The Most Important Things...

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them--words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to where your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller, but for want of an understanding ear.

~Stephen King~

The Big Green Monster

This little story was written by my neice, Megan. With her permission, I am posting it here for all to read.

Please feel free to post comments, and I will forward them to Megan.


(Officially finished on Dec.19, 2009)

Molly grabbed a glass of water, galloped up the stairs, tucked herself into her warm, cozy bed and turned out the bright light. She gingerly shut her eyes. Suddenly, the closet creaked opened.
“AHHHHHHHHHH!” screeched Molly!

Molly was 9, and attended Pine Forest Elementary. She loved chocolate, sledding, and being the center of attention. She was an only child. Her favorite sport was dancing. And she was known for being an incredible, obnoxious, dirty, liar.

Molly lay breathless in her bed. She couldn’t believe what she saw before her. In front of her stood a BIG GREEN MONSTER! “Mo…Mo…Monster!” she stammered. She dashed downstairs. “Mom there’s a hideous monster in my room!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Sweetie, there is no such things as monsters, now stop fibbing and go back to bed, mommy has work to do and she can’t afford to loose any valuable time. Now come on I’ll tuck you in.”

“Yes,” thought molly “now I’ll have proof.”

But to her disappointment he wasn’t there. She checked under her bed and in her closet but he was nowhere to be found! Molly, dumbfounded, turned to her mother who had a disapproving look in her eye.

“Mommy, it was here I swear!”

“Honey, I thought we agreed, no more lying.”

“But mom I’m not lying, it was here, I promise!!!!”

“I am done with this discussion, one more word about this and you’re grounded!!!!”

Molly, knowing she had been beat, climbed into her bed and prepared for a long, spooky night. But to her favor, she didn’t see any more of the monster.

For that night anyway…

Exactly a year from that date, Molly had another run in with the monster. This (Molly soon found out) happened every year on the exact same date. And in her mothers mind it was the date for the annual fib.


By now Molly had grown up, married, and had a child of her own. She finally had stopped thinking of the monster when yes, it happened, he came back. But this time for the first time in her life she heard him speak…

“Molly do you know why I’m here?!” he boomed in the lowest voice she had ever heard.

“No” Molly squeaked in shock.

“I’m the monster of lying, whoever lies has to go through me, and decide if that’s what they really want to go through their whole life. All these years you’ve been lying but you didn’t know that that’s why I’ve kept coming back.”

“I promise if you leave I’ll never tell another lie!”

“Ohhhhhhhhh, but that’s not how it works, you’ve wasted my valuable time, which means now you must give me something valuable of yours…….. like maybe you’re CHILD?” he said with a sly grin.

“NO!!!!!! I WONT DO IT!!!!!!!!” Molly screamed.

But now there was nothing she could do, because she had lied and now there was no way to take back what she had done. Whether she liked it or not she had to deal with the consequences.

Molly looked and looked and soon realized she would never find him but then she thought up one final idea… NOT TELL LIES!!!!!!!!!!!

Two years passed and Molly didn’t tell one lie for hope of the monster bringing back her child.

“POOF” in zapped the BIG GREEN MONSTER! Molly was overwhelmed. It really worked! In the monsters arms was her baby!

“Molly you have learned the valuable lesson I was trying to teach you!” said that familiar low voice

“So this was your plan! Take my baby to see if I would stop telling lies!!!!!!!”

“Yes, it was for your own good Molly!!!! Look at how much easier life is now that one lie doesn’t lead to more and more!!!!!!!!!”

“Maybe my life is better in general, but now I’m childless!!!!!!!!”


Molly, speechless, just stared in astonishment at the monster. “Thank-you!” whispered Molly.

But the monster was no longer there, he had disappeared!