“I went to the tributary of the Crazy River looking for a missing tourist,” Ronald told his friend.
“Did you find any clue that can lead us to where he went?” His friend Omar asks.
“No, I saw footprints of wild animals like lynx, bears, and monkeys, but not humans.”
“You’re nuts people disappear in that part of the river.”
“Yes, I know those non-sense stories the local tell to whoever listens.”
“They are a superstitious bunch, but they have lived here long enough to know what lurks in the wild.”
“So, you think demonic creature, evil spirit, and the Devil himself dwell near the stream.”
“No, I don’t, but I won’t bet my life on it.”
“You’re frightened. The village people have you scare with their tells.”
“Well, they don’t call it the Devil’s Creek for nothing. Something over there terrorize them.”
“We shall go see in the morning, there is nothing to be afraid.”
“I am not sure if I want to go, but I let you know tomorrow.”
“Good morning, are you ready to go? Ronald asks.
“No, I am not, but I will accompany you.” Omar murmured.
“Ok, grasp your stuff, we don’t have all day. It’s a long way to the river.”
“If we encounter anything strange, I will leave you there and come back to safety.”
“Don’t be a coward, there is nothing a bullet can’t stop.”
“I hope so. No, only there are wild animals, but supernatural being or so the villagers said.”
“There isn’t such thing as evil spirits or unnatural creature.”
“The high grass, mosquitoes and the heat is killing me. How much longer we have to go?”
“Few more minute. Not be such a baby, man-up.”
“Did you see that?”
“What? Don’t tell me you’re hallucinating.”
“No, I am not. I saw something move.”
“Let’s go, keep moving.”
“I am tired. Can we stop for a few minutes.?
“You stay here. I will come back in a few minutes.”
“Ok, but don’t leave me here too long.”
“See, I didn’t take to long. What happen? you’re pale, sweating, and quivering.?”
“I, I, I, I saw it! I saw the devil creature.”
“Don’t be ridicule, the demon doesn’t exist.”
“I am telling you, the devil resides here.”
“How he looks like?”
“Stop laughing, I am serious.”
“Ok, tell me how he looks?”
“He was tall as a tree, with horns, sharp pointy teeth, snake-like tongue, and a tail.”
“Ja Ja Ja. You saw the chupacabra!”
“Don’t you such an ass. I am telling you the truth.”
“Okay, let’s said you’re telling the truth. What does that devil want?”
“I, I don’t know. There it is! Run Ronald run!
“Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh! He got him.” Omar yelled while he sprints thru the tall grass.
“Omar, What’s happening?” Ask Jeff when Omar reached the village.
“The Devil, the Devil trapped Ronald.”
“What do you mean?”
“We were looking for the missing tourist around Devil’s Creek and a creature got him.”
“I told you not to go there, didn’t I tell you that?”
“Yes, you did, but Ronald persuades me to go.”
“Now, what are you going to do?”
“I’m sorry for him, but I won’t go near that place again. He should have listened to me.”
Now, no-one dares to go near the Devil’s Creek.
Author; Melito Santos