To Be a Creature

Creatures are real. They live under beds, in basements, wherever they can go unnoticed. They are fearsome, but not cruel. They love small beings, like animals and babes. They want to protect them from monsters who hide behind the faces of humans.

The creatures have claws and hair made of snakes.

The monsters have bright smiles and sparkling eyes.

The creatures live in the dark. Shadows are their shelter.

The monsters live in the light. After all, shadows are full of creatures. They’re where danger lies.

Creatures sing the melodies they learned from the creatures that came before them. Songs of the brightness of the moon, the shining of stars, and falling asleep to the sounds of a forest.

Monsters say not to listen to the singing of creatures. What if you become a creature too?

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