I so look forward to Wednesdays. Time again for Friday Fictioneers. A wonderfully addictive 100 word photo prompt from the fabulous Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I’d recommend everyone to join the merry little band of 100+ equally addicted participants.
Copyright : Adam Ickes
His eyes watched the smoke rising from the pit. Shapes formed, hesitated and then re-grouped. The elders crouched, motionless. Faces blank, pupils wide; white tipped flames reflected in translucent ebony. A slow building hum seemed to wrap around him. He thought of the fame, the notoriety – “UNKNOWN TRIBE DISCOVERED”. His wasn’t the first expedition, but the others never returned; blamed on poor preparation, fever, animal attacks. He looked down, feeling almost invisible against the rising hum. Then realisation dawned, as his body slowly faded into the ether. A sardonic smiling villager threw another pair of boots into the pile.