I wish I had more time to devote to this week’s Illustration Friday word, monster ‘cause that’s a word that is right up my alley.
For Christmas I got the book Monster by Frank Peretti. I’m not a quick reader but I’ll tell you what, I devoured that book. My head was in it every night, curled on the couch, the fire blazing (of course, this was pre-anchovy days).
My first encounter with Bigfoot was through a newspaper story my mother clipped for me when I was in elementary school. It was the story of a girl who was lost in the woods. A wild fire spread through the forest and she surely would have perished if not for a hairy creature that placed her on a cliff. At least, that’s how I remember the story.
I read the article on a long car ride home, driving back from a week vacation in a cabin in Vermont. I still remember thinking that it was good that my mother had given the article to me on the way home and not on the way there.