Monday, June 3, 2013

Monsters - The Kid



The Kid


The Kid is five foot nothing, snotty nosed and petulant. The Kid is every bully in elementary school, and every kid who is bullied. He sneers and cringes all at once. He never meets your eyes, but can see into your soul. The son of the Flesh King never sleeps.

The Kid, by Susan Knowles.



The Kid is always around. He just finds a couch in every town and never seems to leave. He’s only one person, but he’s everywhere. Everyone knows The Kid. He eats everything in your fridge. He rubs his nose on his sleeve and spreads the common cold like a plague. When you’re feeling down in the dumps, The Kid knows just the right thing to say to make you blame yourself.

If you talk to The Kid, he will flinch away like you slapped him. If he talks to you, he’ll find any weakness you have - any feature you have that you are sensitive about - and exploit it. He’s the Kid who got beat up at recess. He’s the Kid that locked someone in a locker. An enigma wrapped in a bologna sandwich.





Note: If you decide to use any of the monsters in a campaign, please let me know! I'd like to see how they work out.


Today's art is by Susan Knowles. Thanks, Susan, for your contribution to the project!

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