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For those who are new, MadisonWoods shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers will compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come. Follow me into the desert as thirsty as you are…
Here is my Sound Garden inspired contribution:
“Come. Follow me.”
“The sun’s still high, mate. Not going out there. I need another drink.”
“But she’s hurt.”
“A girl? You saw a girl?”
“I left her in the sand.”
The unlikely pair exited swinging doors, raising hands, warding off the boiling sun. Just beyond the marker of town’s limit lay a blackened heap. Sand hissed beneath their running soles.
On one knee he rolled her, found bleached teeth, blistered skin, once beautiful eyes withering. “Worthless.”
“No, you’re not. Now she can feed.”
Tendrils wisped forth, pulling, constricting. The final lover’s embrace.