John and Christine, a newly wed couple, wanted to spend a weekend in the forest. They packed their bags and got on the road.
“I can’t wait to go camping with you John!” Christine exclaimed, smiling.
“I know! Me too!”
Christine kissed John on the cheek.
“How much longer again?” Christine asked.
“About three more hours! Hey, it’s fine, remember?”
“You just downloaded 22 Jump Street on your phone, watch that!”
“Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me.”
Christine slipped on her headphones and started the movie.
“We’re here.” John announced.
Christine jolted up from her sleep.
“Huh?” Christine said groggily.
“We’re here!” John repeated.
Christine and John got out of the car and unpacked their bags.
“We should pitch out tent, it looks like it’s going to rain.” John said nervously.
After the tent was up John walked to the front and unzipped it.
“Let’s get in and set up our sleeping bags,” John said.
They both stepped in the tent. Christine stared nervously out the tent.
“What’s wrong?” John asked.
“I don’t know, something just seems off…” Christine said uneasily.
Just then it started pouring rain.
“Get in!” John exclaimed as he pulled Christine in the tent.
An hour later the rain was still going on strong.
“Christine, I don’t think I can hold it any longer. I really have to pee.” John said.
“I’ll find a place in the woods that is dry.”
“Please be safe baby.”
“I will!” John said assuringly.
John and Christine quickly hugged. John opened up the tent and walked off. Christine quickly zipped up the tent so no rain would get in.
Christine looked down at her phone and opened up Apple News. The first thing that popped up was: There Is A Weird Beast In Pine Crab Forest That Shape Shifts, It Is Very Dangerous, Scientists Are Baffled. Christine gasped.
“Oh god, we’re in Pine Crab Forest…” Christine whispered to herself.
About an hour went by and it was still pouring and John hadn’t returned.
“Oh no! Oh no no no!” Christine thought to herself.
“Squish Squish Squish…”
Christine quickly put her hand over her mouth.
“Footsteps, Footsteps! Please be John…” Christine screamed in her head.
Suddenly the footsteps stopped. Christine backed up, making sure not to make a sound.
Suddenly, the door slowly started to unzip. Christine’s eyes widened.
“What?!?!” John exclaimed.
“Oh, oh my gosh, it’s just you!” Christine said in relief.
John was a mess, he was drenched in water, there was dirt and leaves all over him, and one of his shirt sleeves was torn.
“What happened?” Christine Exclaimed.
“Where do I start? First I got lost, then I tripped over a tree root and fell down in the mud, and finally my shirt sleeve got caught in a branch and my shirt sleeve tore.”
“Look, John. We need to get out of here right now!”
“No time to explain, hurry!”
Christine quickly unzipped the tent and jumped out.
“Oh god…” John whispered.
They were surrounded by police men.
“Miss! Step aside!” one of the police men said.
Christine took a couple steps to the left.
John’s eyes rolled to the back of his head as he slumped over to the ground. Christine burst in to tears.
“WHY DID YOU DO THAT!?!?!?” Christine screamed. “HE WAS MY HUSBAND!!!!”
“I’m afraid you’re wrong miss.”
“NO, I’M NOT WRONG!!!!!”
“Turn around Miss.”
Christine turned around, there was John. His lifeless body slowly swung back and forth as he hung there on a tree branch. Christine started crying again. She looked down. This time she didn’t see John though, she saw a pink and fleshy beast laying there. Christine started to calm down.
“Shoot me…” Christine whispered. “Shoot me…”
“Miss, we can’t do that!” one of the officers said.
Christine ran up to him and snatched his gun.
“Fine then, I’ll do it…”