We spend our days playing in the closet.
In our imagination it is a spaceship, a doorway to other worlds, a portal that can travel through time. In the darkness we act out our fantasies, constructing the characters of our narrative. We play with the treasures that surround us – costumes in boxes, paperwork on shelves, trinkets that remind us of our parents.
We play all day in the closet, waiting for the door to be unlocked once more.
“Monsters In The Closet” first appeared in The Drabble, 2017.
FEATURED IMAGE: Autumn Skye “Resilience”, 2017. Acrylic and gold leaf on panel. 12″ X 16″. Autumn Skye Art. Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. https://autumnskyeart.com
Paul is from Sheffield, UK. His stories have appeared in Okay Donkey, Spelk Fiction, Ellipsis Zine, The Phare, and Milk Candy Review (forthcoming). He features on the Best British & Irish Flash Fiction list for 2019-2020.