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Crossing Sign

Brian hit the car horn, but the figure in the road didn't move.

"I told you not to take this shortcut," I said. "You saw that crossing sign."

"You mean the yellow one with the drawing of a walking bear on it?"

"You know what it was," I said dryly, "and you know it wasn't a bear."

"Whatever. Let's go take a look."

Brian and I got out of the car and walked over to the dark shape lying on the pavement. The creature in front of us looked exactly like the figure on the crossing sign.

"Now I know why it's called BigFOOT," Brian observed.

He pointed down at one of the creature's feet. The hairy left foot was the same length as Brian's size twelve shoe, but the creature's other foot was much larger than its left and easily thirty inches long.

"Get a picture, Tracy. No one will believe us!"

I pulled out my phone, but dropped it when the creature yawned and stood up.

We heard the sound of cracking glass as the thirty inch foot came down on the phone when the creature ran off, with its lopsided gait, into the woods at the side of the road.

"You're right, Brian. No one will believe us."

Story by:

Amanda Bergloff


14 February 2017