The Fault of the Nightlight

The moment his father shut the light off and closed the bedroom door, the shadows caused by Evan’s nightlight started parting like so many curtains, allowing the denizens of the Nightmare Realm to cross over. The tiny room began filling with feral cockroaches, skull-deprived rats, soul-sucking bedsheet-wraiths, carnivorous plastic dinosaurs and a set of windup teeth that wanted to eat his face off!