“The World Without the Important Link of Patience and Love is “Earthling”. ” _The Monster in The Castle


By Evelyn Rodriguez

Lucas is very excited. I has just turned 16 and is having his 1st summer job in his small town , Mocha in Puerto Rico. Mocha is a tiny town outside a large city named Moca and before the countryside town of Rocha. So the locals calls it  Mocha, and that’s where Luca’s grandmother lives. He can wait to see her and tell her all about his job. He was hired to be the Front Desk/Janitor of this very old Castle turned into a Resort. However this Resort is only opened during Fall and the cold nights of Winter, and is closed on Spring and throughout the Summers.



Three Weeks Later.

Castro- (Lucas Boss) “Next week is October 31. So make sure all the light fixtures are working and plenty illumination is provided. I do not like those teenagers and creepers rummaging and ferreting about in the darkness and dark areas. Anything could happen and I do not want my Castle to be liable for it.”

Lucas “Don’t fret boss. I will walk down to the bakery/supply store and buy some lights and few more Halloween decoration. By the way I heard that the new woman, Eve makes a mean Cuban sandwich, you want me to get you one for lunch on my way back?”

Castro- “No Lucas, thank you, my wife just made me a pumpking and dried green peas soup, that is to die for.” “You go and get yourself a sandwich, my boy, my treat. It would go good with her delicious soup. I’ll bring you some.”

Lucas- “Sure boss. Thanks! I’m off to the store. Anything else?
Castro- “Yes bring some nails, and rope I need to secure that old gate in the back before we open”

After waving good-by in form of a military salute, our friend Lucas, took the keys and Mr. Castro’s credit card that was left for him to make some purchases for the Resort and after closing the front store at the lobby he walked happily to the store. He liked Mr. Castro and enjoyed working for him, even though he had the slight idea that his boss was somehow related to the legend diseased dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro. He laughed at himself for that crazy idea and kept walking. On his way to the bakery he bumped into Eve’s daughters, two beautiful twin teenage girls with blond wavy locks.

Their names were Sabrina and Samantha. Their grandmother had come from Spain and Austria hence their Anglo european look. They did not look anything like their mother who had gypsy dark features, but as pretty and cheerful as well. And they were both friends with Lucas from the moment they all met at the towns fair in honor of their Virgin Mary, The Virgin of Montserrat. He had bumped into Samantha first and made her drop her sugar blue cotton candy by accident so he offered her another, she accepted and that’s when he also met her sister Samantha that was still on the line waiting for hers. At first he thought he was seeing double but quickly realized they were twins and very different from each other. But now, looking at them standing next to each other dressed alike and with the same same hair and smile he could not tell them apart. But something inside of him liked quiet Sabrina best.

They all talked and laughed at his jokes. But it was time for him to do what his boss ordered and for him to get back to the Castle/Resort.

Lucas- I got to go now, tell you father Georgie that I will go to give him a Domino match Sunday at the Plaza. Will you girls be there too. I have a gift for you Sabrina. Is something I found at the Crash Boat beach the other day.

Samantha- Thank you for not bringing me anything. But yes we’ll be around at the Plaza too. Mom is bringing some Halloween cookies for Kike, the major, and his wife, that we made. I was going to save you few but I’m not doing it now! (Growls)

Lucas- Dont be such a girl I have a present for you too. See you guys on Sunday. Got to go to work. Bye!

Sabrina and Samantha- (In unison) Bye Lucas!

Fast Forward into the Future:

Lucas touches the broken wing of a grayed out angel statue over some thumb stone. He is standing inside the Castle turned Resort, where a lot of macabre and sordid mysterious things has happened recently and he and his teenage friends Robert, and twins Sabrina and Samantha are determined to go into the great adventure of finding out themselves what’s going on and what is the name they’ve been hearing about in their town Mocha, they want to discover what is “Earthling”.

As soon as he touches the angel’s broken wing theres a loud cracking noice and there is a wall shaking like a minor earthquake. Everything rattles and move and Lucas his friend and the girls in the nearby hallway had to hold on tight so they would not fall down to the ground. The tombstone opens under Lucas surprised stare. There’s a dark glossy liquid inside and it seems it is some sort of ancient coffin. Suddenly he sees something moving in there like swimming in murky waters there’s an ugly soul like monster trying to get out. He sees its face and head and he imediately struggles to closed it and pushing that angel tombstone on top of the monster. He screems and his friends comes to help him. He finally closes it. But know they need to find out what the heck that was and how destroy it. Only a powerful magician like Eve could vanquish it.

To Be Continued….