subject line: the monster under the bed. July 16, 2015 by Hannah Brencher santa barbara, california It’s been ten days since we last talked. You lost your father unexpectedly and I had no idea how to tell you how sorry I was for you. Tonight is the first time we have talked and the light has gone out of your eyes. I don’t know how to help you but I would spend the rest of my life trying if you would let me.