's 2018 Horror Write-off:

Transcription of the Thompson Posts

Submitted by John Sanders (email)

The following is a transcription of selected blog posts by George Thompson. Ordinarily Thompson would post daily about ordinary life or facts and stories he found online. The selected entries are the only ones from the entire catalogue to discuss any sort of illness. There was also an uptick in posts revolving around raising children, but these posts were omitted for a lack of connection to his death.

September 3, 2018

I got bit by a fuckin dog in the parking lot of walmart today. As soon as I got out of the car this wiry haired stray sprinted at me, knocking me over and biting into by stomach. Luckily, the bite didn’t go very deep, but for a very weird reason. We the mutt bit me, he fell over and… died. It was weird, like it it deflated a little as it chomped down. The bite was really weak and just the canines actually pierced my skin. There’s also a another hole in my gut, between all the teeth marks, no clue where that came from.

Went to the doctor, and they were also confused by the fifth hole, but they said it’d probably be fine if I cleaned the punctures and kept it bandaged.

September 5, 2018

The bite really itches. When I changed the bandages It looked like the bruise has gotten bigger, but other wise looks the same. I assume it's just healing, but it’s pretty bad. Otherwise it seems to be about the same. I’ve been going to the bathroom more frequently, but I dont think its related. Hope this heals soon.

September 14, 2018

My bite seems to be completely healed! The bruise has completely faded and the punctures have all sealed over. Still itches a little, but what can you do?

I’m excited for the coming of Autumn, there’s a whole vibe in the air, you know? The color of the leaves, the last few blue skies for us here in the valley, and of course the oncoming halloween! My favorite holiday honestly, the pumpkins and skeleton aethetic is really nice. Hopefully spooky season feels a little longer than it did last year.

September 20, 2019

I’ve been putting on some weight I guess. Caught me off guard when I weighed myself. If you’d permit me a few excuses, Ive been uncontrollably hungry recently. No matter how much I eat, I still feel like I could go for at least twice as much. I would go to the doctors, but I get really creeped out whenever I go past there nowadays. I don’t think I could even get out of the car if I wanted to.

My fats only been going to my gut too. Ive even got stretch marks! But the rest of me even seems to have withered a little. Still going pee all the time, but it's ive gotten used to it.

September 25, 2018

There’s weird shapes under my skin. I don’t know what’s going on but it's freaking me out. I swear I saw a paw press against my skin, and there’s two big lumps on either side. Ones a little lower than the other.

Honestly Im amazed I can write this post. Whenever I try to talk about it, my brain freezes up, and my jaw stays firmly shut. I’ve been weaving a web of lies about why Im gaining weight and If i try to eat less it physically hurts.

Posts stop being daily after this point, and the next post is the first about raising children. All records say Thompson never had a child.

October 1, 2018

I keep compulsively looking up pictures of Canids. Not just dogs, but also foxes and wolves. Even maned wolves and south american bush dogs. There have been times where I go down wikipedia rabbit holes about things that just kinda look like dogs, like Pakicetus and Mesonychids.  I had a dream about a corgi decaying in a ditch, it felt like it lasted months.

My stomach has gotten ridiculous. My arms and legs are definitely skinnier than they used to be. I feel something roll or move under my belly every once and a while. There’s definitely something in there. I don’t want ot think about that.

October 30, 2018

This will probably be my last post. They want out, and there’s a knife and a receipt from kmart sitting on my night stand I don’t remember ever getting. I’ve been doing stuff apparently when I black out.

I think theyre like the dog version of a parasitoid. There’s lots of wasps and flies that lay their eggs in another bug so that their babies can eat the host from the inside out. They sometimes even change their hosts behavior. Kinda like the facehugger from alien. I think they might also be like a tapeworm stealing my nutrients and leaching away my life. Thats why I used to be so hungry all the time.

Happy Halloween folks, Ill miss all of you. I don’t know if anyone has ever read this blog, but I hope you stopped before this point.

Thompson’s body was found on November second with a number of strange injuries. There was an incision from his sternum to his groin. His entire intestinal tract was missing, his bottom four ribs were completely shattered, while the rest had fractures of varying degrees of severity. Clumps of unidentified hair were found in his body, mostly concentrated in the abdominal cavity, similar samples were found throughout the house.