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Night Road by tbolt Night Road by tbolt
Just a horrid little tale for Haloween! =^^=

Pic done in 30 min, looks it, though ^^;



Tasha wound her way home in the fading evening hours. Normally she did not like to travel alone, but her husband’s work prevented him from attending the convention with her. Road construction in the city prevented her from taking the route out she desired and forced her onto some back roads, out of the way, but in the direction she wished to travel.

The light of a full moon lit her way beneath a leafy canopy of trees, silvery light gave the whole road a surrealistic appearance. Thus far she drove the road alone. Only one other car had accompanied her, but for some strange reason the truck sped up and passed her. The red tail lights receded in to the distance like a pair of watching eyes.


The predator had to act quickly, a nice tasty sheep away from the herd was a rare treat indeed! He set the trap and waited for his prey.


Tasha thought she saw a glimmer in the roadway, but ignored it thinking it was maybe just the moon playing off the asphalt. A slight thump shook the car as she passed the spot.


The wolf grinned toothily from ear to ear. He heard a pop and a faint hiss as the car drove on. Sheep would be served soon! The moonlight lit his way as he began to stalk his injured prey. He kept his headlights off and followed the taillights in front of him.


Tasha felt something was wrong. She heard a hissing coming from in front of her. Her car started to handle strangely, pulling to the left. Suddenly the sidewall gave out and the steering wheel jerked violently in Tasha’s hands. She kept her cool and backed off the accelerator allowing the drag from her flopping tire to slow the car down. Quickly the car lost speed as it limped to a halt, she pulled off the side of the road. Trembling at the suddenness of her disaster.


The wolf saw the lights in front of him waver. The car in front of him slowed rapidly. He hit is brakes and pulled off to the side, the final stalk could now begin! Anticipation roiled within him, but hunter’s instinct took over and he exited his vehicle to silently melt into the woods.


Tasha took a few calming breaths and flicked the hazards on. This wasn’t good. She exited her car and looked at the ruin of her front tire, hopelessly flat and crumpled in the moonlight. She could see nobody on the road in either direction. The only light came from the full moon. At least she could see well enough to maneuver. While she decided what to do next, a rustle from the trees startled her. A figure rose from the darkness of the treeline.

He approached her sidling towards the rear of the car, trying to appear friendly. “Good evening ma’am, having a little trouble?”

“N-nothing too special, just a flat tire...”

He peered around the rear of the car past her to the front. “Really? Well, let’s have a look. Yep, that does look ugly.”

;Please let me give you a hand”

Before she could react, he stepped around the corner of her car. A blade flashed into his hand and a deft movement punctured her rear tire.

Tasha flashed into her car slamming the door behind her.

“Awww, c’mon little sheep it’s so much better when they run!”

He opened the driver’s door

“Run sheep, RU ... Uh, oh!”

He found himself staring down the wrong end of a stainless steel .357 magnum snub-nose revolver, clutched close to Tasha’s chest. The pistol spoke its ire twice sending him sprawling back into the middle of the road. Too late he realized his mistake. A small sticker in the rear window proclaimed: NRA.

“But, ... sheep are supposed to be, ... sheep. I’m a wolf...”
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:icondianakit12:
Dianakit12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007   Photographer
I love the pic^^ wish I was that good. and the story was really good to, my dad got a good kick out of the ending lol
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you kindly! =^^=

This is a genuine horror story, for criminals! :D
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Awesome. :D
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! =^^=

And for the fav as well! :D
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
You're welcome. :) Love the message. ;)
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
That is a very diffrent horror story indeed... well the ending anyway :XD::XD:
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Well, it is a horror story if you are a criminal! =^^=
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:icondragon-furry:
Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
True :XD:
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Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
You used MS Paint? O_o
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:icontbolt:
tbolt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Ha, ha, ha! That would almost be impressive with paint! =^^=

Nah, just a rush job in Corel Photo-Paint X3. Experimenting with a few tools and effects...
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