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The Monster’s Insides

There is a monster in the mountains that preys on bumblebees, daffodils, and woodland creatures, swallowing them whole into its enormous belly.

Some say there’s a garden in there, a paradise where the flowers bloom and the wildlife lives on, frolicking. They’ve forgotten that the monster once swallowed a bear.

This story was based on the prompt “in the mountains” on TypeTrigger.

Absence Makes the Mind Grow Stronger

The floor of the small, drably painted room was covered in sticky notes. Frantic “To Do” lists were scribbled on them, with frequent duplications and repetitions.

A brilliant man had once lived here.

He’d been obsessive-compulsive. That explained the sticky notes.

The battery-powered light bulb he’d swallowed explained the brilliance.


“I ate a bumblebee.”

“Why did you do that?”

“Because I wanted to feel it buzz around inside my belly!”

“And can you feel it?”


“Well that’s too bad.”

“I figure it’s just bored in there.”


“That’s why I’m going to swallow another one to be its friend.”