Sons of the Beach

“Is it just me?” Ash asked.

“No, it’s not just you,” Michelle said, trying to look everywhere at once.

Ruby’s danger sense was going haywire. Michelle didn’t see anything, but every instinct told her to run.

Which is why she didn’t—Alice and Alex would never make it.

She was still surprised the group fell for the salesman’s pitch. He just happened to have the very item he needed but first, they had to go into a cave to get an item he needed?

A screeching sound snapped her out of her thoughts.

Something was rising up from the sand—a lot of somethings.

The things rising from the sand took form. They looked like giant squirrels made out of sand, and they were all armed with spears.

One jabbed at her, and she lashed out with her foot, knocking its head off, and its body fell to the sand.

Several others quickly circled around the body and began throwing sand on it, and somehow its head grew back.

“Okay, anyone got any ideas?” she said.

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