A deep sleep

by SJHundak/S.J.Willing
originally published at 01:43AM on Saturday, March 17, 2007

It was a quick deed.

Finding her wandering the night in the near blizzard had been a blessing. For three nights now Hezial and Milgar, my wife and child had starved with me. Tonight we would eat, and eat well.

It took an hour or so to carry the corpse back to my house and display the feast on the table for my family to see.

The young woman’s face was masked with gloomy acceptance and I wonder, as I always do.

What was she thinking just before I took her life?

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Comments

  • from SJHundak/S.J.Willing:

    Argh, my heart bleeds, I am done in, done in I tell you. How could you give me a one star rating….

    lines taken from Cardboard Acting 101, Section three, Bad deaths scenes and how to proliferate them

    :)

    S.J.

  • from horrorfan13:

    Well, I certainly think this deserves a better rating than one star. This is a great little ficlet! And, of course, it leaves open area to explore.