Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saw Him Today

Don't think he saw me.  Still, it was...I can't even describe it.  Every part of my body was screaming for me to get as far away from this thing as possible.  I know why he was there, too; I just wish I could do something about it.  Those poor kids...oh, God...

Let me explain.  I help to clean up at a church after their services end; I don't really GO to the church, but I get a little bit of cash for it, and I don't have anything better to do with my time.  I was sweeping up the place, trying to figure out how the fuck you get gum out of a carpet, when the kids all rushed outside, and decided to play tag.  It took me about 3 seconds to think of all these stories.  Of course, being as this is one of the few churches positioned with forest on all sides, and only one road in and out, pretty much everyone that comes here is Slenderbait.

So I step outside, and he's right there.  He's not even hiding in the trees.  He's just standing by a car, watching the children run around screaming.  I think I must've looked like I had a heart attack or something, because they told me to get the fuck out of there, and I did.  Every time I close my eyes I see...I see him, but I see the kids too.  And I see the kids run for him.  Run to ask if he wants to play.  I've had to rush to the bathroom three times as I wrote this, but nothing's come up yet.

Hold up, make that four.  I don't know how long I can stand this.  He wasn't even looking at me, and I'm already a mess.  Ava...Reach...Zeke...all of you.  You've got my best.  I'll do all I can to help.  But I can't get too involved.  Not yet.  Not until I can be sure that I'll make a difference.

-The Meteorologist


  1. Its understandable.

    You're damned once you get in, you know?

    Its not heroic, like getting an STD isn't heroic.

    Avoid it as long as you can.

  2. I'm trying. I really am. I'm still going to help those who have gotten dragged in; even if I didn't have AIDS, I still have to help those who do. God only knows others won't.

    But I can't just step out into the world, and get his attention. Perhaps, if he hasn't disappeared in a few years, I'll step in. But right now, I can't extend myself too far. I can't start hunting Proxies, or housing the Stalked. It''ll ruin everything.

    I'm sorry guys. I can't offer anything more than my words for now. I hope that'll be enough.

  3. Its good enough for me, Friend.