Eye See Monsters

For a while, people have been telling me that I need to get glasses. I kept telling them that I’m only thirteen, so obviously, I don’t need glasses! Thirteen-year-olds don’t wear glasses. Sure, I couldn’t see anything past two metres in front of me because it was all blurry, but I was managing just fine. They were all just overreacting. At least, that’s what I was telling myself. I was in denial that an eye test for children was even a thing. What a silly idea! 

It wasn’t until a few days ago, however, that something strange happened and I reconsidered my position on this. I was walking down the street alone, as most thirteen-year-olds do. Because of my perfectly normal blurry vision, I knocked into someone. He felt quite squishy, and I thought he was purple, but obviously, that couldn’t be right. When I turned around, the person had already started heading off. I couldn’t believe what I couldn’t see. The purple, squishy man had no legs! He was floating above the ground! That day, I kept an eye out to see if there was anyone else like this, but I couldn’t tell with everything being so blurry. That was when I admitted that perhaps I had an issue. If I was going to find out what was going on, I’d need an eye test close to Brighton (I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else). 

After the eye test, the optometrist gave me some child’s glasses, which I was astonished to discover actually existed. When I went to the street again, I could see what was going on clearly. The world has been invaded by Watchers, the popular monsters from Goblins and Grottos! I can’t believe nobody told me about this. How long have they been here, ruling over us? Someone has to stop them before they completely take over the world. Hopefully, I am not too late.

– Samson