The deer ran across the road, eyes flashing briefly in the headlights. We expected that, they do it all the time. But this thing, looming out of the road side foliage caught us off guard. It showed only its head as we passed, the rest of it hidden in darkness. The snarling visage seemed to float five feet from the ground, eyes blazing and maw dripping with gore and drool. In only a few seconds we passed by, but it seemed like forever. And in the darkness that reclaimed the road behind we could feel it watching...following... dip pens and black ink.