Howdy folks! This here monster was recently accosted on the streets of Henpeck, Washington, by some unpleasant jerk who just didn’t like the way the poor monster looked. (Prejudice sucks! But luckily, justice was swiftly served! The man who committed this offense—being blatantly rude to an innocent monster just because he looks a little different—was taken behind a gas station moments after the altercation by a group of passing mad-scientists who witnessed the abusive behavior—where he was disintegrated. This was a very sweet gesture on their part. But, again, mad scientists are ALSO often discriminated against, so I’m sure they know how it feels…)
My “artist’s rendition” of the creature, or “portrait,” if you prefer, was drawn on a tiny scrap of cardboard I found on the floor of my car. “How tiny?” you ask… A bit bigger than a quarter. (See image below.)
Once the critter (I never caught his name) stopped crying and left the scene, I photographed the sketch with my phone, then cropped and “enhanced” the image with the freeware photo app that came with the device.
Then I used another freeware program, this one a “sketch” app, to color the drawing, eventually arriving at the image I posted at the top of this article. I believe that my sketch captures the rudimentary shape of the monster, and hints at the translucent nature of his skin tone, but it doesn’t do justice to sadness he seemed to feel at being taunted in public by an uncaring and vulgar human.
Please, remember to be kind to monsters. They may not look like you, but they’re usually just trying to live their lives and earn a buck, just like anybody else (unless, of course, the monster is actively trying to eat you… In that case, you should probably run…) Thanks for listening and for CARING! Have a nice weekend!
—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)