July 19, 2011 by Marcia
The Extremely Gross Monster
(inspired by a writing exercise in Karen Benke’s Rip the Page)
In the forest there once lived a leechish, fly-infested, oozing monster with crud-like scales. He was a serious bloodsucker. The color of his skin was yellowish-greenish like mucus. He had a deadly gnaw. The inhabitants of nearby villages called him pond scum because he was extremely gooey like sludge. He was also hairy and full of lumps. This monster smelled so sewer-like that he could make you vomit. When he emerged from the forest, people would act squirmish because he was so garbage-like, flea-like, booger-like, and blob-like! Anybody who saw him would definitely die.
By Quint, age 9