What Goes Thump in the Night

What goes thump in the night? Me, trying to get into my bed. Over at Authorblog, David McMahon’s weekly, Weekend Wandering question is, “As a child, were you afraid of the dark?” Below is an excerpt from my answer:

I often suspected she [Gram] liked the dark monster more than she liked me, especially when she’d send me to the basement. She would say, “Go downstairs and get the peas out of the the freezer.” I would say, “I don’t really want peas tonight.” She would say, “Then get the green beans.” I would say, “Can’t we have canned corn?” And she would swing her wooden spoon in my general direction and send me off to battle the dark monster.

You may read the rest of, What Goes Thump in the Night, on my memoirs blog, The Grownups Wanted Us Dead.

One thought on “What Goes Thump in the Night

  1. I was soooo scared to go downstairs at my grandparents…same story…”You mean I gotta go down there? Get what?”
    Now I wish I had a basement like that where I could store canned goods, all those shelves full of peaches and cherries and beans.

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