Part One of four stand alone stories from KJ Mendenhalls' Book of Monster Origins. Stories have long been told of the Pied Piper who leads kids through the deepest and darkest parts of the forest. But what happens when the children he is leading lose their way? Alone starts out as a feeding frenzy for the creatures that prey in these dark forest. But never underestimate your prey because a nudge in the right way can turn them into the hunters and you into their prey.