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What Eats Us

By

Jason Boyd



SMASHWORDS EDITION


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What Eats Us

Copyright 2012 by Jason Boyd

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WHAT EATS US


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Chapter One



A roar woke him. The beginnings of dawn crept into the sliver of a triangle at the small tent’s opening, and from his boar hide bed he could see nothing of the outside but a blue haze. Now there were screams, these human like him. Dori was on his feet now, following the sound without telling himself to do it, feeling tugged toward the danger. He remembered himself and grabbed the instrument beside his bed: a spear, a sharpened stone tied with vines to the end of a staff nearly twice the height of his young body. He’d thrown it for practice only, stabbed with it only at tree bark, but it made him more courageous.

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