Love can find you no matter where you are.
Carter is a young man, just out of university. He has the world at his feet. However, one stormy autumn night he is taken away from that world and transported to another, more sinister world. “What is this place?” he wonders as he takes his first tentative steps into the dark forest.
It is here he meets Paul, an Australian, who is in a similar state of bewilderment. Together they begin to explore their new world, hoping to find a way back home. They come across a stream and are able to quench their thirst and bathe, but their joy at finding water is broken by a shrill screech, which tears through the silence.
What they are about to encounter will fill them with terror. Yet it is only the first taste of all that is to follow.
Carter swam as fast as he could. “What the Hell was that?” he asked as Paul helped him out of the water.
“Hell knows, but I think we should get out of here.”
In a panic they pulled their clothing on, their eyes scouring the darkened skies and the trees for whatever it was that had made such a bone-chilling sound. Socks went on inside out and feet were shoved into shoes with laces undone.
“Grab your coat,” called Paul as they ran into the safety of the trees.
A second shriek was followed by yet another. It seemed to come from directly above them. Both men searched the canopy, scanning the shadows and boughs until their gazes came to rest on something large and black that seemed to slide off the tree and drop, freefalling towards them with incredible speed. Carter felt his heart jump into his mouth.