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Monsters Inside Me part 4: The Sun is Beginning to Set

April 1, 2019
By Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost


Two hours later, and we’re heading to Virginia in a not-so-conspicuous all black, hulking Mercedes suv. My hands are still cuffed together, and my leg is chained to the seat. There are no door handles back here. Only speakers blasting the most irritating disco music. Would killing someone in a disco- induced rage count as self defense?

If this guy is right, then I didn’t kill that little girl. Or the officer. That means I’m not evil, or crazy. I’m still having trouble believing Duke, but he did get me out of the woods and away from the police. The hair on the back of my neck stands up when I think about anyone poking around in my head.

From what I can see through the heavily tinted windows, the sun is beginning to set.

    “You have two options.” Duke leans hazardously into the back to talk to me. “I can blindfold you or knock you out until we get there.”

    “Please focus on the road. Since my head is screwed up enough as it is, just blindfold me, I guess.” I reply. I’ve had bad experiences with anesthesia in the past. Anytime someone tries to “put me under” as they call it, I wake up with painful migraines that last for days.

    “Suit yourself, the knockout potion tastes like strawberries.” Duke replies. “I love strawberries. Here, put this on.” He throws me a blindfold.

    I roll my eyes and put it on. I feel stupid. I can’t see anything, not like I really care where this place is, I’m not good with directions.

    Half of an agonizingly boring hour later, we stop.

    “You can take off your blindfold now. And be very quiet, I have to sneak you in.”

    “What do you mean you have to ‘sneak me in’?” I’m worried. This is weird. Shouldn’t he work here or something? “What’s going on?”

    “I’ll tell you later.” He whispers dramatically. I can tell he thinks that I shouldn’t know right now. Which. Is. Not. A. Good. Thing.

    “Eh...I’ll tell you when we get there.” Duke looks anxious. And like a jerk, but I think that’s just me. “You’ll be fine”.

    “How do I know I can trust you? I’ve come this far. What you’re saying makes sense...but I don’t know if I believe you because of what you’re telling me makes me not guilty.”

    He looks me in the eyes. “Kid, I’m not lying with you. Promise.” For a second his confidence wavers. “I have a girl back home a couple years younger than you. I’m not lying.”

    “Okay.”

    “Be as quiet as you can. We’re going in the back way. I will tell you everything.”

    “Okay.”


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on Apr. 23 at 10:13 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

You’re never too late! I always appreciate comments!
Thank you so much! I’m really glad you feel like you can connect with her. I can’t wait to post part 5!

on Apr. 20 at 2:18 pm
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be yourself. Don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

-Gerard Way

I know I'm SUPER late for this comment, but life has been hectic for me.
I love this story and how it can connect easily w/ the others in a way that is difficult for others to achieve. Part 5 is going to be killer!

on Apr. 16 at 9:13 pm
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Thank you so much! I will definitely work on a part 5. I can’t wait for you to read “The Hunt”.

on Apr. 16 at 4:48 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Keeps getting better! I can't wait for Part 5! Wonderful job, I love it!!! Keep up the good work!


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