I was walking down a dimly lit trail this evening. In front of me I noticed some dark shapes that seemed to resemble humans.Which way are they going?, I wondered. I was too far away to make much out.
As I got closer I realized they were coming towards me.
I could vaguely make out two human shapes now, and what appeared to be a dog.
As I got closer, one of the human shaped objects swerved erratically along the pavement.
Hmm, maybe one human, and two dogs? One that's rather large.
As I got closer, the "dog" flapped it's huge ears.
Oh dear god I thought. What sort of monster on is ahead of me? A mini elephant? A giant bat?
As I got closer the child took his arms out of his jacket. He had been using his jacket like a cape. I walked around the mother, child and dog and silently chastised myself.