Thursday, 4 December 2008
12:13:01 AM (GMT)
She was walking along one of her favorite paths in the forest, thinking happy
thoughts and carrying a picnic lunch in her left hand. But something was strange...
She just couldn't throw the feeling that something was following her. But every time
she looked back, there was nothing there but the trees, leaves waving greetings at
her happily as they dappled the ground with oblong shadows.
Feeling somewhat uncomfortable, she kept walking along the path to the river
crossing: on the other side was a paddock where she might be able to borrow a horse,
as she sometimes did.
When she got to the river, she decided to eat before crossing so that she wouldn't
need to carry the basket across. Just as she was finishing her lunch, a dark shadow
detached itself from the tree line behind her. She caught a glimpse of movement out
of the corner of her eye, turned her head...and screamed and ran as it began to chase
As she ran through the river, she wondered, Is it my destiny? Why did this
happen to me instead of another girl? Am I crazy?
She slipped on a stone and lost her balance; she fell into the river but clambered
back onto the stone as though her life depended on it.
She looked back and with a rush she saw that it was gaining.