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The Beast of Foxhole Forest

The beast was reported to have claws that could decapitate a human being with one swipe, teeth that could shred a moose in minutes, a jaw that could crush a bear’s skull like a grape, and a mouth that could swallow a pig whole—whether these reports about it were eyewitness accounts or exaggerated rumors could not be determined because anyone who ever laid eyes on it never made it out of Foxhole Forest alive. What was certain about the beast though is that it had left scattered bones of human beings throughout the woods it inhabited. The beast frightened the residents living in the nearby town of Cottonwood so much that they avoided the forest even in broad daylight. Night or day, nobody dared to venture into the forest without a military escort.

Fifty-six-year old John Higgins, editor and proprietor of a local newspaper The Cottonwood Globe, sat in his office remembering the glory days when his newspaper was the most widely read in the town of Cottonwood. These days, though, sales of his paper were so far down that Higgins considered shutting down his operation because the other four newspapers in the town had a much higher circulation than The Globe and because he was running his business at a loss. The short and stout newsman realized the only thing that might rescue his faltering paper was a photograph of the Foxwood Beast. Surely, a photograph on the front page of The Globe would propel his paper to the top again. The idea of photographing the beast to save his newspaper thrilled Higgins.


One evening, Higgins disclosed his idea to boost newspaper sales with his daughter, Veronica, who was the right arm of the business. When she heard about his dangerous idea though, she appealed to him to scrap it. But the stubborn Higgins ignored her plea. Instead of listening to her, he immediately set out into the forest armed with only his camera strapped around his neck. When Higgins entered the beast's territory, he hid behind an oak tree hoping it might pass so that he could snap its photograph; but, as he waited in the darkness, Higgins began to have second thoughts about his visit into the woods alone. A sudden fear gripped him, and the newsman realized his idea to save his newspaper endangered his life. Suddenly, a new idea emerged in his mind, and that idea was to flee the forest as quickly as possible.




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You had me all excited for some gory hero fun. Where's the rest?
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You had me all excited for some gory hero fun. Where's the rest?
Hashing it out.

Could use a pipe of hash though.
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Could use a pipe of hash though.


Couldn't we all
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give us the rest of the story.....i have a beast in the woods story iv been working on. i ended up just flopping around like a fish out of water
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