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PodCastle 701: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest VI

Authors: Sylvia Heike, Ally Chua, Aleks Wittkamp, and Drew Czernik
Narrators: Andrew K. Hoe, Graeme Dunlop, Srikripa Krishna Prasad, and Lalana Dara
Host: Craig Jackson
Audio Producer: Peter Behravesh

PodCastle 701: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest VI is a PodCastle original.

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Rated PG.



“There’s a monster under my bed,” my son said, stifling his yawn.

I looked at Timmy, his sleepy eyes hidden beneath a mop of messy hair.

I ruffled his head and nodded. “I’m sure.”

“It keeps kicking my bed at night, Dad. He wants to play.”

“Oh, yeah? Is that why you’re yawning?”

Timmy shrugged. “Sometimes I throw paper balls for him to catch.”

I thought about the crumpled paper balls I had seen in his room recently. “Well, tell him I don’t like messy rooms.”




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Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 09:15:28 PM
Catch reminded me of Monster under the Bed, by Garry McNulty, published in Daily Science Fiction. The beggining is pretty much the same, and the element of dust is also present. The execution is totally different though. Nice to see how same premises can make up for many types of outcomes.

Also, a lot of Canadians there, eh? I wonder what this is aboot. ::) ::)

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