Short Story | ‘Under the Sheets’ by Martin Hooijmans, Illustration by Lars de Ruyter

Illustration for 'Under the Sheets' by Lars de Ruyter

Memories return as I crawl into the depths of my blankets. Darkness envelops me, then takes me to a place where a newly born’s laughter places smiles on many faces. They are vague, nearly forgotten, but my desire is achieved. Safety. Love. Shelter. Things taken for granted in the past, but no longer. No longer do I have the smiles. All I have are the memories. And the depths of my blankets.

Illustration by: Lars de Ruyter

Martin is a writer, a traveler and the founding editor of Story Shack Magazine. He has a profound love for storytelling and a mind overflowing with ideas. Currently, he's based in Augsburg, working in Munich as a SEO.

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  • misskzebra

    I find burying myself under the sheets to be rather suffocating. I prefer going out for a walk. Or at least I used to before I moved to a city with cycle lanes on the pavements and got regularly snapped out of my reveries by handle bars missing my face by mere inches.

  • mike r. james

    theres something i like to do. tell a whole story in a 100 words or so. its very hard to do, the rewards are a dramatic piece. almost poetry.