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Simon’s Snacks Hors d’Oeuvre #1: The Innocents

I am a monster.

You ask what kind, but I will leave that to you, gentle reader. The details of my modern identity are available, but The Creature’s Cookbook is woefully incomplete. This compilation of stories and recipes came about because of your questions and desires. I offer it so that you may discover who I was before I became Simon—this humble ghoul who begs your pardon, and is most grateful for your participation.

In this Snack, I answer the riddle of how I obtained the largest scar on my body. It was deep in the Middle Ages of a newly reformed France during its raging Hundred Years War with England, and it began on a dark and stormy night.

Be cautious. You wouldn’t want to bite off more than you can chew.