I remember reading a short story on the internet, maybe a year or two ago, that was about a monster under the bed of a little girl. The story took about 10 minutes to read I think. Can you help me remember what the name of this story was and where I can find it?
The story was written from the monster's perspective and started with him complaining that he would have to do this job because the others failed. It was a monologue that reminded me of someone who just had a stressful week and now got dumped a pile of work on his desk on a Friday afternoon. He was one of the higher monsters in the hierarchy.
There seemed to be a sort of company of "monsters under the beds of little children" and they were supposed to scare them for untold reasons. This reminded me of the movie Monster, Inc., though the movie explains why the monsters would scare children - the story does not explain this and feels darker.
Nobody managed to scare the little girl and nobody knew why she wasn't scared. When he tries to scare her she just starts talking to him. After a bit of dialogue and the obvious confusion on the side of the monster someone starts coming for the room of the little girl, so the monster hides (under the bed, of course).
He then realizes why she wasn't afraid of monsters under her bed - her father(?) was an abusive man and I think he was basically threatening her (or her mother?) in his drunken state. The little girl was afraid of the monsters that she would have to face every day.
This made the monster furious and when the man tries to lay hands on the little girl the monster comes out from under the bed and scares the s%&! out of the man, making sure that he won't ever do this again. He also says that he will stay at the little girl's side - "because I am the monster under her bed!" (Or something like that.)