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In the night

Tiny is key

By Meagan DionPublished 9 months ago β€’ Updated 9 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Runner-Up in Micro Heist Challenge
In the night
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Walnut Court is slumbering silently on this inky, starlit night. It's too beautiful for a crime. My small frame darts through the sky. I'll admit that while my physique is not intimidating, my diminutiveness affords me my greatest strength.


I spy the target. I circle to ensure there are no surprises. Last night the Johnson's dog snuck up on me and I nearly lost a wing. I won't make that mistake tonight.

The coast is clear. I dive down to the window's splintering wood frame. Brushing off peeled paint flakes from my latex tights, I peer through the finger printed pane at my victim. His chest is rising and falling peacefully.

Timmy... I know he is guarding the loot.

I push the window open and slip in. Fluttering to his bedside I land next to his pillow. He stirs. I freeze.


Cautiously I tip-toe over and lift the downy corner. Slowly I squeeze under and retrieve the treasure.

I drag it out gently. I think I'm safe, but I turn to find myself enclosed inside a glass jar.

Shock floods my cheeks as I gawk at Timmy's freckled, triumphant face.

I can only stand here, tooth in hand.


About the Creator

Meagan Dion

My life is a little crazy. Four kids, homeschool, write, create and coffee. Coffee is a verb. Do you coffee? I aspire to blow glass and finish / publish my novel. I would like to have an impact. Also, coffee.

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  • ROCK 5 days ago

    What a sweet story!

  • ROCK 5 days ago

    What a sweet story!

  • Rachel Deeming24 days ago

    Sly old Timmy. What's going to happen to all those teeth now?

  • Mother Combs4 months ago


  • Raymond G. Taylor8 months ago

    Ha ha! Another great story with a fabulous twist. Well done and contratulations on your win.

  • Genius, clever, the twist... I love it. Excellent job.

  • Donna Renee8 months ago

    Haha! This was super cute and super tense, great job!

  • Natalie Wilkinson8 months ago

    I loved this one.

  • Lilly Cooper8 months ago

    I can see why your story made the list :) who knew life as a Tooth Fairy could be so fraught with danger? A great little story!

  • C. H. Richard8 months ago

    Well deserved win! This was awesome β™₯️

  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    Oh, I just love this. Congrats.

  • Ashley Lima8 months ago

    This is so dang cute are you kidding me!! Congrats on your well-deserved placement. Nicely done :)

  • Cendrine Marrouat9 months ago

    "Cautiously I tip-toe over and lift the downy corner. Slowly I squeeze under and retrieve the treasure." - Almost reads like a poem, with the rhyming scheme. Nice story, Meagan!

  • Omg they caught the tooth fairy. Very very original and well done

  • Misty Rae9 months ago

    Awwww, that was sweet. A very creative take on the challenge and best of all, it made me smile.

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Creative and impressive heist story!!! I could see Timmy's freckles and the poor tooth fairy!!! Love this!!!β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•

  • MT Poetry9 months ago

    Haha, I enjoyed to reading it!!πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

  • Lol, poor tooth fairy! This was a cool take on the challenge! I loved it!

  • Antoinette L Brey9 months ago

    When I was a child all i wanted was the quarter

  • Ian Read9 months ago

    A toothsome tale, to be sure! Great work on this one.

  • Let the tooth be told! Delightful.

  • Kelley Stead9 months ago

    A tooth fairy story! I loved how it was confusing until the end. At first I thought maybe a bird. Then maybe Peter Pan (tights). Loved how it all came together in that last line. Well done!

  • C.Z.9 months ago

    So cute! I liked it

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