Big Stan

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Abandoned

Just another character development piece for the Danberry series

Submitted: December 11, 2017

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Submitted: December 11, 2017



I come from a big family, not like a with lots of brothers and sisters, I’m an only child, but with tons of cousins.  We are also big as in we are tall, my dad is six six and three hundred pounds and not much of is fat.  My cousins own a farm about eight miles outside of town and I work on it during the summer.  I was a short husky kid until around twelve then I started growing, at sixteen I am six-foot-tall.  With my build and height, I can pass for an adult if the person doesn’t know me.  The coach for the local high school football team tried to get me to play, but I’m not into it.


You have to understand two things about me.  First my dad likes to drink and when he does he likes to punch things.  It was my mom until she left and now it is me.  I know what you are thinking, tell somebody, but he is my dad.  Second is the one fight I had growing up I broke the other kid’s jaw, and in a way, I liked it.  I’m my father’s son and violence is a part of me.


I have four really good friends, I’m not sure how we ended up together, but we are the bests of friends.  Mickey is the exact opposite of me, short and skinny he doesn’t mind fighting.  I guess if we have a leader it is him.  He always has some crazy scheme or plan going on.  If you have a problem and you are his friend Mickey will help you deal with.  Maggie, well Maggie is a lesbian, we all knew this for a long time, but she recently came out, what a weird way of saying it.  Maggie has had it hard since then and we all try to watch out for her, but she doesn’t want to be babied.  Brad, the brain, Mickey may come up with the scheme, but Brad makes it work.  He is going to invent something someday that will just blow the world away.  Finally, Susan I have no clue why she would hang out with us misfits except she likes Mickey.  I don’t know if Mickey even knows she is in love with him, but she is.  I wish I could hate Mickey or her because of that, but I can’t.


Danberry my strange home town isn’t even on a map.  I tried to find it once on Google maps and it wasn’t there.  You do an internet search for Danberry Illinois and you get no results.  The strangeness of the town has to start with the Danberry clan, the founders of the town.  All sorts of stories and rumors are told about them, they clan died out about fifty or sixty years ago.  The Danberry clan isn’t the only weird thing about this town.


A few years ago, there was a show on TV about some town in Maine I think where weird stuff would happen.  I can’t remember the name of it, but that is what I’m talking about sort of.  All monsters that you are told aren’t real, well they exist in Danberry.  I haven’t actually seen any yet, but the stories are there and if you look closely you can see the evidence if not the monster.


Me and my friends plan to investigate the rumors and stories and track down the evidence.  We are going to tell the stories of Danberry.  Why?  Why else to get rich and famous and leave this town.

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