©2012 Alaina Stanford
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A dark shadow rose from the depth of the watercourse. Forced to crawl out of the oceans rolling waves, it struggled against the pull of the undertow. Rising, it moved further up the white sandy beach, away from the cold water. The creature collapsed onto the cool sand, as the crescent moon above shone on his sleek gray skin, revealing two immense leather-like wings protruding from his back. Exhaustion clouded his mind.