It

It was the first time I’d spent the night with Sage. We were eleven. Sage found his dad’s collection of VHS tapes and one labeled “It”. Curiously, as Sage always did, he popped it in and we watched the story unfold.

I learned about monsters every day of my life. They didn’t scare me. And I knew this was fiction, but that clown — Pennywise. I was terrified. I had nightmares on top of my nightmares for months.

I could never look at a clown the same again. Dorian once tried to take me to a circus once — it didn’t go well.