These three little words, provided by Three Word Wednesday were a delight to me. I checked them out, went to tuck the little ones in tight, and let the words work their magic. As the bedtime stories were Halloween ones, well, here goes:
It manifests itself after an incubation.
It reveals its form, a nightmare.
The howls are external, growing from within.
The vanity. The ego. Does not allow it to be seen.
I tried to go lighter, but the word vanity stumped me. Then, I tried to go younger, and had a lot of fun:
The nightmare has come! The nightmare has come!
Quick, it is time to hide! Into the incubator, and shut the latch tight!
Do not move, do not groan, for lest you will be found.
Soon he will come back around.
Grunts you will hear. Snorting and snuffing,
but do not fear.
All your needs will be provided for until all is clear.
For vanity will haven taken the beast for a fanciful feast,
where children do not hide, with tricks that lock them tight.