November 28, 2014
The sun had barely risen. Its dim light streamed through the cracks of thick trees, casting long shadows over snow-covered ground. The forest was quiet except for the shrill snapping of twigs and crunching of snow as a giant, lumbering beast forced its way through the thick brush searching for its breakfast.
Many of the forest’s residents cowered in hiding places. They didn’t expect to avoid the monster, that was impossible. Instead, they prayed it would eat its fill before finding them. Faster animals ran – frantically trying to escape before it could catch their scent and chase them down.
But ten-year-old Danny McCallister was safe. Though he was close enough to experience it all, he was only a silent spectator – moving through the trees like the wind.