(Image: Chapter 19, Bennie and Peter hide behind a trash can.)
Chapter 19 is up, and while nineteen is a lucky number for me, it may or may not be for Bennie--you decide!
Lots of action in this chapter, Bennie gets attacked by a monster and asked out by a guy. I'm not sure which is scarier! Confession: I have severe dating anxiety and I have no idea why or how to fix it. I guess I'll just be single forever. But that's ok, too. More time for writing. ;)
This chapter was fun to write because the part where Bennie wakes up is loosely based on something that happened to me in the tenth grade. I wasn't knocked unconscious, but I was deep in sleep at 2 a.m. when a raccoon started tearing into the outer wall of the house. My dreaming brain tried to dismiss the sound as "just the rats in the walls, not a problem." Only, as I woke up further I realized that we didn't have rats and if we did, that would be a problem! I spent the next two hours hosing the raccoon off the side of the house.
At least my "monster" didn't want to eat me, as much as the house's insulation!