's 2016 Horror Write-off:

The Felt Man

Submitted by Neon Minerva

The felt man was alone in his home. He sat on his couch, reading his newspaper and sipping his tea. He heard a noise coming from the corner of the room, a kind of skittering. Curiously, he turned his button eyes towards it, and couldn't believe what he saw. It was a spider, about the size of himself, crawling around the room. It looked directly at him with its beady little eyes. He thought it was adorable. He couldn't resist, and hugged the creature. As he squeezed its body, its legs struggled to get free. He felt a sharp pain in his back, and realized that it had bitten him. He felt his teeth beginning to grow.

He ran to his bathroom and looked in his mirror. His teeth had grown out of his mouth and under his chin. The tips were pointed. He hated it. He couldn't stand the way he looked now. He grabbed hold of his left tooth and pulled as hard as he could. It ripped out of his mouth. He screamed, the pain was unbearable. But he couldn't let himself look like that, he just couldn't. He ripped out his other tooth, whimpering and trying hard not to scream again.

He sat staring at himself in the bathroom mirror, blood dripping from empty sockets where his teeth had been. The blood spilled onto his neck and stomach, staining his brown felt skin. He was glad the worst of the pain was over.

Ten minutes later, his teeth grew back, just as large and pointed as they were before. He just couldn't stand them, he had to get rid of them again... even if it meant going through the worst pain of his life.

An hour later, his housemate, the teddy bear, came back from his trip. He knocked on the door of their house. There was no answer, so he knocked again. Assuming the felt man to be asleep, he used the spare key hidden under their doormat, and walked into the house. When he looked for the felt man in his bedroom, he was not there. The teddy bear found the felt man in the bathroom, lying on the floor in a puddle of blood, large and pointy teeth surrounding him. His hand was wrapped around his right tooth, ready to pull.

"Help me..."