The Fox-Headed Snake

The three disturbed campers said they were attempting to cross the river on foot, near some shallows. Out of nowhere, the waters started rushing, knocking one of them off her feet. They realized they were in over their heads, and they wisely turned back to shore. But while they were still in the water, something emerged from under the swirling surface, something that rose high and reared its head.

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The Brontide Beast

“Earthquakes?  This ain’t California.”

Sheriff Lockley shook her head at her deputy.

“Well it’s not Kansas either and we get the occasional tornado some summers,” she said, peering at the television screen in her office.

The sheriff, two deputies, and the science reporter for the Acton Daily were watching the latest report on the strange rumblings that had started almost a year ago.

“We’re just lucky, Grubbs” the reporter said.  “We get a little taste of all the natural disasters.”

Grubbs crossed her arms and frowned.  “If it’s just earthquakes, why is it happening a few times a week now?  I’ve never heard of that.  That can’t be natural.”

Lockley wondered the same thing. 

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