Tim Brannan is hosting the Monstrous Monday Blog Hop today, which asks us to post about a monster. Before I jump in with my monster, I'd like to mention that I'm guest posting over on the Potomac Review today: http://potomacreview.wordpress.com/.
Now...onto the monsters!
I chose a monster who opens my current WIP, one you've likely never heard of: The GOG Monster.
"GOG" stands for Garden of the Gods, the Colorado Springs location of this particular beastie. GOG is a sasquatch-like monster, often sighted by teens who have snuck into Garden of the Gods after hours to have some drinks or get some jollies. He is said to have glowing red or yellow (or reddish-yellow) eyes and red fur (the better to blend in with the red sandstone surrounding him). He is about 8 feet tall and ever so shaggy. A real knuckle dragger, they say.
There have been no reports of him harming anyone. Indeed, perhaps he is just a sentry, guarding what was once sacred ground to the Utes who lived in the foothills in this area. It may not be so sacred anymore, but what's a big furry monster to do when his only job is removed? Perhaps insure that drunken kids don't graffiti the ancient walls and structures within the park. Yes, I think that may just be it.
What's your local beastie? Any monsters in your books? Are you participating in this blog hop? If so, what did you write about? Leave me a link!
May you find your Muse.