The breakdown service received a frantic call
a frightened voice spoke
a females car for some reason would not start
in a side street close by
a priority call was put out to quickly assist
an area where trouble did persist!
As the mechanic approached the dingy street
he could see the callers car
bonnet lid was up and drivers door open wide
cautiously parked behind it
consternation overcame him this was sinister
what was his escape perimeter?
Got out to take a closer look at the empty car
a street light shone brightly down
nobody was to be seen noticing scratches
on the deeply dented roof
a trail of what could be blood on the ground
hearing a faint screaming sound!
Though he knew the rule was to radio control
his instinct made him pursue
thinking only of the woman’s desperate plight
holding a spanner followed the noise
along the semi derelict and littered pavement
searching for victim and assailant!
Saw no other living soul as he followed the trail
it went into an overgrown garden
female cries were louder also a disturbing growl
almost afraid to step forward
moved on gripping his make do weapon tight
not suspecting the coming sight!
Behind a dilapidated and rotting garden shed
saw beast with taught grey skin
ripping at the females flesh laying so still
into the fray he went on instinct
hitting it hard but the spanner rebounded
and on him the thing rounded!
Fang like teeth with large pitch black eyes
it charged him he reeled back
falling managed grabbed a piece of wood
with a sharp point he lunged
ripped into the body that made it divert
just disappeared sure it was hurt!
Dizzy bruised and shaken ran to the woman
sure with blood loss was dead
amazed felt a faint pulse picked up and ran
no time to think had to get help
after leaving her in casualty sat traumatized
as the events in his mind formalised!
What had he just confronted in that garden
nobody would believe his account
still had to ring his firm with an explanation
glanced at his own bruises shaking
thinking of that beast roaming somewhere
close by of this was too aware!
Heard loud talking the police had been called
no longer his tale could be stalled!
at this point unsure if the woman was alive
uncertain of the future deeply sighed!
The Foureyed Poet.