There is a large serene lake in a wooded area on the edge of a mostly rural town.  I always see cars parked there and assume people are fishing from the shore or out on little boats enjoying the lake.  From the road, you can see a big section of lake with the woods as a back drop.  The same lake goes on for about a mile or so into the next town and its far shore reaches the end of the “Cut-off”. 

Lurking above the woods is a grotesque monster.  In primary colors, the headless gargantuan’s back and arms are visible from the road.  During the summer it wakes from its idleness and from the lake you can hear its rumbles and accompanying screams.  Why anyone would ruin the peaceful lake with this monster is past reason.  With any luck the recession will cause the death of the monster and all of less visible creatures that do not belong on the other side of the woods.

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