Archived: Blue Monster by Alexis Begeman

My first day off in weeks seemed like a breath of fresh air. With nothing to do and nowhere to go, it seemed only fitting to wear my favorite Linkin Park T-Shirt. As I slid on the shirt, I could feel the intense love from the hug of my best friend. With her being away, her shirt was the closest thing I had to being with her. It was torn with huge paint stains of all shades of the rainbow splashed across the bottom hem. But it was still perfect to me.

Even with the warmth from the shirt, the room still felt like an igloo. I needed to open a window. I lived in the basement of my roommate’s house and I always felt scared whenever the musty window was open but I always opened it anyway. As I slid it open, it let out the loudest squeal and brought in a wave of warm spring air. It had just rained the night before and all of the birds were chirping outside. With the comfort and easy day ahead of me, I drifted off to sleep.

The light was so blinding when I woke up, it felt like my eyes were already open. But as I slowly adapted to the sun and opened my eyes I saw a creature staring at me. He was blue and looked like a cross between a monster and a human. He said nothing but his eyes glistened in the light making it impossible to look away or even scream. I thought I was dreaming.

“Hello? What are you?”

No response. Instead of asking questions, I decided to walk upstairs and make some coffee. This was a dream… Right? But the blue creature followed me. Up the stairs as I walked, I could hear his webbed toes slam across the hardwood floor. When I turned around, he just stared at me with a look of despair.

Even with the fresh warm black coffee now in my system, I was still tired so me and the little blue man walked back to my room and took a nap. When I woke, he was gone.