This is my entry for the end-of-the-summer contest. I saw Jesse's video about this and decided to use it as motivation to start writing again. Thank you to Jesse and the rest of Booksplosion for the extra push. I hope my story is as dark as the prompt! Background on the story: This is kind of a prequel to a piece I wrote before. In that story Francesca is chased by this monster in the forest. This is my reimagining of how she got there. I think I'll write more stories in this world. We'll see!