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The Other World- Part 9

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Brooke ran as fast as she could into the forest of palm trees. The wailing cry of Pickles echoed from the trees to the clear ocean that lay beyond the beach behind Brooke, uncontaminated by the Hidden Peninsula. The shriek sounded again, and Brooke followed its sound, running a little farther to the left of the forest. Brooke ran and ran, even when she heard Andilia call her name, she desperately searched for Pickles. “Pickles!” she called, “Pickles!” The howling sound echoed again. Then Brooke heard the barks of a large dog. She continued to run for what seemed like forever. Brooke was running out of breath and right as her lungs were about to burst, she came into a bright clearing.

A large, clear pond surrounded by a high bank of dirt lay in the middle of the clearing. A large hole was dug into the dirt around the lake, and from there came the air splitting shriek. “Pickles!” Brooke called. She ran to the hole and and shouted Pickles’ name again. Brooke frantically began digging into the hole to make in big enough for her to fit. It was unusually large for a hole, but not big enough for a human.

The shriek sounded again, but much louder. Brooke began to slowly back away from the hole, and she said much softer, “Pickles?” A whimpering dogs voice could be heard from inside the hole. Brooke continued to back away. Then, to her surprise, a small boy popped his head out of the hole. But his eyes were all black and his skin seemed unnaturally perfect and untouched. “Um, excuse me.” Brooke stuttered, “Might you have seen a small fox or dog somewhere around here?” Without moving, the boy seemingly levitated from the hole and his feet landed softly on the dirt bank. He wore a dirt-covered shirt that hung loosely around him and reached the length of his knees. He lifted his arm for Brooke to see what he had clutched in his hand. Pickles had turned into a great Newfoundland dog, and had his muzzle clamped shut by the pudgy hand of the toddler.

You could tell the young boy had supernatural strength as Pickles squirmed from the boys grasp, pulling as hard as he could, but still he could not even cause the boy to turn his head. “Um, hello?” Brooke began to back away again, but this time the boy took a step towards her as well. Then he tilted his head innocently to the side and opened his mouth. Brooke gasped. The boy let a three forked tongues come slithering out of his mouth and his face hardened to a glare. An evil hiss escaped his mouth, and he turned his attention to Pickles, suddenly sprouting two more arms and carried Pickles into a tree. The creature spun a web around the poor thing, then turned back to a poor, horrified Brooke.

All color had drained from her face and she stood, frozen, staring at the creature before her. The boys’ head suddenly shook and began to drain and melt. The face of the boy melted away, all except for the eyes. Underneath was the head of an angry spider. Two more legs sprouted from its side and and his shirt and pale skin dripped away revealing dark spider legs beneath them. Brooke shouted from freight and took her last step back, but there was no more dirt left to back up to. Brooke fell into the clear lake right as the creature ran after her, its loud shriek being drowned out by the sound of water and the feeling of water enveloping around  her whole body, Pickles shrieking from the tree above.

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