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« on: October 27, 2009 11:02:31 PM »

What is the scariest monster you've seen on Halloween? A zombie? A werewolf? A ghost?


When I was a pre-teen boy trick-or-treating, I saw a creature that chilled my blood.


From a distance, the figure looked like a box: a box with feet and long arms that dragged on the pavement. The box was the same height as I was, so there must have been a child wearing that odd disguise.

As I approached the box costume, I saw that it wore a ghoulish, terrible face. And then it spoke:


The voice was gravellylike an elderly manbut distorted like a smoker's artificial speaking valve. Was there a grown man inside that child-sized costume? Was it even... human?


The box costume became the Box Monster. I ran away, convinced the Monster's snake-like arms would grab my ankles and pull my fright-filled self into its eternal embrace.


I made it home alive, but I stayed frightened of the Box Monster for many nightmarish nights. If I never went trick-or-treating again, my excuse was that I had outgrown it. But I knew the real reason:


So be careful this Halloween. There are scary monsters out there. And there is one monster who may put you in a box too.

Beware the Box Monster
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snazzyjazzy
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009 11:07:06 PM »

Awesome story! I'd freak out if I woke up with that thing in my room! Awesome work as always Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009 01:07:05 AM »

Those long arms scare me ! when I was child I thought those kind of monsters were under my bed.
As always, good job !!





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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 03:36:57 AM »

Fantastic work on the face Smiley  I really love the pictures and your story.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 04:14:33 AM »

Tooo sppooky!  LOL!  I love it!  Although, the thought of being trapped in a box for eternity scares the hell out of me...
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009 05:20:33 AM »

Great job on the monster box, especially the face! I already went "wow" on the thumbnail! And great story too, love the graphics and the fotos! Can't wait to show it to my boys who were so excited to find a male crocheter doing cool stuff on craftster. The smaller one started to crochet too recently, and when the whole thing turned out to be more challenging that he had expected, he got doubts and asked if there were any other guys crocheting on craftster, and I just had to say "sure, there's Howie Woo, for example", and he instantly remembered "the smell thing with oranges" and was hooked again Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009 06:07:49 AM »

Awesome story! I'd freak out if I woke up with that thing in my room! Awesome work as always Cheesy
snazzyjazzy: Thank you! And yes, I'm relieved I wasn't awake to see the Box Monster hovering over me like that. I would've also freaked out! Wink

Those long arms scare me ! when I was child I thought those kind of monsters were under my bed.
As always, good job !!
Handmadekitty: You're right, those monsters-under-the-bed always have longs arms/tentacles/claws. They must be good at playing tennis! (...when they're not scaring us big kids Smiley

Fantastic work on the face Smiley  I really love the pictures and your story.
teachingjonah: I'm glad you like the face, thanks Smiley The face started out round-cheeked, but two stitches & two pulls of the threading needle made its face more pinched and ghoulish.  The safety eyes were painted over with a silver Sharpie pen.

Tooo sppooky!  LOL!  I love it!  Although, the thought of being trapped in a box for eternity scares the hell out of me...
wawamommy: Yes, I can think of many activities that would be more fun than being trapped in a box!  Because of you, I changed and added the word "eternity" into the description of the Box Monster's embrace. Thanks! Smiley

Great job on the monster box, especially the face! I already went "wow" on the thumbnail! And great story too, love the graphics and the fotos! Can't wait to show it to my boys who were so excited to find a male crocheter doing cool stuff on craftster. The smaller one started to crochet too recently, and when the whole thing turned out to be more challenging that he had expected, he got doubts and asked if there were any other guys crocheting on craftster, and I just had to say "sure, there's Howie Woo, for example", and he instantly remembered "the smell thing with oranges" and was hooked again Grin
Ruby Copperfield: Thank you for the heartwarming story about your talented family! To be honest, I was also nervous to learn crochet because I didn't see other males who crocheted (at the time). But I was lucky to have the encouragement of my gf and the Craftster community Smiley

I'm sure you're the biggest crochet role-model in the family, bravo!  And if I can play a small part in encouraging your sons to crochet, I am overjoyed. As long as they continue to bravely pursue and develop their artistic interests, they will have more fun than any guy who limits himself Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010 10:06:32 AM »

The little face is incredible!
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