"And so the little lamb and his mama live happily ever after," the girl finished reading her story aloud to the creature beside her. Hopeful orbs of blue glistened as she cocked her head up at him. "Didya like that, Mister Boogey?"
No response from underneath the black coat. She frowned, teetering off her seat ever so slowly before her tiny feet reached the ground.
"Mister Boogey?" she asked again, gripping the corners of the dark trench coat. When nothing responded, she slowly peeled it open, revealing the coat rack on which he had been perched. Where had he gone?
The little girl shrunk back, upset that her friend had left without a word. She curled up in her chair, clutching the book tightly in case he came back to hear the rest of the tale. Suddenly, a soft wind blew through the empty room, but before she could turn to see what had caused it, she was swept up in darkness.
"Gotcha," the creature chuckled, cradling her close to him.
The child squeal with laughter most contagious, pleased of his return.
"I thought you left!" She gave a pout, looking up at his shadowy face.
"Why, my dear, I’d never leave you. I am your guardian after all, am I not?" The monster gave her a toothy smile. “And I will always be your Boogeyman.”
we had a lecture on this piece in school once. its not saposed to be a happy picture its not about a guardian monster or whatever. its about fear of the “boogyman”. a child is fearful of “monsters” hiding to get them and parents are fearful of someone taking their children away. both viewers share a fear of a unknown being aka “boogyman”.
it was also lightly suggested that this shoot was about death, or about a childs imagination running away with them.
that may need to be immortalized in some way. sometimes, we are just too funny for our own dang goods.
alex, you have busted the guts of many a follower today. I am proud.
— Mod D
Some people say that as a Christian witch I should stay away from tarot cards. But honestly, like any other tool of the craft its how you personally view it and use it. I’ve been looking into tarot and I really want to use it because I view it as another way to communicate…
And then she married the man she dropped into the well.