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The Alligator Man

                 The Alligator Man
 
This is the strange tale of the Alligator Man 
it all took place in the Amazon River, as a young 
alligator is looking for food to satisfy his
needs. Above him a large storm was forming,
it had a very unusual red hue inside the clouds,
below the alligator was enjoying his find of a 
large sea snake, when all of a sudden the 
lightning bolts came crashing down in the jungle.
The alligator was very scared as he made for the 
embankment, he tried to take refuge but was hit
by a powerful lightning bolt, he lay motionless as
if dead, within minutes he stirred, but noticed
something very strange, his body was stripped of
his protective armour, and he found the urge to
stand on his back feet, he noticed he was changed 
somehow, his appearance no longer looked like 
an alligator, his form was more human than before
as he walked through the jungle he found refuge 
from the storm and his instinct now was to keep
warm, he lay down and fell asleep, after two hours
he woke up and had changed again, he was human
and found he could make noises through his mouth.
Leaving the cave he came across a group of campers,
he approached them and noticed the smell of food.
 He approached the camp and tried to sneak away
with some hot meat that was cooking on a spit, he
went to pick it up but was stopped by a camper, the
Alligator Man looked in horror as they all got hold
of him, after a while they realised he did not 
understand them, he suddenly collapsed on the 
ground, he slept for an hour but when he awoke he
had become very old, the campers decided to take
him to the nearest hospital as they had not seen
anything like this, they gathered up their camping
gear and then went straight to the hospital, from
the rear of the vehicle they heard loud groans, they 
stopped the vehicle and went quickly to the rear.
They saw the old man transform into pure energy.
What had caused this strange phenomena? it seemed 
the lightning bolt had somehow mutated the 
alligator's DNA and it cause an evolutionary change
making the creature evolve  each time into a higher
form of life, the final change was pure energy and 
thought, perfect in every way. 

Written 9th July 2013

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