Author's Notes:
The first drabble in a seven part series written for Challenge 379: Cardiff Constabulary at tw100.

Summary: Detective Swanson finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Being a cop in Cardiff was different to being a cop anywhere else; Kathy had realised that shortly after transferring to the city as a newly promoted Detective Inspector. She had a friend in the London Constabulary who claimed they saw a lot of weirdness there, especially around Christmastime, but Kathy was sure that Cardiff had London beat.

For instance, her friend had never said anything about sharp-toothed monsters lurking in London’s alleys.

Kathy stared at the monster.

It stared back… and growled.

For the first time, she wished that police in Britain carried guns, like they did in America.

TBC in ‘A DI’s Tale — Part 2’