A Brave Encounter
By DJ Barber
The bear stood up on its hind legs, snarling, as it swatted a large paw at its adversary. The Horror took a sudden dodging step backward and then, clenching a massive fist, sent a crushing blow into the bear's head. The bear fell limp to the ground. The Horror grabbed the bear by the nape of the neck and dragged it upward into the higher hills, the bear's weight seemingly no more than merely a small branch.
A cold wind picked up as a steady snow began to fall. The Horror made its way to the cavern which was a few hundred feet below the elevation where the trees ceased to grow and the jagged peaks thrust into the darkening clouds, and began its feast. Multi-colored scales ranged from smudgy-yellow to muddy brown. The Horror's fangs well overlapped its lower jowls. It had finally eaten one of its many kills.
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