Childhood MonsterI was seven years old when it happened.Childhood Monster11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I had this friend at school, Anderson, a weird guy with freckles, crooked teeth and black eyes. He never cleaned his ears. I could always see the yellow wax glistening inside and he stuck his fingers in it, and licked it in front of me. I hung out with weird kids. Maybe I was weird too, who knows. But we got along well. Digging holes in the dirt during the breaks, looking for disgusting insects and planning to run away while other kids were tossing a ball around. He made me believe he could eat spiders. I was a gullible kid.
Then there was this girl, with pigtails, who sucked on her pinky all the time because her mom told her if she did that, it would stop growing. It was supposed to scare her, but I guess, in the end, it just had the opposite effect. She was weird too. She liked playing with cars and wore boy shoes, although she had a very girly face. I thought she was pretty.
As for me, I just hated bees.
One day, during the fall, our teacher w