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Kids come up with the darndest things, but it’s just a drawing, right?

Alexander Martin
2 min readJun 16, 2024


Hundo: Fright

The bottle of wine fell to the floor, shattering on impact.

He couldn’t believe what he was looking at outside the window.

Eyes, large yellow eyes staring right at him.

They couldn’t be. His penthouse was at the top of the skyscraper. How could large eyes be staring right at him?

“What happened, sweetie!” his playmate for the night asked as she entered the large kitchen.

Upon looking out the window. She screamed.

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“So, he’s dead?” she asked. “Along with a, yes my ex-husband was known to hire, well, that is a good way of putting it.” She nodded as she rubbed the head of her son.

She put the phone down. Her husband and his playmate were found dead in his condo last night. Scared to death, literally.

“What are you drawing?” she asked her seven-year-old.

“A monster attacking daddy!” he smiled.

“That’s a very large monster,” she kissed his head. “Is that at his hotel?”

“Yes,” he smiled.