Island Monster - Chapter 2Chapter 2
It's been about a month since that night, and I still live on Parley Isle. Awake on this morning, I lay in bed staring up at my blank ceiling as always thinking the same thought. Was today going to be the day I remember everything? I close my eyes and start to think. I remember Dad, I remember Nicoya, I remember being on the football team, I remember Naomi
When I think about Naomi I stop looking back. I remain still for a minute and then sigh. There's not more I can remember. I guess today isn't going to be that day after all. This isn't the first day I've done this. I've been doing this same routine since I arrived.
Lazily I roll out of bed, clean myself up, put on some decent clothes, and walk out the door. It's another cool morning in Parley. I take a whiff of the morning chill and proceed walking to work. I like this place during this time of day. It's so peaceful, and the sun is not even all the way up yet. The wilderness of the place is uncanny, but that do
Island Monster - Chapter 1"Maybe the creatures all ran in fear. Maybe the world grew strong enough to kill them all. The only clue the world has to the beasts' extinction is their fear of the monster they created long ago."
- The Man and the Monster
Seagulls and surf; the two sounds I recall waking up to later. The air was warm and humid, not unlike a tropical area. Leaving my eyes closed, I sighed through my nose, which tingled at me in response. It hurt a little bit. My mouth tasted salty and I hadn't a clue why. By then I had decided to open my eyes. I found the light clawing at my pupils, though I was shaded by something large. My eyes opened fully, but I waited until they were in focus to decide what to do.
When my vision cleared up, I understood that the thing shading my eyes was the leaf of a palm tree; large enough to cover me from the waist up. I compared to feeling of heat on my legs to the cool shade on my chest. It felt better to be in the shade. I took