By Night, By Day

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The town butcher initially gave me some strange looks when I asked for two freshly slaughtered cattle. No cuts, nothing… Just the raw meat. “I’m hoping…” I told him, “…that I can lure the Legion toward this offering instead of the townsfolk tonight.”

He seemed dubious of my plan’s success, but took my coin and loaded my cart with the beef. He asked my name as I pulled away, but I… I just pretended not to hear him.

Once safely outside the town, I set to work, stringing up slices of the meat in tree branches to keep as much of it from being snagged by town dogs before nightfall.

My hands were starting to shake with anticipation as the sun dipped below the horizon and I finished my task. By morning, I’ll know if I was successful.

By night, I am Legion.

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    oh, so he transforms and becomes the terror! What a delightful world… … ..

  2. Avatar Tesseract

    Or at least a part of it, yeah…

    An individual human turning into an individual horror has been done time and time again. This is an individual human turning into a multitude.

  3. Avatar gafroel

    Wow! I really enjoyed the character’s voice in this piece. Personable, and by the end you managed to establish a connection between the reader and character; by the end I’m upset your character is the monster and has no choice but to become it.

    Love it!

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Tragic, but I like the inventiveness of him trying to keep himself from being destructive. Great visual too with this meat tree idea.

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