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Horde

A Microfiction

By Brannan K.Published about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Horde
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Christian cautiously navigated the sidewalk. The horde hadn't noticed her yet. Only anxiety threatened to consume her.

Afflicted eyes searched, faces frozen in tortured moments of despair. Eyes constantly tinged blue, unseeing. Guttural sounds abounded.

She ducked into the entry, scrambling past death; it laid amongst burnt metal and glass, exhaling putrid vapors. Veins coursed with sickness.

Her trembling hands pleaded for access. Tumblers clicked, offering respite. She locked herself into both her prison and salvation.

The undead shuffled mindlessly past, faces limned with blue light.

Hopeless thoughts pervaded as she slumped against the door.

When would they be saved?

Horror

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Brannan K.

****Vivid prose and thrills****

Favorite Reads:

Terry Brooks - The Shannara Trilogy

J.R.R.Tolkien - Lord of the Rings

James Rollins - Ice Hunt

Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises

Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian

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Comments (10)

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Love this genre. Human characteristics are amplified in the presence of death. Poe once said, the best story’s dance with death nearby. (Paraphrased). Well done. 😎

  • Zack Grahamabout a year ago

    "cautiously navigated" I like this opening action. Letting me know right away that things are delicate and not good. The sentence about only anxiety consumes her eludes to something way more sinister - zombies? cannibals? The more I read, the more you fill in. Blue eyed undead shamblers, but I feel like there's something more going on. When she says 'they' in the end, does she mean her or them?

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    Great job. Really well done

  • Iris Harrisabout a year ago

    Never! Doomed forever! Muhahaha. Great read. My FAVORITE genre. Glad I read it. 💖

  • Whoaaa, this was so amazing! You did a fantastic job with this!

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    These micro fiction stories are my favorite ever. This was amazing!

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Splendid!!! Well done!!!💖💖💕

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Oh man, I felt the utter despair in this; the desperation and the hopelessness. A suffocating feeling! You really brought it to life here. Awesome job!

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    Wow you’re a good writer

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Very nicely done.

Brannan K.Written by Brannan K.

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