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Strangers in the Night

by Ann Patras
Originally published by on 14/05/2018

It was no use, she’d have to get up. The dogs had been barking like crazy for the past ten minutes.

She slipped on a robe and made her way outside. The dogs instantly quietened. It was still dark as she silently made her way towards the gate.

Hiding in the shadows of a hedge, she could hear movement. Strange swishing noises she could not place, odd footsteps on the dirt lane, coming closer. In this remote area, no-one should be around.

Suddenly four black faces, shrouded in white, appeared at the gate.

The neighbouring farmer’s sheep had escaped.

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