A Note To Mr. Hyde

“You claim that Hyde is a beast; but all men are both angel and animal.”
-Robert Lewis Stevenson,
The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I promise: I am not the monster in your closet.
I am not the horrible thing under your bed.
I am not the ghost infecting your phone.
I am not the shadows on the wall of your room.
I am not the cold face watching you from the moon.
I am not the presence you sense in the darkness.
I am not the one who pressed half the breath out of you while you slept.

I am not any of those things because they do not exist.

They do not exist because I ate them all.

And gained everything they were.

And much, much worse.

Sleep well, in the shadow of your dear Mr. Hyde.

Dream of me.


“It’s a little-known fact, but Unicorns are something like 20% paint, and their horns are stolen exclusively from endangered species.”
― Jeff Mach, There and Never, Ever Back Again

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.