This is my entry into this week’s Mondays finish the story. In this challenge you are given a photo and the first line of the story and asked to complete it within 100 to 150 words.

The picture that we were given is:

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And, the first line was, ‘not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest.’

My entry (below) is exactly 100 words, not including that first line.

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Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest. Inside, he was seething, because some child, probably his, had decided to scream the word ‘help’ from the forest. The barbecue was ruined, as far as Dave was concerned, because he was no longer cooking on it. Instead, he had been sent to find out why they had heard a scream.

He fully expected to find that some child, again, probably his, was going to be laughing at him. However, when he found the source of the cry, he knew it was definitely not his child.

In fact, it was not even a child to begin with.

Dave hastily retreated.

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