by Holly Stacey –
“There’s a monster under my bed.” Robby could see its eyes glowing deep green.
“No there is not. Now go and brush your teeth.” Mum never understood these things.
“It will get me.” It had huge long claws – white like the toothpaste tube. But its teeth were sharp and yellow.
Mum gave Robby that look. Then she reached under the bed and pulled out Dinny the dinosaur. Robby jumped back and Mum rolled her eyes. “Now!” She pointed to the loo.
Robby brushed. He didn’t want his teeth to look like Dinny’s. But he did want his deep green eyes. “Grooowwwl!” The foam around Robby’s mouth dribbled.