The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by A.F. Stewart
“There’s a strange beauty here, my sweets.” Pausing in his journey, his voice echoed into the desert. His companions, two crows, settled to rest on a dead tree and a dusty rock. “Look at it. Just a rusted truck, another carcass mired in this cracked, hard-packed dirt, but see how the moon reflects off its metal. So pretty.”
He smiled. “Where were they heading, I wonder? Hoping to make it to the last city? Or simply fleeing blindly, trying to outrun their fate?” He looked out at the horizon, seeing the faint outline of a domed city in the distance. “They were so close. I wonder if they made it on foot?”
He moved closer to the truck, placing a hand on it. “It doesn’t matter though, does it, my sweets?” He rubbed a finger over the metal and the truck crumbled to metallic dust under his touch. “They can run until the end of time and I will still find them.” He started walking again, back on his path to the outlying city. “I will find all of them.”
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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