I Think I Love You, Big Bad Wolf

I Think I Love You, Big Bad Wolf

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Genre: Fantasy

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Fantasy

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Summary

All she wanted was three months to herself, no city life, no people, no stress. Bridget needed this time to herself, so from May to August she decided to stay in a cabin in the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. She had just enough supplies for her, her camera and its gear along with a pistol with ammunition, a compound bow with 12 arrows and food. All seemed perfect and peaceful, for
nearly the first month Bridget is beyond herself with the wild beauty around her until one evening….. The air becomes thick and sinister, even the animals are acting strange, more fearful than
usual…. And then the sight of it turns her blood cold. Bridget realizes she is no longer alone out there, someone… or something… is watching her, hunting her. It’s presence is hostile and
menacing…. It’s not quite an animal, but it is most certainly not human.

Summary

All she wanted was three months to herself, no city life, no people, no stress. Bridget needed this time to herself, so from May to August she decided to stay in a cabin in the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. She had just enough supplies for her, her camera and its gear along with a pistol with ammunition, a compound bow with 12 arrows and food. All seemed perfect and peaceful, for
nearly the first month Bridget is beyond herself with the wild beauty around her until one evening….. The air becomes thick and sinister, even the animals are acting strange, more fearful than
usual…. And then the sight of it turns her blood cold. Bridget realizes she is no longer alone out there, someone… or something… is watching her, hunting her. It’s presence is hostile and
menacing…. It’s not quite an animal, but it is most certainly not human.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Unexpected Company

Author Chapter Note

Bridget's vacation is going great, away from any human life and out in the wilderness of Alaska. The beauty is indescribable and surreal, everything is peaceful until one evening that peace is interrupted by a visitor.

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Submitted: July 16, 2018

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Bridget smiled as she felt her long, golden red hair wave wildly with the wind. She had finally reached the beautiful lake and the sun had made its way below the trees and mountains, it would be late in the night by the time she made it back to her cabin. If she didn’t hurry, she’d have to find shelter somewhere out in the wilderness until tomorrow morning. Luckily she had the good sense to bring her backpack with her which contained a small tent, a sleeping bag that would keep her warm tonight, a flashlight, her pistol and some protein bars. Bridget knew she would need to get some water from the lake before she headed back, she was very thirsty. As she leaned down to fill her canteen, she noticed that everything had suddenly gotten very quiet. She tightened the lid on her canteen and stood up slowly, as she scanned the area around her, there was no sign of life and that was very eerie.

“Well that is really odd…..” Bridget said to herself.

Suddenly she heard a strange sound and looked across the lake to the other side, her heart froze as she saw what she thought was a very strange looking bear. It was looking right at her, even with it hundred feet away she could see it bare its teeth at her. The strange creature didn’t look like any bear she had seen before; its ears were longer and slightly pointed, its muzzle was longer and it didn’t have a body quite like a bear. The more she looked at it, the more it looked like a very large wolf instead of a bear.

“That’s impossible, it’s too freaking huge to be a wolf.” She reasoned with herself.

A loud crashing sound drew her attention away and to the West side of the lake, after a few seconds she was satisfied that it was a tree crashing to the ground and looked back to where she had seen the creature, it was gone…. And so was the sun. She got her flashlight out and headed back for the cabin, hoping she wouldn’t run into that creature in the dark.

Sure enough it was nearly eight when she finally saw the lights from her cabin window, she quickly got in and closed the door. After dinner and some wine she went to bed, but there was no rest that night. Her dreams were full of nightmarish things, but the worst of them was that creature. In her dream it followed her to the cabin and opened the door; as it came in she watched as it stalked through the living room and into the hallway, it raised its nose in the air to sniff and then growled as it crept into her room. She couldn’t scream or anything as she watched this huge, monstrous beast stand up like a man and loom over her bed, then it leaned in on top of her. Suddenly she was back in her body as she opened her eyes to see it face to face before she screamed.

Bridget woke up in a sweat; she sat up in her bed and looked around frantically, but didn’t see anybody or anything, she looked at her phone and saw it was just past one in the morning. She got up and put some clothes on before she headed down the hall, she looked into the kitchen and saw nothing. She began to feel relieved until she walked into the living room and saw that the front door was wide open. She walked over to the door and quickly closed it, after checking every corner of the cabin and underneath everything, she felt satisfied that there was nothing in there with her. Even so, Bridget was unable to fall back to sleep for the rest of the night.

The sunlight had begun to shine in through her kitchen windows when Bridget woke from a dazed sleep. She was sitting at the table, at some point she must have passed out. She rubbed her forehead and looked around, then got up and made some coffee. This morning she wanted to get out and hike in the other direction, see how far she could go before noon. After eating breakfast and getting dressed, she grabbed her backpack and her camera and headed out the door. Last night’s dream was still haunting her mind as she traveled the pathways and admired the beauty, through it all the image of that beast never left.

In her own little thoughts, Bridget wasn’t paying a lot of attention to narrow winding trail as she turned a tight corner and nearly bumped into an elderly couple.

“Oh hello, you’re the first two people I’ve seen up here in weeks.” Bridget smiled to the couple.

“Oh my, you’re out here all by yourself?” The woman asked her with a smile.

“Sure am, needed a break from the human world.” Bridget answered, making them chuckle.

They chatted for a few moments before Bridget looked down at her watch and realized that she needed to get going.

“I must be off, I’d like to make down to that other lake not too much after noon.” She smiled at them as she waved goodbye and headed on her way.

As she made her way down the trail, she could hear them talking just enough to make out a few words.

“Young ladies shouldn’t be out here alone, it’s dangerous.” The elderly woman said.

Bridget just rolled her eyes and chuckled as she resumed her trek down the trails. She didn’t see anybody else after that, and around one in the afternoon she found the small lake. After she walked around it a few times she found a spot to lay and look up into the sky. She listened to the birds and cicadas as the sun moved across the sky, and soon fell into a much needed deep sleep.

Bridget woke to a dark sky with a nearly full moon and no clouds to cover it. The stars were shining bright and the frogs were louder than her thoughts, she had slept all afternoon and it was dark. Even though she had a flashlight, it was about six or 8 miles to her cabin and she would be walking that alone

“Damn it girl, what were you thinking!?!” She scolded herself as she got up.

She pulled her flashlight out and headed back up the trail, she couldn’t believe her dumb luck and had wished she’d just stayed in the cabin that day and slept. The night animals were awake and sounding off with what sounded like conversations or arguments back and forth. She had walked about 3 miles at this point, still flustered but she tried to forget her mistake and listen. A pair of Great Horned Owls called back and forth from two different sections of the forest, she was starting to enjoy the entertainment until things suddenly grew quiet. She kept walking but felt the hairs on the back of her neck stand up, something was definitely not right. She began to walk faster, and even started to think it would be a better idea to run when she heard a very dreadful sound. Something like a howl but almost more like a roar, or a mix of both. Bridget stopped dead in her tracks when she realized it was coming from the direction of her cabin.


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