Sample of "The Night Has Teeth" by Randy Speeg


“Are you sure that you don't want to pull over?” Carrie asked.

“Yes, I'm sure,” Steve glared at her with a look that said stop-nagging-me.

“The rain is getting heavy,” She said looking out through the windshield. The wipers squealed across the cold, foggy glass. Carrie leaned forward and switched on the defroster. “I can't even see the road signs anymore until we are right on top of them.”

Steve heard the concern in her voice and the good husband side of his brain kicked in. “We're fine honey, it won't be that much longer before we get to the Virginia border. We'll probably out drive the rain before we get there.” As the words came out, he wasn't even able to convince himself. Despite the many times he had driven across this semi-mountainous West Virginian highway, on their way to visit Carrie's folks, he still managed to get disoriented. “Baby, can you turn on the radio, maybe we can find a weather report?”

***

The report given by the radio's static ridden voice didn't do anything to sooth Carrie's nerves. The rain was going to continue throughout the night. She looked out her window at the trees, shadowy hulks climbing up into the gloomy night. The forest beside them brightened with a flash of lightning.

“What was that?” Carrie gasped.

“What was what?”

“I saw something, out there.”

“I was watching the road hun, was it an animal…road kill?”

Thunder boomed over their heads. Carrie jumped. She glanced out her window praying to not see it again. She didn't.

“An animal?...Yes,” She said catching her breath. “But, it wasn't dead. It was...digging, I think.”

“Digging?”

“And it was...big...like a bigfoot, or something.”

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