Monthly Archives: March 2021
Do I know the ends of what I know, and will my knowledge deliver or damn me?
As long as we’re on this earth, she and I are stuck together.
There is no loneliness like the loneliness in our own strangeness and darkness.
He lurks behind church ladies when they ask if I’m still single.
You are not helping by pretending you can do it if you can’t, Katie.
What if we made monsters into adorable magic pets?
If imaginary monsters are scary, I can only imagine how they’ll feel about student loans someday.
How do we love monsters without perpetuating their monstrosity?
Have you ever had an amber alert go off on your phone at an inopportune moment?
When I sat in my safety seminar for new hires, I was the one woman in a room of fifteen men.
I found that I could barely bring myself to open it. The thought of reading it just felt … wrong
Truth is relative, and there are monsters in the world that confuse what’s real and what’s good.
Behind me, twigs cracked.
The disembodied voice on the end of the line is just doing its job.
You are so much more than a talking point.
It looks like a soft, harmless funnel, but there is no grace for the sea creature that gets too close.
But as we confront others’ disbelief in our monsters, let us remember the existence of demons, too.
It would be simpler if a person’s inherent goodness or inherent badness precipitated into their outward appearance.
We either want a complicated villain or no villain at all.
Humanity has built itself to incredible heights over 315,000 years.
Celebration ensues, and Hogwarts is renamed Weaselnose in honor of the martyred mustelid.
We examined every moderately noticeable imprint in the ground for traces of him.
This game is not good. I played it a lot.
In eighth grade, I believed that a bolt of true pain would give me a new understanding.
We might be able to conjure up crayon-drawn cartoon depictions of its worst manifestations, but that’s where we stop.
I feel beautiful and wicked—flying fast and fearless.
The moment where no one can explain the monster is crucial to the payoff—inexplicable, supernatural evil must remain forever believable, yet disprovable.
Some say she kills the men; in Honduras, she usually makes them go crazy.