Write a story about a parent putting their child to bed.
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✍️ 32 stories
“Moon Watch” by Zilla Babbitt
“Why do you wear a man’s watch?” I asked my grandmother as she tucked me into bed. She placed my Blankie next to me and my three-year-old fist curled around it. “So that I can tell you when you need to go to bed,” she replied. “She doesn’t care when you go to bed,” said my grandfather, pulling the covers over my head and tickling me through the quilt that his mother had made, long ago. My grandmother laughs and us...
“How Does It Do It?” by Matthew Ward
“And even you might be surprised just how tasty they are.” Father closes the storybook and kisses his son, Harry, on the forehead. He lingers on the edge of the bed until his son’s eyelids fall shut. Silence is the loudest sound, the moon is the brightest light, and the rhythmic rise and fall of his son’s chest are the sharpest movements. Harry slips closer and closer to slumber until a soft squeak drifts across the airwaves and tickles his ears. Not t...
“Bedtime Story” by John K Adams
Dan read his daughter a bedtime story while sitting on her bed. But Phoebe kept on fidgeting. He closed the book, marking his place with a finger.“What’s wrong, kiddo? Don’t you like ‘Hansel and Gretel’?”“It’s kind of boring, Daddy.”“What do you mean? I always read from ‘The Little People’s Book of Fairy Tales’.”“Is that the same one, when Little Red Riding Hood makes friends with the wolf?”“Wolves are an endangered species, honey.”“But so was Little Red…”Dan cleared his throat. “What’s wro...
“Maybe” by Kate Reilly
I sigh, leaning against the door frame, watching her in the dim light of the room. The window panes cast shadows across her face, like prison bars...but I can't decide if they are keeping her safe or safely locked away. I can tell from the color of her cheeks that she has been crying, and the strain in her neck tells me that she is hurting, even in sleep. My eyes trace the bed, landing on the small bundle that has been secured by an avalanche of pillows and blankets, tucked safely into the center of the queen bed. My daughte...
“Occupational Hazards” by Kira Krieger
Grady sat at his kitchen island in the dark of night. In the dim light of a small over head light, he gently dismantled and cleaned his Smith & Wesson. He took his time, like caring for a child. When he was done, he laid it to rest in a box that was on the counter. With it safely place in the back of a drawer, he tiptoed down the hall towards his bedroom. Only the so...
“Transitions” by Amy Dear
She grew up in a warm inviting home with close to none the worry or pain; but being the imaginative girl she was, piles of clothing could easily morph into terrifying monsters and shadows on the walls effortlessly mimicked creepy crawlies. With such nightmare fueling things dancing about her room, it goes without saying that bedtime could become a dreadful thing for the wide-eyed child. She was seen as the apple of her mother’s eye; the miracle child that wasn’t deemed poss...
“The Smallest Things” by Tiersa Remisha
"Have you finished your food, Olly?" Mom asked."No." She blinked, then sighed slightly, having forgotten. "Are you full, Olly?" She rephrased."Yes." Wide eyes looked at her, simply observing. She smiled."Then we'll put your food in a container for tomorrow, okay?""Okay." Mom grabbed a container and the 5-year-old helped pour his leftover spaghetti and green beans into it."Go brush your teeth, Olly," she said, gently pushing him towards the bathroom as she turned to put the container in the fridge....
“The Song My Mother Used to Sing” by Rima ElBoustani
“Wlazł kotek na płotek i mruga,” My mother sings as she puts me to bed. I never really understood the words but it goes something like this: “The kitty has climbed the fence and blinks,”This song is the last thing I hear, every night,...
“Maku” by Larry Crum
Despite the safety and comfort afforded him by his brand new, bright red superhero-inspired gadget belt and the companionship of Mr. Monkey, Landon was still apprehensive. The step from the safe, pillowy carpet to the dark recesses of the unknown before him was as vast as the ocean. But he had made it this far. There was no turning back now.Breathing in all of the oxygen in the room, Landon took a step. And then another. Gone was the protection of the familiar world in which he knew, replaced instead with this...nothingness. He gri...
“I Tell You Stories” by Chandler Mcniel
I look at you as you fight with your own eyes. You’re trying to stay awake but it is a losing battle. Your head is rested on your hands which are rested on your pillow that is resting on your bed. You look so peaceful, my darling. You want to hear the story I’ve told you hundreds of times before. I’m sure you think I created this story purely to entertain you, but it is so much more. It may not have all the key elements a story usually does but it has purpose. That is all it needs.I want to protect you at all times. I would sacrifi...
“Monsters” by Scott Parent
“Sweetie, it’s time to go to bed,” her mom called “Okay, Mommy.” “Don’t forget to wash up and brush your teeth.” “I won’t.” “I’ll be up in a minute.” “I don’t think she’s been brushing that well,” said the monster under the bed, hereafter referred to as Monster #1. “What are worried about?” said the monster in the closet, hereafter referred to as Monster #2. “I’m worried about cavities and tooth decay.” “Don’t worry. These are only her baby teeth. She’ll get a whole new set ...
“The Best Night Ever” by Diertra Thomas
The Best Night EverPushing back another yawn and the fact she wanted a bubble bath as well with lit candles and soft music she had another job. Getting her three year old Nerf gun, red cape wearing, superhero son to bed. While she knew he was tired and would never admit it, she also knew getting him to bed was the most challenging and rewarding for the two of them.
“Bedtime Story” by Pooja Thube
“Kevin, time to sleep. Come on, hurry up!”“One second, mom. I want to tell dad something.”“Oh yes my son. What is it?”“Dad, today after our school, me, Alex and Sarah was returning home and we saw something was flying in the sky. We chased it, but it disappear in the clouds. It went to the back of the school. We headed their but Alex thought it’s not a good idea so we returned.”“Oh, what do you think it was, Kevin?”“I thought it was an UFO, or maybe something more mysterious.”Mom and dad laughed. ...
“Bedtime with Maylee” by Desirae Moten
Lynn finishes cleaning the last plate from dinner and sets it on the dish rack. She looks to the microwave for the time and it displays 6:44. She dries her hands, taking in a moment before starting the process of putting her daughter to bed. She’s unsure if her daughter will approach bedtime today by throwing the toys, ignoring her directions, screaming, or listening in order to earn a reward. Lynn walks to their shared one bedroom. “Maylee. Maylee it’s 6:45. What does that mean?” Maylee doesn’t look up from the toy an...
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