A short story by CE Wills
Copyright 2010 by CE Wills
Published by CE Wills at Smashwords
This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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It was a magnificent beast. I thought that it must weigh close to five tons. It was fifteen feet tall at the shoulder and was probably twenty feet long. The mouth was filled with razor sharp teeth. On its back was a fan shaped fin which was quite pronounced. It was amphibious and when wounded, as it was now, its instinct was to flee to the water. It could stay under for a long time, then arise from the depths to wreak havoc again.
At the moment I was following its blood trail through woods that were too thick to see a great distance. There were plenty of spots where the creature could lie in wait for the unwary. It was certainly no problem finding the trail as it was marked by great red splotches. At the moment I was emerging from the thickest woods and winding along a path that ran beside a cliff. On my right and fifty feet below me was a sandy beach and beyond it was the ocean. To my left was forest.