Good Little Girls
by Dani Atkinson
My mommy tells me a story.
She says there can't be a monster in my closet, because monsters only hide in the closet of bad little girls. They can smell the bad things you do or think of doing or want to do, and it draws them in. Good little girls whose mommies and daddies love them don't get monsters. So I can't have a monster in my closet, can I? The end.
My stepdaddy tells me a story.
He says that if kids don't do what their mommies and daddies say, mommies and daddies can throw them in the closet and feed them to the monsters. There are monsters in the world because there are children who deserve monsters. There are bad little girls who deserve to be locked away and eaten all up until there is nothing left. Monsters love bad little girls. Parents don't. The end.
My big brother tells me a story.