Lark was bending down and reaching for a black haired villager's arm when the stream of blood spurted past his face.
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DEATH OF A BROTHER
(SMASHWORDS EDITION / Copyright Kenneth Guthrie 2011)
The evil, twisted orc Lark is back for another round of greed and maddening violence in this powerful short story that takes the reader back to the early days when Lark was much less than he is now. Watch as he struggles to hold on to life in a maelstrom of death and destruction that can only be referred to as 'the orc way of life' and find out exactly how his brother met his death.
Lark looked over at his brother. Surk was leaning against the tree breathing hard. They were only meters from the little farming village that the leader of their pack had decided would be tonight's target. Lark could see the lights of the fires that the humans used at night to see burning in the small glass windows of the poorly built wooden houses they needed to survive the elements.