Teaser excerpt for story
Soaking wet, the 4 boys crawled up onto the shore of Zoo Island.John was preoccupied with trying to salvage their supplies from the raft. He heard the other boys but was oblivious to whatever was rustling around in the bushes. The other 3 stood there with their mouths wide open and eyes as big as flying saucers.Ron shuttered softly,”I think there is some…”David spun his head around quickly toward Ron. No words were needed. Ron shut up.
The bushes and a few small trees were forced down. Whatever it was, it was large enough to clear its own path.It was then that 3 boys got just a glimpse as the moon light was glistening off the top part of the creature creeping toward then.Jeremy was gradually freaking out, his body filled with adrenaline. His fight or flight instinct had no fight left in it. He yelled,”RUN!!!!!”,as he bolted down the beach with Ron close behind.In, ‘the gospel according to Dave’, running away was a sign of stupidity, moral softness, and over all weakness. With his head fully elevated, chin still up, eyes fixed on the threat, one arm slowly reaching down and grabbing one of the ore from their raft, he shouted as loud as he could toward the mysterious creature,”COME ON!!! BRING IT!!! BRING…IT…OOOON!”He stood armed and strong while the monster responded with a quick attack, barreling toward him with all its fearsome might.John finally looked up from his task only to see the large head of a Komodo Dragon coming in his direction. When offered with the split second choice of fight or flight Johnny’s whole system instinctively decided to flee up the shore line, not realizing he was heading in the opposite direction in which Ron and Jeremy fled.David was left there, the only one ready to combat this threatening monstrosity, regardless of which direction his team mates flew; but the land dragon decided to run after Johnny. Unlike the case with David and Goliath this foe forfeited by turning away from what David was about to throw down. It fell into a full on chase after Johnny. Once it turned David noticed that only the head was a Komodo Dragon its body was that of…something else.
Stay tuned for link to the full online published story.Illustrations by Olivia Bailey. Editing by Kyri ArriagaFor the story leading up to and featuring the same main characters go to:
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