's 2014 Horror Write-off:


Submitted by HISHAM H.

There is an old library near where I used to live.

It had a huge statue out in front.

It was a winged gargoyle, with the head of a boar and seven tentacle-like tongues.

The librarian referred to it affectionately as "Old Bogey".

I used to be quite afraid of that statue.

Once, when I was a kid, I went to the old library.

At the base of Old Bogey, I found a piece of paper, yellowed and crumbling, with writing on it.

It looked like part of a page that had been torn out.

It said:

"Do not give Old Bogey milk when the Moon is full, or else-"

That was it.

I tossed it in a wastebasket.

The library is still there.

But the statue went missing one night. Presumed stolen by vandals.

I still wonder...