very time you use your credit card, bonus card, fill out an online survey or give up any personal information; The Beast is fed. The Beast is always hungry, always there. By day Creppy is in league with The Beast. By night he is at the mercy and whim of his wife and children. But on those glorious moments when he is free from The Beast and his family is satiated, he writes little ditties. Just dashes them off and submits them here and there. And he dreams. Dreams of freedom for himself and his family from The Beast. Someday, someday. Someday a publisher will provide him a path, a path away from The Beast.