This awesome photograph was taken in Minnesota on October 8th
by eleven-year-old Haleigh B. This story is written for her.
Haleigh often spent her weekends in a house close to the woods. She loved to go for walks there on warm afternoons and cool Fall evenings. But when the dark came the woods took on an eerie feeling with tree branches rustling in the wind and the sounds of animals moving about, and she stayed close to home.
Haleigh liked to sit out in the backyard at night and watch the moon rise over the treetops. She thought it was so beautiful, and she worked hard at capturing it just right with the camera on her phone. People noticed that she was very good at this and told her that she should consider photography as a hobby, and maybe a career someday.
One night Haleigh stood outside waiting with her phone in hand to capture the huge full moon. There was just enough mist in the air to make the sky glow softly around it as it rose. As she stood watching in awe, Haleigh noticed something pale moving in the shadows at the edge of the woods, down near the ground, lurking among the trees.
Suddenly whatever it was noticed her too, and came running straight toward her. Haleigh stood there rigid, too afraid too move, too terrified to scream.
The creature emerged from the shadows as the moon rose higher, and Haleigh was able to see it clearly just before it leaped into her arms...
This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are mist and moon.
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