating was a serious business.
In the lounge room all was as we had left it. The munching sound was definitely behind the lounge.
I was suddenly frightened by a large burp, and equally load..AHHHHHHH!
I grabbed the end of the lounge and pulled it out from the wall. There on the floor with what had been our leg of lamb for tomorrow night’s dinner was a small man with green eyes and the largest incisors you could imagine.
We looked at each other and he dropped his meal, cursed and began to change into a large green blob of goo. It spread over the carpet then began to climb up the back of the lounge and move towards me.
There was no sound now, just the steady progression of the goo towards me.
I stepped back, I was now against the wall the goo still moving towards me. It was inches away when from the centre a slimy hand emerged and reached for me, all I could do was turn my head anticipating the sticky slime to touch my face.
It did so and I screamed. Suddenly my wife was there beside me shaking me. She was worried as I was up against the wall fending off the goo, which of course was nowhere to be seen.
She stood back and laughed at me telling me what an idiot I was as I had obviously been asleep and having a nightmare.
I was so relieved to see her, I flung my arms around her and she pushed me away called me a few names before heading back to bed.
The lounge was still out from the wall and I went to push it back. Something was preventing it from returning to its rightful place. I pulled it out again and there on the floor was our half eaten leg of lamb.
I felt my bowels momentarily relax. I was glad at that moment to be alone.