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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October drabble - 27

They send a truck round to clear the leaves in the fall. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner. A long blue neck in front spews green and brown into the trailer behind.

Sam thought it was a monster when he heard it. “What’s that noise?”

“Don’t worry dear,” said Mom. “Just the leaf-truck again.”

“What’s that?” He saw the neck over the vines.

“Just chewing up leaves.”

Then, “Mom. What’s that?” His brother’s shoe, a blue shred from his jeans, and the brown turned red.

The monster looked down with glowing eyes and pointed bloodstained teeth. “You’re next,” it said.

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