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#4 Creatures of the Forest

Bigfoot watched the small rabbit nosing around in the undergrowth outside the secret maximum security prison fortress, hidden deep in the Redwoods.

The rabbit approached the security fence, the same one that Bigfoot considered tearing through.  The rabbit crouched low and crawled under the fence to the courtyard beyond.

“Oh to be a small, ignored creature of the forest,” thought Bigfoot.

The rabbit continued to nose about in the courtyard, unnoticed by the armed guards in the prison tower above.  One guard stepped into the courtyard, looking around on his patrol.  The rabbit froze, then bounded away towards the fence.  Its ears hit the fence and the rabbit made a horrifying howl and stench as it was electrocuted.

“What was that?” a guard called out.

“Just a stupid rabbit. Get back to work Larry.”

The security guard in the courtyard paused and looked far, deep into the forest.  Bigfoot froze, wondering if he had been spotted.  When the guard turned away, Bigfoot ran through the underbrush away from the prison.  The prey had got away.

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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