The Always-House People by S. A. Barton
Approx. 5,710 words.
Published on April 18, 2012.
Ba'el, a pre-historic youth, strikes out on a quest to prove his manhood to himself and to his clan. Soon, he will discover the truth behind the religion of his people. Soon after, he will lose everything... and so will all of humanity. The Always-House People is a short story of about 5600 words.