Bedtime Story

My cousin, Nancy, said dreams are the most dangerous place. The dark of sleep is where the scariest creatures live. Snarling, sinister beings that gorge on your greatest fears. Like the man in the striped sweater. He’s been feeding on Nancy’s nightmares for years. Ever since I told him to.

Kim Mannix is a poet and short fiction writer from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her background in journalism means she spends much of her time pondering the nature of horror, both real and imagined.

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