Island Monster - Chapter 4Chapter 4
Dad, Nicoya, Naomi that's it for now. This morning feels like things are going back to normal. My arm is healing fine. I can move it around and flex it without any major burns. The only thing that remains is the two scars on my arm. I haven't even thought about the monster lately. I'm not even paranoid by the mention of it. Now if only I can get my memory back.
Sighing as always, I get up from my bed yet again and prepare for my day. Just as always, I take that morning stroll down the dirt path and make my way towards work. Just as usual, I chat with the men as we prepare our shipments. Then we make our daily deliveries. I can't believe my days are getting so repetitive. At least this time I try to focus on the right deliveries so I won't end up working another night shift.
The only thing I really want to change is Ami's urge to flirt with me. This has been the same routine since I started working. I hand her a package then she tries to have small talk and work i
Island Monster - Chapter 3Chapter 3
Dad, Nicoya, football team, Naomi nope, nothing past that. I rise up from my bed relieved that I caught a little bit of sleep. After I made it home last night, I was still haunted by the monster. I could hardly get my eyes to close, and I was so paranoid, every time the house creaked I jumped. I was thankful to make it home, let alone get some help for my arm. It stings now, but at least the bleeding stopped. Before I made it home, I stopped by Tyrone's so he could help me with that.
He told me that my wound wasn't as bad as it appeared to be. The claws only grazed across my arm, so all the blood was all from my skin. Once it was clean of blood, I was able to discover that I had two scratches, one being twice as long as the other. Plus, it didn't take long for Tyrone to figure out I was attacked. Apparently, he also believes in the monster's existence because he spotted it once. I asked him why he didn't tell me anything about it, but he reminded me th
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