I was five years old when I beat my first fear. Every night, I would lie awake in my bed, waiting for the monster to come out from under my bed, and eat me. I used to hide my legs under my thick and warm blanket so that the monster couldn't reach them. It was an ongoing fear; each night the same thing would happen.
I still remember my room where this occurred. Most of the time my room was kind of messy. Despite the fact that I was not alone, yet I was scared of the monster. My younger sister and I used to share the same room for many years. Sometimes, the monster would play with my imagination; it made things look scarier than they really are.>>>
For example, when I looked at my clothes and toys, I saw my monster in them.
I couldn't fall asleep because of my fear. It continued till one day my father came up with an idea. We stayed awake until the sunrise, but the monster did not appear.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm turning 30. Almost 25 years have passed since that day. I have a nice house, a comfy car, and a well-paid job. But I don't feel happy. I feel an emptiness inside me like something is missing. I haven't found that person who would make me happy. People are such hypocrites, I've lost my faith in them. >>>
Being distracted by my own thoughts, I didn't see someone who was staring at me for a long time. You will not believe me, but it was my monster! Since it doesn't scare me anymore, I felt like I met an old friend.
I was so shocked that I couldn't say anything distinct. "I know," he began, "it's kind of strange, isn't it?"
"Yes, it is." I said, "not everyone can see his imaginary monster become real. I thought that you don't exist. How the hell is that possible?"
"In fact, I always was real," he answered, "and I wanted to give you an important message, which could change your life. But you always were scared of me; so, I decided to leave you until you grow up and won't be afraid of me."
"What was that message?" I asked.
"I wanted to warn you about adult life. When you grow up, things start to change. You become the builder of your own life. Throughout your life, you will face serious problems, which can be hard to overcome. So, you will need a person by your side to support you in the future. And to have such a person, you need to start trust people. >>>
Yes, they're not perfect. But they're not as bad as you think. Remember my words. I'll come to see you again in a few years," he said. Then he came closer and gave me a gift box. I was so attracted by the gift that I didn't notice how my monster vanished. When I finally opened the box, I found my old toy car. When I touched it, I remembered that day, when my father gave me that car. It was my fifth birthday!
Suddenly, I woke up and found myself in my old room. It still was messy because I opened my closet, which was full of various things. They fell on my head and made me lose my consciousness. >>>
After tidying my room, I noticed the car from my dream. It was standing on my bedside table with a note on it. I took and read it immediately. It said, "see you soon ;)."
After that nice meeting, my life changed generally. Now I'm married and have a son. He seems to have the same fear, which I used to have. I will help him to understand that there's nothing to fear. And maybe one day, I'll be ready for our next meeting with my monster.
It's my new story. I wrote it for an assignment. I had to write a story about the monster under my bed. So, this is what I came up with.
Thanks for reading it to the end. What do you think?
Женщина выходит замуж, надеясь, что муж изменится. И ошибается. Мужчина женится, надеясь, что жена не изменится. И тоже ошибается. Поэтому один женится в надежде на постоянство, а другая выходит за муж в надежде на перемены. Т.е. на первоначальном этапе брака вводные данные не верны и они корректируются со временем.