Episode 10 of The Lake Demon by Ken David Stewart

Kyle, Brendon, Jasmine, Ian and Keisha were sitting at their usual table at the University of British Columbia’s pub. Brendon was reading a copy of the university’s paper.

Man, these stories are lame. I’m bored out of my mind reading this rag,” said Brendon reaching for his glass of Bud Light.

Yeah, it’s a waste of paper and a waste of our student union fees,” said Jasmine.

The problem is their reporters. They can’t seem to come up with any interesting articles for the paper,” added Keisha.

Yeah, they could use a really sizzling story for their next issue,” said Ian.

They allow students to submit stories to the paper, don’t they?” asked Jasmine moving her chair closer to the table.

Why don’t we submit a story?” asked Kyle leaning back on his chair.

On what topic?” asked Brendon.

It would have to be a high interest story,” said Keisha brushing a strand of her auburn hair out of her eyes.

Well, what is British Columbia the most famous for? “asked Kyle.

Probably the Vancouver Canucks,” said Ian.

No, probably the Rockies,” said Jasmine.

You’re all wrong,” said Kyle. “It’s the lake monster in Lake Okanagon.”

You mean Ogopogo?” asked Brendon.

Who else?” Kyle answered.

You guys don’t really believe Ogopogo exists, do you?” asked Keisha taking a sip from her grasshopper drink.

Well, lots of people claim to have seen it,” said Ian.

Kyle’s got a great idea,” said Brendon. “All we’d need to do is go on the internet and do some research. There’s got to be plenty written about Ogopogo and maybe a photo or a video.”

I believe there’s at least two documentaries on the lake monster of Lake Okanagon,” said Keisha.

Yeah, we could go to the library and look up sites like Wikipedia, Discovery Channel, the History Channel and maybe Animal Planet,” said Ian.













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