I was hiking alone along a rocky path deep in the woods when I was startled by an unearthly-looking creature that jumped out in front of me and started snarling. The thing was larger than a bobcat, about the size of a cougar, and it looked hungry. I could tell that it was sizing me up as a fine, nutritional meal.
It turns out that I was very lucky. Just as the mountain lion was about to pounce on me, a deer crossed its path. I guess the deer looked a little more appetizing to the cougar than I did, because it began chasing after the deer.
My heart was beating so hard and so fast inside my chest that I thought I was going to pass out. I knew, though, that I had to rally and get back to my car as quickly as possible before the cougar changed its mind and decided to target me again.
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (unearthly), Word of the Day Challenge (cougar), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nutrition), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (desperation), My Vivid Blog (clever), and The Daily Spur (rally).