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My friends had gotten rather sadistic of late. They graduated from torturing and killing insects and birds to small animals. But that didn't satisfy their craving for blood. They wanted to kill a human.

The unfortunate target was old man Potter, who lived in a shack deep in the woods, and was meaner than the Devil himself.

We met at twilight at the edge of the woods. I always went but never partook of their savagery. They started in. I couldn't move. They laughed and clucked like a chicken at me until they slowly disappeared from sight.

They never returned.

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    Neville Hunt almost 5 years ago

    Guess who had the last cluck though! Nice one, Christopher.

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Stupid kids. CabinsInTheWoods are never good news...
    Great drabble Christopher.

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    Christopher almost 5 years ago

    Thank you, Neville and Drew. Just trying something a little different.

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    Melanie almost 5 years ago

    Evil knows evil. Old man Potter probably smelled them coming. Good drable Christopher.

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    Peter Henderson over 2 years ago

    Good start, middle and Twist/End Christopher

    Many Thanks

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