Feeding Time

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.

100 words about animals thriving in difficult conditions
(c) Barbara W. Beacham

‘Help me.’

Why did I keep trying? I’d shouted myself hoarse hours ago; I knew nobody would save me. I’d been warned. I didn’t believe the tales. The zoo animals I remembered from before the collapse had taken over the park and NW1? Pu-lease.

But I’d seen proof that animals were much better at adapting to circumstances humans found challenging. If I made it back – unlikely, given the state of my leg wound – I’d report the beast that had attacked me must have been a cross between wolf and labrador.

No, chances were I’d make this bird a handsome dinner.

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It’s Monday, it’s Finish the Story time. Join in, it’s fun!

If you’re a regular reader, this might remind you of The Zoologist’s Favourite Tiger. Same world, a bit later, I reckon. I love this idea but I’ll have to forget about this world. It’s only six days until NaNoWriMo and I’ve Scarlett to rewrite, so I cannot run with any plot bunnies this year…

Raise your hand if you’re nanoing – I think I’ve lost count.

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8 thoughts on “Feeding Time

  1. Ooh, you’re NaNoing Scarlett – did you tell me that already? Good luck with it. I’ve been sorely tempted to NaNo – love enmeshing in a commnunity and I really need to get some of my ideas down – one in particular keeps nagging me. But I’ve go this guest blogging to do, and who knows, Hodder might come knocking on my door. (Self-deluded giggle).
    Yes, I twigged this was part of the same world – do write some more after November is over. These creatures let lose could take you anywhere …

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