Upon seeing that ugly beast, Tom was anything but a paragon of bravery. He immediately wet himself, turned around, and ran back down the rise and toward his home as fast as he could. Once there, he ran to his room, jumped into bed, and pulled the comforter up over his head.
He must have fallen asleep because he woke up to his mother shaking him. “Oh Tommy,” she said, “you’re nine years old. I think you should have stopped wetting your bed by now. No more drinking any water after dinner anymore.”
“But, Mom,” Tommy whined, “I didn’t wet the bed. It happened when I first saw that scary, giant, hairy elephant that started chasing me.”
“And no more sweet treats right before bedtime, either, young man,” Tommy’s mother said. “They’re giving you nightmares.”
Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (shortcut), Ragtag Daily Prompt (rise), Your Daily Word Prompt (foresee), The Daily Spur (huge), Word of the Day (wooly), and Fandango’s One Word Challenge (paragon). Photo credit: Darryl Brooks at Dreamstime.