Some have argued that within each of us, there is a monster.
Our hero...this man...this husband...this father. He is no different.
Except that his monster has a name.
Except that his car's odometer reads: 0000911.
And he is about to have a very bad day.
Notes: The idea for the story came from a new car I had a few years ago. One morning, I got in to go to work, and the odometer really did read 0000911. My muse started to wonder what sort of day might possibly follow an ominous omen like that...
And now I know.
For fun, I like to provide bonus elements when I can. With this in mind, there are two Easter Eggs hidden in the story. Here's a hint: they deal with the creature's name. Everything is in plain sight, so nothing you would need a decoder ring to see.
Enjoy! Thanks for reading.
Revised 8/2: All references to Mist Children removed. A few, minor grammatical changes.
Revised 8/12: Small change to clarify creature's ability. Minor sentence modifications.