The Cave of Dare
The sun was setting in the west and darkness was slowly creeping along the forest paths. Paz spotted something in the distance “Look a cave. We should be safe in there,” she cried. They all followed her towards a small damp hole in the cliffside. Podkin went first into the darkness. The first thing he noticed was the unsettling scattered bones of creatures that had died hundreds of years ago here. One skeleton was sat next to an old oak minecart, full to the brim with coal, which was now starting to crumble at a swift rate. Podkin could hear toads croaking and leaping in an unseen underwater spring. He also heard what sounded like distant footsteps in the dark. It was hard for them to breathe, as there was a strong smell of overwhelming natural gases in the cave that made them all want to faint on the spot. The last thing Podkin noticed as he looked to his right was thick black mold creeping like a swarm of spiders up the wall around them. As Podkin. Paz and Pook looked deeper into the cave they saw a creepy shadow! A giant shadow that seemed to have gleaming yellow eyes. What was this terrible creature, they thought? Then they heard it! Coming from the shadow was a noise that was croaky and deep. “Rebbbbb, rebbbb, rebbit, rebbit.” What was this terrible creature lurking in the cave? Then they saw it. The new moonlight coming into the cave illuminated the beast. It was…… a small wrinkly toad, bouncing in a puddle of spring water. “This is going to be a long night,” said Podkin with a big sigh.