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The Monsters I Remember
by N.E. Yeomans

HAVING FRIENDS CAN BE MURDER! A searing novel about guilt and the loss of innocence. Sam is the new kid in town, lonely and introverted. That is all about to change when he meets Nadine and a group of kids who offer him the acceptance and friendship that he has always wanted. Soon school lets out and the long hot summer begins. And that is when the nightmare will start...

Prologue

After the boy was dead and hastily buried, we stood around for a long time wondering what to do next.

No one said anything. What was there to say?

Sam was dead. I still see the five of us standing in a hush around that shallow grave. It is an image frozen in my mi...





Chapter 1

Sam Wendall is fat.

This is not a new observation. It doesn’t come as some kind of shock to him. No. It never did. Sam has been big - Mom always says big instead of fat - his whole life. This morning he stands in front of the mirror behind his bedroom doo...





Chapter 2

Nadine thinks to herself, I’m too hungover for this shit.

Monday morning. Trigonometry. The fluorescent lighting in here hurts her eyes and her stomach feels hollowed out, empty. She can still taste the Vodka from the party last night.

“Fuck my life,&r...





Chapter 3

I came home from school one afternoon and found Big John passed out on the couch.

This was a pretty familiar state to find him in ever since the accident at his job. He swept floors and cleaned toilets at a middle school in South Kingstown for the last twenty years. A couple wee...





Chapter 4

I want to interrupt the narrative for just a minute to talk about Mom.

I still think about her to this very day. I can see the two of us walking downtown that Christmas before she died. All the stores along Main Street were strung up with red and blue and white lights. M...





Chapter 5

“I need Jack to fix me up with some heavy shit for this weekend. Let him know I want to meet up after school.”

Sam shuts his locker and looks at the hulking six-footer standing in front of him. He tries not to feel too intimidated.

Brad Mulligan. Senior. Movie ...










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