Happy Canada Day everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been away so much in the last few weeks and this week isn’t any better. I’ll be gone for most of the remainder of the week, totally beyond the range of Internet access. However, I’ll try to read as many as I can when I get back.
Sacrifices to the Monster
A few feeble cries still came from the sweltering trunks of the half-buried wrecks. As the sun set, the cars descended on a platform into the earth, moving silently on well-oiled gears.
When it stopped, an old man approached and unlocked the trunks. He pulled out the sacrifice victims, all young men and women as he had demanded.
He gave them food and water.
“They said you were a monster,” one croaked. “That you would eat us.”
“They are barbarians,” the man said. “Live down here with me until we have enough. Then we will ascend and retake our land.”