Don’t Open the Curtains

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” my Mother cooed as she pulled the covers up, cocooning me, “And remember…”, she started.

“Don’t open the curtains, yeah, I remember,” I interrupted. She smiled, blew me a kiss and left the room.

Curiosity got to me, I pulled the warming covers away and got out of bed; I just had to see… It had been a week since Mum had begun telling me not to open the curtains.

I grabbed the red velvet fabric in my hands, took a deep breath and ripped them open.

“Billy? Please let me in, ” my Granddad pleaded, shivering in the icy cold snowy weather.

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