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Cujo in Tad's Closet by Gnawsink
Cujo in Tad's Closet
Cujo - by Stephen King

Resigned, Tad nodded.  Went back to bed.  Was tucked in.  Accepted kisses.

And as his mother and father went back to the door the fear settled on him again like a cold coat full of mist.  Like a
shroud stinking of hopeless death.  Oh please, he thought, but there was no more, just that: Oh please oh please oh please.

Perhaps his father caught his thought, because Vic turned back, one hand on the light switch, and repeated: "No monsters,

"No, Daddy," Tad said, because in that instant his father's eyes seemed shadowed and far, as if he needed to be convinced.
"No monsters." Except for the one in my closet. 

The light snapped off.

"Good night, Tad." His mother's voice trailed back to him lightly, softly, and in his mind he cried out, Be careful, Mommy,
they eat the ladies!  In all the movies they catch the ladies and carry them off and eat them!  Oh please oh please oh please --

But they were gone.

So Tad Trenton, four years old, lay in his bed, all wires and stiff Erector Set braces.  He lay with the covers pulled up to
his chin and one arm crushing Teddy against his chest, and there was Luke Skywalker on one wall; there was a chipmunk
standing on a blender on another wall, grinning cheerily (IF LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE! the
cheeky, grinning chipmunk was saying); there was the whole motley Sesame Street crew on a third: Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar, Grover.  Good totems; good magic.  But oh the wind outside, screaming over the roof and skating down black gutters!
He would sleep no more this night.

But little by little the wires unsnarled themselves and stiff Erector Set muscles relaxed.  His mind began to drift....
And then a new screaming, this one closer than the nightwind outside, brought him back to staring wakefulness.

The hinges on the closet door.


That thin sound, so high that perhaps only dogs and small boys awake in the night could have heard it.  His closet door
swung open slowly and steadily, a dead mouth opening on darkness inch by inch and foot by foot.

The monster was in that darkness.  It crouched where it had crouched before.  It grinned at him, and its huge shoulders
bulked above its cocked head, and its eyes glowed amber, alive with stupid cunning.  I told you they'd go away, Tad, it
whispered.  They always do, in the end.  And then I can come back.  I like to come back.  I like you, Tad.  I'll come back every
night now, I think, and every night I'll come a little closer to your bed... and a little closer... until one night, before you can
scream for them, you'll bear something growling, something growling right beside you, Tad, it'll be me, and I'll pounce, and
then I'll eat you and you'll be in me. 

Cujo - by Stephen King


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Ich weiß nicht wer ich bin und wer ich war.
Ein Fremder vor mir selbst und neu für mich.
Und alt, wenn ich in Spiegel sehe.

Ich will nicht einsam sein und sehne mich nach Einsamkeit,
sobald ich nicht alleine bin.

Ich will ja lernen, lernen!
Und ich hasse meinen Schlaf,
weil er die Zeit stiehlt.

Ich fliehe jeden Tag.
Und wenn die Nacht kommt und stehen bleibt,
die ganzen stundenlosen Stunden,
dann bin ich so sehr krank,
weil es nicht Tag ist.

Ich suche mich und wenn ich mich gefunden hab',
bin ich mein größter Feind.

- René "Kanwulf" Wagner
von Nargaroth - Jahreszeiten - Prolog
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cyby1978 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I love your drawings!
Gnawsink Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!  And thanks for the watch!
WingedOzelot Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Hi there :D I'm here on behalf of :iconworldwide-war:, an upstarting OCT.
If you're up to the challenge of an intergalactic tournament, we hereby invite you to join us in thrilling clashes between competitors of any species from all over the universe!
See you around~ :D
Batfleck Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Hi there! May I ask if you are currently accepting commissions by any chance?
HumanArchitect Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013

Gangsta this, and gangsta that!

Add me to your watch cause I'm fuckin' p.h.a.t.!

Phon1cx Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! This is the founder for :iconnew-type-fakemon: here to let you know about the return of the group. I’ve finally made my return to dA, and first on my list of fixer-uppers is to get this group back up and running.
With that said, I’m taking off the limit for submitting pictures for this weekend, so feel free to submit like crazy! (Please put the pics in the appropriate folders though, it’s kind of a hassle to sort them ^^; )

Just in case I haven’t properly welcomed you into our group, thanks for joining! We look forward to see what you come up with in the world of Fakémon.

Also I’m in search of a good panel of co-founders to take over the group whenever I seem to take a mystery hiatus, as well as to be judges for the various contest we have throughout the year.

Well that’s all, until next time!
Keep making those Fakémon!
Dohke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YAY! Thanks :)
ReVercetti Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for joining :iconmasseffect-place:-pLace :)
Shepard approves <3
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A warm welcome to :iconsoulcollectors: , I really appreciate you joining :rose:
If you need any help or have problems, please feel free to contact us!

Hugs BiBi :heart:
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