Where will you find monsters?

Underneath everything, of course.

What do we live under? If it’s not yet quite clear.
We don’t live under anything. Because we are right here.
Monsters are not movies. Monsters are not myth.
Monsters are here. And everywhere.
We are your kin and kith.

You fear the basement;
You fear the closet door.
You fear the dark, but you should fear
the light very much more.

Because we work in the Sun
The very brightest noon.
We are not coming later. We are not coming soon.
Our time is now. Our place is here.
We do not begin. Because we do not need to.
Because we’ve always been here.

Never hidden, never beneath, and not at all unknown.
We are your hands. We all your mind. We’ve never been alone.
We are your companions in the cold unflinching day.
And you always have wanted us.
You’ve wanted us to stay.



Jeff Mach


My name is Jeff Mach (“Dark Lord” is optional) and I build communities and create things. Every year, I put on Evil Expo, the Greatest Place in the World to be a Villain. I also write a lot of fantasy and science fiction.. You can get most of my books right here. Go ahead, pre-order I HATE Your Prophecy“. It may make you into a bad person, but I can live with that.

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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.