FlashNano a challenge to write 30 stories in 30 days with a daily story prompt
FlashNano Day 7: Write a story that happened to you when you were 7
*Dedicated to my sister, Jill, I’ll still fight monsters for you.
Tip toeing through the dark hallway my senses were on high alert. I looked around every corner – scanning high and low. Only when it was all clear did I beckon her to follow.
“Ok, it’s clear, come on,” I whispered. Her bare feet scampered behind me.
“Turn on the light and check the bathroom,” she said.
“Sssssh, I will. Be quiet, you don’t want them to hear us do you?”
In the darkness, I felt, more than saw her shake her head no.
“Stay right here, don’t move,” I said as I pressed my back to the wall and slid noiselessly into the bathroom, I quickly turned on the light and struck a karate pose. Ready for action… but, there were no monsters – this time. Lucky for them.
“Ok, go… I’ll be right outside the door. You’re safe.”
When she was finished, I guided us back through the dark to our room. I made sure she was tucked tightly into bed and then I climbed into my own bed. Without being able to see it, I knew her little hand was reaching out towards me – as was our ritual, I handed her the corner of my bed sheet to hold onto. Just in case the monsters came, she could tug my sheet and I’d leap up and save her.
By day I was the bratty, messy younger sister, but at night I was a superhero who protected my sister from things that went bump in the night.