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The Guardian was firm in his refusal:
“You cannot go near the hollow.”
We offered bribes of food and money. Threats. The Guardian remained unmoved:
“You cannot go near the hollow.”
We couldn’t guess what nature of vileness existed in the hollow, but we knew that its terror must surpass even our most fevered imaginings because of the silence.
The Vileness skulked unmoving, patient, and perfectly, perfectly silent.

One night The Guardian left.
We waited until daylight to investigate, but found nothing in the hollow.
“They’ve trapped it,” said someone. “Taken it... somewhere.”
We decided that's probably a good thing.

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    Richard Charles Davidson over 4 years ago

    Seems like there is so much more hidden in the hollow. Another fine drabble, Drew.

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    Horrorshow over 4 years ago

    This one certainly whets one's appetite, Drew! Intriguing piece of writing.

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Thanks H.

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