Charlie and the Dark

by Beverley Sutton. Shortlistee of the Best Children’s Bedtime Story Competition 2021

Charlie had always wondered where the dark went when his bedroom light was switched on.

So, one evening after his bath, he grabbed his towel, ran into his dark bedroom and quickly rolled under the bed. He heard his mum’s footsteps on the landing and, click, the light came on.

No dark rushed under the bed to join him.

The next night he bounded onto his bed and pulled the duvet over his head. Holding his breath with excitement, he felt something brush against his toes as the light went on… but it was just Tyranna, his fluffy green dinosaur.