Encounter With The Beast


No no no, I shouted as The Beast came toward me with surprising quickness…

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Frightened beyond words I quickly backed up and turned to face the sea.

Of course, I had to be standing at the precipice of a three hundred foot drop to the dark ocean below.

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No matter, it was do or die.

Dive or die would be a more accurate statement.

So I did, dive that is, off the cliff’s high point to fall through the air at an ever increasing speed until I finally plunged through the frigid expanse of midnight and the black waters of the great Atlantic.

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COLD, yes… but alive, for now at least.

Between the shock of impact and black waves of freezing waters, I reached upwards grasping for the surface air.

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My thoughts came alive along with the natural instinct for survival.

 

Push, I thought, use your arms and legs, propel yourself out and away, away from the cliff and the…what?

Why The Beast of course!

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Move out to anywhere but here!

As I faught against the cold turbulent waters, my eyes kept searching for – it. What in the world was this thing or is this thing I should say?  I’ve never seen anything like it before, not in the movies, on TV or even in my worst nightmares. IT was a truly horrible sight and an overwhelming experience for sure.

Ever so slowly I drifted closer to shore and finally was able to reach the safety of land.

Then I looked up and saw…

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~ by Vinnie on March 7, 2016.

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