It was hard to believe that there was danger beyond the fence. But there was.
People crossed over and didn’t return. Vanished. Gone.
It became a shunned place.
A place where after consuming enough beers you dared each other to go beyond the broken fence.
The fence itself was a warning. Bent and broken from the fury of families who had lost loved ones.
We sent a drone over the fence, high above filming the area.
There was nothing but bush and scrub, but on occasion articles of clothing could be seen hanging from branches. That was small compensation for the families.
More so was the feeling that as the drone circled it was being watched and even worse was the feeling that as we watched, whatever was down there was watching us.
We took a collective breath of air and decided to leave well enough alone, for now.
Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2021/11/10/crimsons-creative-challenge-157/
It’s probably a good idea to leave well enough alone for a long time…like forever.
Yes, I think so, but humans are curious creatures and there’s no telling what devious plan they might come up with.
An intriguing story Michael.
Thanks Sadje I’m intrigued too.
You’re welcome 😃
Hmmm… what to do. Perhaps a herd of 1,000 strong goats to clean out the undergrowth? They could do with some shrewdness and obstinacy, which, of course, calls for Apes and Buffaloes to clean out the rest of the vegetation.
Could be the ideal solution
Area 51? Love this, Michael.
I had in mind something more sinister
Yea, I know.
Great story, now I want to know more.
Thanks for stopping by and reading, one never knows when the fence and the paddock might pop up again.
Oh, this is very spooky, gives me shivers. Great build-up of tension.
Thanks so much for your comment