Monsters

Monster Joe

MonsterJoe

By: Alex Claw

Monster Joe looked down the graveled road and saw something strange. Smoke rose ahead of him, a black smoke that stained the otherwise clear blue sky. He knew it wasn’t cooking smoke for it came thick and billowing. Something was burning.

A cold fear gripped Monster Joe as he dropped his bag of tools and began lumbering down the road. His long legs chewed up the distance toward a small cottage that lay off the side of the main road leading to Shadow Briar.

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Ghost Lizard

GHOSTLIZARD

Ghost Lizard

By: Alex Claw

I crash through the stands of bamboo and kudzu, the mass tucked in my arms begins to weep, calling for her mother. She’s not fighting me, she’s not struggling for me to let her go, she’s limp and sobbing. They are the tears of a child who knows there is no more hope.

There is rumbling behind me, bamboo stalks crash to the ground and the stench of death and blood is heavy in the air.

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