DAILY MONSTER 40
Good morning. Today is a travel day for me, so I’m hedging my bets with a time-release post. if you’re reading this, it means that I didn’t manage to get my laptop connected in time for the nightly story round-up. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get a brand new monster in time for your breakfast. As far as yesterday’s stories go, I will update this post as soon as I can get back online.
Ah-ha! Access has been restored! Thank you for all of yesterday’s great stories:
Mogabog, in anticipation of New Year’s day, claims that 39 is a Flying Resolution Monster—a creature that comes out of hibernation around this time of year, reaches the peak of its powers around January 1st, then quickly goes back into its cave to slumber for another year. Good theory, mogabog. I think I have a few of these monsters lurking outside my door right now.
Terry T. gives a riveting account of a community under attack. He does a great job making something very familiar seem like Grade A space opera! I was glued to my seat anticipating the grand finale. Excellent suspense!
Schlockading reports from this year’s Monstucky Derby. Nice work, Schlockading. Or is that Colonel Schlockading? And where’s my Monster Julep anyway?
Victoria sees 39 as Pinocchio’s cousin, a White Lies and Flattery Monster of sorts. Could be very handy to have a few of them to round out your New Year’s Eve party. Her monster is the sunny side of Sam B.’s Close Talking Monster, who is—in Sam’s own words—a smarmy little devil, and a rancid gasbag. I know a few people that may be closely related to this fellow.
Stephanie is back with an infomercial for Sinkenken, the answer to all your Hoovering needs. Tell Dyson to suck it, this is the last vacuum cleaner you’ll ever need. This must be the latest evolutionary step up from the wooly mammoth vacuum cleaner they used on the Flintstones! I definitely want one. Nice work, Stephanie. I especially like the reason behind the name!
On to today’s creature: I hope you’ll like Number 40, who came out of the ink well to salute my dad, who always watches ski jumping between the holidays—specifically the Vier Schanzen Tournee (the four ramp tour). Do you think 40 could compete? What country (or planet) is it competing for? How did it qualify? Or is it engaged in an altogether different activity that just happens to look like ski jumping? I’m sure you’ve got all kinds of ideas already and I’m excited to see where you’ll take this one! Even on the road and without immediate internet access 344 LOVES YOU