- By Perry - 11/12/03 he posted this
on the RDR Forum
is an RDR Forum member who knows how to write
some really great stories .............I love
all of his work.......because he writes them for
ME and about Sasquatch!!......;)...............read
on if you dare............
“It wasn’t me. Big Lou was the one
that ate that spicy junk”
The four men laughed like adolescents as their
Toyota truck banged its way up the steep slope
towards Xulin’s village. The monsoon rain
made the dirt road slippery, almost making the
“Hey Ralph…try to keep it on the road
The four wheel drive vehicle suddenly slid sideways
then stopped abruptly as it veered into a small
stream, already overflowing with the nonstop rain
that was falling.
Ralph swiped his hand across the windshield, pushing
aside condensation that constantly built up on
the cool glass. Putting the truck into low, he
slowly pushed onto the accelerator. The tires
only spun sending a rooster tail of mud high into
the air behind them.
Big Lou opened the passenger door. The wind rushed
in, full of rain and dampness. Phil and Fatass
piled out from the crew cab.
“You guys push from the front and I will
try to creep her out of this mud hole”,
Fatass grumbled, “How come we are always
the ones getting wet and dirty?”
“Cuz he’s the king!” Lou said,
Phil, Fatass and Big Lou steadied themselves against
the front of the truck then pushed. The tires
spun then slowly gained traction. All four men
strained as the truck climbed reluctantly from
“Whoahooo…Yeah!!” Ralph yelled;
the wipers and fog blurring his vision.
Big Lou and Fatass climbed into the truck and
waited for Phil to relieve himself. Phil braved
the wind and the horizontal rain as he ducked
into the nearby vegetation.
“Apparently spicy Chinese food doesn’t
agree with him” Ralph said. The others chuckled
“Well come on Phillie boy…how long
The scream hung in the damp air like a bird on
“What was that!”
The three men looked at each other then sprang
from the truck, back into the driving rain that
seemed to be worsening as the minutes ticked by.
“He went over this way…”
Ralph and Fatass followed Lou into the bushes
only to stop abruptly. They stared down at Phil’s
shredded football jersey. It was soaked in blood
which began to melt into the muck with every thunderous
Staring in disbelief, the men yelled again and
again but to no avail. They searched for as long
as they could until the graying daylight finally
overtook them. Phil was gone, leaving little trace
and even less clues as to where he had gone. They
climbed back into the truck and drove the half
mile to Xulin’s village.
says the phones are out because the monsoon has
knocked down the power lines.”
Xulin, Big Lou’s wife, translated for the
local equivalent of a police officer. The village
that Xulin’s family comes from is small
and has had little need for professional police.
Xulin spoke again to the elderly Chinese man,
his white goatee stretching far below his shirt
collar. Again, he pulled hard on his imported
Marlboro cigarette, then exhaled through his nose.
He shook his head and spoke again, then stopped.
“Zao Tsing…Zao Tsing.”
He shook his finger at Ralph, then at Lou and
“What is all that about” Ralph asked,
obviously concerned but more confused than anything.
Xulin looked at the old man and then at her American
friends. “He says he knows what happened
to your friend.”
“Zao Tsing is an ancient Chinese legend,
a fable really, about a man-beast that lives with
the Pandas in the bamboo forest.”
“A man-beast…what the fuck is a man-beast?”
Fatty was not impressed with the old mans explanation
and walked outside and under the tile covered
porch roof for some air.
Xulin continued, “well…Zao Tsing would
be the equivalent of your…Sasquatch I believe
“You gotta be kidding me. They have those
in China?” Ralph asked. Normally he would
be excited by the thought of it but this time
he was worried that a Bigfoot had eaten his friend.
Ralph raised his hand to his face and covered
his eyes. “How are we gonna explain this
to Phil’s wife? What are we gonna do without
Phil?” He appeared to be on the verge of
crying when from behind him he heard…
Ralph spun around instantly. Phil was leaning
against the doorway sipping a beer and grinning
from ear to ear.
Laughter erupted as everyone yelled “Welcome
Ralph walked away shaking his head. He had been
tricked by everyone. He joined into the laughter
as he said, “I knew China didn’t have
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