As a father is tucking his son into bed, the son tells him, "Dad, please don't put me to bed , I'm not sleepy at all." To which the father replies, "Sleep tight son or the boogeyman will come get you."
The boogeyman was something that gave the endless nightmares. It was someone he's always heard of but never got to witness. The child lay on the bed, watching his father close the door behind him, as he turned off the light and left the room. The child lay there lifeless as he struggled to sleep, due to the constant fear of the boogeyman. As he lay there, he could hear the faint noise of the television that his parents were watching. And that's when he heard the sound of a glass breaking followed by the screams of his mother.
He knew something bad had happened, he knew that the boogeyman was finally here. All of a sudden there was dead silence. He tried to put his head out of his blanket and look but he couldn't see a thing in the pitch-black dark. Suddenly, he could hear the doorknob of his door turning. Through the corner of his eye, he saw a black figure standing there in the dark. The child could do nothing but pretend to be asleep. He could hear the figure place something on the table right in front of him, the child decided to keep his eyes shut and pretend to sleep just hoping and praying that this nightmare would just fade away. But little did he know. An hour passed by and the child finally made up the courage and nerve to look outside his comforter. As he struggled to focus on what lay in front of him he finally realized that they were the severed heads of his parents with their bodies lay down on the ground beside him. The child looked around the room and noticed that there was something written on the wall in front of him. The child finally made out what was written on the wall and it said, ' I know you're awake.'