Image for Under the Sheets

Under the Sheets

Martin Hooijmans | 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.


About Martin Hooijmans

Martin Hooijmans is a writer, a traveler and the founding editor of Story Shack. He has a profound love for storytelling and a mind overflowing with ideas. Currently, he's based in Munich and working as a SEO and front-end developer. Also check out his new project: relgrowth

Visit the author's page >


New Story Shack tool

Taleforge: Creative writing exercise

Expect the unexpected. Set a timer and complete prompts while you write. The more you manage, the higher your score.

Start writing

A coffee plants a tree

If you support The Story Shack with a coffee, I'll plant a tree with #teamtrees and will turn off the ads for you.

This has 3 benefits: you help the planet with more trees and less bandwidth, your user experience greatly improves and you support me as a creator more than ads ever will.

Donate $3

PayPal, Credit card, Apple Pay & Google Pay

Thank you! - Martin

Something went wrong! You may need to update the web application.