30. Daddy Longlegs
Chester Webb, a former conflict resolution specialist for the United Nations, entrepreneur and author of the best-selling book on world peace “Change is Good”, faced a mid-life crisis at age 50. Though he had all of the money he could ever need, and had traveled the world over several time, there was something missing in his life. Children. Chester had given up the search for the perfect woman years ago, and decided he had seen enough children in need of good homes in his travels around the world. So Chester decided to adopt one. And then another. And then another…
In less than four years, Chester had adopted more than 14 children, from six continents. Chester and his brood were featured on two seasons of a semi-popular reality TV show, and the media affectionately dubbed him “Daddy Peacebucks.” Deciding to make it 15, Chester traveled to Kenya to adopt a young boy named Juntu. However, it turned out Juntu was really a team of internet scammers, plotting to kidnap Chester and hold him for ransom.
However, they underestimated Chester, who used his negotiation skills to convince one of the kidnappers to let him escape. The other kidnappers gave chase, and to ditch them, Chester hid in a large, deep cave. There, he was bitten by a strange spider, which he immediately killed.
Upon his return to the states and his children, Chester came down with a fearsome cold. He went to bed and slept for three days. Upon waking, he found himself hideously transformed into a ghastly half man-half spider creature. Not recognizing their father, the children called the authorities, who attacked Chester causing him to flee. They took the children away and are now trying to find new homes for them, while at the same time conducting a manhunt for the missing Chester.
But nobody, and I mean NOBODY takes away the children of DADDY LONGLEGS!
Note: That’s a wrap for me! Wasn’t sure what my last character was going to be, and then it came to me in the shower. Literally…A stupid daddy longlegs crawled into the shower with me, signaling it was time for the shower to be over.