Then it appeared.
It was monstrous, fully a hundred feet in length, reaching upwards, snaking towards him, far larger than he'd imagined even in his worst, most vivid nightmares, quicker, quicker than he could run, and with bright, shining eyes that followed him wherever he tried to take cover.
But there was no hiding place. The beast was on him in no time, opened its mouth and swallowed him.
"Welcome to Edinburgh's Trams, sir," came a voice from within. "Do you have a valid ticket?"