Rated PG: Contains Some Violence
The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater
by Robert T. Jeschonek
How’d you like to go through life looking like a werewolf, right down to the hair on your palms? All thanks to the miracle of hypertrichosis, the disease that blasts hair growth into perpetual overdrive.
Welcome to my world.
Imagine the constant ridicule and abuse I put up with from day one. Imagine being abandoned by my parents at age three, then juggled like a hot potato from one foster family to the next. Always the freak, always the outcast, always the dog-faced boy. Growing up to scrape by as a home-based telemarketer. Hardly ever leaving my apartment, and then only with everything under wraps. Always just hanging on to life and sanity by the skin of my teeth.
Imagine living like that, and maybe you’ll get it. Maybe you’ll understand just how happy I was with Stan and the bears.
And why it hurt so unbelievably bad when I lost them. Why that birthday party turned out to be my last happy night on Earth.
About the Author
About the Narrator
Cheyenne Wright is the color artist on the Hugo Award winning graphic novel series Girl Genius. A freelance illustrator of many fine table-top projects; Like “Deadlands Noir”, and the “Professor Elemental” edition of the “Pairs” card-game. He is NOT the Lord of a subterranean colony of Mole-people bent on world subjugation. Such claims are libelous and unfounded. As is the ground beneath those who repeat them. [You have been warned sun-sucking dirt walkers]. More info about Cheyenne’s current plans for a better world [all of them… better worlds] can be found at www.ArcaneTimes.com.