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Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
He was called the Bone Bringer, by some, others had heard of the Rock Crusher. Still others knew him only as the nervous way they felt when a forest breeze fell on their neck, though the woods were still.
All those people were gone, now.
He was No One incarnate, mere emptiness. Nothing.
And he was lonely.
The traveling never ceased. The movement, at once chaotic and smooth, was endless. He lumbered across the vast environs of earth, searching.
The things he touched, when he thought they might be worthy, they crumbled to nothing, descended from life into decay.
There was nothing left. He was lonely and he was hungry.
The crow was clever, he knew. Untrustworthy, to be certain, but keen enough to save its own feathered neck at any cost, even if that cost was the last family.
They thought they’d be safe there, holed up at the end of the world. But now nothing stood between them and Nothing.
He’d start with the crow.
Fiction © Copyright Leah McNaughton Lederman
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More about Leah McNaughton Lederman:
Leah Lederman has been working as an editor of indie horror comics and short stories since 2011. This year she’s taking the reins and releasing Café Macabre: A Collection of Horror Stories and Art by Women. Be sure to follow her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ledermanediting) and Twitter (@leahlederman) to learn more about this terrifying and awesome anthology!
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