the storm was unusually disturbing. something else had arrived with it, shooting trails of fire and black smoke in the torrent of rain and lightning. alice opened the kitchen door to find a gigantic monster alighting on top of two cars now deformed from the visitor’s weight. the black dragon has arrived, and it is furious.
hurrying to record this unusual sight, sure to make the evening news and tomorrow’s talk of the town, alice prepared her phone: unlock, open camera, aim, click. perfect frame, but one mistake: flash mode was off, laser was on. the phone shoot a beam of laser straight into the monster’s face, and the monster caught it. for one unnerving moment, the monster and alice exchanged glances.