He’s the worst

‘You’re psychotic’ ‘Is that a fact or opinion?’ ‘Opinion.’ she said ‘But if you want a fact’, she looked me in the eyes and stared hard before adding, ‘I hate you.’ I can’t say I’m surprised or even hurt by her words. It’s all true. I’ve been expecting this conversation for weeks now. If anything,…

Monsters Inside

Part 7: They Come From Inside. Roll the credits. Seriously, how many times do I need to say “monsters inside” in a story I wrote called “Monsters Inside?” I’m sure you get my point by now. You can’t see me right now, but I’m sighing as I sit in my favorite gaming chair that I’ve…

Monsters Inside

Part 6: Mommy, Where Do Monsters Come From? May 9th, 2012 4:20pm “Has this happened before?!” Harling asked Liam. “No.’ Liam said. “Not like this.” He didn’t look shocked, but he didn’t look calm either. Harling saw something between “I saw this coming” and “I can’t believe this is happening right now”. Blake spoke up,…

Flash Forward

It’s the fifth grade. You’re sitting in class taking your EOG. Your mom didn’t let you get that $4 mechanical pencil you wanted. It would’ve brought you so much luck. You dream of growing older so you can choose your own pencil. Flash forward. It’s graduation. Middle school is over.  You dream of the new…

Monsters Inside

Part 5: We All Have Monsters Inside May 9th, 2021 3:45pm “You’re late.” Harling said to Jenny. “Since when did you have so much work ethic? You’ve never come in on time.” Right as Harling was debating whether or not to tell Jenny off for smart mouthing a superior, Nguyen and Blake walked up with…

Monsters Inside

Part 4: It’s About Time We Tell You May 8th, 2012 5:22pm The newly formed trio of self-proclaimed “monster see-ers” headed off to their second crime scene of the evening. They figured they’d run into something nasty, but they had no idea what it was until they arrived. At the train tracks, they found 4…

Monsters Inside

Part 3: You Don’t Know Anything June 11th, 2008 5:45pm Bryson and Derek “She’s definitely not in this house.” Bryson said. He sifted through the shattered glass that was once Mary’s favorite flower vase hoping to find some DNA evidence. The four men searched every corner of the house and there was still no sign…

Monsters Inside

Part 2: I tried to tell someone June 11th, 2008 4:15pm Officer Lenn E. Harling was having second thoughts on carrying out this illegal investigation. He couldn’t ignore the issue, but it would tarnish his name if anyone found out that he was investigating potential monsters and possessions. He knew he had to do this…

Monsters Inside

Part 1: Don’t Tell A Soul June 3rd, 2008 “It possesses people who are unaware of its presence.” I don’t get paid enough for this. “Jack. How many times do I have to tell you that this is a police station? I can’t deal with cases of possession or monsters. That’s not our line of…

Ay Bendito: The Chronicles of The Lost Bird (Part 1)

Sometimes life gets really weird… And it seems like things are progressively getting weirder and weirder. That’s how I’d describe the last year. Not only are we all facing a global pandemic, we’re also facing some strange personal struggles we could’ve never imagined back in March 2020. It’s really been a whole year, believe it…