Feeding the Imagination
by Rachael H Dixon
It’s in there!
Are you sure?
Yeah. I saw it.
Well, what was it? Did you see?
I dunno, but it was as big as me.
That can’t be right! I’ll shine my light,
See if we can see what you saw
And see if it was big as you thought before
Though I can’t see how it could possibly be
Otherwise we would still be able to see.
It was, I tell you, it was six foot three
It ran in there behind that tree
It had horns and hooves and was deathly pale
And it had a spear on the end of its tail.
Well you go first, I’ll follow you in
You can show me where it went.
And if you fall I’ll pick you up
First and foremost, I’m a gent.
Wait what’s that, can you hear that sound?
A rustling of leaves upon the ground…
Must be the thing. It’s coming back.
Did it have big teeth and orange skin?
Eyes ink black
And a hungry grin?
Yes, that’s him!
Well don’t look now, he’s found us
Followed his nose to our candy smell
Quick, grab my hand and hold it tight
Shine your torch as well
Keep a hold with all your might
And on three, we’ll run like hell!
Rachael H Dixon lives in the northeast of England, and her most favourite things in the world are writing, reading, travelling – and wine. She’s been writing seriously now for around two years, and to date she’s had a handful of short stories and travel features published, and she’s won a couple of writing competitions. Check out her blog at http://rhdixonblogspot.com for news and updates on her first novel Slippery Souls – an urban fantasy…by the seaside.
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