The Boogeyman

“America is the land of the free, the home of the brave.”

“You’ve misinterpreted the rhetoric, just a bit.  It doesn’t apply to breaking into my home.”  I managed to sound calm, despite my racing heart.  The last thing I’d expected upon returning home from a long day at the newspaper was to find a machete wielding masked man in my kitchen.  “Who are you?”

He waved a finger at me.  “Come on, Mags, I expect better.  You named me, after all.”

Something traitorous and primal in me wanted to scream in terror, but maintaining my wits would be crucial for survival.  “You’re the Boogeyman.”

He smiled and bowed.  “The one and only.”

I felt goosebumps.  “The police are looking for you.”

“They won’t get me.  I’m not a man, I’m a demon.  The Boogeyman.”

“Why’re you here?”  The monster standing before me had terrorized the city since January, sneaking into the homes of young couples and hacking them to death with a machete.

“To tell you my story.  I’ve killed nine couples.  I will claim others.  I’m invincible against human laws and can’t be stopped.  I’ll continue to take victims as the mood strikes me.  I’m offering you an exclusive.”

“You want me to write and publish your story?”

He nodded enthusiastically.

I could tell he expected me to thank him.  Everyone likes to be appreciated, and I didn’t want to end up dead.  “Why me?”

“I read what you wrote.  You saw my genius, and named me.”


“The police constructed a false theory about me.  I’m not a madman.”

Great.  A serial killer viewed me as his soulmate.  I sighed, wondering why I always attracted the crazies.  Still, I wasn’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

“Do you mind if I record the interview?”

  12 comments for “The Boogeyman

  1. MariaR.
    June 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Everyone needs a soulmate…

  2. June 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Wow rusolo.. That is Supercool and amazing. I wish it was bit lengthy.
    Hats off to your creativity and writing skills. I really want more of this.. If possible pls continue.

  3. June 28, 2017 at 3:56 am

    It’s always about one juicy story in the end, Like one selfie in the midst of crisis…
    Some dark humor happening.

  4. June 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Interesting plot! It would be cool if you continued this one. Love the way your stories unfold! I nominated you for the Unique Blogger Award in case you wanted to check it out 😊

    • July 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you times two! I was away in Italy (*sigh* so amazing) and am only just catching up!

      • July 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm

        Of course! Wow, Italy!! Sounds like fun 🙂 Welcome back!!

  5. June 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Awesome heroine. Cool, literally, sense of humor. I obviously like her and feel the story needs to play out beyond the 300-words marker.

    • July 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks!~ I need to get my act together.

      • July 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm

        Lol. You were on vacation! Totally allowed. Welcome back. And now that you’re here, please feed me some stories.

  6. July 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    When I started reading this one I didn’t expect to end up laughing. Great job! 🙂

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