Monster on the Road

As I drove home in the gathering darkness just after dusk, I was startled by what appeared to be some kind of monster running toward the road. Too tall to be a dog or other animal, it was upright like a person cloaked in a long hooded cape, with bony hands reaching out to grab unsuspecting motorists. The shiny look it had should have given its identity away.

When my headlights caught it, the mystery was revealed. It was a big, raggedy piece of plastic caught on a roadside bush. A monster of a kind, after all. A manmade blight all too common. Litter. Trash.

Why can’t we do better at taking care of our environment?

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8 Responses to Monster on the Road

  1. jcareyreads says:

    At first I thought maybe you had encountered a big foot! Plastic is a monster, as you captured here. I often wonder why we can’t do better as well.

  2. Fran Haley says:

    That really was a specter – a man-made monster. How utterly gripping and thought-provoking.

  3. Your post foretells an even scarier future if we do not do better!

  4. Love how you crafted the lead of this piece – had me hooked from beginning to end!

  5. arjeha says:

    Not all monsters live in the imagination.

  6. vanessaw2007 says:

    You had me hooked, what a wonderful, thought provoking post!

  7. Ramona says:

    Monster on the road indeed, we definitely need to do better.

  8. A gem of a post! You said so much in such a short post. Genius!

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