First Line Friday — The Monster in the Mirror

I am the monster of every story. Or at least that’s how my so-called friends have been characterizing me lately. They tell me that my behavior is far too boisterous for their taste, even calling it at time egregious. Their overview of me is that there is something seriously off about me and that I’ve totally lost my way.

But that’s fine. I don’t need those elitist, judgy people around me. All they do is bring me down. I can do just fine on my own, even if it means living on the streets and having to panhandle in the park in order to survive. Everyone else can go fuck themselves.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday prompt, where the first line is, “I am the monster of every story.” Also for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (boisterous), Your Daily Word Prompt (egregious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (overview), The Daily Spur (lost), Ragtag Daily Prompt (off), and MMA Storytime (panhandle).

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday — The Monster in the Mirror

  1. Lorraine July 3, 2021 / 1:06 am

    Nice inclusion of a variety of prompts into a “monstrously” good response to challenges.

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  2. JT Twissel July 3, 2021 / 11:31 am

    I have an ex-husband who’d probably tell you that I’m the monster in all his stories! Those aren’t easy words to wrap around … good job!

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  3. writerravenclaw July 3, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    Am I
    the monster
    in the mirror?
    Do you see
    my reflection
    in the same way
    I do?

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  4. leigha66 July 16, 2021 / 11:43 am

    I think we all, at times, feel a little monstrous. Well done!

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