By: Alex Claw
Monster Joe looked down the graveled road and saw something strange. Smoke rose ahead of him, a black smoke that stained the otherwise clear blue sky. He knew it wasn’t cooking smoke for it came thick and billowing. Something was burning.
A cold fear gripped Monster Joe as he dropped his bag of tools and began lumbering down the road. His long legs chewed up the distance toward a small cottage that lay off the side of the main road leading to Shadow Briar.