The Monster This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   The cornstalks were taller than ever

that mild summer evening.

A great night to explore.

I didn't dare explore alone, however,

in fear

of hideous monsters.

Persuasion dragged my best friend along.

We entered the endless field.

The cornstalks welcomed us to their adventure.

Deeper and deeper

we climbed through the obstacles.

A loud rumble was heard in the distance.

I jolted to my right, hearing the rumble come

closer and closer.

We plowed through the cornstalks.

They seemed to prevent us

from moving any faster,

away from the monster.

It was even closer now.

I reluctantly glanced behind me.

My eyes focused on

ENORMOUS metal fangs and

two GIANT glowing eyes.

Breathlessly we reached home.

Safe,

away from the monster,

That evening,

the monster ate all the corn in the field,

stalks and all!

I hadn't seen the monster again.

Until the next year,

when he replaced

the corn he ate.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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